Google Takes Over Operations Of Moffett Airfield From NASA, Will Invest $200M Into The Site

moffett_field After years of using Moffett Field as the home and launch pad for its fleet of private jets, Google has agreed to a deal in which it will lease the airfield from NASA for the next 60 years. As part of the lease, Google will take over operations of the airfield while the U.S. government retains ownership of the land. Read More

Google’s Chromebooks Rule Schools As IDC Pegs Them As Top Sellers In K-12

blog photo Google’s Chrome OS may be a long-term sleeper hit thanks to a growing user population among U.S. students – IDC’s new figures for tablets and laptop sales in K-12 education finds that Chromebooks as a category constitute the best-selling device across the entire category in 2014. Chromebooks are probably succeeding in schools due to a few factors, including Google’s… Read More

Here’s What Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Thinks Apple And Google Do Best

Satya Nadella At a recent event on its Redmond campus, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella detailed his views on what Google and Apple do best. His comments, as the chief executive of the company worth less than Apple, but more than Google, are notable. For context, in his thus-short tenure at Microsoft , Nadella has completed its purchase of Nokia, and also continued the company’s push into cloud… Read More

The Race To Zero Is Awesome

Screen Shot 2014-11-09 at 9.52.46 AM It’s Sunday, so let’s stretch our legs a little bit. Earlier today Julie Bort of Business Insider wrote an interesting piece detailing the rapidly-approaching end game of the storage wars: The prices consumers and businesses pay for cloud storage are racing to zero, and that’s forcing new jockeying inside the crowded industry. It’s a trend that’s been underway… Read More

Google Guarantees Inbox Invite By 5 PM PT If You Ask During Today’s ‘Happy Hour’

inbox-feature Google is expanding its Inbox invite program, having issued another collection of invites to existing members already today, with a new ‘Happy Hour’ taking place between 3 p.m. PT and 4 p.m. PT today. If users email them at asking for an invite during that window, they’ll get access guaranteed by 5 p.m. PT today. Want an invite TODAY? #InboxHappyHour 3-4pm PT. Read More

See Google’s Smarter Take On Smart TV In Our Android TV Video Walkthrough

android-tv Google’s TV ambitions get their ‘take two’ moment with the launch of the Nexus Player this week. Android TV powers the set-top streamer, though the software is more important than the hardware, as Google will look to get its media platform built in to the TVs and set-top boxes of other manufacturers, aping its ability to conquer the mobile market. It tried this already… Read More

Google And LG Strike 10-Year Global Patent Agreement

handshake Fresh from announcing record shipments in the last quarter of business, LG has revealed that it has struck a 10-year global patent agreement with Google. The company says that the arrangement covers all existing patents between the duo, as well as new ones filed over the next decade. Read More

Google Drops Some Of Its Cloud Computing Prices — Again

PRY_22 (1) Google today announced a number of new features for its Cloud Platform at its Cloud Platform Live event in San Francisco. True to form, the company also announced yet another round of price drops (and an unusual price increase) for many of its cloud computing services. Read More

Google Now Lets Enterprises Connect Directly To Its Data Centers

Data centers – Google Data centers At its Cloud Platform Live event today, Google announced Google Cloud Interconnect, an interesting new service for businesses that want to make sure that they get the fastest possible connection to their customers. With Cloud Interconnect, Google Cloud Platform users can now choose among three new connectivity options: direct peering; carrier interconnect; and VPN connectivity. Google says… Read More

Google Launches Managed Service For Running Docker-Based Applications On Its Cloud Platform

Docker Google Google today announced the alpha launch of Google Container Engine, a new managed service for building and running Docker container-based applications on its cloud platform. Docker is probably the hottest technology in developer circles these days — it’s almost impossible to have a discussion with a developer without it coming up — and Google’s Cloud Platform team… Read More
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