Google Held Motorola Back From Creating A “True” Google Phone, According To Report

Google Held Motorola Back From Creating A True Google Phone, According To ReportWhen Google first bought Motorola Mobility, many were wondering what Google had planned for the company. Many assumed that Google would then start churning out its own phones instead of relying on third-parties like Samsung, HTC, and LG, and apparently that’s what Motorola had in mind as well.

However it seems that they were met with resistance from the likes of Google’s Larry Page and the Google engineering team which might have explained that apart from the Moto X and the Moto G, we did not really see anything else from the company. (more…)

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    ASUS Reportedly Drops Plans And Halts Sale Of Dual Booting Products [Rumor]

    ASUS Reportedly Drops Plans And Halts Sale Of Dual Booting Products [Rumor]Earlier this year at CES 2014, ASUS unveiled an interesting device called the ASUS Transformer Book Duet. What made it particularly interesting is that it could dual boot both Windows 8 and Android, sort of like giving users the best of both worlds.

    However a follow-up report suggested that Google was putting pressure on ASUS to kill off the product because they did not like Android having to share the same device as Windows, especially since both are competing against one another. (more…)

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    Google Does Away With Banner Ad Experiment

    Google Does Away With Banner Ad ExperimentIt is safe to say that banner ads can be pretty intrusive, but unfortunately that is just one of the ways websites survive, through these banner ads. In fact Google had recently attempted at introducing gigantic banner ads of their own on their search results page.

    As you can see in the image above, a Google search for “southwest airlines” will result in a giant Southwest Airlines banner splashed across the top of the page. Naturally this is great for advertisers who want to ensure they get the top view and pushing other results further down the page, but thankfully that experiment has come to an end. (more…)

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    Google’s River View Ensures You Remain Dry In A Virtual Raft

    Ever wished that you could visit some of the more popular tourist spots around the world without having to leave the comfort of your living room? Travel channels on the TV have made that possible, but for those who prefer to spend more time in front of the computer, then you might be pleased with what the folks over at Google have done. Their latest effort involves a stunning River View, where one is able to go through all 286 miles of the Colorado River which happens to wind through the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.

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    Free 2 Months Of Google Play Music All Access With Chromebook Purchase

    Free 2 Months Of Google Play Music All Access With Chromebook PurchaseInternet search giant Google is offering a couple of months of free, on-demand music to those who actually purchased selected models of Chromebooks. This offer is good from now all the way to September 30th, where a purchase of the majority of the Chromebook models out there would qualify one for a free 60 day pass to give Google’s online music streaming service known as Google Play Music All Access a go.Normally, a Google Play Music All Access subscription would cost approximately $10 per month, and Google tends to offer new subscribers a 30-day free trial. This would result in a net savings of just $10, but hey – a penny saved is a penny earned, is it not? Hence, a two month free trial period ought to offer more than enough opportunity and time to decide as to whether you would want to continue forking out a monthly commitment for Google’s music streaming service.

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    Google Apps Referral Program Offers $15 Per New User

    Google Apps Referral Program Offers $15 Per New User

    They say sharing is caring, a quality often found in humans. If we find something amusing or interesting, most of us like to share it with our friends, family or people we really want to bring in on it. Google hopes that existing Google Apps users would spread the word about the internet search giant’s productivity suite, which will in turn bring more users. Its not just relying on worth of mouth, its also offering a small incentive. For every new user an existing Google Apps user brings in, they get a $15 referral bonus.

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