Google Enters Travel Business With Google Flights

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We’ve heard rumors about this for a few months, but it’s finally happened. Google has joined the travel world with a new service called Google Flights. Google Flights is doing things a bit differently than Expedia, Orbitz, and Kayak. First off, it allows you to do regional searches instead of a specific airport. It’ll even […]

Google, Softcard Agree, Combine Mobile Payments Strategy into Google Wallet

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The Android mobile payments landscape will soon be simplified thanks to an agreement between Google and the wireless carriers AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile. Under the deal, Google Wallet will Partner with Softcard, a mobile payments consortium owned by the 3 carriers. Google Wallet will soon be installed by default by the 3 carriers. There will […]

YouTube Drops a Bomb on YouTubers

YouTube Drops a Bomb on YouTubers

http://youtu.be/XYT13L0Jhjs New restrictions on sponsorship deals have YouTubers concerned about the future viability of their YouTube revenue models. YouTube is concerned about the amount of money flying around between sponsors and content creators, and they want a piece of the pie. They have a new restriction that says video makers can’t include sponsor “graphical title […]

Google Announces Custom Watch Faces for Android Wear

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Here’s some good news for Android Wear users. Google has today announced a significant update to the platform which includes the rollout of dozens of new watch faces, and an official Watch Face API, allowing developers to create and release their own custom designs. You can find the new watch faces in a new section […]

Android Wear Update Adds GPS Support and Offline Music Playback

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Four months on from its release, Google today announced the first major update to Android Wear. In a post on the official Android Blog, the company revealed that it’s introducing support for GPS and offline music playback to the wearable platform. Providing your Android Wear-based smartwatch has a built in GPS sensor, you will be […]

Google Announces Android 5.0 Lollipop, New Nexus 6, and More

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Google isn’t much for events when it comes to the Nexus line. Despite the soft launches, the October Nexus announcement hasn’t lacked for gravitas. This year isn’t any different. In fact, it might be the biggest Nexus event yet. Literally, with the products announced. This year, Android-L officially became 5.0 Lollipop, the first Nexus phablet: […]

New Google Views Service Allows Another Way to Share Pictures

Google Views web page

If you post publicly viewable pictures containing location information on your Google+ account, you may have gotten a Google+ notification that some of your pictures were chosen to be shown in Google Views and Maps. The announcement of Views was made rather quietly through a Google+ post in the Google Maps Views community. Views is […]