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Content by Thomas Claburn
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posted in June 2012

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Google's Risky Business
Commentary  |  6/29/2012
Google I/O, company's annual developer conference, confirms that Google is on a mission to organize the world's information. Big bets such as Project Glass could bring big rewards, or painful lessons.
Google Analytics Goes Mobile
News  |  6/28/2012
Developers and marketers can now use Google Analytics to understand mobile app usage.
Google I/O Day 2: Chrome Hits iOS, IaaS Play
News  |  6/28/2012
Google Compute Engine is an infrastructure-as-a-service offering that competes with Amazon Web Services, while Chrome browser is now used by 310 million people, execs said at Google I/O.
Google I/O: 10 Awesome Visions
Slideshows  |  6/27/2012
Google Glasses, the Nexus Q home entertainment streaming device, Android software upgrades, and a Nexus tablet shine at day one of Google's I/O developer conference.
Google I/O: Jelly Bean, Nexus Tablet, Project Glass
News  |  6/27/2012
At Google I/O, Google unveiled the next Android OS, a 7-inch tablet device dubbed Nexus 7, the brand-new Nexus Q, and more.
Patent Trolls Decimate Innovation
News  |  6/26/2012
Study finds the cost of patent litigation brought by non-practicing entities comes to about a tenth of R&D spending by U.S. businesses.
Mac Users See Pricier Rooms At Orbitz
News  |  6/26/2012
Orbitz says Mac users are willing to pay 30% more for hotel rooms than PC users so it is showing them more expensive options.
Firefox For Android Reborn
News  |  6/25/2012
Mozilla's engineers have reworked Firefox for Android, transforming it from an also-ran into a compelling option for Android users.
Google Ventures Backed Cliqr CloudCenter Tackles Lock-In
News  |  6/25/2012
Google partner says it will provide cloud computing benefits without requiring your company to commit to one service provider.
Google I/O Preview: 9 Potential Products
News  |  6/22/2012
Get ready for Android Jelly Bean, Google's Nexus tablet, and a host of new products and services to launch at Google's developer conference this week.
Google Maps Coordinate App Connects Mobile Workers
News  |  6/21/2012
Workforce management app from Google lets mobile workers find team members and assignments on Google Maps.
Social Game Maker Stops HTML5 Project
News  |  6/21/2012
Is Wooga's decision to pull the plug on Pocket Island development and turn the code open source a bad sign for HTML5?
Google Battles YouTube-To-MP3 Conversion Website
News  |  6/19/2012
Google says it's just enforcing its terms of service, but founder Philip Matesanz insists Google's user contract doesn't apply.
Google Apps Cuts GSA Energy Costs
News  |  6/18/2012
Google argues that cloud computing can help companies and government agencies save energy and money, cites GSA as proof.
Google Sees Surge In Censorship Demands
News  |  6/18/2012
Silencing speech isn't just for dictators; democracies are trying it also. U.S. authorities, for example, asked Google to remove information 6,192 times in the second half of 2011.
Amazon Web Services Hit By Power Outage
News  |  6/15/2012
Outage affected companies relying on Amazon Web Services' U.S. East region.
Apple's War Against Google: Time For New Tactics
Commentary  |  6/14/2012
Apple should spend more energy innovating and enabling its developers to innovate and less energy on policing. That's how it will stay ahead of Google.
New Domain Names Tempt Amazon, Google, Microsoft
News  |  6/13/2012
ICANN's plan to approve new domain names sought by companies spurs competition for desirable suffixes such as .app and .book.
Samsung TecTiles Automate Android Tasks Via NFC
News  |  6/12/2012
Android users with NFC-enabled phones can program TecTiles to trigger automated sequences of actions.
Apple's Second Chance At Social
News  |  6/12/2012
Ping, Apple's social network for music, has proven to be a disappointment, but the company's Game Center social network looks like it's bound for glory.
Apple Mac Pro Update Panned
News  |  6/11/2012
Apple's first Mac Pro update in two years disappoints users hoping for more at Monday's WWDC. But this may not be the end of the line for the Mac Pro.
Apple WWDC: New MacBooks, iOS 6, Mountain Lion
News  |  6/11/2012
At its Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple did not roll out a new iPhone, but unveiled plenty of iOS 6 news plus new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models.
Facebook App Center: Less Is More?
News  |  6/8/2012
Facebook App Center promises to make it easier for users to find apps and developers to make money. Only about 600 apps greet users at launch.
Apple WWDC: 8 Things To Expect
News  |  6/7/2012
Apple's annual worldwide developer conference kicks off next week. From iOS to MacBook Air, we expect big hardware and software news, plus a few surprises.
Google Enhances Maps, Thumbs Nose At Apple
News  |  6/6/2012
Google tries to stay ahead of Apple and other competitors using impressive 3-D Google Earth imagery and offline Google Maps for Android.
Google's Mystery Communications Device: 6 Facts
News  |  6/5/2012
Google's latest FCC filing offers clues to what its "next-generation communications device" will be.
Google Acquires Quickoffice Mobile Apps
News  |  6/5/2012
Google's deal strengthens its presence among enterprise users of mobile devices, particularly tablets.
Google Gets More Social With Meebo Deal
News  |  6/4/2012
Google's acquisition of social platform Meebo, reportedly valued at $100 million, should make Google+ more lively and more appealing to advertising.

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