Google Corporate October 14, 2014

 

Sundar likes sweets. Lollipops too? Tomorrow’s supposed to be the big day, but we can’t avoid some of the hidden gems lurking in this teaser.

Here’s Android Lettuce hoping to get the call. Do you see him?

Android-Lettuce

Also, gotta love the shot of all the previous Android versions sitting on the table with a batch of Easter eggs set in the mix. Easter eggs by the Easter eggs!

Easter-Eggs

We’re pulling for a dark horse like Lava Cake or Lady Finger, but those are less likely to happen. One particular editor has his money on Lima Bean, but that guy is just a crazy dreamer. Be sure to let us know what you think Google has planned for Android 5.0.

 

 

Earlier today, Verizon sent out invites to an October 28th press event for its unveiling of the DROID Turbo, but thanks to leak from Android Central, we now know everything there is to know about the device. The report claims that the device will be available in classic Verizon red and black variants with 32GB of internal storage.

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Google announced today that its rebranding its Google Shopping Express service while expanding the same day delivery service to new markets and merchants. While announcing the new shorter “Google Express” name, Google announced that the service is now available in Chicago, Boston, and Washington D.C. After first rolling out the service a year ago, it’s now accessible to more than 7 million people.

Google also noted some of the big merchants it’s added support for in recent months, including alcohol delivery in the Bay Area, making for a total of 16 new shopping options through Express: expand full story

Google Corporate October 13, 2014

Eric Schmidt has been busy pounding the pavement promoting his new book How Google Works, but today the Google chairman switched gears and made a stop in Berlin to visit the headquarters of Native Instruments, a major producer of hardware and software for digital music production. In front of an intimate group of company founders, scientists and economists, Schmidt touched on important topics like innovation, tech and the future of the internet.

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FBI Director James Comey isn’t backing down from his position that Google and Apple are wrong to encrypt customer smartphone data preventing law enforcement agencies the possibility of access if requested. After last month sharing that the FBI was in talks with the two companies to discuss concerns with marketing devices as being inaccessible to third-parties including the government, the FBI Director spoke with CBS News in an interview where he continued to make the case against such encryption… expand full story

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Google has confirmed to Engadget that it is trialling a feature which detects when someone is searching for symptoms of an illness, and proactively offers a video chat with a doctor.

The message states that “all costs are covered by Google during this limited trial,” suggesting that the service will be a paid one if and when it launches …  expand full story

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