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Google exec earns so much cash, he can't even tell you how much - ‎21 hours ago‎
The tech giant's European boss, Matt Brittin, didn't know the size of his own salary when he was getting grilled by British politicians over Google's alleged tax avoidance. “It's a salary, ah, I don't have the figure,” the squirming exec told a ...
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Google plans stand-alone virtual reality headset

The Australian (subscription) - ‎13 hours ago‎
The new devices are the latest evidence of Google's growing interest in virtual reality and will thrust the tech giant more fully into competition with Facebook, whose Oculus unit plans to start shipping a $US599 headset next month that runs off a ...
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Louisville says yes to Google Fiber. Funny story: AT&T, TWC didn't want that to happen

The Register - ‎6 hours ago‎
The city of Louisville, Kentucky, has approved a plan to bring Google Fiber service to residents and businesses. The Louisville Courier-Journal reports the US city's Metro Council voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance granting Google and other ...
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Google's Hardware Endgame? Making Its Very Own Chips

WIRED - ‎14 hours ago‎
Company representatives did not appear on stage in a lecture hall at the corporate headquarters of chipmaker Qualcomm. Typically, this would be no big deal.
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Google didn't abuse its position in Streetmap case, UK court rules

Techworld Australia - ‎7 hours ago‎
The case, which dates back to 2013, charged Google with abusing its dominant search position to promote Google Maps at the expense of Streetmap's service.
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A new earthquake-sensing app just hit the Google Play Store

The Verge - ‎7 hours ago‎
Scientists have a new way to predict earthquakes, harnessing the combined power of the world's smartphones. An app called MyShake is arriving today on the Google Play Store, alongside an accompanying paper in Science Advances. Created by a team of ...
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Google Says It's Not Leaping Into the FCC Spectrum Auction

Re/code - ‎5 hours ago‎
As the government prepares to auction off desirable telecom airwaves, industry incumbents are eyeing one another suspiciously. They can breathe a little easier: Google, once considered a wild-card bidder, will not be in the running. “Like all those ...

Tips And Tricks For Using Google Voice Commands

Lifehacker Australia - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Being able to make your smartphone do things by just giving it a verbal command can be exceptionally useful when your hands are busy or when you're simply too lazy to type.

Why Google search suggests “Muslims support terrorism”

Quartz - ‎6 hours ago‎
So Makki searched for that study on Google, entering “american muslims report terrorism.” Google suggested that perhaps she meant to type “american muslims support terrorism.
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Watch this Google exec squirm over a question on pay

MarketWatch - ‎5 hours ago‎
This story has been updated to reflect that Omid Kordestani is no longer a Google executive. BBC. Google's Matt Brittin before a U.K.

Google Runs Custom Networking Chips

InformationWeek - ‎12 hours ago‎
Google for years has assembled its own server hardware in order to operate at scale efficiently. Now it appears the company has customized networking silicon.
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Microsoft looks to be retreating from EU antitrust fight against Google

Ars Technica - ‎12 hours ago‎
Ars has learned that members including UK-based price comparison site Foundem—the original complainant in the antitrust case against Google—resigned from ICOMP after Microsoft backed away from what had been a dogged campaign against its search ...
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All the best apps on my iPhone are made by Google and Microsoft

BGR - ‎10 hours ago‎
Three of the most popular Apple bloggers in the world recently began talking about Apple's serious app and service problems, and it shoved this ongoing issue back into the spotlight.
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Google gives My Maps for Android a much-needed revamp

Engadget - ‎9 hours ago‎
Google's My Maps for Android hasn't received a lot of affection lately, but the company is making up for that in style.
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Google to Federal Government: Where We're Going We Don't Need Typical Cars

Re/code - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
But Google asked for much more. And those requests, in a November letter to the Federal agency that Re/code obtained, reveal more about the ambitions of Google's autonomous vehicle business. With fully driverless cars there's no need for a human driver ...
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How Google searches nailed the New Hampshire primary

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Google's ability to look into the future of political contests just notched another win: New Hampshire. Searches of presidential candidates conducted by Google users in New Hampshire on February 9 corresponded closely with the actual results of the ...