internet

Google WiFi Passport gets soft launch in Jakarta

One of Google's long-term aspirations, aside from becoming the world's repository of information, is to help get everyone on the planet connected to the Internet. The company has rather quietly started a service in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta that will let netizens connect to the Internet in an easier, or at least more affordable, way.

Google and Microsoft team up against the feds over NSA spat

The thought of Google and Microsoft teaming up certainly is an odd one, given all the trouble and past legal battles Microsoft has aimed at Google's Android, but it's for the greater good. This week we've learned that Google and Microsoft teamed up and have sued the US government. Taking on the feds directly in an attempt to have more freedom and transparency.

Google’s Project Loon ‘internet balloon’ takes flight in California

In an effort to bring WiFi and internet access to many parts of the developing world, Google has a new initiative called Project Loon. In what many are calling internet balloons or WiFi blimps Google will be delivering internet using these WiFi-equipped balloons and floating them over emerging markets. They've been testing in parts of Africa and New Zealand, but this week took flight in California too.

Google aiming to offer online TV service

It looks like Google is considering making an entrance into the internet TV world by offering traditional TV programming to online subscribers with a new streaming service. This isn't the first time we've heard of big hitters trying to join this front, but today the Wall Street Journal is reporting Google's been pitching their plan to big media companies in hopes of securing some deals.

Motorola DVX tipped as new smartphone for emerging markets

The news and rumors surrounding Motorola and what Google has planned for them surely aren't slowing down. We're all still waiting some official details or announcements around the Motorola X-Phone. Then this afternoon we reportedly got the first look at their new logo, calling Motorola "A Google Company". Now, the rumor mill has spun up a report that their next phone, the Motorola DVX, will be a budget phone for emerging markets.

Google Fiber approved for Gladstone, Missouri

Google has announced the latest Fiber related expansion news and this time around it looks like coverage will be coming to Gladstone, Missouri. Similar to other recent announcements, while we have word of coverage coming to a particular city, the details are on the lighter side. Basically, what has been announced is that the Gladstone, Missouri City Council has voted for approval.

Shawnee, Kansas next in line for Google Fiber

The city of Shawnee, which sits just outside of Kansas City and is described as being a "tight-knit community and a great place to do business" will be the next to get Google Fiber. The news comes as the Shawnee City Council has given their approval. While Google Fiber will be coming for those in Shawnee, the one catch is that a roll-out date has yet to be revealed.

Android web traffic up significantly

A new report released this week about the Android operating system in the share of web traffic generated by Android devices. Reports from a company called Netapplications and it shows that Android traffic on the Internet is up significantly compared to last year. According to the report, web traffic generated by the Android operating system is up 35% compared to the same period of last year.
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