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Snap Just Became One of Google’s Most Important Cloud Customers — The Motley Fool

One of the many interesting details revealed in Snap‘s S-1 filing with the SEC is that it agreed to a $2 billion contract with Google Cloud in January. The agreement with the Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary spans five years with relatively equal payments scheduled for every year. Snap has used …

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Google and LG debut Android Wear 2.0 with new watches

It’s time for Android Wear to get a reboot. Google launched a new version of its smartwatch OS on Wednesday, along with two LG watches, the LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Style. Wear 2.0 has been growing in plain sight for months now, as Google released multiple versions …

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Google wants to use Chrome to suck you into virtual reality

Google’s Chrome browser logo Stephen Shankland/CNET Google says it’s now time to marry two computing realms: the web and virtual reality. Its latest version of the Chrome browser includes a technology called WebVR, which lets programmers create websites that present the computer-generated 3D worlds of virtual reality. If you’re into …

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Google Maps engineer who pioneered Street View is now working for Lyft

Luc Vincent, senior director of engineering at Google, has been hired by Lyft to lead the ride-hail company’s maps and marketplace division. He is the latest Google Maps engineer to migrate to the world of ride-sharing, where many companies are staffing up their mapping divisions in the interest of making …

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Why You Should Choose Google Pixel Over iPhone 7

Last year Google surprised the world by scrapping its much-loved Nexus brand of handsets and releasing the Google Pixel and XL. This action signaled an about turn from the search giant, one that would put it in direct conflict with Samsung. However, more importantly, the timing of the release of …

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Game of Thrones star in Greenland for Google Street View | Travel

Throne ranger Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is the first celebrity to capture Street View imagery for Google. In a blog about his trip he writes: ‘We have a responsibility to protect this beautiful planet we live on, and I’m starting at my own front door. But everywhere and everyone is vulnerable to …

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Google Fiber talks Gig City with young Huntsville entrepreneurs

Google Fiber representatives met with more than 100 young entrepreneurs Wednesday night to talk about how their lives might change in the soon-to-be Gig City of Huntsville. When it came to specifics about Google’s plan to bring Gigabit-speed Internet to Huntsville starting this year, information was shared, but limited. Check …

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​Google Project Zero: How we cracked Samsung’s DoD- and NSA-certified Knox

Google Project Zero’s Gal Beniamini details four key errors he used to bypass Knox’s kernel protections on a Galaxy S7 edge. Image: ZDNet Google’s Project Zero hackers have detailed several high-severity flaws that undermined a core defense in Samsung’s Knox platform that protects Galaxy handsets in the enterprise. Since launching …

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These are Google’s brand new Android Wear 2.0 ‘Nexus’ watches – BGR

Apple’s Watch may be the best-sold wearable out there, but Google hasn’t given up on its smartwatch platform. The company finally released the Android Wear 2.0 update on Wednesday, after announcing it all the way back in May 2016, at its Google I/O event. Various existing smartwatches can be upgraded …

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Android Wear 2.0 is an evolutionary update to Google’s smartwatch OS

Google is officially launching Android Wear 2.0 today — the biggest update to the company’s wearable operating system since its launch in 2014. If you’re not a Wear aficionado who has been patiently waiting for this release, you probably remember Wear 2.0 from its Google I/O announcement last May. Even though in …

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