Google’s Nearline Cold Data Storage Service Hits General Availability, Adds On-Demand I/O

16607469222_a7c1a2e8fb_o Earlier this year, Google announced its new low-cost Nearline cold storage service and today, the company is taking it out of beta and making it generally available. Unlike some of its competitors like Amazon Glacier, where accessing data in cold storage can take hours, Nearline promises to make data in its archive available within seconds. Now that the service is out of beta, Google considers… Read More

AncestryDNA And Google’s Calico Team Up To Study Genetic Longevity

9440572913_576eb2e383_k Plenty in Silicon Valley have set their sites on ending death, or at least extending it a bit – including those within the walls of Google. Now AncestryDNA, one part of the largest online family research organization Ancestry.com, has buddied up with Google’s cloistered longevity research company Calico to figure out why some people’s genes help them live longer.… Read More

Google Knows What You Did Last Summer, Now Shows It To You In Google Maps

3955197105_21d2a70850_o Social apps like Foursquare / Swarm are more about places you’re at or where you’re going. Today, the Google Maps team launched a feature called “Your Timeline” that is about where you’ve already been. It’s not a social feature, as you’re the only one who sees the information… But… …It’s a reminder of how much freaking data… Read More

Google Acquires Mobile App Prototyping Tool Pixate

tumblr_nrt9eoHeDw1tcykk3o1_1280 Google has acquired mobile app prototyping tool Pixate today, both companies have confirmed. Pixate had raised $3.8M from Accel Partners in 2013. It had popped out of the Y-Combinator oven previously (YC S12). Here’s what the Pixate CEO Paul Colton shared on their blog about the move today: Today, I am very proud to announce that Pixate has joined Google’s design team. Pixate… Read More

Google Launches Drive Plug-In For Microsoft Office

2015-07-21_0931 Google today launched a new plug-in for Microsoft Office that gives you access to all of your Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents in Google Drive right from Microsoft’s desktop apps. The plugin also lets you save files directly to Google Drive, so you can then edit them in Google’s online apps, too. The idea here, a Google spokesperson told us, is to continue to make Drive… Read More

Google+ Photos Is Shutting Down On August 1st

rip-google-plus1 This one might be a bit confusing due to product naming weirdness, but here we go: Google+ Photos, the photo sharing solution built into Google’s social network Google+, is shutting down. However: Google Photos (note the lack of +) — as in the excellent, unlimited free photo host that Google launched back in May — will live on. Read More

Chris O’Neill Named CEO, Phil Libin Executive Chairman In Evernote Executive Shuffle

7880261560_fa08f25716_k Evernote has made some changes at the top of the company today, naming Chris O’Neill its new CEO and announcing that Phil Libin will be sliding over to the Executive Chairman spot, where he can be “more more actively involved with shaping the next generation of Evernote products.” O’Neill spent almost 10 years at Google in various roles, recently wrapping up a stint… Read More

How I Got Wooed By Startups As An Intern

hiring My life changed when I got a job at a startup. I was 19 years old and had just finished my first year at the University of Michigan. By some stroke of luck I managed to land a software engineering internship at a venture capital-backed startup called UpTo. Located in downtown Detroit, I actually stayed on with them on and off throughout most of college. Read More

People Watch More YouTube Than Ever Before – Especially On Their Phones

youtube_topic - NOT FOR FEATURED IMAGE YouTube is bigger than cable TV. Well, to be more precise, it’s bigger than any single U.S. cable network among the key demographic that includes those ages 18 to 49 – or so said Google during yesterday’s earnings call. The video-sharing network’s heavily engaged user base and its traction with mobile consumers were among the highlights discussed during the… Read More

Google Spikes 8% After Reporting Better Than Expected Q2 EPS Of $6.99

google-earnings2 Today following the bell, Google reported its second quarter financial performance, including revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs (ex-TAC) of $14.35B and adjusted earnings per share of $6.99. The street had expected the company to earn $6.70 per share on ex-TAC revenue of $14.27 billion. Google’s stock hopped as high as 8% (UPDATE: 11% as of 2pm PT) after hours after it closed… Read More
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