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The Google Shop to open in London

Google is set to open its first shop under its own name in London. In the past, Google had Chromezone shops inside some Dixons locations around the UK. The new shops are different and will be the first opened under the Google brand; they will be called The Google Shop.

App Annie adds more countries to Google Play Top Charts

San Francisco-based analyst firm`and business intelligence company App Annie recently started to track the top ranking apps across more markets and regions. The company has been tracking the app ecosystem but the mobile industry continues to grow not only in the US but also in other countries. Emerging markets today are showing drastic changes and rapid increase in app downloads.

Will the new Google Drive replace Google+ photo back up?

With the confirmation last week that Bradley Horowitz is now heading Google+, taking over from Vic Gondutra, people have been speculating about the fate of Google's social network. The first big change is that it is now divided into two products, Photos and Streams, although no one knows exactly what that means. A leaked file for an upcoming update to Google Drive may give a clue as to its fate, at least with the Photos part of Google+.

Google app for managed events is in the works

Google is apparently working on a new app that will help you get information about managed events such as conferences and symposiums. While a few images have turned up showing screen shots from the app, Google isn’t offering up any details on the app at this time.

Sources say Google are developing Android for VR

Considering all the attention being given to virtual reality (VR) these days, it’s not at all surprising that rumors are beginning to surface that the almighty Google will be targeting expansion of Android towards that market soon. Also in hindsight, maybe The Lawnmower Man (remember that movie) started a hype on VR that was 20 odd years too early. But we digress.

Have a cocktail party right on Google Search

It's Friday night and you decided to have an impromptu end-of-the-week-let's-get-drunk-as-heck party at your crib. You sent out the e-vites (yeah, we know, so year 2000). You've bought the snacks. You made an emergency clean-up at your place. You've gathered all the alcohol and ingredients you can afford. Suddenly, you realized, none of you know how to "bartend" and you're not in the mood to just drink beer. Panic no more as it's now as simple as doing a quick Google search.

Google Wireless will probably only work with Nexus 6

While Google SVP Sundar Pichai confirmed rumors that they are indeed planning a wireless service, not much details are known about it, like which carriers are involved, what devices will run it, when it will be available, etc. But now sources are saying that the tech giant is looking at a launch by the end of March (which is just a few weeks away!) and that the only devices that will be able to enjoy this are the latest Nexus devices, starting with the Nexus 6.

Google Compare for Car Insurance launched in the US

Google will never stop coming up with great ideas for new programs and services. Google Compare is one service that lets consumers compare products, companies, and providers. At present, the search giant is offering this comparison-review feature for those who are looking for travel insurance, credit cards, and mortgage deals but it recently introduced the Google Compare for Car Insurance in the United States--available only in California for now. With the information given by Google Compare, consumers and potentials clients could identify the best deal that could give them more savings.

Acer upgrades Chromebox CXI with 4th-gen IntelCore i3 chip

August of last year, Acer launched the Chromebox CXI that supports TPM 1.2 and a small footprint. Half a year later, the Taiwanese company updates the CXI lineup by adding a model that runs the 4th-gen IntelCore i3 4030U dual-core processor and supports 4k and 2K displays. Chromebox is now easier to manage and deploy, thanks to the Google Management Console, a web-based console that lets anyone control a set of Chrome OS-powered computers.