Google makes Android more friendly to game developers and players – Polygon

Google Donates $6.8 Million to Give Kids Free ‘Muni Ride’ – Headlines & Global News

Headlines & Global NewsGoogle Inc. has donated $6.8 million to let kids ride the Muni bus for free for two years. The company’s generosity aims to help the city with…

Google Chrome Beta arrives with hands-free voice-search, and more – NDTV

NDTVGoogle has taken another step bringing its Google Now voice-assist feature to more devices, bringing it to its Chrome Beta version. The company on Thursday rolled out the feature (among…

Google Barge On The Move; Goodbye San Francisco, Hello Stockton – Headlines & Global News

Headlines & Global NewsGoogle Barge is reportedly on a move to set up a new home in Stockton, after the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission issued notice to…

Google Maps ‘renames Kiev street’ after people killed in clashes – thejournal.ie

thejournal.ieGOOGLE MAPS APPEARS to have ‘renamed’ a street in Kiev after Ukraine’s ‘heavenly hundred’, who died during recent protests. The street known as Institutskaya Street is now called ‘Street Heroes…

Google to pay for SF free Muni for youth program – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(02-27) 11:17 PST SAN FRANCISCO — Tech giant Google has agreed to donate $6.8 million to San Francisco to fund free Muni passes for low- and middle-income youth,…

Stunning Google Street View pictures reveal polar bears in their natural habitat – State Column

State ColumnFor International Polar Bear Day, Google released new street view images of the “polar bear capital of the world”, Churchill Manitoba. The State Column, Justin Beach | February 27,…

It should have a working prototype in weeks – DailyTech

DailyTechGoogle’s Android operating system offers a high level of software customization in smartphones, but Google wants users to be able to customize smartphone hardware as well. According to TIME, Google…

Google’s next developer conference is all about modular smartphones – VentureBeat

VentureBeatThe dream of piecing together a smartphone like Lego blocks no longer seems far-fetched. Google announced today that it will host three developer conferences this year for its Project Ara…

Google denies bidding $10 billion for WhatsApp – Times of India

Times of IndiaWASHINGTON: Google has refuted reports that it approached WhatsApp for an acquisition before Facebook grabbed it. Senior vice-president in charge of Chrome, Android, and apps, Sundar Pichai said…

Google announces dev conferences for Project Ara modular phone kit – Register

RegisterGoogle says it is planning a series of three developer conferences this year in support of Project Ara, the modular mobile phone design being developed by its Motorola Mobility division.…

Google denies bidding on WhatsApp – CNET

CNETAndroid and Chrome chief Sundar Pichai refutes reports that Google competed with Facebook to buy WhatsApp. Seth Rosenblatt. by Seth Rosenblatt. February 26, 2014 10:21 AM PST. Follow @sethr. Sundar…

Google Introduces Phone With 3-D Sensors – TIME

TIMEGoogle has unveiled a new phone that makes real-time, 3-D maps of its environments. Its “customized hardware and software” includes sensors that gives it the capability to make over a…

Google announces Project Tango: A smartphone that acts like a Kinect – Firstpost

FirstpostWhen Google marked its deal to sell Motorola mobility to Lenovo for $2.9 billion, it ensured that the best division of Motorola – its Advanced Technology and Projects group –…

Google Maps upgrade finally jumps from beta to default – ZDNet

ZDNetIf you thought Google Maps had you covered, you haven’t seen anything yet. Google finally pushing out an upgraded version of the online mapping platform that has been in the…

Google targets Nashville for high-speed fiber network – Nashville Business Journal (blog)

Nashville Business Journal (blog)Nashville is on the short list of cities under consideration for the next round of Google Fiber, the tech giant announced today. The California-based company is looking…

Google asks Internet eyewear fans not to be Glassholes’ – Business Recorder

Business Recorderimage SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Tuesday gave early adopters of its Internet-connected eyewear a bit of advice: don’t be “Glassholes.” It was the final suggestion in a recommended code…

Google To Set Up ‘Cool’ Work Space In San Francisco’s Mission Neighborhood … – Headlines & Global News

Headlines & Global NewsGoogle is reportedly investing in a huge work space for its burgeoning number of engineers from recent acquisitions by leasing a 35,000-square-foot building in San Francisco’s Mission…

Skip The Bus, Report Claims Google’s Next Move Is Into SF Mission District – CBS Local

CBS LocalSAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — In what looks to become another skirmish in San Francisco’s escalating gentrification war, Google is said to be making a major move into the…

Google To Set Up New Office In San Francisco To House Engineers Who Came … – International Business Times

International Business TimesSigns in opposition of technology companies are seen in San Francisco, Calif. on Dec. 9, 2013. A Google Inc commuter bus was blocked in San Francisco’s Mission district…

Google Buys Israel’s SlickLogin – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalGoogle has acquired the Israeli startup SlickLogin, an apparent bet on a new way to more securely log into computer systems. Launched just a few months ago by…

Google Makes Move That Could Let Users Sign In With Sound – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comGoogle has acquired Israeli start-up SlickLogin in a move that could make signing into your Google accounts a lot more secure. Of course, tech giants often acquire smaller companies for…

Google said to open 200-worker office in San Francisco – CNET

CNETCreating office space for engineers from all of its recent acquisitions, the Web giant is said to be leasing a 35,000-square-foot building in the city’s Mission neighborhood. Dara Kerr. by…

Why did Google acquire sound login startup SlickLogin? Because security … – VentureBeat

VentureBeatSecurity breaches are on the rise, and we humans still have trouble creating and remembering secure passwords, so it’s clear we need another solution for our ongoing security. SlickLogin, a…

Google May House Startups in San Francisco’s Historic Latino Community – ColorLines magazine

ColorLines magazineThe move highlights the growing trend of Internet firms in Silicon Valley where a fierce competition for tech talent has led them to expand in San Francisco so they…

Google Acquires Security Startup to Let Users Log In With ‘Ultrasonic Sound’ – Reuters

ReutersWhen it comes to security, Google is trying something a little different. The search giant has acquired SlickLogin, a young security startup that authenticates user identities using — get this…

Google buys up sound-powered security upstart SlickLogin – Register

RegisterGoogle has bought five-month-old security startup SlickLogin, which specialises in sound-based authentication technology. Financial terms of the deal were kept secret. The Israel-based company, which was founded by three ex-Israeli-military…

Google buys secure access outfit Slicklogin – Inquirer

InquirerINTERNET INVESTOR Google has picked up an Israeli security company called Slicklogin that uses noises for passwords. Slicklogin confirmed the deal on its website, saying that it aims at offering…

Google buys sound authentication firm – BBC News

BBC NewsGoogle has acquired SlickLogin – an Israeli start-up behind the technology that allows websites to verify a user’s identity by using sound waves. It works by playing a uniquely…

Google acquires SlickLogin to help make the Internet safer – Android Community

Android CommunityGoogle and its users are probably one of the favorite targets of miscreants. While Google is always trying to secure things from its end, it can only do so…

Google acquires Israeli security start-up SlickLogin – Economic Times

Economic TimesJERUSALEM: The global internet giant Google is acquiring SlickLogin, an Israeli developer of sound-based password alternative, in an “acqui-hiring deal”, which means SlickLogin’s staff and knowledge will be integrated…

Google Acquires Sound Authentication Startup ‘SlickLogin’ – PC Magazine

PC MagazineIt’ll hack off your pets, we bet, but SlickLogin’s high-frequency sound wave technology will at least allow you to log into your favorite websites faster. 0shares. SlickLogin. Google has…

Google Acquires SlickLogin to Work on Password Security – Mashable

MashableGoogle acquired SlickLogin, an early-stage Israeli startup that had been developing alternative web-login options, the company announced Sunday. Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed. Started by three graduates…

Nokia planning to unveil multiple Android phones – Emirates 24/7

Emirates 24/7We thought Normandy was the only Android phone Nokia was working on. But now it has emerged that the – soon to be Microsoft owned – mobile division of…

What Google really means when it calls Android ‘open’ – CNET

CNETGoogle loves to woo app makers to Android by whispering the sweet sounds of “openness” and “open source” in their ears. While that’s not entirely accurate, they heed the call…