Google sells Motorola to Lenovo

Google has confirmed that it has sold its Motorola unit to Lenovo for 2.91 billion. Visit DigitalHome.ca for more!

Google Paying $1M to Hack Chrome at Security Conference

If your hacking skills are up to snuff, you might want to take a crack at Google Chrome. There’s plenty of cash up for grabs at the CanSecWest digital security conference in Vancouver on March 7-9 – all courtesy of Google – if you’re able to expose vulnerabilities in the Chrome browser. If you execute [...]

YouTube Shoots Up to 4 Billion Views a Day

Just think about this: every second one hour of video is uploaded to YouTube. I’m sure you’re thinking, that’s about 60 hours uploaded per minute. This all translates into about 4 billion video views a day, up 25 percent in the last eight months. Contributing to the increased popularity is the obvious rise in smartphone [...]

Google cancels various underperforming products and services

In a blog posting this week, Google has announced the closure of a number of products and projects, including Google Gears, Knol, and Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal, which the company says haven’t had the impact they had hoped for.

The announcement is the third such announcement by the search giant in the last three months.

Google’s Canadian eBookstore arrives with similar pricing to its competitors

Google’s eBookstore launched in Canada Tuesday. The online store, which will compete with the likes of Amazon, Kobo and Apple, is offering thousands of paid titles and nearly 2 million public domain books free of charge.

The eBookstore first opened its virtual doors in December 2010 in the United States.

Update: Samsung Nexus will come with Ice Cream Sandwich

Google and Samsung have announced that the Galaxy Nexus smartphone which will be the first Android smartphone to come with Ice Cream sandwich natively installed.

For those readers who don’t know, Ice Cream Sandwich is the code name for the fourth major version of the Android mobile Operating system which Google says combines the best of the Android 2.x phone interface with the Android 3.x Honeycomb tablet interface.

Zagat Survey sold to Google

Zagat Survey, a popular restaurant recommendations and ratings service, has been acquired by Google.

Web Browser Share for August

Google’s Chrome web browser continued to gain market share on the desktop at the expense of Internet Explorer and Firefox in August 2011 according to recent figures published by NetMarketshare.

Total worldwide browser usage in August 2011 for Chrome was 15.51%, up 2.02% from July and more than double the 7.72% recorded in the same month of 2010.

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