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Project Ara: Google Pieces Together A Modular Phone

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February 27, 2014
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Google is developing a new smartphone with removable and replaceable parts, allowing consumers to upgrade without purchasing a new phone. Video provided by Newsy


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Google Plans Deeper Energy Push With Tools For Utilities

Google Plans Deeper Energy Push With Tools For Utilities

TheStreet (June 11, 2014) — Google is planning to disrupt the US power delivery system by developing tools that can transmit and distribute electricity more efficiently.The internet giant runs the most popular search engine and itself is a huge consumer of electricity. It has been looking at ways to shakeup the utilities industry and it plans on doing this by developing software and hardware tools to better manage power lines. Google's in-house development group known as the Energy Access Team is led by Arun Majumdar. Majumdar came to Google as a top energy expert. He was the first director of the US Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy and was later nominated for the Under Secretary of DoE. He joined Google in 2012 to help the company to advance in the US power sales market, which is worth more than $363 billion. Google is not the first to tap the possibilities of energy management. Zurich based ABB and Munich based Siemens already offer tools that help allocating electricity, but Google engineers think they can do better. Just like Google disrupted smartphone market with android, it may now end up changing the way we get our electricity. Video provided by TheStreet
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Google to Spend Billions on Satellites, Spreading Internet Access

Google to Spend Billions on Satellites, Spreading Internet Access

TheStreet (June 2, 2014) — Google plans to spend more than $1 billion on a fleet of satellites in another step toward its mission of spreading Internet access to unconnected regions of the world. That's according to a report by the Wall Street Journal, which says that the search giant plans to begin with 180 small, high-capacity satellites and could eventually expand to a project that tops $3 billion. According to the report, Google has a satellite team of 10 to 20 people dedicated to the mission, led by O3b Networks founder Greg Wyler. The move follows Google's launch of Project Loon last June and its acquisition of Titan Aerospace in April. Video provided by TheStreet
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Google's Acquisition of Nest Closes the Loop on the Smart Home

Google's Acquisition of Nest Closes the Loop on the Smart Home

TheStreet (Jan. 14, 2014) — Google's acquisition of Nest completes the circle of connectivity. Google Glass was already able to speak to cars like the Mercedes Benz, so extending that reach to Nest completes the loop. Other smart home companies like Control4Home also work with many mobile devices to keep the inter-connectivity loop complete. Control4Home works with 7500 different devices and recently partnered with Tivo to connect home to phone to TV. The idea is to have a complete connection between car, home and phone.
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Apples Rolls Out New Software Updates for Developers at WWDC14

Apples Rolls Out New Software Updates for Developers at WWDC14

TheStreet (June 2, 2014) — Apple introduced new operating system updates at the World Wide Developer's Conference in San Francisco, Yosemite and iOS8. OS X.X for laptops and desktop computers is now called "Yosemite". Updates to the platform allow devices to communicate more effectively with other Apple devices. This will help compete with Google Drive and Google Docs and will push users to stay within the Apple eco system. Apple's newest "employee" Dr. Dre made a cameo appearance by phone to help demonstrate how computers will be able to locate iPhone's within the home. This function will allow users to make and receive phone calls through their computers. iOS 8 for iPhones and iPads helps that process as well. But, there are also updates for sharing pictures and controlling home appliances, Home Kit, and making mobile devices more hands free in vehicles. Users will also be able to aggregate health information from all the apps they use in Health Kit. Sergio Quintana reports from San Francisco. Video provided by TheStreet
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