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CNET Update: App activity woven into Google Search

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CNET Update: App activity woven into Google Search

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Google will display activity from apps in Search results, Jawbone plans to become a heavy lifter in health-tracking tech, and Microsoft teases a concept for the next generation of gaming.

Google is searching through your apps. I'm Bridget Carey, and this is your CNET Update. Google will be showing app activity in search results now. So, when you go to Google on your desktop to search for an app or a website, you soon will see what Google+ users are liking, and sharing, and reading, and listening to on that app or website. For example, if you search for Fandango, you can see the top movies from Google+ users. This only works for websites and apps that let you sign in using a Google+ account, and it will roll out in a few weeks. Jawbone is a company known for Bluetooth speakers, but it's pushing more into the growing market of wearable, health-tracking devices. Jawbone reportedly spent more than $100 million to acquire BodyMedia, which has them making health-tracking devices for several years now. You may have seen the devices promoted on the show, "The Biggest Loser." Jawbone already has its own activity-monitoring bracelet, called the "Jawbone Up." It measures movement and sleep, but it had a rough start after a recall in 2011. For now, you can still purchase BodyMedia devices which track more workout detail than the Jawbone Up. Verizon Mobile customers will be getting 500 megabytes of free online storage to save and back up files from a Smartphone or tablet. Customers can also pay for additional cloud storage. It's offered to Android customers first, and then next for Apple devices, and other systems come later this year. Twitter is now allowing any U.S. company to advertise on Twitter. You usually find paid tweets has a sponsored message when you're searching for a term or a hash tag. Before, Twitter only lets select companies sponsor a tweet. But now, you'll see all sorts of companies taking part, maybe even your local neighborhood coffee shop. If you're using Microsoft's new free e-mail service, Outlook.com, you'll soon be able to take Skype calls and video chats from inside Outlook in your browser. It's available now to users in the U.K., and will roll out to the U.S. and Germany in the coming weeks. Microsoft is working on some very cool concepts for the next generation of gaming. It's called the IllumiRoom. It's a projector that sits on your coffee table, it's wirelessly connected to the Xbox, and beams images on to the wall to create different illusions that expand the game play beyond the borders of the television screen. It might show more of the scenery around you, or just the gunfire and explosions outside the current view. This demonstration posted to YouTube also showed how it works with the furniture in the room, too, affect the lighting and colors of objects depending on the scenery of the game. Unfortunately, Microsoft said this won't be ready for the new Xbox coming this year. But engineers may show off more demos of this in July. That's your tech news update. You'll find more details on these stories at CNET.com/update. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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