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Google buys Skybox, a satellite firm, for $500 million

Google said last Tuesday that it’s set to acquire Skybox Imaging. The company deals with smaller and low-costing satellites to gather high-quality images, which will obviously be used for Google Maps and Earth. There is also talk of internet access expansion, to a global scale. Well, Skybox deals with the ...

Google takes yet another step towards the safety of user data.

This week proved to be key in the fight to protect user data against prying eyes (the NSA), as Google launches a Chrome add-on called End-to-End. The intention is to keep your data encrypted from the time it leaves your browser all the way to the delivery point.  Obviously aimed ...

Is Google+ trying to reinvent the photo album?

Google’s very own social site may not be the best, at times it feels like a whitewashed version of Facebook. Nevertheless, the web giant has been keen to compensate for the lack of oomph with a photo service that tells it all. I mean Google is ensuring that that all ...


Google and Facebook under fire from German media CEO.

Mathias Dopfner, the chief executive of Axel Springer, one of Europe’s largest media companies has strongly criticized Google in an open letter published in a German newspaper. The letter came as a response to a column by Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt. Schmidt wrote about the rocky relationship that his ...

Google’s project Ara, the build-it yourself smartphone.

Project Ara is Google’s path to develop a low cost high modular smartphone that will come with loads of customization options.  The project is aimed at bringing an open hardware platform to the consumer at a low price, $50 to be precise. On the build up to its eventual release, ...

Google finally decides to split its stock

The split officially went into effect on Thursday; this is almost two years after the company first proposed the move to shareholders. To add to the stock split, Google will also introduce a new category, Class C stocks, which will trade under the GOOG ticker, with no voting power for ...

Google to rebuild Android camera app with third party support

According to a report by Engadget, Google is said to be augmenting its camera app for the next version of Android with a new set of features, and has plans to release it as a standalone app on the Google Play store for devices running Android 4.4 and above. The search giant is currently testing the new version ...