The company on Monday announced a bounty program, offering to pay people $15 for every new user they refer to Google Apps -- a group of business-targeted software that includes Google Docs, Hangouts, and Drive.
"The referral program makes it easy to share Google Apps with your network and show them how they too can use these tools at work," wrote Prajesh Parekh, a Google Apps marketing rep.
The program is currently available to people in the US and Canada.
AUSTIN, Texas -- Google plans on releasing an Android software developer kit for wearables within two weeks.
That was the biggest announcement from Sundar Pichai, Google's head of Android and Chrome, during an on-stage interview with John Battelle on Sunday at South by Southwest.
But during the hour-long talk, Pichai also discussed a wide range of issues related to how Google imagines its two operating systems being rolled out around the world, and how people will use and implement them.
Pichai's announcement of the new Android wearables SDK came as he discussed the potentially huge market for the … Read more
Google plans to release a software development kit in the next two weeks that will allow third-party developers to create Android software for use on wearable computing devices
The announcement was made Sunday by Sundar Pichai, Google's senior vice president of Android, Apps, and Chrome, during a panel discussion with John Battelle at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas.
"In two weeks we are launching the first developer SDK for Android," Pichai said. "That will lay out the vision for developers in how we see this market working."
Likening the evolution of wearable … Read more
Though he didn't get into specifics, Google's chief executive, Eric Schmidt, told a packed house in Austin, Texas, on Friday that the company has completed its efforts to secure user data against unauthorized access.
On the first day of the annual South by Southwest Interactive conference, Schmidt told panel moderator Stephen Levy of Wired that the solution to governmental intrusions was "to encrypt data more."
"We are pretty sure that now the info inside of Google is safe from prying eyes, including those of the US government," said Schmidt, who clarified that his company … Read more
Google is the force behind a potential delay in the first tablet to instantly switch between Windows 8.1 and Android 4.X using Intel technology, a fresh report from Asia says. A CNET source backs up this claim.
This follows earlier reports from CNET and Digitimes.
Here's what Digitimes said on Friday, in part:
Currently, only Intel's...chip can support dual operating systems, giving consumers an … Read more
You might wake up on Saturday and imagine it's just another Saturday.
How could you forget it's International Women's Day?
The feast of March 8 was originally celebrated in Eastern Europe as International Working Women's Day, a positively cheery hosanna to women who worked the fields and stood in meat queues, while the men drank themselves silly.
It has since been expanded to be a worldwide lean-in for which some people wear purple ribbons.
Google's doodlers have leaped to join the celebration a day early.
This, I am sure, has nothing to do with recent … Read more
Don't look now, but the Nexus smartphone rumor mill is churning yet again. … Read more
If you happen to believe that Google Glass is a fine idea in search of a use, I have finally found one for you.
For a wise and forward-thinking company called Emotient has created a Google Glass app that tells you how other people are feeling.
One of the characteristics of many Google Glass Explorers is that they seem not to care a whit what others might feel.
They become disoriented when, say, asked to leave a restaurant for refusing to remove their goggles.
How thoughtful, then, of Emotient to release its "Sentiment Analysis" prototype app. … Read more
Before Google Barge can ply the waters of San Francisco Bay or anywhere else, showing off Google Glass or other Google X projects, it will first spend some time at the Port of Stockton.
Late last month, CNET was first to report that the Google Barge would be moving to Stockton, and this morning, Port of Stockton director told CNET by e-mail that Google has signed a deal to bring the barge project there to complete construction.