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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Researchers warn that web sites and apps communicating via WebRTC may have broader access to computer microphones and cameras than users realise.
The microblogging platform has acquired Madbits, a startup focused on computer vision and dynamic search technology.
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.
In 1977 I decided to buy a computer. Microsoft and Apple were newly founded, the IBM PC was years away and there were no killer apps. It took over a year, but I had to have one and it changed my life.
I hear from a lot of folks who want to find that one hybrid tablet system that can be their only computer. I think most of these people are on a quixotic search.
The new feature means participating apps can accept search terms straight from Google Search, integrating Google's features deeper into the ecosystem.
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.
After five years of Google's Chrome browser, the search giant is hoping to take Chrome apps to the desktop.
Chinese search giant's investments in location-based services, apps and online video help it gain traction in mobile. Overall, it booked a 4.5 percent dip in net profit to US$430.8 million, amid rising expenses from marketing and R&D.
For Microsoft, losing Office 365 deals to Google Apps is losing the platform. For Google, Apps is a nice business designed to distract Microsoft from search.
The recent product launches put the Chinese search giant in direct competition with Qihoo 360, which currently dominates the free computer maintenance and antivirus software market in China.
You may not think Google Glass has any practical applications in the enterprise — not yet, anyway — but one U.S. firm is working on disproving the naysayers by bringing a range of enterprise apps to the search giant's wearable technology by early 2014.
Google will soon start showing in-app activity for certain apps that include Google+ integration alongside its desktop search results.
While this might incite some to rehash rumors about a Facebook phone, Mobile DevCon is more about educating developers on Graph Search and better engaging users across apps and games.
Microsoft brings more web to Office 365 Home Premium with five new Bing apps, adding search and mapping data to the productivity suite.
There's more than one way to chip away at Google's search share, according to Microsoft. Mobile apps offer another avenue, says head of Redmond's AppEx team.
Google rolls out a new mini search engine designed to connect enterprise customers with local experts.
Alibaba-owned site makes local map search, running on Aliyun, available on certain mobile apps and through its lifestyle portal.
Google's third quarter earnings miss may reflect that user behavior is changing to mobile apps and vertical search. That move may impact search profits.
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