A motion to break up search giant Google will be debated in the European parliament this week.
That follows scrutiny of Google’s practices within Europe by antitrust regulators.
The vote, proposed by MEPs from Germany and Spain proposes that Google’s search business should be separated from the rest of its business activity. more»
The Tame Apple Press is rubbing its hands with glee that Google’s latest OS, Lollipop, appears to break old versions of its flagship Nexus tablet.
The BBC , which is a big fan of Apple gear, seems to have spun the story as if the bug broke all Android machines, when actually the OS has positive reviews. more»
Search engine outfit Google has realised that the secret to getting people to install its home monitoring equipment is to pretend that it has nothing to do with it.
The outfit has started selling connected thermostat, its connected smoke alarm and its Dropcam monitors to the great unwashed. more»
A survey from Gartner said that less wearable electronic devices for fitness will ship in 2015 because of confusion in the marketplace.
While 70 million wearables will ship in 2014, that figure will fall to 68 million next year.
That is because the entry of smartwatches into the marketplace will have overlap in functionality. more»
A report by financial analysts at Seeking Alpha suggests that Google has come adrift with its smartphone hardware strategy.
Seeking Alpha claims the Nexus programme does not now include the kind of devices most people would rush out to buy.
And even devices like the joint Google-HTC One GPe – which the analysts describe as the “Rolls Royce” of five inch Android smartphones is in a spot of bother. more»
Social networking site Facebook is apparently readying a rival to Linkedin – a site that some people occasionally use for work to share resumes and the like.
The Financial Times originally broke the news and claims that Facebook, which has already lost popularity with younger people, will let people tie up with their professional contacts and chat to their colleagues. more»
A cunning plan by Google to let us snoop on each other and record it on the internet now appears to be an idea without legs.
Information on the superinformation highway – that is to say from Vanity Fair and Reuters suggests that Google co-founder Sergey Brin is tired of the idea. more»
Software giant Microsoft is losing ground to the likes of Apple and Google in the race to get its gear into schools.
According to consultant Pablo Valerio, the reason is nothing to do with marketing to kids and parents, but because it is falling short when it comes to providing teaching apps and its licencing arrangements. more»
Over the weekend, Google celebrated the Fall of the Berlin Wall with one of its doodles, failing to note its part in the history of one of the sections.
According to the Google Doodle team, they “took a short bike ride from our Mountain View, California headquarters to our local public library to study an actual piece of the Berlin Wall.” These segments of the Berlin Wall were featured in the Doodle. more»
German publisher Axel Springer has just worked out what the rest of the world already knew – Google controls the press.
Springer has scrapped a move to block Google from running snippets of articles from its newspapers, saying that the experiment had caused traffic to its sites to plunge. more»
Cooperation between mobile firm HTC and Google is giving the Taiwanese firm a boost.
According to the Taipei Times, orders for the Nexus 9 tablet have exceeded expectations and that means HTC has ramped up its production facilities.
HTC mobile phones are considered to be some of the most stylish smartphones on the market, but a lack of marketing budget has seen the firm struggling to compete with the majors in the market. more»
A report said that Taiwanese original design manufacturer (ODM) Quanta will supply search engine giant Google with its servers in 2015.
Google has long abandoned the habit of using “brand name” servers from the likes of Dell, HP or IBM/Lenovo.
The news, reported in Digitimes, confirms a recent survey saying that the ODMs, which often build machines that are then subsequently branded, are taking market share from the brand names. more»
The newly appointed head of spy outfit GCHQ has said computer companies like Facebook and Twitter are not doing enough to help security services catch criminals and terrorists.
Robert Hannigan went a little further than that and accused technology outfits of being “command and control networks for terrorists and criminals”. more»
Google thinks that it has matured as a company and it no longer needs its “do no evil” mantra.
Google’s chief executive Larry Page said that the company needs a new statement about its corporate ambitions but denies that he has joined the dark side. more»
Andy Rubin, co-founder of the Android mobile business and head of its robotics effort is leaving Google.
According to a statement from Google, Rubin will start a company to support startups interested in building technology-hardware products.
It is possible that Rubin is getting a little bored. more»