Google takes over RCS
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 12:50

Google takes over RCS


Can’t wait for telcos

Google has taken over the rollout of RCS, the replacement for SMS texting, after giving up on waiting for the telcos to roll it out.

Huawei seeks to populate its own app store
Published in News


Inviting Play Store developers to sign up

Huawei is inviting Google Play Store developers to publish their apps on its own AppGallery app store after Google locked Huawei out of its Android updates.

Google buys Looker
Published in Cloud
Friday, 07 June 2019 11:07

Google buys Looker


Regulators? who cares about regulators and privacy watchdogs

Search engine outfit Google has agreed to buy Looker, a business intelligence platform, for $2.6 billion in cash to bolster its cloud computing division by providing customers with more powerful data analytics.

Google reveals Stadia price and more details
Published in Gaming

 
Launching in November for $9.99 a month

At its first Stadia Connect online stream, Google has revealed full details regarding its online gaming streaming service, including the $9.99 price, November launch date, 30+ games, and plenty of other details.

Apple orders developers to snub Google and Facebook
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Developers might have to obey if they want their app approved

Fruity cargo cult Apple is ordering developers who want to sell on its App store that they must always place its login button above Google or Facebook.

Google to reveal more Stadia details on June 6th
Published in Gaming

 
Promises price and other launch details

Google has announced it will host its Stadia Connect event on June 6th, just ahead of the E3 2019 show, where it will reveal pricing, game reveals, launch and other info.

Google knifed Microsoft over Chrome brower
Published in News


Et Tu as Vole rushes to Chrome 

Google might have  stabbed Microsoft in the back after Vole started testing its new Microsoft Edge browser based on Chromium.

Google invests in another Finnish data centre
Published in Cloud


First one was just the Finn end of the wedge

Google is to invest about $672 million in a new data centre in Hamina, Finland.

Google loses three key SoC mobile engineers
Published in Mobiles


Pixel own in house SoC dream dies

Google has reportedly lots three of its key hardware engineers that gave the iPhone A series chip its edge. Manu Gulati, John Bruno and Vinod Chamarty waved Google goodbye, the departure caused by the lack of Google’s ambition to build a serious mobile SoC platform.  Apple will have an easier time to complete, now.

Google pulls the Android plug on Huawei
Published in Mobiles


We sense a backfire

US president Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump’s trade war and a personal grudge against Huawei has suddenly found an ally in Google.