The former CEO of Ford Automotive, Alan Mulally, is departing from the company and joining Google’s executive board to serve on its audit committee. Mulally has experience in leading companies, with a record that includes both Ford and Boeing. When Steve Ballmer retired from Microsoft, rumors flew that Mulally was being tapped as a replacement. Mulally seemingly ... Read More »
Google and Novartis, a Swiss pharmaceutical and health company, have signed a deal for Novartis to license Google’s smart contacts when they come to market. We first caught wind of the Google[x] project last year, when Google revealed that it was working to develop Read More »
We have seen some amazing stuff come from Google X. I think self-driving cars may be my favorite (though as a car guy, I’d never own one), but there have been other achievements as well. Google Glass is one that graduated to a product that’s currently being sold in a sort of ... Read More »
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Eagerly awaiting the public launch of the first Android Wear hardware? If so, I’ve got some good news for you, friend.
Project Ara is the long-awaited effort to bring a modular smartphone to the masses. Instead of buying a smartphone and tossing it out when you upgrade, you’ll be able to swap out modules just by pulling them out and sliding new ones in. Everything from the processor to the display will be replaceable, and it seems people love ... Read More »
Google’s list of acquisitions is growing once again today, as the Big G has snapped up streaming music service Songza.
Google Play Music All Access, Google’s subscription based music service, doesn’t have a great name. It’s a pretty fantastic service (when it isn’t freezing) with a big selection of music, but the name is simply too long and cumbersome to say in conversation. But according to some quickly removed text on a Google page, the ... Read More »
Over on Google’s official “Android Phones & Tablets” web page, there’s a section that highlights the Nexus 5 ... Read More »
Android Auto, a fork of Android for in-car entertainment systems, was announced yesterday at Google I/O 2014. With over 45 partners onboard, we expected to see announcements coming soon and this morning brings two big ones from Volvo and Audi. They vary a bit, so we’ll get started with Volvo’s ... Read More »
Google’s I/O 2014 keynote just wrapped up and while the conference carries on through the rest of the week, this keynote knocked out all of the biggest announcements in a single sitting. We’re talking everything from smartwatches to Android in practically everything you can find. So without further ado, here are the major highlights of ... Read More »