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Google For Entrepreneurs Adds First Partner in China

Many of Google’s services are blocked in China, although the company is still finding ways of maintaining ties with startups there. Today People Squared, which runs tech hubs in Beijing and Shanghai, announced that it has joined the Google for Entrepreneurs program. This means it will get financial backing for operational expenses from Google and […]

Google Reportedly Paid Apple $1 Billion to Stay on iOS

A lawsuit between Oracle and Google may have inadvertently revealed one of the biggest secrets in tech: how much does Google pay rival Apple to be the default search engine on iOS devices? The answer, according to Bloomberg, is $1 billion. The information was disclosed by an Oracle attorney in a court transcript for a […]

Ford in Talks With Google to Build Self-Driving Cars

We hear that Ford and Google are in talks to have the automaker build Google’s next-generation autonomous cars under contract. A source with knowledge of the project says both parties have been negotiating on a contract manufacturing deal “for a long time.” An announcement, if finalized, could come as early as the week of Jan. […]

A 29-year-old Wants to Save You Money, and Google’s Buying into it

A recent survey says 72% of Americans were stressed about money last month. According to the Federal Reserve, 60% of Americans between the ages of 18 to 40 saved absolutely nothing in 2013. Last year, adults under 35 had a savings rate of negative 2%. So why is this happening? Is it that hard to […]

Google Invests Heavily in Magic Leap

If Google has its way, hammerhead sharks will swim through your office, elephants will fit in the palm of your hand and dragons will fly among the birds. These fanciful visions are being dreamed up by Magic Leap, a start-up making augmented-reality technology. On Tuesday, it landed Google as its biggest investor. Valuing Magic Leap […]

Google Tests New Music Ads

Google is testing “Listen Now” ads with Spotify, Rhapsody and Apple’s Beats Music, the latest in a string of new ad formats that can simplify purchases for consumers. Search for the name of a musical artist, from “The Beatles” to “Iggy Azalea” to “Eric Church,” and Google displays ads – grouped together under the “Listen […]

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