Over the first half of fiscal 2014 (FY14), Google Inc. (GOOGL) spent $4.2 billion on acquisitions compared to $1.3 billion last year. This represents an increase of more than 300%, and reveals Google’s focus to further diversify its business.
Google’s biggest acquisition was Nest Labs Inc, a maker of high-tech thermostats and smoke detectors. The purchase of the company, which was founded by Tony Fadell, the designer of the iPod, represents Google’s attempt to enter the Internet of Things ( ... Source: bidness etc
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2 days ago, 5:58am CDT
It's been one year since Google introduced its jack-of-all-trades dongle to the world, and the search giant is celebrating by gifting anyone who purchases a Chromecast within the next two months 90 free days of Google's All Access service for Google Play Music.
The post Chromecast celebrates first birthda ... Source: Digital Trends
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6 days ago, 12:54pm CDT
Not long ago we heard some rumours buzzing around that claimed Google was looking to buy Spotify. Now the Wall Street Journal reports that Google was indeed hoping to snap it up, but eventually decided that the asking price was too high.No one knows what that asking price was, but there were rumours that it was somewhere around $4-5 billion. Seriously, Google? You've got $30 billion fund for non-US acquisitions and you woul ... Source: TechRadar UK
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Jul 23 2014, 10:08am CDT
Rumors of Google's interest in buying Spotify seem to have been swirling for about five years now. Now the Wall Street Journal reports that Google was indeed hoping to snap it up, but eventually decided that the asking price was too high.No one knows what that asking price was, but there were rumours that it was somewhere around $4 billion and $ 5 billion. Seriously, Google? You've got $30 billion fund for non-US acquisi ... Source: Tech.co.uk
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Jul 23 2014, 10:08am CDT
NEW YORK - Internet titan Google tried last year to buy streaming music service Spotify but backed off for reasons including a whopping price tag, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.The Journal cited an unnamed source as saying that Sweden-based Spotify was asking for more than $10 billion (S$12 billion) despite being valued about $4 billion in its latest round of equity funding.Spotify is the world ... Source: Asia One
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Jul 22 2014, 9:09pm CDT
NEW YORK: Internet titan Google tried last year to buy streaming music service Spotify but backed off for reasons including a whopping price tag, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.The Journal cited an unnamed source as saying that Sweden-based Spotify was asking for more than $10 billion despite being valued about $4 billion in its latest round of equity funding.
Spotify is the world's leading service for streaming ... Source: Channel News Asia
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Jul 22 2014, 7:54pm CDT
When Google Play took over an entire UK TV ad break earlier this summer, it wasn’t just a marketing stunt: it was a battle cry.
The first-of-its-kind Channel 4 commercial presented a performance from artist-of-the-moment Sam Smith, streamed live from a gig at Camden’s Roundhouse. Aired during flagship Friday night show Alan Carr’s Chatty Man, it cost a pretty penny, but it did the trick: becoming a major talking point amo ... Source: Music Week
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Jul 15 2014, 11:06am CDT
As you know, or should know, Sonos speakers are amazing. They sound great, connect wirelessly, come in all shapes and sizes and will slowly eat your bank balance until you are a penniless, deaf husk.
Fortunately, they now come with a bunch of free music to help you make the most of your new system without spending yet more money.
Sonos has announced that Soundcloud is now accessible through its recently re-de ... Source: The Huffington Post: UK Edition
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Jul 10 2014, 9:47am CDT
Sonos owners looking for more off-beat tracks than Spotify or Google Play Music offer can now access a SoundCloud beta program. SoundCloud likens itself to an audio version of Vimeo or Flickr: a platform for new artists, es ... Source: Engadget
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Jul 10 2014, 8:00am CDT
Canada is used to being jilted by online media providers that avoid the country like the plague, but that era may be nearing an end -- just weeks after Google Play Music got the all clear, Spotify has confirme ... Source: Engadget
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Jul 9 2014, 11:46pm CDT
Master of Craft Game Review
A brand new role-playing game (RPG), Master of Craft (MoC) is fully rendered in 3D. Avid fans and lovers of RPGs enjoy its unique economy where they are allowed to craft and produce their own armors and weapons. Moreover, players can also operate their market and experience to be a merchant and run their own town. The objective of the game is to build a large empire of buildings and focuses solely on crafting armors and weapons.
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