Google Becomes an Internet Service Provider (ISV)

Builds its own Fiber network deliver System Google intends to build the service in areas with the most interest first, and calls each build--out a "rally." To qualify for a rally, each fiber-hood must gather a minimum number of $10 pre-registrations to bring Google Fiber to that zone. There are still just over 42 days […]

Google-owned “Nest” is Looking for IoT Business

Google-owned Nest is letting its Products get Cozy with other Devices and apps like health trackers, home appliances, and cars. Mercedes-Benz, through its DriveStyle app onboard, can now tell Nest when the driver will likely arrive home, so the thermostat can start heating or cooling at the right time. Jawbone’s Up 24 band can now […]

Google’s Android Studio Development Environment is Available

Google's Android Studio development environment is available in a beta version that makes it easier to create apps for smart-watches and TVs. The beta was announced at the Google I/O developer conference along with preview versions of Android L and the associated SDK (software development kit). The preview version of Android Studio, an IntelliJ-based IDE (Integrated […]

Google Targets Business Users with Cloud, Docs Advances

After focusing much of its approximately two-and-a-half-hour-long Google I/O keynote on its Android platform and related devices, the company turned its attention to the enterprise with announcements about Google Docs and its cloud service. The changes represent something of a long play to pull in more business from large companies. "It's really a long-term thing," […]

Google Enters Smartwatch Market

Google entered the hot smartwatch market Wednesday, unveiling two devices, the LG G and Samsung Gear Live. The smartwatches, which interface with Android phones and tablets, will be available Wednesday in Google’s Play store, the company said, announcing them at its Google I/O conference in San Francisco. Both smartwatches feature a rectangular screen. Google also […]