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Google is putting its network where its mouth is by offering free Internet peering over its Google Fibre network to media providers and content delivery networks.
Google promises that the addition of Andromeda will provide better and faster network connections for Compute Engine customers.
The tech giant has hired Burak Nehbit, creator of the encrypted content-sharing network Aether.
Google joins IBM, NEC, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony as a full member of the Open Invention Network open-source and Linux patent protection organization.
Google's Project Link has become a wholesale access provider for operators in Uganda.
A failure of two separate, redundant network paths resulted in a service distruption to Gmail.
A spoof social network jokes to share absolutely everything (and then some), but then again, how much are you sharing with the likes of Google and Apple already?
Michael Slinger, director of business operations for the Google Fiber team, in the announcement that the initial priority is to upgrade the existing fiber network in Provo to be Gigabit-ready.
Everyone knows Facebook is the most popular social network, but battling it out for second and third place are Google's YouTube and Google+.
If the deal between Provo and Google doesn't work out, the tech giant can sell the network back for a dollar.
Google has bought out an existing fiber-optic network owned by the city of Provo so Fiber can move in.
Facebook still has a massive lead, but Google+, with 343-million active users, is now the second most popular social network.
Google is setting up a 50 base-station network for its Mountain View HQ, thought to be a way of testing out an experimental network architecture.
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Fuhu Inc., the Los Angeles startup behind the $199 Nabi childrens' tablet with Google Nexus guts, is suing former partner Toys "R" Us, which plans to launch its own competing Tabeo tablet next month.
Redmond's education push gains momentum as global network of Catholic schools signs up, but analysts reckon Google can catch up by improving user experience and product integration.
The UK government should not force ISPs to mandate opt-in porn filters, according to Google and Talk Talk.Government plans to legislate for network-level parental controls that force people to either opt-in or opt-out of pornographic and violent content "would be a mistake", and Google head of UK public policy Sarah Hunter told the Google Big Tent event on Wednesday in answer to a question from ZDNet UK.
Apple has finally acknowledged the use of OpenStreetMap data in its iOS iPhoto app, the open-source mapping project said on Thursday.The iPhoto app, a photo-sorting tool for the iPad and iPhone, switched from Google Maps to OpenStreetMap (OSM) data back in March.
Google+'s best feature is that it gives you the power to block people from you, your information, and your messages. Once you do that, they can never darken your social network doorstep again.
Google is betting on an open source network management architecture and its own routers.
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