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Google tests using drones to deliver goods
Google tests using drones to deliver goods

Google on Thursday said it is testing using drones to deliver items bought online, putting its own spin on similar efforts by Amazon.com.

Google tests using drones to deliver goods
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South Korea's Samsung and LG unveil new smartwatches

South Korea's Samsung and LG unveiled new smartwatches with upgraded functions and design.

South Korea's Samsung and LG unveil new smartwatches
©Reuters/Francois Lenoir
Google buys special effects technology firm Zync

Google announced that it had bought Zync Render, a service that trims costs of special effects by pushing the work into the Internet "cloud."

Google buys special effects technology firm Zync
©Reuters/Francois Lenoir
Google buys product design firm Gecko

Google confirmed that it bought Gecko Design to bolster its lab devoted to technology-advancing projects.

Google buys product design firm Gecko
©Reuters/Jason Redmond
Amazon readying an attack on Google's ad business

US giant Amazon is preparing to take on Google in one of its core businesses, Internet advertising, citing sources familiar with the matter.

Amazon readying an attack on Google's ad business
©Reuters/Chris Helgren
Google buys travel guide app startup Jetpac

Google confirmed it has bought the startup behind a Jetpac application that creates travel guides by analyzing pictures from social networks.

Google buys travel guide app startup Jetpac
©Reuters/Michael Dalder
Google 'anti-aging' group has a website

Google's new company aimed at addressing problems of health and aging has taken a step forward - with its own website and mission statement.

Google 'anti-aging' group has a website
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Judge rejects Silicon Valley anti-poaching settlement

A federal judge rejected a plan to compensate employees affected by an "anti-poaching" agreement involving Silicon Valley tech giants.

Judge rejects Silicon Valley anti-poaching settlement
Google to pay $250 million to fight illegal online pharmacies
Google to pay $250 million to fight illegal online pharmacies

Google has agreed in a court settlement to spend at least $250 million to help fight illegal online pharmacies selling to US customers.

Google to pay $250 million to fight illegal online pharmacies
©Reuters/Francois Lenoir
Google profit up as chief business officer steps out

Google reported that its quarterly profit rose with a jump in revenue and released word that its chief business officer was leaving the company.

Google profit up as chief business officer steps out
Google hit by 70,000 'right to be forgotten' requests
Google hit by 70,000 'right to be forgotten' requests

More than 70,000 people have already asked Google to delete links about them under Europe's "right to be forgotten" ruling, with some of the world biggest news sites the first to be hit.

Google hit by 70,000 'right to be forgotten' requests
Zharas Alimkhanov. Photo courtesy of kazpravda.kz
Student from Kazakhstan to develop Google applications

Zharas Alimkhanov, a student of Nazarbayev Intellectual School, and his team have won Through Glass international contest in Spain.

Student from Kazakhstan to develop Google applications
A Samsung Gear Live smartwatch. ©Reuters/Elijah Nouvelage
Samsung, LG launch smartwatches with new Google software

South Korea's Samsung and LG launched rival smartwatches powered by Google's new software as they jostle to lead an increasingly competitive market for wearable devices seen as the mobile industry's next growth booster.

Samsung, LG launch smartwatches with new Google software
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Google's Nest to buy Dropcam for $555 mn

Google's Nest Labs said it was buying video monitoring startup Dropcam for a reported $555 million in cash.

Google's Nest to buy Dropcam for $555 mn
©Reuters/Francois Lenoir
Google removes Singapore hate blog against Filipinos

Google has taken down a blog that listed ways to harass Singapore's Filipino population, drawing praise from Internet users appalled by growing racial tensions in the city-state.

Google removes Singapore hate blog against Filipinos
Amazon challenges rivals with 3D 'Fire' smartphone
Amazon challenges rivals with 3D 'Fire' smartphone

Amazon unveiled its "Fire Phone," a high-end handset boasting "breakthrough technologies" and a move aimed at challenging market leaders Apple and Samsung.

Amazon challenges rivals with 3D 'Fire' smartphone
Google buys satellite imaging firm for $500 mn
Google buys satellite imaging firm for $500 mn

Google announced plans to buy the satellite group Skybox Imaging for $500 million, in a move to improve mapping and other services using geospatial data.

Google buys satellite imaging firm for $500 mn
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China blocks Google sites amid Tiananmen security drive

Several Google websites have been blocked in China, a monitoring service said Tuesday, as authorities step up arrests and censorship before the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.

China blocks Google sites amid Tiananmen security drive
Google opens path in Europe for being 'forgotten'
Google opens path in Europe for being 'forgotten'

Google began late Thursday letting people in Europe formally request to be "forgotten" by the world's leading Internet search service.

Google opens path in Europe for being 'forgotten'
Nest smoke/carbon monoxide detector. ©Reuters/George Frey
Hundreds of thousands of Google's Nest smoke alarms recalled

The US Product Safety Commission on Wednesday issued a recall notice for 440,000 smoke and carbon monoxide alarms by Nest, a tech-driven start-up acquired by Google earlier this year.

Hundreds of thousands of Google's Nest smoke alarms recalled

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