Unless you have been living under a rock you have probably heard all about ISPs asking the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) for the right to charge premium fees for prime access across their networks. The argument started when Comcast was punished by the FCC for throttling certain types of traffic. This behavior was originally defended under the blanket of preventing piracy, but it was soon discovered that Comcast had other plans.
According to the latest rankings of 100 most valuable global brands compiled by market research firm Millward Brown, Google is the most valuable brand in the world. Google has come to the first spot instead of Apple, which was the first in the rankings for three years, but now fell to second place because the Apple's value on an annual basis fell by 20 % and now amounts to $148 billion.
Until now, the American editor Evan Blass Nelson (better known as @evleaks) proved to be quite reliable source of information about new products.
Google has apparently decided to buy Twitch, a platform for publishing content from games, according to Variety. The value of the acquisition is estimated at over a billion dollars.
Potentially bad news have arrived for all those who are waiting for the Nexus 6 or some other new device from the line - Google decided to stop their business with the Nexus line. Although information is still far from an official confirmation, the source is very reliable - @evleaks.
A month after a one-day promotional sales campaign, Google has finally released the Glass for the retail sale. On the promotional day they sold large quantities of this gadget, stocks of white versions were completely sold out, and consequently in the company were satisfied with the action.
A few users noticed that Google is testing a new interface for its popular Gmail service. Good people from Geek.com have snagged a few screenshots from the test phase of the new website, and have shared them with the public.
Google in the United States launched a marketing campaign to popularize Glass smart glasses. All who wish to participate in this unusual test can contact the company on a special phone number and indicate their interest. Google will then send them a copy of Glass on their home address, but without the included hardware.
At the first developer conference dedicated to the concept of a modular cell phone Ara, Google's head of the project Paul Eremenko gave the first clues about the possible occurrence of the devices on the market. As he publicly announced before the audience on the first day of the conference, mobile phone Ara should go on sale in January next year. Basic package should include the motherboard, and with it the screen, Wi-Fi and processor modules. Such a device with core functionality cost only $ 50, while other modules would be available for purchase to customers who make their mobile phone adapted to their own needs.
Google introduced the first version of Module Developers Kit (MDK) for Ara Project, which is available to all interested developers for free. If you are not yet familiar with this project, it is a concept of developing a modular mobile phone where users can select and arrange individual components depending on what they need from their mobile phone.