Tag Archives: Google

Google brings Google Now to Chrome for desktop

One thing that Google is slowly (but surely) pushing across all major platforms is Google Now, its “before you know you need it” platform that aims to give you information when - or even before - you need that information. It is a great service that first launched on Android then made its way to the iOS Google Search application, then other operating…

Apple named World’s Most Admired Company for 7th year running

Apple has been named the most admired company for the seventh year in a row by Fortune. The Cupertino company edged out rivals Google and Amazon to retain the number one spot on the 2014 list of World’s Most Admired Companies. The iconic tech company known for the iPhone and other stylish and user-friendly products is back in the top spot on this…

EU meeting with Apple and Google to discuss in-app purchase concerns

The European Commission has invited Apple and Google to meet over concerns surrounding in-app purchases. The two companies behind the largest application marketplaces will be expected to provide “very concrete answers” to the concerns raised by consumers and provide solutions in order to protect customers, particularly children, from costly in-app…

Google denies bidding for WhatsApp

Google’s Sundar Pichai has denied that his company made a bid for messaging app WhatsApp at Mobile World Congress. Pichain, who is the Senior Vice President in charge of Chrome, Android and apps, said that the reports of Google attempting to buy WhatsApp were “simply untrue”. WhatsApp was recently acquired by social media giant Facebook for a…

Google made $10 billion offer for WhatsApp before Facebook deal

According to a short snippet over at Fortune, Google made an offer to buy WhatsApp before Facebook swooped in and sealed the deal “over strawberries and chocolate” last weekend. According to the site’s sources, Google offered “only” $10 billion for the company and didn’t come with a promise of a board seat. But that’s not the only offer Google has…

Basis, smartwatch and fitness tracker manufacturer looking to be acquired by Apple, Google, or anyone that’s interested

The wearable technology market is already heating up and some companies are seemingly struggling to keep innovating and manufacturing in an already competitive market. One of those Basis. Its smartwatch/fitness tracker is touted as one of the best and most accurate trackers on the market, but its clunky design and bulky form factor make it less…