Niantic Labs will become independent from Google following Google's massive restructuring announcement. The reason for the separation was hazy, but a Google spokesperson clarified that Niantic is now ready to accelerate its growth as an independent company and Google will still remain as backer and collaborator.
In a surprising move, Google co-founder and former CEO Larry Page announced on Monday that the operations of the search engine giant has been restructured and is now a subsidiary of an even bigger company dubbed as Alphabet.
Google recently released its Android Developer Preview on Android M. There are improvements, but some apps are not yet updated and occasional crashes still needs fixing. The company will soon release its Android Developer’s Preview 3.
Google announced some devices in October last year: the Motorola Nexus 6 phablet as well as HTC’s Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. It was reported that these Nexus devices were the last Nexus offerings of Google, but rumors about upcoming new Nexus devices that we have yet to see recently surfaced. Case in point are the whispers surrounding Huawei and LG making Nexus smartphones this year.
The Obama administration has been locked in internal wrangling over what position to take in high profile litigation between two American technology giants, Google and Oracle, according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions. It faces an end-of-May deadline to decide whether to take sides in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that will have wide implications for the technology industry.
The Frankfurt-listed shares of Internet companies Yahoo (YHOO.O) andFacebook (FB.O) outperformed those of rival Google (GOOG.O), after media reports thatGoogle would face anti-trust action from the European Union.
Google Inc (GOOGL.O) is in early talks to buy Bangalore-based start-up InMobi, in a move that would strengthen its offering in the increasingly competitive mobile advertising space, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.
Four Silicon Valley companies including Apple Inc and Google Inc have agreed to a new settlement that would resolve an antitrust class action lawsuit by tech workers, who accused the firms of conspiring to avoid poaching each other's employees.
When EU politicians call for the break-up of Google, it can sound like sour grapes, the anti-American backlash of an aging Europe envious, and fearful, of the wealth and growing power of young U.S. tech giants.
Google has announced that they will be hiring more Google Glass testers over the next few weeks. Those who have been testing the wearable computers will be able to invite 3 friends to test the technological wonder.