Websites and apps should load faster from Google search for users of Chrome for Android following moves to prioritise slow-loading resources.
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Chinese developers are now able to make money by selling their apps on the Google Play Store, with the internet giant announcing that it is extending its app store merchant support to the country.
This new feature will bring the top news of the past week in the world of Android to your screen. This week saw KitKat getting bigger, apps for the Chromebook, and a review of the "best Android" phone.
Apple has updated its App Store review guidelines ahead of the unveiling of the iPhone 6 and release of iOS 8, telling developers of "plain creepy" or "cobbled together" apps to brace for rejection.
Unlike its U.S. rival, though, the Chinese search giant is developing a vehicle that allows drivers to take control if they choose to and is designed to assist drivers on the road.
Chinese search giant opens another startup development center in northern Chinese municipal of Tianjin, offering free office space as well as finance, legal, and technical support.
Time to look back on the week on ZDNet Mobile News gathered in one place in case you missed something.
The start of search operations coincides with a series of Brazil-China technology agreements.
The search giant's Google My Business service provides SMBs a suite and apps to manage their presence. The move highlights how Google and Facebook are actively courting SMBs and their ad dollars.
Chinese state media has warned that Google, Apple, Yahoo, and Microsoft, along with a host of other US technology companies can become "cybersecurity threats" to Chinese users, as the country moves to review imported technology.
The Senate Select Committee on the NBN has found the government's fibre-to-the-node (FttN) model is "inadequate", criticised the government's NBN Strategic Review for fudging its numbers to support the FttN model, and recommended that NBN Co be "unshackled" to continue the FttP rollout free from political interference.
The Windows RT 8.1-based Surface 2 is a fine tablet for home and work, but the recommendation comes with some sizeable caveats.
iPhone maker sees its share in the Chinese smartphone market inch up 1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013, boosted by demand for iPhone 5s, reveals IDC numbers.
Chinese search giant announces plans to acquire the remaining shares in group-buying website, Nuomi, further expanding its business portfolio beyond search.
Chinese developers of car service mobile apps, Didi Taxi and Kuaidadi, each secured US$100 million funds in recent months as market players look to tap China's growing online-to-offline (O2O) space.
The details of NBN Co's strategic review will be pored over for the next few days, but these are the basic numbers that NBN Co has compiled comparing the different policies.
The new feature means participating apps can accept search terms straight from Google Search, integrating Google's features deeper into the ecosystem.
The Chinese Internet giant will roll out its search engine and other products for the Thai market, which is among its overseas expansion priorities that also includes Indonesia, Brazil and Egypt.
China has initiated a crackdown on mobile apps that offer news services but failed to obtain the necessary regulatory approval, which are notoriously difficult to obtain.
UPDATED 3. The search giant said it was "investigating reports" of issues with three of its main cloud-based productivity apps, following reports of sluggish or downed service.
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