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Google drops Google Play Books, Newsstand, other apps from Android OEM requirements

By Chris Meadows
August 21, 2015 // 1 Comment

Android Central reports that Google has made a change to its requirements for Android OEMs that want to be able to bundle Google services such as Gmail or Google Maps with their Android phones. [...]

An estimated cost breakdown for Google’s $50 smartphone

By Chris Meadows
August 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Google has plans for a $50 Android One smartphone for the developing world, but how would such a phone be built? How much would they spend on each component? Engadget takes some guesses at the [...]

‘Do Chromebooks make good ereaders’—for K-12 students or adults?

By David Rothman
August 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Face it. One iPad per child can pricey for many school districts—just ask Los Angeles. What to buy instead if budgets are tight? Some districts have snapped up Android tablets. But there is [...]

TeleRead Links: Amazon drones and butterflies in the sky; Authors Guild urges limited contracts; Windows 10 and Project Loon roll out

By Chris Meadows
July 29, 2015 // 6 Comments

Amazon proposes a delivery drone flight plan (Engadget) It’s basically a mirror of the current (and exceedingly safe) system employed by the FAA for commercial airliners. What’s more, [...]

TeleRead Links: Amazon sales increase, update moves nVidia Shield features, phones that please their owners, and more

By Chris Meadows
July 25, 2015 // 1 Comment

Amazon Reports 20% Increase in Net Sales (GalleyCat) Net sales at Amazon increased 20 percent to $23.18 billion during the company’s financial the second quarter, as compared to $19.34 billion in [...]

TeleRead Links: Amazon profits, disburses more anti-trust credit, helps publishers; bookstore turns hostel in Tokyo; and more

By Chris Meadows
July 24, 2015 // 5 Comments

Amazon shares soar on surprise profit, market value above Wal Mart’s (Reuters) Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) shares surged more than 17 percent on Thursday as the online retailer posted an unexpected [...]

Orphan works copyright law controversy: Don’t panic!

By Chris Meadows
July 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

It seemed important to lead with those two words, in large, friendly headline letters, based on the breathless “everybody panic!” takes that have been spreading around this matter lately. I’ve [...]

TeleRead Links: Lower book sales, lost-phone retrieval, smartwatch success, and more

By Chris Meadows
July 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Book Sales Down 6.5% in Q1: AAP (GalleyCat) Though sales in Trade Books for the quarter were $1.53 billion, down only 2.2 percent from the same quarter in 2014. Adult book sales helped the category, [...]

‘Google and the World Brain’

By David Rothman
May 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

  “The story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet. In 2002 Google began to scan millions of books in an effort to create a giant global library, containing every [...]

Why can’t Google code? My Chrome browser still sucks. So does Gmail in major ways

By David Rothman
May 25, 2015 // 2 Comments

Larry and Sergey, you can brag all you want about Moonshots—your driverless cars, your WiFi for developing countries, your other marvels; and sure, I’m also happy to hear about the new [...]

Google debuts a bunch of reasons why your future is Chrome

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 6, 2015 // 1 Comment

Google and its hardware partners have been announcing and rolling out a series of new spins on its Chrome OS that make it even more persuasive as a multi-format dirt cheap platform. Not only is the [...]

What Happened to Google?

By Joanna Cabot
January 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Whenever anybody talks about Amazon ‘winning’ or something, I always chuckle and think about how many tech ‘winners’ I have seen fall by the wayside. I remember when everybody [...]

Android app development might have just got a whole lot smoother with Android Studio 1.0

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Google might have taken a critical step towards closing the proverbial time and cost gap between app development for its platform and for the Apple App Store, with the release of Android Studio 1.0, [...]

Groupon offers 16 GB 2013 Nexus 7 for $150

By Chris Meadows
December 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

If you were disappointed when Google stopped selling the Nexus 7, this deal on Groupon might make you feel a little better. Groupon is offering a new, not-refurbished 16 GB 2013 Nexus 7 for $149.99. [...]

Break up Google?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Headlines got duly grabbed by the non-binding vote in the European Parliament calling on the European Commission, currently still in a long-running anti-trust investigation against Google, to demand [...]

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