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Google really wants the next Motorola smart phone, Moto X, to be a success.
So they’re going to spend a whopping $500 million on marketing. Je-sus. Even given the fact that Moto X will be available across all four major carriers that’s a lot of money.
Of course, this isn’t surprising given that Google bought Motorola.
The Verge is reporting that Google has been paying Eyeo, the company that maintains web browser plug-in AdBlock Plus, to white-list Google Ads. It’s all part of an “Acceptable Ads” policy that Eyeo has had in place since 2011. Neither Eyeo nor Google are commenting.
Google has done some questionable things over the years but this is really shady.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is working on some sort of Android video game console. Because apparently we need another failed Android video game console.
Seriously. This fad needs to die. It’s just not going to work out.
Project Loon is Google’s plan to bring wireless Internet to the most remote parts of Earth.
The timing on this one is really interesting given the PRISM scandal.
Last night, the Washington Post and The Guardian both blew the lid on a nasty NSA program called PRISM. It’s a collaboration between the NSA, FBI, and almost every tech company we use daily. PRISM has given these agencies access to our information for six years.
Gizmodo has a full breakdown on the incredibly invasive program.
Roll It is a brand new Chrome Experiment from Google. It lets you play ski ball in your web browser… using your phone as the ball. It’s a wild implementation and a lot of fun.
Google is behind this awesome montage of “web history”.
Google held its annual I/O conference today. Here are the highlights.
- Google Play Game Services - Google’s answer to iOS Game Center and Xbox Live for Android gamers. It features achievements, leaderboards, and more.
- Google Play Music All Access - Google’s answer to Spotify is finally here.
- Google Maps Update - The desktop version of Google Maps is set for a serious overhaul this summer, with smoother graphics and a focus on discovery.
- Google+ Overhaul – Google has completely redesigned Google+.
- Voice Search On the Desktop – Google is rolling out voice search for the desktop.
There was no mention of Android 4.3, much to the dismay (and confusion) of attendees but this was otherwise the most impressive I/O in recent years – especially Google+.
This parody ad by Microsoft really demonstrates why they’re behind Google.