Google is, at its core, a search company. It’s what got them to where they are, and what continues to earn them the bulk of their revenue. Google is also committed to being a ‘mobile first’ company, which makes quite a bit of sense when you have the #1 mobile platform in Android in your back pocket. Then, if we consider Google Glass, which could be poised to have a very search-centric user interface, these new findings could be troubling.
Is Facebook Home a danger for Google services available on Android devices, the kind of services that are essential to Google’s mobile money-making avenues?
Google Search for Android has been updated, bringing some useful Google Now features to the table. Package tracking and better card control are included.
Google has quietly made its offline voice recognition feature available to non-Google applications in its latest Google Search for Android update.
Google Now hasn’t stopped bringing the goodies out. Your all-knowing assistant will now show recipe recommendations based on your search history.
The Google Search for Android app has been updated to offer a Google Now widget for home and lock screen as well as new Google Now cards.
A new report says that Google may generate $5 billion in revenue this year from Google Search and mobile ads on tablets only.
Google gives companies who give them traffic a slice of any money earned via advertising. Guess how much money Google gives Apple? Roughly $1 billion every year.
Facebook scheduled a special media event for January 15, further fueling speculation that it will finally unveil its first piece of hardware, the Facebook smartphone that so many rumors were talking about in the not-so-distant past.
Earlier today, the FTC wrapped up a 19-month investigation of Google’s business practices (which we have covered extensively), agreeing not to bring charges against the company. There is a catch, however.