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Report: Google Wants to Offer Mobile Phone Service in Fiber Areas

Report: Google Wants to Offer Mobile Phone Service in Fiber Areas

Many see Google Fiber as an attempt to disrupt the stagnant world of internet service providers, and it now sounds like Google wants to shake up the wireless industry, too. Sources for The Information claim that the search firm wants to offer mobile phone service in Fiber areas. It's not yet clear how this would work, but ...

Rumor: Google is Planning a Premium ‘Android Silver’ Experience

Rumor: Google is Planning a Premium ‘Android Silver’ Experience

If there's one thing we hear time and again about Android, it's the F word: fragmentation. While it's largely just an annoying word used to get under the skin of Android fans, I think in at least one respect, it's been a valid criticism: the wildly varying experiences Android users have with the post-purchase support and ...

Report: Google is Testing Out a Bunch of New Features for Gmail (Android)

Report: Google is Testing Out a Bunch of New Features for Gmail (Android)

As useful as the mobile Gmail client can be, it hasn't always stacked up well against third-party apps with special tricks up their sleeves. If features that Geek.com spotted in a test version of Gmail for Android make the cut, though, you may have more reasons to stick with Google's official app. The experimental software ...

Amazon Fire TV vs. the Competition: Who Comes Out on Top?

Amazon Fire TV vs. the Competition: Who Comes Out on Top?

Amazon has just announced its streaming TV media device, the Fire TV, and that means it now faces off against other tech giants and incumbents in yet another category. So how does the Amazon TK compare to the likes of the Apple TV, Google’s Chromecast and Roku’s lineup of streaming set-top boxes and new HDMI stick? ...

Apple Uses Clean Data but Amazon’s Energy is Dirty, Says Greenpeace

Apple Uses Clean Data but Amazon’s Energy is Dirty, Says Greenpeace

As technology titans such as Apple, Google, and Facebook battle for the title of greenest data maker, one of the Internet's key players, Amazon, is ignoring the cause altogether and falling dangerously behind its peers, according to a new Greenpeace report. Founded in 1972, Greenpeace is a not-for-profit, non-governmental ...

How to Use Google Like a Pro

How to Use Google Like a Pro

Google is great. We all know that. But do you know how great it is? (Really, really great.) Like I said a couple weeks ago, if you’re only using Google as a traditional search engine, you haven’t begun to scratch the surface. Google can do so many things that it even has an official site dedicated to tips and tricks. ...

Report: Google is Working on a Big Overhaul to Android’s Camera App

Report: Google is Working on a Big Overhaul to Android’s Camera App

We know that Google has been looking to bring more advanced photo features to Android for a while, but it may soon be ready to show off what it's been working on. Sources aware of Google's plans have confirmed to us that the search giant is currently testing a new version of its camera app that will sport a refreshed UI, a ...

Google: Turkish ISPs are Masquerading as Google to Spy on Web Users

Google: Turkish ISPs are Masquerading as Google to Spy on Web Users

Turkey's decision to block access to popular websites has prompted many citizens to evade the ban using Google's domain name service. Now Google reports that most Turkish internet service providers are masquerading as Google DNS, presumably to spy on users. The move comes a week after reports emerged that Turkey had begun ...

Google Ventures Backs Cool Planet to Create Environmentally Friendly Gasoline

Google Ventures Backs Cool Planet to Create Environmentally Friendly Gasoline

Cool Planet, a startup headquartered in Colorado, announced a major $100 million round of financing on Monday. Investors include a roster of big names including Google Ventures, BP, General Electric, and ConocoPhillips. Last month the company broke ground on its first commercial plant, located in Louisiana, and this new ...

Shareaholic’s New Report Gauges the Quality of Social Media Referrals

Shareaholic’s New Report Gauges the Quality of Social Media Referrals

Social discovery and sharing platform Shareaholic released its first report examining engaged social referrals. Since many of us spend an egregious amount of time using social media, the company was interested in answering the question “What is our behavior post-click, when we actually interact with a link one of our ...