The introduction of the Google game also adds a search tool to the Googler's arsenal.
Yesterday, Google (GOOG) introduced "A Google A Day" –a game that produces a question a day and encourages users to solve the puzzle using Google's search engine. I'm not a crossword puzzle type but I imagine some people find this interesting. Obviously, it encourages people to use Google's search engine -which is clearly beneficial to Google both in MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 12, 2011 10:38 AM ET
Earlier this morning Microsoft accused Google of false advertising. Google responds.
This morning, David Howard, Corporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel at Microsoft (MSFT) took the opportunity to look at unsealed documents to point out something, that if true or genuine, would seem to be a pretty big deal.
Last Friday afternoon, I learned that a batch of court documents had been unsealed and had revealed one particularly striking development: the United States MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 11, 2011 5:32 PM ET
The New/Old Google CEO made some important moves in his first week.
Co-Founder Larry Page took back the helm of Google(GOOG) a week ago and has made some bold moves over the past week. Let's take a look at what has transpired and what's likely to come.
Within 24 hours of taking control, Google announced it was seeking to buy up Nortel patents, which would put it on more equal footing in MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 11, 2011 11:03 AM ET
The Google-ITA merger is now on a fast track approval process and we could see an announcement as early as today.
Update: The merger has been approved with significant stipulations including licensing of the software:
WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice announced today that in order for Google Inc. to proceed with its proposed acquisition of ITA Software Inc., the department will require Google to develop and license travel software, to establish MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 8, 2011 12:29 PM ET
Acer's Iconia tablet looks as good as the XOOM on paper and is up for pre-order for $450.
If you've ever played with an Acer netbook, you'll know the computer maker isn't adept at turning out high end products. But the Taiwanese company makes a good mid-range product, and they do it with razor-thin margins. This strategy is part of the reason they canned their CEO Gianfranco Lanci last week, saying MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 8, 2011 10:13 AM ET
As the high end of the smartphone market becomes saturated, all of the growth will come from the low end.
A report today from Taiwanese Digitimes shows some explosive estimates for $150 and cheaper, contract free Android phones. Specifically, the paper says it expects to see 20-25 million entry level Android devices ship in 2011, up from 2.5-3 million in 2010.
Global smartphone sales will hike 54.5% from 2010 to 445 million units in 2011, MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 7, 2011 3:14 PM ET
More jobs are opening for Android developers according to a report today.
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Dow Jones' VentureWire reports this evening that most of the companies seeded with cash from Kleiner Perkins famous iFund are taking their iApps and porting them over to Google's (GOOG) Android platform.
A telling stat:
13 of the 16 companies backed by the $200 million iFund now have both iOS and Android apps or will within a few MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 7, 2011 12:37 AM ET
The 13,465-square-foot office will house parts of its entertainment division.
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Google (GOOG) has picked up some real estate in a city-owned building in Beverly Hills. This isn't its first foray into the City of Angels. Google, earlier this year, announced it would be acquiring 100,000 sq. feet of space in the landmark Frank Gehrey "Binoculars Building" in Venice – close to Apple's (AAPL) advertising agency Media MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 6, 2011 11:09 PM ET
Its acquisition of Next New Network is just the start.
Google (GOOG) has always cut a pretty clear line between "organizing the world's information" and creating it. However, a recent significnt purchase of Next New Network and a report by the Wall Street Journal today seem to indicate that Google is now forging ahead in creating its own content.
The company is planning changes to the homepage that would highlight sets of channels around MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 6, 2011 4:37 PM ET
Doing some extrapolation, Deutsche Bank figures that XOOM sales are around 100,000 so far.
The math isn't hard. Look at Android Dev's latest numbers for Android sales (April 1st)...
Duetsche Bank figures that .2% of Android devices that accessed the Android Market translates to 100,000 units. This means that they estimate 50 million Android devices accessed the Android Market over the last two weeks. Considering Android's run rate is about 10 million devices/month MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 6, 2011 3:02 PM ET
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