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Google backtracks on plan to pull paid Android apps in Argentina

Google has said that it will continue to allow Android developers in Argentina to sell apps in the Play store. An update posted on its support page says that "for the time being" Google will continue to collect payments for software in Argentina as it "explores more permanent solutions."<p>Last month …

Google Trying To Reclaim The Android Narrative With Google Play Galaxy S4 Edition

Now available in the Google Play store are special editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One which running Google’s user interface instead of Samsung’s TouchWiz or HTC’s SenseUI. What is Google up to with these ‘stock’ editions of two of the leading smartphones?<p>Let’s be clear, these handsets …

Happy now? Google's Giving You A Satisfaction Survey for Your Website

Google has added a new feature for website owners that allows them to put a website satisfaction survey on their site simply by adding a single snippet of code.<p>The search giant announced the new feature on Thursday, adding that each satisfaction survey will run until it has 500 responses, and then …

Google cracks down on Blogger porn profiteers

Wealthy porn bloggers, your time on Google”s Blogger platform is nearing its end.<p>Google is cracking down on blogs that make money off of adult-themed advertisements. Google announced the move via email sent to Blogger users, which was first reported by blogger Violet Blue.<p>Please be advised that on …

Google Glass: UK public test the eyewear - video

Members of the UK public try out augmented eyewear Google Glass prior to its sale in early 2014. Google's new technological project allows users to …

Adobe's Lehi, Utah Campus

Looking south toward Provo, Utah, the 280,000-square-foot Adobe campus in Lehi features four floors of innovative design that places its emphasis on the 1,100 employees inside.

Google loans out Street View Trekker for global exploration

Google is petitioning explorers to help it take Google Maps to where no roads go -- through South American jungles, into Africa's canyonlands, among Asia's thousands of islands, across Hawaiian lava fields, and more.<p>The tech giant announced Thursday that it's asking third-party organizations to …

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Recon Jet is Google Glass for athletes and professionals, now available for preorder at $499

Google Glass is for walking around and getting directions to a cafe with perfect espresso. Recon Jet is for kicking your performance into the ultimate high gear and — yes — even saving lives.<p>The Vancouver, B.C.-based Recon Instruments, which created the first-ever heads-up display for sports in …

Google Street View adds abandoned Japanese island that inspired 'Skyfall'

Google Street View has extended its reach to the abandoned island of Hashima, Japan, which served as the setting for Raoul Silva's "Dead City" retreat in <i>007: Skyfall</i>, the latest James Bond movie. Also known as Gunkanjima (Battleship Island) because of its resemblance to a warship when seen in …

Google brand damaged by tax row

Google’s reputation in Britain has taken a heavy blow as a result of criticism over its avoidance of taxes, a major survey of consumer attitudes suggests.<p>The search engine has tumbled over the last year in rankings of brands compiled from a survey of 12,000 consumers by Clear, M&C Saatchi’s …

WSJ: Google Is Building An Android Game Console And Smartwatch

Google may be working on an Android-based game console, smartwatch, and an updated version of the Nexus Q, if reports are to be believed. According to the Wall Street Journal (paywall), the Mountain View-based company is looking to develop these products as a means to combat anything Apple has been …