io2012

  • Google’s Chromebooks Are Coming To 100 Best Buy Stores Across U.S., More Retailers Coming Soon

    Google’s Chromebooks Are Coming To 100 Best Buy Stores Across U.S., More Retailers Coming Soon

    Google just announced that its Chromebooks will hit 100 Best Buy stores across the U.S. at its I/O developer conference today, and that’s just the start. The company also announced that it plans to expand this program to include “many more retailers” before the end of the year. Read More

  • Google Launches Compute Engine To Take On Amazon Web Services

    Google Launches Compute Engine To Take On Amazon Web Services

    Google has spent the last decade building a huge amount of infrastructure to support its own services and applications. Now anyone will be able to take advantage of all that investment, as Google is rolling out a set of infrastructure-as-a-service products that could compete with industry heavyweight, Amazon Web Services. Google has already built one of the largest data centers and networks… Read More

  • Google Drive Now Has 10 Million Users: Available On iOS and Chrome OS

    Google Drive Now Has 10 Million Users: Available On iOS and Chrome OS

    Google has just announced over 10 million users that have signed into Google Drive, Google’s new cloud-syncing storage platform. The product only launched in April of this year, so this is quite the milestone. Clay Bavor, director of product management for Google Apps made the announcement, also mentioning that Google Drive is now available on iOS and Chrome OS. He demoed Drive on the… Read More

  • Gmail Now Has 425 Million Users, Google Apps Used By 5 Million Businesses And 66 Of The Top 100 Universities

    Gmail Now Has 425 Million Users, Google Apps Used By 5 Million Businesses And 66 Of The Top 100 Universities

    Google announced that Gmail now has 425 Million users at its annual Google I/O developer conference today. It’s being used by government agencies in 45 states and 66 of the top 100 universities in the U.S. have already gone Google. Google also announced that over 5 million businesses have now “gone Google.” This, says Google, includes a number of large companies, including… Read More

  • Google’s Chrome Browser Now Works On The iPhone And iPad

    Google’s Chrome Browser Now Works On The iPhone And iPad

    Today at Google I/O, the company announced that it is launching a new version of its Chrome browser, which will be available for iPhone and iPad users. The new app should be on the Apple App Store today, allowing users to sync all their tabs, bookmarks, and credentials across all their devices. Importantly, it’s not just the iPhone and iPad through which users can sync all their… Read More

  • Google: Chrome Now Has 310 Million Active Users, Most Popular Browser In The World

    Google: Chrome Now Has 310 Million Active Users, Most Popular Browser In The World

    At its annual Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco today, Google announced that Chrome now has 310 million active users. Google’s Sundar Pichai also noted that globally, Chrome is now the most popular browser. Two years ago, Chrome had 70 million users, said Google. Just a year ago, the browser had grown to 160 million users and now that number has almost doubled again. Read More

  • Live Blog: Google I/O Keynote Day Two

    Live Blog: Google I/O Keynote Day Two

    We’re in the second day of the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, and I’ll be liveblogging today’s keynote. Yesterday we saw an amazing (if mostly for non-technical reasons) demo of Google Glass, the unveiling of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the new Nexus 7 tablet, and more. Read More

  • The Google Nexus Q, Made In The U.S.A.

    The Google Nexus Q, Made In The U.S.A.

    Take that, conventional wisdom! The oddball Google Nexus Q is made in the good ol’ US of A, proving that electronics can be assembled outside of China. This fun little tidbit wasn’t mentioned during the Nexus Q’s announcement yesterday. Sure enough, a label on the bottom of the device says “Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A.” That little label is also why… Read More

  • Google Now Comes Online (Well, Its Homepage Does)

    Google Now Comes Online (Well, Its Homepage Does)

    Google Now, the smart personal search assistant announced yesterday at Google I/O, has now come online. Well, the landing page for the service has come online, that is. The new site introduces the key aspects to Google Now, which arrives in Google’s next mobile operating system, Android 4.1 (aka Jelly Bean), including its ability to track flights, keep an eye on traffic and your… Read More

  • Strange Days, Indeed

    In 1995, long before Tom Cruise was waving his hands around in now eerily true-to-life vision of the future that was “Minority Report,” another science fiction drama was also painting a picture of the darker side of technology. In director Kathryn Bigelow’s “Strange Days,” (written by James Cameron and Jay Cocks), people and the technology they used to record… Read More