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  • SketchUp Is Google’s First Divestment In Years, And It Made A Profit

    SketchUp Is Google’s First Divestment In Years, And It Made A Profit

    Google’s sale of a previously purchased arm of the company this morning, 3D modeling software SketchUp, to Trimble, isn’t just something it does “every now and again”. It’s actually Google’s first divestment ever, according to two sources, and we’re hearing the search giant made a profit, as it sold SketchUp for more than it bought it for back in… Read More

  • A Rare Sale: Despite 30 Million Activations In The Last Year, Google Sends SketchUp To Trimble

    A Rare Sale: Despite 30 Million Activations In The Last Year, Google Sends SketchUp To Trimble

    Google is prolific when it comes to its in-house production, churning out new ideas and products all the time, and the company isn’t afraid to pull the plug if the idea doesn’t pan out. In fact, CEO Larry Page said in his “Update From The CEO” earlier this year that Google has shuttered or combined 30 products since April 2011. But this morning found Google making a… Read More

  • Review: Trimble Outdoors GPS Pack

    Most GPS devices are car-centric. They assume their owners will be glued to a steering wheel for hours a day, requiring turn-by-turn directions to new destinations at a moment’s notice. Apparently their ideal consumer is a mafia hit man or traveling salesman because their products are geared towards going from point A to the New Jersey marshlands via highways and byways and not over… Read More