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Google on Twitter: "Since @GooglePhotos launched, people have uploaded more than 50 BILLION photos and videos"

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Google search chief Amit Singhal looks to the future

<b>For more than a decade, boxes have helped Google dominate search - both the rectangle on its home page and the web browser address bars that send users to its results.</b><p>But smartphones now account for more internet use than PCs, and that changes things.<p>"When you have a 5in-diagonally-across screen - …

China will announce a drastic environmental plan that some US lawmakers have been trying to pass for years

The plan — which is meant to encourage the use of clean energy sources by putting annual limits on the amount of carbon pollution that can be emitted — represents a significant step for the world's second-largest economy.<p>The agreement, expected to begin in 2017, could help set the tone for global …

Google Is 2 Billion Lines of Code—And It's All in One Place

How big is Google? We can answer that question in terms of revenue or stock price or customers or, well, metaphysical influence. But that's not all. …

Ανοίγει τον Οκτώβριο το ασφαλιστικό

Την επίσπευση των διαδικασιών της «επιτροπής σοφών», για τη μεταρρύθμιση του ασφαλιστικού εξήγγειλε, νωρίτερα σήμερα, κατά την παράδοση και παραλαβή …

Climate-smart cities could save the world $22tn, say economists

Green buildings and better infrastructure would not only spur economic growth but also cut carbon emissions equal to India’s annual output<p>Putting cities on a course of smart growth – with expanded public transit, energy-saving buildings, and better waste management - could save as much as $22tn and …

Apple planning 2016 'iPhone 7' to be thinnest yet, in-line with new iPod touch & iPad Air 2

Breaking<p>While all eyes are on this week's "iPhone 6s" unveiling, Apple's 2016 iPhone upgrade is already in the works, with the company said to be …

Google is heading back to China

Google<p>left China five years ago after disputes over censorship with the Chinese government, but according to a report Friday in The Information, the …

What the CEO of the “New” Google Needs to Do Next

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>The Google/Alphabet metamorphosis has catapulted Sundar Pichai into one of the highest profile leadership jobs in Silicon Valley. As the new CEO of Google, he has been handed the keys to one of the world’s most valuable brands, the top website to open to get to other websites, the most …

Europe fails on electronics recycling goals

<i>OSLO (Reuters, Alister Doyle)</i> – Only a third of Europe’s electronic waste is properly recycled, with vast numbers of cellphones, computers and televisions illegally traded or dumped, a study led by the United Nations and INTERPOL said on Sunday.<p>Sweden and Norway were close to European targets of …

LG Google Nexus 5: Smartphone to be launched in September, to compete with Apple's iPhone 6S

The next iteration of Google's Nexus smartphone, tentatively termed Nexus 5 (2015), has been the subject of intense rumour mills for a significant …

Warren Buffett just disclosed his newest $4.5 billion investment pick

Buffett now owns 57,975,456 shares, or a 10% stake, in the Texas-based energy company, according to a securities filing posted shortly after 8 p.m. ET.<p>As of Friday's share price close at $77.23, Buffett's stake is valued at more than $4.47 billion.<p>Buffett had been aggressively buying shares of …

Investing

Tiny solar cells could soon charge electric vehicles while on the road

Researchers claim to have hit on the right combination of solar cell type and battery to charge an electric vehicle battery with higher efficiency …

Report: A major change in YouTube is about to arrive, with paywall in-tow

YouTube is firmly embedded in the internet culture as a type of defacto new television network. With over a billion subscribers, the Google-owned website is host to an untold amount of user generated content as well as more professional projects, and even major movie and music features. The media …

Internet

Tesla agrees to buy lithium from Mexican mine for its Gigafactory

Tesla has entered into an agreement to buy lithium from a soon-to-be-built mine in Northern Mexico to supply a key ingredient in the batteries that …

Enterprise Users Will Fuel Shipments Of Large Tablets, Says Strategy Analytics

Shipments of tablets are struggling as phablets like the iPhone 6 Plus become more popular. Enterprise users, however, may be the tablet’s saving grace, boosting sales of higher-end models like the Surface Pro 3 and the anticipated iPad Pro, which Apple is expected to announce in fall.<p>This means …

5 Oddball Skyscrapers Underway Around the Globe

An “old-fashioned pen” in Morocco, an “armored block” in Macau, and a billion-dollar “coconut” in Dubai are a few of the wacky and wonderful architectural works on the rise—and there are plenty more on the way.<p>Here’s the skinny on five other unusual structures in the pipeline, from an asymmetrical …