Over at FierceTelecom , editor Sean Buckley profiles 10 women at companies such as Google , Verizon and AT&T who are shaping the future of the wireline industry--long a male-dominated field.
It seemed like a long time coming, but the latest billion-dollar app acquisition has the developer community focused on the road ahead for mapping, big data and many other opportunities. Google confirmed its takeover of Waze, a social app that lets users improve their driving experience through crowdsourced traffic reports and turn-by-turn GPS navigation.
Google rumored for at least five years to be eyeballing ways to deliver low-cost Internet access via balloons, confirmed in a blog post that it has launched Project Loon to bring airborne broadband service to rural and remote areas.
Google is in the crosshairs of European regulators alleging that the company built up its market-leading Android mobile operating system by means of cut-rate licensing and exclusivity agreements.
Google is updating its Google+ social networking platform to sync notifications across mobile and the desktop.
Google will shut down its AdWhirl mobile advertising mediation platform at the end of September, according to a notice on the AdWhirl homepage. Google also confirmed the move in a letter sent to developer partners.
The European Commission is stepping up its ongoing informal investigation into Google's licensing tactics for its Android platform following a formal complaint made by several companies in April about Google's practices, according to a Financial Times report.
Broadcom unveiled its newest platform for entry-level smartphones and also announced a milestone-reaching series of multicore processors suited for LTE and LTE-Advanced networks.
Google plans to implement new search ranking changes designed to punish websites that are not optimized for smartphone screens.
A debate is playing out online over whether content creators can make enough money on YouTube. On one side, antagonists like Jason Calacanis and Mark Cuban have written that the Google extracts too high a tax on its contributors. Others have defended the site.