Rumor: Google Planning To Expand Foray Into VR Territory 

Thursday, February 25th, 2016
Virtual reality has become an interesting trend that is recently emerging from its shell. Although the technology was developed decades ago, it is only now that VR is slowly making an imprint into the consumer consciousness. Whether it may be because of advancing technology not available before or if consumers are just riding on what can be the next big thing, VR tech has surely been getting a lot of attention from

How to Make the Next Smartphone: Google Lenovo Partnership

Saturday, January 30th, 2016
Chinese smartphone maker Lenovo and Google has recently announced that they are partnering together to develop the first Project Tango smartphone. Project Tango technology will give smartphones more powerful features such as being able to “sense” its physical surroundings with a combination of 3D motion tracking and depth sensing. Such an Android mobile device will be able to determine its place in its

Google Creates Parent Company Alphabet Inc.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
Internet search and ad giant Google Inc. has recently announced that it will be creating a parent company called Alphabet Inc. It is intended to be a holding company for its different businesses. It will reorganize the company’s many different divisions and separate its highly profitable Internet search business from its other not so profitable ventures. Many investors have been clamoring for the Internet se

Google Ara Project Aims To Develop Modular Smartphones

Saturday, March 7th, 2015
Google is trying to spread its wings to more than just its popular “bread and butter” in online search. It has delved into other projects such as the Android mobile OS platform that has become the main competitor of iOS devices for attention among mobile users. It seems that the online search giant is trying to stretch its influence further. It is tackling a new project to create modular mobile phones a

Google Domains: Search giant takes on GoDaddy

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
Google is inviting everyone who wants to have their own Internet address to try out its newly-launched domain name registration service. Google Domains was launched on Monday without much fanfare. The service is currently on invite-only beta mode and is being praised for its easy procedures to set up an address on the Web using simple management tools. Before offering this serviice, Google has redirected those i

Spell Up with Google makes spelling fun

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
As someone who grew up overseas, spelling bees are done in written form. You are not made to stand behind the microphone and ask for the word’s definition and language of origin, which I think would have made our local spelling bee exciting and fun to watch. While I am too old to join the national spelling bee, I finally gotten to experience how it feels to utter letters as I spell “verdure” wit

Vic Gundotra, founder of Google+, resigns

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Vic Gundotra, Google’s senior vice president who also happens to be the man behind Google+, has tendered his resignation after almost eight years working for the tech giant. Gundotra announced his departure from Google in a post on his personal Google+ page, thanking the people who helped build the “other” social network. “This is a group of people who built social at Google against the ske

Google Maps lets you hunt for Pokemon for two days

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Google has been testing the potential of augmented reality and how it can be integrated into the tech giant’s services, and we get to experience that for a limited time. Just for two days from today, Google Maps lets you hunt for Pokemon. In a video presentation, players would have to hold their mobile devices out in front of them and spot wild Pokemon appear on the screen. Battle with them and throw virtu

Germany Votes for Google to Pay for News Aggregation

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
The German Parliament voted for Google and news aggregating websites to pay news publishers for the excerpts they show for their websites’ content. Google has been defiant about forking over some cash for providing a sentence or two of various articles both in its search results and on its Google News service, claiming that the practice is actually generating traffic for the publishers’ websites. The h

Google Launches Crowdsourced North Korea Map

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
Google opens its Google Maps program for “citizen cartographers” who can contribute in building a map of North Korea, one of the world’s most secretive countries. Google’s map of North Korea used to be as blank as a tabula rasa, save for several rivers and lakes. But if you check the country now on Google Maps, you can see that it is starting to have highways, streets, and (at least in capi