In the U.S., Google is involved in projects like their Google Fiber and Project Fi to bring high speed Internet access to a wide variety of users and to help push the market to more expansive and cheaper access. In other parts of the world though, Google is working to just implement basic high-speed Internet access. One of those locations is India where it is estimated only 2 to 4 million households in a nation with a population of 1.3 billion people have an Internet connection fast enough to stream an HD movie. To address that, Google identified train stations as a good spot to reach a large number of people. Their first location – Mumbai Central station – went live today with high-speed Wi-Fi access for travelers waiting to make a connection. Read more
Google’s senior vice president for Ads & Commerce, Sridhar Ramaswamy, took to the blogosphere to talk about the efforts Google is undertaking to shield users from bad ads. Google has a keen interest in ensuring advertising on the web is legitimate and does not detract from a user’s experience since advertising drives so much of their business. Ramaswamy revealed some interesting stats and discussed some detailed information about the types of bad advertising Google is trying to combat. Read more
A lawyer revealed in court this week that Android has generated $22 billion in profit since 2008, but Google is saying that number never should have been revealed.
Continuing their efforts to improve the information provided by the Google Search app on Android devices, Google announced today some enhancements to the results returned when you search for weather information on your Android smartphone or tablet. The upgraded information includes several new data points and the ability to save your favorite locations for quick access later. Read more
Google has teamed up with some professional adventures to map and detail most of the enormous Mont Blanc in Europe for everyone to peruse in Google Maps. This isn’t the first time they’ve added some pretty crazy destinations to Street View, but it’s certainly one of the most impressive. Read more
If you are reading this website I am positive you know what Google Docs is. I’m also going to guess you use it yourself everyday, or at least here and there. However, one of its best features is the ability to work on projects with other people. The real question is just how far can it go?
Google is currently in the midst of distributing a rather small maintenance update for its official Google+ application for Android. The upgrade makes loading external links shared on the social networking site quicker than ever thanks to the inclusion of Chrome Custom Tabs.
YouTube is big, but it’s probably gonna get a lot bigger over the next few years. The YouTube division of Google just purchased a huge new building by their San Bruno headquarters.
Yesterday a rumor popped up that HTC would be the manufacturer for this year’s Nexus devices. Today, codenames were spotted on Twitter, which may be the first leak associated with the next generation Nexus devices.
Over the weekend users of the Google Photos app may have noticed they had a new card showing up in the Assistant portion of the app alerting them to a new feature. The card indicates users can add a shortcut to “Jump from Camera to Google Photos” and it does just what it says, which is to provide a quick way for users to jump from their camera app over to the Google Photos app. Read more