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The next battleground for platform dominance looks set to be cars. Google’s Open Automotive Alliance will clash with offerings from Apple, Microsoft, and others. How can Android secure a place in your automobile?

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A familiar rumor has sprung up – Google is opening retail stores. This time around, it is reported that Google is getting close to signing a lease on a 8000 square foot storefront on Greene St. in Manhattan. Which happens to be just around the corner from Apple’s big retail store.

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The wearable technology market is starting to take off with a wave of fitness trackers, smartwatches, and smart glasses on the way. Now Google is about to release an Android wearables SDK we take a look at what it means, how quickly wearables could take off, what’s on the horizon right now, and ask whether Google might be tempted to weigh in with some hardware of its own.