February 1, 2017

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says ‘in Silicon Valley, being an immigrant doesn’t matter’

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has been very outspoken about President Donald Trump’s recent immigration executive order, having just a few days sent a memo to Google employees saying that “it’s painful to see the personal cost of this executive order on our colleagues.” Now he has come out (via an interview with Walt Mossberg at […]

June 24, 2016

Google is reportedly working on a support app w/ screen sharing for Nexus devices

According to a report this morning out of Android Police, Google is working on an app for live support on Nexus devices. Tentatively named “Google Support,” the app — think Amazon’s Mayday button — will allow users to quickly get help with their phones. This app also reportedly features the ability to share your screen […]

June 16, 2016

Apple exec explains why the company has not brought iMessage to Android

Prior to WWDC, a report emerged claiming that Apple would at long last unveil iMessage for Android. Seeing how Apple had made its streaming music service available on Android, many found this report to be somewhat plausible. As you’re probably aware of by now, however, iMessage for Android was nowhere to be found at WWDC this week. […]

June 1, 2016

Sundar Pichai talks Nexus phones, China, AI & Google Home, more at Code Conference [Video]

Google CEO Sundar Pichai took the stage at Recode’s Code Conference 2016 today, and while much of what he said were PR-friendly reiterations, he did elaborate and provide more color on some of the moves Google made at I/O late last month. Of course the topics of artificial intelligence, Google Home, Android OEMs, the Nexus program, […]

May 27, 2014

Sergey Brin: Google Glass will be a “commercial product” this year (give or take)

While on stage at the Code Conference, Google co-founder Sergey Brin talked Google Glass with Re/Code editors Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. When asked about the commercial availability of the product, Brin said that he hopes it will be available to all consumers by the end of the year. He remarked that “Google Glass will […]

May 29, 2013

Live blog: Motorola’s Woodside and Dugan at D11 conference

We’re here at the AllThingsD D11 conference where Walt Mossberg is interviewing Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside and SVP Regina Dugan. Catch our live blog below:

October 11, 2012

Google Chairman talks Android, Maps and Apple

[protected-iframe id=”fba4968a820a17cc068f8ee5f5f51b11-22754319-13611283″ info=”http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1249127/events/1589787/videos/4688906/player?autoPlay=false&height=396&mute=false&width=704″ width=”704″ height=”396″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”] Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt sat down for an AllThingsD talk last night with Walt Mossberg. Among other topics, they not-surprisingly discussed Android and his thoughts on Apple. Much of the talk centered around Schmidt’s thoughts on the Android-Apple platform fight, which he called “the defining fight in the industry […]

July 10, 2012

Influential reviewer Walt Mossberg calls Nexus 7 ‘a winner’

[protected-iframe id=”c19d2937b392badf873cb923e56317bd-22427743-13611283″ info=”http://live.wsj.com/public/page/embed-4A016153_4896_4081_9C06_21387BF6B924.html” width=”512″ height=”288″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”] We were big fans of the Nexus 7, but sometimes it is good to hear what the older generation has to say. Walt Mossberg, the highly influential product reviewer for the Wall Street Journal, had his go with the Nexus 7 and came away recommending it. He said […]

June 1, 2012

Hollywood’s Ari Emanuel responds to Google SVPs, requests meeting to ‘resolve’ copyright issues

Mega-agent Ari Emanuel (you know—the conceited big shot who Jeremy Piven played in the hit HBO show “Entourage“) just wrote an open response to Google asking for the company, along with Silicon Valley and Hollywood, to join forces and develop a solution to the country’s piracy and copyright issues. Emanuel appeared at the AllThingsD D10 Conference […]

Google SVPs discuss YouTube piracy, Chrome marketshare at D10

Two Google senior vice presidents appeared on stage at the AllThingsD D10 Conference yesterday to discuss all things YouTube and Chrome with co-host Walt Mossberg. Mossberg asked Google’s ad wizard Susan Wojcicki why the search engine does not find and filter copyrighted material. The topic came in leiu of Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel’s assertions from […]

April 24, 2012

Google Drive goes live [Video]

After what felt like years of speculation, Google finally released its Google Drive product. The rumors were true: 5GB, Mac and PC apps, collaboration and editing, OCR, and —of course —a hefty search. Google also released an Android Google Drive app that allows you to access the service directly from your mobile device. Create and collaborate. Google Docs is built right into […]

December 7, 2011

Walt Mossberg reviews the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime: “best Android tablet”

AllThingsD’s review columnist Walt Mossberg has graced us with his Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime review this evening, giving the device a pretty high score. Mossberg, a renowned reviewer, calls the Prime the best Android tablet he has tested. Mossberg compliments the Prime on its fast quad-core Tegra 3 processor and keyboard dock which can […]

October 31, 2011

Full hour of Andy Rubin at AllThingsD Asia

We got the highlights before but here’s the whole hour long interview. [vodpod id=Video.15630199&w=650&h=420&fv=videoGUID%3D%7BB5506435-F8CB-497B-8356-51C6261CF867%7D%26amp%3Bplayerid%3D4001%26amp%3BplyMediaEnabled%3D1%26amp%3BconfigURL%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwsj.vo.llnwd.net%2Fo28%2Fplayers%2F%26amp%3BautoStart%3Dfalse] Important quotes below:

October 21, 2011

Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet from Asus will be upgradeable to Ice Cream Sandwich by year’s end

When Asus chairman Jonney Shih sat opposite the Wall Street Journal columnist Walt Mossberg at the AsiaD conference saying his company was taking Android seriously, he wasn’t kidding. The Eee Pad Transformer Prime, the successor to his company’s Eee Pad Transformer tablet, will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. However, the device will have Android 3.2 […]

Android tablets gain market share during Q3, still trail iPad in enterprise

According to research firm Strategy Analytics (via Bloomberg), Google’s Android-based tablets gained market share in the iPad dominated tablet market during the third quarter, specifically led by new models from Samsung (presumably referring to the same Galaxy Tab family that is currently the focus of patent related litigation between Apple and Samsung). The report claims Android […]

October 20, 2011

Asus chairman: “Android is improving very fast”

[vodpod id=Video.15577917&w=670&h=551&fv=videoGUID%3D%7B2A16FA04-A4C1-45E8-BFE9-A5E3510D3ABD%7D%26amp%3Bplayerid%3D4001%26amp%3BplyMediaEnabled%3D1%26amp%3BconfigURL%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwsj.vo.llnwd.net%2Fo28%2Fplayers%2F%26amp%3BautoStart%3Dfalse] Asus chairman Jonney Shih sat down for a fireside chat with the Wall Street Journal columnist Walt Mossberg at the AsiaD conference yesterday to talk tablets, smartphones, cloud computing and general trends in our industry. The interesting Google tidbit came at the end of a preview video, included above. Of Android, Shih said: […]

October 19, 2011

Andy Rubin talks Ice Cream Sandwich, flopped tablet market, and the competition

[vodpod id=Video.15574492&w=650&h=420&fv=videoGUID%3D%7BA25F6988-9F92-4DC4-B2E8-9301D744D860%7D%26amp%3Bplayerid%3D4001%26amp%3BplyMediaEnabled%3D1%26amp%3BconfigURL%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fm.wsj.net%2Fvideo-players%2F%26amp%3BautoStart%3Dfalse] Google mobile chief Andy Rubin just got off stage at AsiaD with Walt Mossberg where, among other things, he answered questions on the recently unveiled Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and showed off the latest OS running on a Galaxy Nexus. After talking Ice Cream Sandwich for a bit, an audience member asked […]

July 25, 2011

Acer’s ex-CEO rumored to join Samsung and help boost Chromebook sales

As you know, Acer lost its CEO Gianfranco Lanci who resigned in March for his inability to produce an answer to Apple’s iPad which ushered in the post-PC era. At the same time, Samsung’s notebook shipments are declining due to weak netbook sales affected by, you guessed right, the iPad and tablets in general. It […]

July 19, 2011

Schmidt: Android will conquer Asia, you’ll see Google protect HTC from Apple

Google’s Eric Schmidt chats with the Wall Street Journal columnist Walt Mossberg at D9 conference in May 2011. Photo: Asa Mathat | All Things Digital Interesting comments by Google’s executive chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt at Google’s Mobile Revolution conference here Tuesday. 9to5Mac, our parent site, already reported how Schmidt bashed Apple for suing Android […]

May 3, 2011

"The Soviet ministries" force Google to nix Android tethering

Bad news for data-hungry Android fans. According to DroidLife, carriers are pressuring Google to selectively block third-party apps which enable tethering on Android devices. Worse, they seem to be succeeding at it, too. This change in stance affects the many tethering programs on Android Market such as Wireless Tether. The site did a little digging […]

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