Google buys app maker Bump to improve mobile file sharing (DW)
Users of Android-based smartphones may soon just have to knock knuckles with their friends to share data. Technology giant Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has announced the purchase of Bump, which has developed the popular application. Bump Technologies co-founder and Chief Executive David Lieb disclosed the purchase of the firm by Google in a message on Bump’s website Monday. Bump couldn’t be more thrilled to join Google, he said, adding that the startup company’s popular applications Bump and Flock would continue to work as always.
Google Analytics To End Support For IE8 By Year’s End (Tech Crunch)
Internet Explorer 8, which launched in 2009, isn’t exactly a modern browser by any standards and it’s slowly turning into the new Internet Explorer 6. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) stopped supporting Google Apps on IE8 last year, and today, the company announced that Google Analytics will also stop supporting it by the end of the year.
Is Google Killing $150 Million In Ad Revenue?_ (Forbes)
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Play Developer Program Policies will be seeing some significant changes this week on September 20, 2013. Rob Weber, co-founder of NativeX, weighs in on a potential $150 million in ad revenue at stake and the impact on the Android market.
Solar Plane Pioneers Team Up with Google (livescience)
The company behind Solar Impulse, the first solar airplane capable of flying day and night without using any fuel, is partnering with Google to help promote its goal of circumnavigating the globe in 2015 using only solar energy. Solar Impulse will work with the Silicon Valley-based Internet giant to enhance the company’s social media presence leading up to the planned flight around the world. Google’s various online or mobile platforms, including YouTube, Google+, Google Earth and Google Glass will be used to share information and multimedia with Solar Impulse supporters, company officials said.
Google announces incoming Haswell Chromebooks (Gizmag)
During last week’s Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) previewed a batch of upcoming Chrome devices based around Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)‘s 4th-generation Core i processors. As well as revealing new Chromebook models from existing partners Acer and HP, the Mountain View-based multinational also announced two new sign-ups to its cloud-based operating environment in the shape of Toshiba and Asus.