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March 2, 2017

Google ‘Playables’ lets you demo a game live on your device from an ad

Game advertisements are one of the more common ads we see on mobile devices, and sometimes, they do actually work. But for the most part, we just don’t want to stop what we’re doing, go download or even buy an app, then eventually get back to what we were doing. Now, Google wants to fix that with “Playables.”

October 31, 2013

Google releases Google Play Services 4.0 w/ Google Mobile Ads SDK and new APIs for devs

Google has decided to launch the new Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat today at a quiet press event and alongside those announcements is also releasing Google Play Services 4.0. The update to the developer services platform includes the integration of Google Mobile Ads SDK, and also offers new features for Google+, Google Wallet Instant Buy APIs, and geofencing.

Google says the new Google Mobile Ads SDK lets those using AdMob to monetize their apps provide “seamless improvements” to users. For example, pushing bug fixes automatically. The new Play Services also include new Maps and Location features:

You can save power by requesting larger latency values for notifications alerting your app to users entering or exiting geofences, or request that entry alerts are sent only after a user stays within a geofence for a specified period of time. Setting generous dwell times helps to eliminate unwanted notifications when a user passes near a geofence or their location is seen to move across a boundary. The Maps API enhances map customization features, letting you specify marker opacity, fade-in effects, and visibility of 3D buildings. It’s also now possible to change ground overlay images.

WIth Google Play Services 4.0, Google is offering Google Wallet Instant Buy APIs to everyone with a simplified API. New Wallet Objects means “you can award loyalty points to a user’s saved rewards program ID for each applicable Google Wallet Instant Buy purchase.”

The the new Google Play services SDK is available to download now for developers to start developing with the new Android 4.4 APIs. You can learn more in Google’s blog post here.

Google also noted that it’s dropping support for Froyo in this release now that “over 97% of devices now running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or newer platform versions.”

May 23, 2012

Google VP David Lawee discusses Motorola, says two-thirds of acquisitions are successful

 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBduf8o0AbI] Google’s Vice President of Corporate Development David Lawee sat down with MG Siegler today at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City to discuss the search engine’s history with acquisitions including yesterday’s buyout of Motorola Mobility.  The entire interview is above (part 2 is below-soon), but the main point of discussion concerns the nugget that Google […]

April 5, 2012

Larry Page posts ‘Update From the CEO 2012’ memo detailing Google’s aspirations

On the Google Investor Relations website, Google’s Chief Executive Officer Larry Page just published his “2012 Update from the CEO” to give an update on the state of the company since taking over as chief and “reorganizing the management team” around the company’s core products. In the letter, Page talks a lot about one of […]

February 17, 2012

Google allegedly outsmarted mobile Safari to force ad cookies upon iOS users

Internet giant Google found itself in a middle of a potential public relations nightmare following a Wall Street Journal article this morning. Tentatively titled “Google’s iPhone Tracking,” the article asserts that “Google Inc. and other advertising companies have been bypassing the privacy settings of millions of people using Apple Inc.’s Web browser on their iPhones […]

January 18, 2012

Oracle on Android: ‘Each day’s worth of activations likely generates approximately $10 million in annual mobile advertising revenue for Google’

Software maker Oracle estimated that each day’s worth of Android activations makes Google approximately $10 million in annual revenue while also strengthening its Google+ service, German patent blogger Florian Mueller wrote on his FOSS Patents blog today. Oracle made this claim at a German court in regards to its patent infringement claims against the search giant: While this […]

August 27, 2015

Google AdWords full-screen in-app ads get a little prettier with redesign

There might not be any topic more heated in today’s digital space than advertising. In most cases, no ads is better than any ads at all. The reality right now is, however, that no ads still also means no money to pay writers at sites like this one. With all that said, Google’s AdWords team has […]

December 3, 2015

Google brings app streaming to ads, letting users try before they download

Google introduced a really awesome feature called app streaming to search results last month, and now a very similar technology is coming to the company’s AdMob ad platform. A couple new app ad formats are being introduced today, the first of which allowing users to try out an app within an ad itself before downloading…

August 30, 2018

Google releases Tink, a simple, cross-platform cryptography library

As (increasingly frequent) data leaks have proven, encryption is hard, and good encryption can be even harder. Today, Google has announced the first major release of Tink, an open-source, cross-platform library designed to make secure encryption easier for developers to use correctly.

May 18, 2016

Google’s Android Instant Apps lets you use them without installing

Google had already showed us a glimpse of functionality in Android that made the platform capable of streaming apps from the Play Store without actually installing them — like with AdMob’s ad platform, for instance. The feature had been rumored for a long time now, and games already took advantage of something similar, but today, […]

June 5, 2020

Report: State antitrust lawsuit could push for break up of Google’s advertising business

For the past several months, both the Department of Justice and state attorneys general have been readying antitrust investigations into Google. A new report today says that the US states are looking to break up Google’s ad division.

May 3, 2011

South Korea police cracks down on Google over location tracking

It didn’t take long for the iPhone location tracking issue to escalate and get blown out of proportion. The story spread like a wildfire as we learned that both Google and Apple were summoned for the May 10 Congressional hearing. That was just a warm up, though. Reuters reports that South Korea police is after […]

May 16, 2013

Google updates AdMob with local payment support, improved ad filtering, more

Google announced updates to its AdMob ad network, which it acquired in 2010, including improved app promotion, strong filters for ad relevance, local payments eliminating currency conversions, and more.

Developers will see the changes roll out over the next few months according to Google.

June 4, 2013

Google announces Web Designer, a new HTML5 content creation tool aimed at ad development … for now

Google announced its new HTML5 creation tool called Web Designer (via Tech Crunch) that it says will ship “in the coming months.” Google Web Designer will empower creative professionals to create cutting-edge advertising as well as engaging web content like sites and applications – for free. In its announcement, Google notes that “90% of multiple […]

January 29, 2015

Google announces Q4 2014 earnings: $18.1B revenue, $6.88 EPS, $4.76B net income

[youtube http://youtu.be/0DPgWaxOcNw] Google is out today with its Q4 2014 earnings results from the holiday quarter. The company reports revenue of $18.1 billion, earnings per share of $6.88, with net income of $4.76 billion. “Google’s full year revenue for 2014 was $66 billion, up 19% year on year,” said Patrick Pichette, CFO of Google, “and […]

May 11, 2011

Users not buying your apps? Google's cool guide to the App Galaxy has a few tricks that might help

Hot on the heels of a plethora of yesterday’s Android announcements, Google has launched a new site aimed at app developers. In a nod at “The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, a sci-fi comedy series by Douglas Adams, the company named it “The Guide to the App Galaxy by Google”. Available here, this useful new […]

May 4, 2011

Has Google gone too far pushing the envelope on privacy?

We told you yesterday how South Korea police raided Google’s Seoul office on suspicion that its mobile advertising arm AdMob was collecting personal location information without consent or approval from the Korean Communication Commission. As the debate about location tracking intensifies, companies like Google and Apple find themselves at the center of the heated exchange […]

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