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Dion Hinchliffe posted a modernizing round up of Enterprise 2.0 tools, and I thought it would be useful to highlight: How you can use the Google suite for the same functions and benefits What else you can do with Google, and what this broad scope means for CIOs
With over 3 million applications and over 300,000 unique developers now using Cloud Platform in a given month, according to Google Sr. VP Urs Hölzle, it is time to open that infrastructure "and make it available to any business or developer anywhere." Blogging in the Google Clou...
A US federal court has cut the legs out from under Google’s ambitions to harry companies like Microsoft and Apple that need its standards-essential patents (SEPs) to function while it makes a packet off those self-same patents bought for $12.5 billion – its stated purpose in buying ...
Google has made an Open Patent Non-Assertion (OPN) Pledge not to sue any user, distributor or developer of open source software over specified patents unless it’s sued first. It’s starting with 10 patents all relating to MapReduce, the computing model for processing large data se...
Google’s Cloud Platform, which is supposed to have a million users and lets users build applications and web sites, store and analyze data on its infrastructure, has acquired a company called Talaria, It’s supposed to let Googe run more software or support more users on fewer ser...
Google’s executive chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt is going to sell 3.2 million shares that he holds in the company that’s currently worth $2.5 billion over the next year to reduce the impact on the market. The move, part of a trading plan filed Friday with the SEC, will redu...
Kodak might finally get to unload its 1,100 digital imaging patents. It’s been struggling for months to get somebody to take them off its hand so it can get out of bankruptcy jail. But it will have to settle for less than the $2.6 billion it hoped for after Nortel got that astrono...
Google last week canned the cloud-delivered Google Apps that have been free for individuals and businesses groups of 10 users or less. All businesses of any size will now have to pay $50 a person a year, or $5 a month per person, for the premium Google Apps for Business service. ...
As of this week, Google BigQuery is offering Big Data developers new ways to work with data by adding two new features. Introduced in limited preview in November 2011 and made publicly available May 1, 2012, BigQuery is Google's chosen way to "bring Big Data analytics to all businesses...
After buying Motorola Mobility and its 17,000 patents for $12.5 billion in May, Google is going to try to make the place profitable, something that has eluded it for 14 of the last 16 quarters.
California District Court Judge Lucy Koh Friday enjoined the Android Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone that Google co-developed because, she said, Apple is likely to prove it at trial that it infringes four Apple patents including the Google nose-pulling Siri unified search patent. ...
Oracle is walking away with next to nothing after spending two years and what is believed to be tens of million of dollars prosecuting Google and its Android operating system for patent and copyright infringement. US District Court Judge William Alsup, who has been responsible for...
China’s antitrust regulators gave Google’s $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility the nod Saturday provided Google’s Android operating system remains open and free-of-charge for the next five years. The “free” stipulation apparently doesn’t apply to applications or services...
With Facebook’s IPO upon us, the timing of Google’s latest press blitz should probably be regarded with a healthy dose of suspicion, but the unveiling of the Knowledge Graph is an important step in Google’s journey — and a reaffirmation of values diluted by recent dal...
Judge William Alsup Wednesday refused to decide whether Google had fairly used the Java IP a jury found Android infringed Monday. There are, you see, circumstances that allow copyrighted work to be copied without the owner’s consent such as creating something new that advances th...
Judge William Alsup has now definitely said that there ain’t gonna be an Oracle-Google trial this year. In place of that disappointment he has proposed that there be a three-phase trial before the same jury: the first on copyright infringement, the second on patent infringement, ...
Google got its way. The Justice Department isn’t going to oppose its $700 million acquisition of ITA Software, which provides the data for airline tickets to airlines and online travel companies, a purchase the agency has been reviewing since last July. But unlike Google’s equally o...
Already under investigation for antitrust in Europe, Google could face a broad parallel investigation of its dominant search business in the US by the Federal Trade Commission, Bloomberg said Monday quoting two unidentified people “familiar with the matter.” A heck of a way for L...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged Google and its infamous Buzz social network with deceptive privacy practices and violating its own privacy promises. To settle up Google has agreed to implement a “comprehensive privacy program” and submit to third-party privacy audits every t...
The monetizing MPEG-LA patent consortium has whistled up anybody who thinks they have patent dibs on the royalty-free open source VP8/WebM video codec that Google bought to replace the technically superior, royalty- bearing H.264 standard in HTML 5. MPEG-LA, which controls H.264 ...
Google held a quasi-private viewing at the GooglePlex Wednesday so the press could ooh and ah over the still-unfinished Android 3.0, its tablet- friendly version of the operating system also known as Honeycomb that still has no fixed release date. Product management director Hugo...
The latest tablet figures claim that shipments doubled sequentially in Q4 to 9.4 million units, up 120% from 4.4 million units in Q3, and that iPad – which owned 96% of the market in Q3 – suffered a 21% share loss to Android – up 2,000% – complements of Samsung purportedly getting o...
"Enterprises everywhere are realizing the inherent benefits of running their core IT services in the cloud,” said Todd McKinnon, most recently VP of Engineering at Salesforce.com from 2003 to 2009, and now CEO of the on-demand identity and access management service, Okta. "This shift ...
"We are the nation that put cars in driveways and computers in offices; the nation of Edison and the Wright brothers; of Google and Facebook. In America, innovation doesn’t just change our lives. It’s how we make a living." With this one sentence, President Barack Obama ushered in once...
On the day when the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 12,000 for the first time since June 2008, it was impossible not to correlate the eloquence and optimism of President Obama's "State of the Union" speech on Tuesday night with the restoration of a sense of perspective and hope in ...
Outgoing Google CEO Eric Schmidt is only going to stick around as executive chairman for a year after he turns the company over to co-founder Larry Page, 37, on April 4, according to the New Yorker's Ken Auletta, who wrote the book "Googled." Eric reportedly started getting antsy af...
Due to a record increase in the number, quality and breadth of submissions to the Conference Advisory Board, the organizers of 8th Cloud Expo (June 6-9, 2011) - Cloud Expo New York 2011 - have extended the technical program through the addition of an all-new "Telcos in the Cloud" track...
Google is supposed to unveil a beta Chrome OS on a generic Atom-based netbook Tuesday and put the Google-branded thing into limited circulation in the run-up to a commercial product next year. Reportedly no more than 65,000 of this first-stab widget will be made as an appeal to develop...
Chicago-based "social buying" site Groupon will not, after all, be acquired by Google for approaching $6 billion. That's because Groupon's investors and its CEO Andrew Mason have reportedly ended the "direct negotiations" between the two companies that Reuters was already reporting on ...
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) on Thursday awarded a contract to Unisys to create a secure cloud-based email and collaboration platform, based on Google Apps for Government, to allow GSA employees to collaborate and work remotely from any location at any time. Accordin...
Google is reportedly ready to shell out $5 billion-$6 billion – evidently more like $6 billion – to buy two-year-old Groupon. The All Things Digital blog says the bid works out to $5.3 billion down and $700 million in earnouts unless negotiations fall apart. That’s more than Go...
The rumors are approaching consensus that a pair of new netbooks running the Google Chrome OS may/will be available early in the New Year. The details of the specs and marketing plans are still a bit vague, but we do know that they will run the Chrome OS. We think that they will be c...
Google’s luck dodging formal antitrust investigations has finally run out. The European Commission said Tuesday that it will investigate charges Google has abused its dominant position in search by closing out the competition.
Google is looking to build its own Facebook to defend against Facebook and its 500 million members running off with too many ads or even starting an ad network across other sites à la Google’s AdSense according to the Wall Street Journal. The search giant has reportedly been talking ...
Google's quixotic and poorly executed attempt to do business in China on its terms rather than the Chinese government's has suffered another serious setback. Google's Internet Content Providers (ICP) license to run google.cn expired on Wednesday and the Communist regime told the compa...
First it seemed that everybody’s middle name suddenly changed to cloud. Now every boy simply has to have a tablet. The tablet du jour is a thing that’s coming out in Q1 from Cisco called Cius (say see-us). Oh, stop rubbing your eyes, yes, Cisco. It’s a little seven-inch Andr...
Google has lost the guy who started and led its Chrome OS project to Facebook. Matthew Papakipos, who joined Google in 2007 when it acquired PeakStream which he founded, tweeted the news Monday morning, saying “Now that Chrome OS & WebGL are in good shape, it’s time for something n...
In a move that will come as no surprise to anyone, Google is planning to set up an online store for third-party Chrome apps later this year. It’s promising a secure payment system. It’s also got some documentation on how to write Chrome apps for the store but warns that technical d...
Having alienated carriers like Sprint and Verizon by trying to sell its Android-based Nexus One phone direct to the consumer from its google.com/phone online store - Google's attempt to change the traditional cell phone sales model - it's killing the four-month-old store, describing it...
Google said Tuesday that it means to buy Norway's publicly traded VoIP codec house Global IP Solutions Holding AB (GIPS) for $68.2 million cash, a move that could put it in contention with Skype not to mention the telecom companies that are selling its phones. The deal, which repres...