Google Inc’s (GOOG) entry into several disruptive technologies has been widely talked about, with its Google X facility revving up the pace of innovation. But recent developments have seen the search and ad giant aiming for something beyond the skies. Yesterday, Sky News was the first to report that Google is in advanced-stage talks to enter a strategic partnership with Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic to gain entry into the realm of space travel.
Under the terms of the rumor ...
Jun 13 2014, 9:26am CDT
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Topics: Eric Schmidt
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The Internet-based video game ad space has had its shares of ups and downs—as the likes of Zynga have seen revenues plummet. But marketers are not going to give up on a billion-dollar industry. And Google clearly isn't. Reports today indicate that the digital giant has finalized a $1 billion purchase of Twitch.tv, a video site that's become popular with gamers and could serve as a complementary market ...
Full article at: AdWeek
3 days ago, 3:07pm CDT
Source: Ars Technica
Google X has launched a new moonshot called "Baseline Study," which is intended to help us better understand the human body. Google wants to collect genetic and molecular information that it will use to create a picture of a healthy human. The project will initially start with 175 people and will later expand to "thousands" more. Unlike m ...
Full article at: Ars Technica
3 days ago, 12:00pm CDT
Source: Digital Music News
Yes, Google is kicking the tires on Spotify. But they’re outright ‘laughing’ at a price tag of $10 billion, which is what both investors and major labels are hoping to draw. “[Google might] buy it for a few billion, max.,” a source close to the on-again, off-again discussions told Digital Music News this morning.
“But they’re laughing at $10 billion, or even half that.”
June 11th, 2014: “The Major Labels Are Trying to Sell Spotify for $10 Billion, Sources S ...
Full article at: Digital Music News
5 days ago, 3:04pm CDT
Source: CBS Philly
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Do you think you would be more productive if the work week was shorter?
Carlos Slim, the second wealthiest person in the world according to Forbes, says a three day work week is the solution to helping people balance their work and personal lives.
Sounds great right? But there is a catch. Slim says people would have to work 11-hour days three days a week. He said at a conference he believes the three ...
Full article at: CBS Philly
6 days ago, 10:20am CDT
Google's Larry Page is said to have expressed frustrations over Samsung's wearables strategy in a 'tense' meeting - but Samsung isn't happy either, privately referring to Google as a "bu ...
Full article at: Neowin
Jul 20 2014, 10:42am CDT
Source: Tech Radar
Google CEO Larry Page has reportedly confronted Samsung over its preference for smartwatches running Tizen software, rather than Android Wear.According to The Information website, Page and Samsung chairman Jay Y. Lee held tense talks at a private meeting last week.The report claims Page voiced his frustration that Samsung was investing more in devices like the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit rather than the n ...
Full article at: Tech Radar
Jul 20 2014, 8:59am CDT
The strained relationship between Google and Samsung over Android customization has been apparent for a while, and it now looks like this discontent has spread to the wearable world. The Information cla ...
Full article at: Engadget
Jul 19 2014, 3:09pm CDT
Affluent investors are on board with Google co-founder Larry Page’s proposition for a rethink of the 40-hour w ...
Full article at: Fool.com
Jul 19 2014, 1:16pm CDT
In 2014, the U.S. government will spend just over $60 billion on non-defense research. It’s a small part of the overall budget (as the saying goes, our government is an insurance company with an army), but when it comes to non-defense “discretionary spending” on things like education, transportation, law enforcement, and the environment, research receives more than 10 percent—not exactly small change. Given the urgent need for money to do things like ad ...
Full article at: Miller-McCune
Jul 18 2014, 2:00pm CDT