Last fall The New York Times and Google partnered to distribute Google Cardboard virtual reality viewers to subscribers so they could view a new virtual reality film called The Displaced. With a new title – Seeking Pluto’s Frigid Heart – ready to rollout on The New York Times web site and with the success of the previous partnership, the company decided to take another go at distributing Cardboard devices. 300,000 devices will be distributed to the NYT’s “most loyal digital subscribers.” Read more
In the continuing moves by Lenovo to shed the Motorola name from their branding portfolio, we saw the company part ways with president Rick Osterloh last month. Fans of the former president of Motorola will be pleased by news that Google brought Osterloh back into the fold to head up a new division managing hardware lines. Read more
Google surprised us all today with the release of MODE bands for Android Wear watches.
One of the best and worst things about Google employees is that they tend to spin off and create their own startups. It’s great for innovation and competition, but it’s bad for Google since it causes them to lose talent. Google’s solution? Allow those employees to chase startups under Google’s corporate umbrella. Read more
At many points in time, Google and Microsoft work collaboratively together. At other times, their relationship with each other can be seen as not too great. Today, Google and Microsoft have come to an agreement to stop complaining about one another to regulators.