The largest community-based traffic app, Waze, had updated its features after three years. As Google had bought the app, the company said it will soon roll out on Android devices too.
Indonesian president is scheduled to visit US's giant tech companies during his first trip in the United States. The trip will start on October 26 and it will be a five-day trip full of bilateral business agenda.
Google announces that the company has acquired a Portuguese based startup, Digisfera for an undisclosed amount. With the acquisition, Google is expected to improve its Street View application as all Digisfera's employees will be working with Google for its Street View team.
Google Play will get a major upgrade soon according to a teaser released by a Googler, Kirill Grouchnikov. Based on the teaser, the apps store will feature a better categorization method and will become a lot more user-friendly as Google is planning to cope with the increasing number of new users using the apps store.
Many iPhone users are surprised when they could not access Apple News app in mainland China when they were able to use it in many places around the world. Granted that the said app is being tested in the United Kingdom and Australia, still the app is prevented by Chinese censorship from being activated.
Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi announces its latest flagship and addition to its high demand Mi4 family with the new Mi4c. The company has been able to keep with its theme of producing an affordable smartphone with high spec. The Mi4c according to some reviewers comes with a spec similar likes the Google Nexus 5X but with cheaper price tag.
The world's largest smartphone manufacturer, Samsung is struggling to increase its market share after the company continuously reported a decline in profit. The first decline is reported back in its third quarter revenue in 2014. Investors are anxious to see what Samsung has in plan to ensure more revenue for their next quarterly report.
Japanese automobile major Toyota Motor Corp is planning to launch driverless cars in the market by 2020. Toyota will launch three models in semi-automatic range this year in Japan market. The semi-automatic cars equipped with Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) are technology-driven vehicles that change lanes, merge with traffic or even overtake other vehicles. The fourth generation Prius hybrid car is one among the three semi-automatic models is scheduled for launch in Japan market in 2015.
Ruling out North America's claim that European antitrust authority is going in an anti-US bias in dealing with Google and Apple, the European Competition Commissioner (ECC) Margrethe Vestager has termed it as a misleading notion of the world's largest economy. Vestager has been criticized in the US media for her role in opening multiple cases against the US corporate giants Google, Apple, Amazon and Starbucks during the past one year. Vestager has become the target of the US media as European regulators are protecting EU companies from the US competition.
Amazon is disallowing the sale of media-streaming devices from Apple and Google. In an e-mail to its marketplace sellers, the Web retailer says that after October 29, it will no longer sell Apple TV's and Google Chromecasts. "It's important that the streaming media players we sell interact well with Prime Video in order to avoid customer confusion," said Amazon in the e-mail.
The five-years patent lawsuit battle between Microsoft and Google had finally come to an end after both companies agreed to drop the lawsuit for an undisclosed amount. The announcement was made by in a joint statement from the two companies.
Google invited some media personnel to introduce the prototype of the first Google self-driving car. Sergey Brin said they're looking for expert car makers in the industry to build the car.
Google unveiled its new Chromecast gadget on Tuesday during the same launching event as the new Nexus flagship in San Francisco. The new update saw Google providing users with two Chromecast devices for normal video and TV streaming and also for music streaming.
The giant tech company, Google had unveiled their latest android flagship during an event on October 29th. The company releases two new android phone the Nexus 5X and big-screened Nexus 6P. The event marks the first official gadgets release under the new CEO Sundar Pichai.
Google will install public Wi-Fi across 400 railway stations in India. Reports say this would be the largest public Wi-Fi in the country and certainly one of the largest in the world.