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  • Google’s Tepid Plan To Boost Diversity At Tech Conferences

    Google’s Tepid Plan To Boost Diversity At Tech Conferences

    Less than a month after admitting it hires too many white dudes, Google is committing to increasing the number of women and minorities in tech to better reflect society at large. Read More

  • Google I/O 2014 Preview: The Developer Conference Has A Design And Wearables Focus This Year

    Google I/O 2014 Preview: The Developer Conference Has A Design And Wearables Focus This Year

    If you’re gearing up for Google’s big annual developer event this year, you might be wondering what the company will be doing with its full two-day event, which kicks off Wednesday. Google’s focus this year is expanding to include more information and value for the gamut of app and software makers. That means speaking not just to developers but also to designers and marketers. Read More

  • Google Glass Frames By Diane Von Furstenberg Now On Sale In The U.S.

    Google Glass Frames By Diane Von Furstenberg Now On Sale In The U.S.

    Google has new frames available for Glass buyers, and they’re specially designed by Diane von Furstenberg. These are the chicest Google Glass frames you can buy, for the time being, and they come in multiple sunglass tints, plus a single pair of optical frames in different colors. The designs are all Glass compatible, but you can also get Glass in a bundle with one pair of the sunglasses… Read More

  • Bing Looks Abroad

    Bing Looks Abroad

    Microsoft is working to expand Bing’s international footprint. A job posting, spotted by Neowin, speaks plainly: “Bing is embarking on the most ambitious geographic and product expansion in its history.” Well then. Microsoft hasn’t taken down the listing, so it’s likely not too concerned about having its plans aired publicly. What this signifies is that Microsoft… Read More

  • Inspiring Girls Through Google's Made W/ Code

    Google Invests $50 Million In “Made With Code” Program To Get Girls Excited About CS

    This week, Google launched a new initiative called Made With Code, aimed at getting young women excited about learning to code and close the gender gap in the tech industry. The idea behind it is to show young girls that the things they love, from apps on their smartphones to their favorite movies are made with code, and they can apply the skills they learn to their own individual passions. Read More

  • Will Google Enter The Insurance Industry?

    Will Google Enter The Insurance Industry?

    When it comes to collecting and organizing information, Google is well on its way to establishing its hegemony through the registration of 6 billion daily unique searches and indexing of over 50 billion web pages (2013). What remains to be seen is how this information is being made universally accessible and at what price. One of the industries that has particular advantage of access to… Read More

  • Google May Buy Video Search Startup Baarzo

    Google May Buy Video Search Startup Baarzo

    Google has been in talks to acquire video search startup Baarzo, according to sources with knowledge of the company. However, those sources were less clear about whether the companies had reached a final agreement. (One suggested that the deal had closed, the other was noncommittal.) The companies both declined to comment, Google offering its standard note: “We don’t comment on… Read More

  • Google and Nest Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million

    Google and Nest Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million

    Remember those rumors a few weeks ago that Google was looking to acquire the plug-and-play security camera company, Dropcam? Yep. It just happened. Just months after being acquired themselves, the now Google-owned Nest has just announced that they’ve acquired Dropcam. Read More

  • Google Donates Mod_Spdy To The Apache Foundation

    Google Donates Mod_Spdy To The Apache Foundation

    With mod_spdy, Google brought its SPDY protocol, which by now forms the basis of the next version of HTTP, to the popular and open-source Apache web server more than two years ago. That move undoubtedly helped popularize SPDY (pronounced “SPeeDY”), which is now supported by most popular web servers and browsers. With those goals achieved, Google today announced that it has… Read More

  • Google Acquires mDialog To Improve DoubleClick’s Video Advertising

    Google Acquires mDialog To Improve DoubleClick’s Video Advertising

    Google today announced that it has acquired video advertising company mDialog. In a post on Google+, the company said that it will “work with the mDialog team to incorporate their technology and expertise into our DoubleClick product suite,” helping publishers on DoubleClick (which was a Google acquisition itself) monetize their video content. Read More