Results by Tag: "Google"
Dubbed “All Music All Access,” Google’s new music-streaming service offers customers the chance to listen to their favorite music on demand and design custom “stations.” The service will cost only $9.99 per month after a free 30-day trial, ... Read More
There is a long way to go before Facebook is much of a challenge to Google for online advertising supremacy. But after touting itself for years as a good place to advertise, Facebook now has some nice numbers showing that companies have been listening. In 2012, Facebook had ad revenues of $4.28 billion, a fraction of Google’s $43 billion, but nothing to scof ... Read More
Google has been fined €145,000 ($188,935) by a German privacy regulator for what was deemed the company’s systematic, illegal collection of personal data while creating the Street View mapping service. The fine was close to the $195,000 maximum, but represents only about 0.002 percent of Google’s $10.7 billion net profits.
Google does not intend to appeal the ruling, and Peter Fleischer, Google’s global privacy counsel, ... Read More
The next time you download a cool new app from the Google Play store, you better check that it’s not actually malware. Lookout, a security firm, has released details about a tricky new malware called “BadNews” that affects Android devices. Apparently, it’s hidden in around 32 apps and has been downloaded somewhere between 2 million and 9 million times. How did Google let something slip through the cracks like t ... Read More
Like the push notifications on your smartphone? Pretty soon, they may be coming to your browser, as well Google’s latest version of Chrome has developer support for rich-browser notifications in Web apps. With this move, it would seem that the company is trying to make its browser a jack-of-all-trades online experience. "Rich notifications" with relevant, real-time information will make Chrome feel more like an operating sy ... Read More
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