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Google overtakes Apple to become the most valuable brand in the world

Google is now the most valuable brand in the world. According to global market research agency Millward Brown, Google's brand value increased by 40 …

Google’s brand-new public cloud is already stealing the show from Amazon

The Google Compute Engine, Google’s answer to top public cloud Amazon Web Services, has been generally available for just six months, but it’s already become a service that IT buyers need to watch.<p>In the latest edition of technology analyst firm Gartner’s influential magic quadrant report on cloud …

Mobile Is Eating Global Attention: 10 Graphs on the State of the Internet

Online photo sharing has sextupled in two years. Nigerians are on their phones 30 percent more than Americans. We now spend more time on mobile than on print and radio combined.<p>Mary Meeker's State of the Internet presentation is a primordial soup for fledgling think pieces about the Future of …

Facebook Is Trying to Be Less Creepy

For the second time in two weeks, Facebook has made a concerted effort to be less creepy.<p>Exhibit A: The company's decision last week to make the …

Google's camera app now lets you shoot in different aspect ratios

Google isn't done getting its Android camera app up to the standards set by third-party software -- not by a long shot. The company is now rolling out an update to Google Camera that lets you choose the aspect ratio for your photos, not just the resolution. If you prefer a movie-like widescreen …

Uber gets cozy with AT&T, using its network and preloading its app on Android phones

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Dan Taylor/Heisenberg Media<p>Typically we look at preloaded apps on our smartphones as carrier bloatware to be deleted …

Samsung Moves To Upstage Apple With New Biometric Data Platform

Samsung is building a “data bank” of people’s biometric information that app developers and researchers can plug into to create clever, health-related services — ideally for Samsung devices.<p>Following the release of its Gear Fit wearable fitness tracker, its new SAMI platform, overseen by a former …