Google goes fiber: CNET Update
CNET Update: Google goes fiber2:53 /
Google launches Fiber TV, Samsung doubles up on Apple, and eBay goes after the 18 and under crowd.
Google goes fiber and Samsung doubles up on Apple. I'm Jeff Bakalar filling in once again for Bridget Carey and this -- CNET country. Google has launched a five -- TV and Internet service in Kansas City as part of a beta test. The service provides customers -- one Gigabit per second broadband speed and fiber television that uses an interactive interface. Now you might -- get all of your favorite channels with the service but Google is trying to show the cable providers of the world that this is how content should be delivered. Who will -- that the technology sparks the interest of other companies were using older communication mediums. Those who sign up for this service though will receive one terabyte of Google drive storage. DVR that can record up to eight shows at once. And holds 500 hours of programming all the starts at 120 dollars that is a lot less than what -- pain right now. It doesn't end there with the Google news though the latest IOS version of Google Earth is upon us. And it features an insane level of 3-D maps detail for some of the major cities around the world. Though only newer IOS devices will be able to handle the 3-D features. -- viewing using Twitter you might have noticed -- brief outage on Thursday the service went down inexplicably. But early reports are coming in and they are confirming that the world did in fact continue to -- Samsung has doubled up on Apple selling more than twice the amount of devices during QQ and of course it's no secret that this can be attributed. To Samsung the very popular galaxy S three phone and of course the calm before the iPhone 5 storm. But it's worth noting that HTC Motorola and rim combined. Only barely exceeded iPhone sales during the same period of time. We had to TV -- -- roku has successfully ended a round of fundraising. Raising 45 million dollars through News Corp. and British sky broadcasting of course it's logical to assume. The sources funding this will influence the content available on roku products but there's no word yet on how that's gonna play. EBay's president of global markets -- when -- Said that the company plans on allowing children under the age of eighteen to create eBay accounts and begin participating in certain auctions. Meaning reassured us that eBay would just be giving teenagers unadulterated access to the site thankfully. And will require all such accounts to be approved and monitored by a pair. This has been your update for what's going on in the world of tech today for more on the stories from our show visit cnet.com slash update. Don't forget to follow me on Twitter at Jeff Bakalar from our CNET TV studios here in New York thanks --
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