Google - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/17914 en Glass all gone after one-day sale, Google says http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/glass-all-gone-after-one-day-sale-google-says-240601?source=rss_google <p>Google's one-day sale of Google Glass seems to have been a success with all units sold out, a blog post by the search giant suggests.</p> <p>"All spots in the Explorer Program have been claimed for now, but if you missed it this time, don't worry," the Google Glass team wrote on its <a href="https://plus.google.com/111626127367496192147/posts/1bMeQZsvF8G" target="_blank">blog</a> on Wednesday. "We'll be trying new ways to expand the Explorer program in the future."</p> Mobile Technology Google Google Glass Consumer Electronics Mobile Technology Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:29:23 +0000 admin 240601 at http://www.infoworld.com Google steps up competition with Amazon, expands Cloud Platform to Asia http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/google-steps-competition-amazon-expands-cloud-platform-asia-240530?source=rss_google <p>Google has expanded its Cloud Platform to include locally hosted computing capacity, storage and data bases for the Asia-Pacific region.</p> <p>The launch is in line with Google's increasing investment in the region, the company said <a href="http://googlecloudplatform.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/google-cloud-platform-expands-to-asia-pacific.html" target="_blank">in a blog post</a>. It comes following the opening of data centers in Taiwan and Singapore at the end of last year.</p> Cloud Computing Google Google Compute Engine Cloud Storage IaaS Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:35:26 +0000 admin 240530 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft concedes Chromebooks are work-worthy http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/microsoft-concedes-chromebooks-are-work-worthy-240503?source=rss_google <p>Microsoft on Monday conceded that Google's Chrome OS and the Chromebooks the operating system powers are capable of doing real work, a reversal of its "Scroogled" campaign that once blasted the laptops as worthless.</p> <p>Almost as an afterthought, Microsoft yesterday announced it was bringing its free Office Online apps -- Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote -- to rival Google's Chrome Web store, the primary distribution channel for Chrome OS software.</p> Cloud Computing Computer Hardware Google Google Chrome Microsoft Laptop PCs SaaS Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:06:25 +0000 admin 240503 at http://www.infoworld.com Google Glass gets KitKat support, leaves out video calls http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/google-glass-gets-kitkat-support-leaves-out-video-calls-240493?source=rss_google <p>Google Glass is getting a big software update to coincide with its one-day sale on Tuesday, but video calling is one feature that's been put on hold.</p> <p>The Internet-enabled headset will get KitKat, the newest version of the Android operating system for mobile devices, allowing longer battery life and easier updates, according to Google.</p> Mobile Technology Google Google Glass Consumer Electronics Mobile Technology Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:22:19 +0000 admin 240493 at http://www.infoworld.com Google patches Android icon permissions attack http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/google-patches-android-icon-permissions-attack-240495?source=rss_google <p>Google has issued a patch for an attack that could lead an Android user to a phishing site, according to security vendor FireEye. FireEye recently spotted an malicious Android application that could modify the icons of other applications so that when they're launched, they send victims to a phishing website.</p> <p>The malware is abusing a set of permissions known as "com.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS" and "com.android.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS."</p> Mobile Technology Security Google Android Mobile Security Malware Patch Management Phishing Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:39:01 +0000 admin 240495 at http://www.infoworld.com Google updates terms of service to reflect its scanning of users' emails http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/google-updates-terms-of-service-reflect-its-scanning-of-users-emails-240496?source=rss_google <p>Google has updated its terms of service to reflect that it analyzes user content including emails to provide users tailored advertising, customized search results and other features.</p> <p>The Internet giant's scanning of users' email has been controversial with privacy groups describing it as an intrusion into user privacy.</p> Security Google Internet Privacy Web Services Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:08:41 +0000 admin 240496 at http://www.infoworld.com Too big to trust? Google's growing credibility gap http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/too-big-trust-googles-growing-credibility-gap-239815?source=rss_google <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Google_Scrutiny_hp.jpg" alt="Too big to trust? Google's growing credibility gap" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Remember when we all loved Google? Its search engine was both simple to use and an unbiased portal to anything you wanted to know.</p> Consumerization of IT The Industry Standard Google Mobile Apps Internet Privacy Search Engines Technology Business Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 239815 at http://www.infoworld.com Google Glass to go on sale for one day next week http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/google-glass-go-sale-one-day-next-week-240326?source=rss_google <p>If you've been waiting impatiently to get a pair of Google Glass, mark your calendar and grab your checkbook.</p> <p>Google announced late Thursday that it will sell prototypes of the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247152/Google_moves_to_bust_Glass_myths_" target="_blank">wearable computers</a> for one day next week in an effort to expand its cadre of early testers, known as <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9237932/Google_chooses_thousands_as_Glass_Explorers_" target="_blank">Explorers</a>.</p> Mobile Technology Google Google Glass Consumer Electronics Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:26:15 +0000 admin 240326 at http://www.infoworld.com Google amps up fight against malicious apps with enhanced Android security http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/google-amps-fight-against-malicious-apps-enhanced-android-security-240283?source=rss_google <p>Google is boosting Android security safeguards to better detect potentially harmful apps throughout their life cycle.</p> <p>The security enhancement, announced Thursday, is designed to continually check Android devices to detect vulnerabilities in apps that could be introduced at any time. Previously, malicious apps downloaded outside of Google Play could only be flagged at the time of installation.</p> Mobile Technology Security Google Android Application Security Mobile Security Vulnerability Assessment Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:27:11 +0000 admin 240283 at http://www.infoworld.com One user's path to a Chromebook enterprise http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/one-users-path-chromebook-enterprise-240148?source=rss_google <p>Microsoft's dominance in business may be mammoth but it isn't absolute, as Tim Dickson, the director of technology at Auberge Resorts, has found.</p> <p>Dickson is leading a multi-year migration to Chromebooks and <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9245252/Review_Microsoft_Office_365_vs._Google_Apps?taxonomyId=158">Google Apps for Business</a> for the 800 internal users at the resort and hotel provider.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Google Google Apps IT Management Chrome OS Laptop PCs Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:06:26 +0000 admin 240148 at http://www.infoworld.com Google envisions Glass in businesses http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/google-envisions-glass-in-businesses-240137?source=rss_google <p>Google wants to put its Glass headmounted computer system to work.</p> <p>The company is looking to partner with enterprise software developers and businesses as part of a push to get Glass into the hands of companies who could use it in their operations.</p> Application Development Mobile Technology Google Google Glass Consumer Electronics Mobile Development Mobile Technology Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:39:03 +0000 admin 240137 at http://www.infoworld.com 3D-printed modules for Google's Ara phone coming early next year http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/3d-printed-modules-googles-ara-phone-coming-early-next-year-239870?source=rss_google <p>Lego-like parts that will form the building blocks for <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/motorolas-project-ara-aims-create-customizable-mobile-platform-229700">Google's Project Ara</a> will be produced on 3D printers and ship in time for the customizable smartphone's release early next year.</p> Mobile Technology Google Printers Smartphones Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:01:42 +0000 admin 239870 at http://www.infoworld.com Google amends terms to clarify that data is analyzed for ads http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/google-amends-terms-clarify-data-analyzed-ads-239879?source=rss_google <p>In an attempt at clarity, Google has amended its terms of service to say that it analyzes private data, including emails, for purposes including the delivery of ads and customized search results.</p><p>The changes to its terms of service, announced this week, come as Internet users continue to grapple with how and why companies handle their data.</p> Applications Security Google Internet Privacy Search Engines Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:27:28 +0000 ccraig 239879 at http://www.infoworld.com In the latest Apple-Samsung battle, Apple's real target is Google http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/in-the-latest-apple-samsung-battle-apples-real-target-google-239702?source=rss_google <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Google_Scrutiny_hp.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Apple and Samsung have <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/court-allows-apple-samsung-add-recent-products-in-patent-suit-211034">sued each other so often</a> and in so many countries that you can certainly be pardoned for yawning when the subject comes up.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Google Samsung Android Intellectual Property Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 239702 at http://www.infoworld.com Google asks US Supreme Court to review ruling on Wi-Fi packet sniffing http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/google-asks-us-supreme-court-review-ruling-wi-fi-packet-sniffing-239622?source=rss_google <p>Google has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by an appeals court that its collection of data from unencrypted Wi-Fi networks is not exempt under federal wiretap laws.</p> <p>The company argues that its data collection does not violate the Wiretap Act as it fell under an exemption that makes it lawful to intercept electronic communications that are readily accessible to the general public.</p> Networking Security Google Wi-Fi Federal Regulations Internet Privacy Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:38:21 +0000 admin 239622 at http://www.infoworld.com After cloud price cuts from Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, what's next? http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/after-cloud-price-cuts-amazon-google-and-microsoft-whats-next-239580?source=rss_google <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/cloud_checklist.jpg" alt="After cloud price cuts from Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, what's next?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Now that <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/google-puts-amazon-notice-new-cloud-platform-features-239078">Google</a>, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/amazon-counters-google-its-own-c Cloud Computing Google IBM Microsoft Amazon Web Services IaaS PaaS Cloud Computing Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:47:20 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239580 at http://www.infoworld.com Don't let the Google-Amazon price war lead to the wrong cloud http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/dont-let-the-google-amazon-price-war-lead-the-wrong-cloud-239515?source=rss_google <p>I'm beginning to view cloud providers as carnival barkers, standing on the sides of the strand, shouting out lower and lower prices for their services, in hopes of luring major enterprises to their tents. Of course, instead of peddling a two-headed goat, they're hawking on-demand and reserved instances.</p> <p>What's happing is that cloud providers are buying their way into the market, trying to create enterprise demand that isn't coming naturally. To do so, they're lowering prices and even deferring bills to attract both the Global 2000 and larger "small enterprises."</p> Cloud Computing Storage Google Amazon Web Services IT Management Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 239515 at http://www.infoworld.com What the latest cloud explosion really means http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/what-the-latest-cloud-explosion-really-means-239460?source=rss_google <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/cloud_business_user.jpg" alt="What last week's cloud explosion really means" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: byryo</p> </em></div><p>The cloud surge last week was like nothing I've ever seen. It reminded me of one of those sudden blasts of fog through the Golden Gate.</p> Cloud Computing Google Google Compute Engine Microsoft Amazon Web Services IaaS PaaS SaaS Cloud Computing Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 239460 at http://www.infoworld.com Lawyers talk of settlement in Silicon Valley employee-poaching case http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/lawyers-talk-of-settlement-in-silicon-valley-employee-poaching-case-239287?source=rss_google <p>Attorneys say they're making progress toward a possible settlement in Silicon Valley's employee poaching case, in which Google, Apple, and other companies are accused of conspiring not to hire employees from other tech giants.</p> <p>During a hearing on Thursday in a San Jose court, attorneys on both sides said they were working daily with a mediator to resolve the dispute, which involves alleged secret agreements among the firms not to poach each other's workers. Those agreements would violate federal antitrust laws.</p> The Industry Standard Apple Google Intel IT Jobs Federal Regulations Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:36:38 +0000 admin 239287 at http://www.infoworld.com Amazon, Cisco, Google crowd the cloud -- no thanks to NSA or IT http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/amazon-cisco-google-crowd-the-cloud-no-thanks-nsa-or-it-239250?source=rss_google <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/cloud_checklist.jpg" alt="Amazon, Cisco, Google crowd the cloud -- no thanks to NSA or IT" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The gravitational pull of the cloud will not be denied -- or resisted, it seems, despite persistent fears about its security. Cloud Computing Cisco Systems Google Amazon Web Services Hybrid Cloud IaaS Private Cloud SaaS Cloud Computing Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239250 at http://www.infoworld.com