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Free audiobook awaits some Google Home speaker owners

February 6, 2018 Amiel Pineda

Google is pushing up the ante a bit in promoting the new Google Play Books section in its Play Store. Previously offered audiobooks now have their own space in Google Play Books and are audio versions of books. Amazon’s Audible has been the premier go-to audiobook marketplace for some time now, but the search engine is looking for a piece of the action.

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Google’s acquisition of HTC employees is now complete

January 31, 2018 Amiel Pineda

Google’s Senior Vice President of Hardware, Rick Osterloh, announced via the Google Keyword blog today that the company has finalized its deal in acquiring know-how from smartphone maker HTC. Google first announced the strategic partnership with the Taiwan-based company back in September of 2017, but it has now gone official for $1.1 billion USD.

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Meet ‘Bulletin,’ a news platform from Google

January 30, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Google has announced a brand new news platform called ‘Bulletin.’ The purpose of Bulletin is to provide “hyperlocal” news. In other words, hot stories around where you are. The platform will roll out soon as a mobile app. But for right now, only a handful of people have been granted early access to the upcoming platform.

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Google Clips camera now on the Google Store for $249

January 29, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Remember this little guy? Google Clips is a smart camera “Made By Google” that was first shown off in October of 2017. News on the gadget has been quiet for several months, at least until this weekend when Google finally made the square camera available on the Google Store, sort of.

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Audiobooks go live on Google’s Play Store

January 26, 2018 Doug Demagistris

A few days ago, Google was believed to have teased the launch of audiobooks on its Play Store. We knew it would only be a matter of time before the new section would go live, and now it has for 45 countries in nine languages. Google has announced the details, as Google Play audiobooks are now official.

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Google I/O 2018 will take place at the Shoreline Ampitheatre May 8-10

January 25, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Google I/O, the search giant’s annual conference for developers, will occur this year at the Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mountain View, California from May 8-10. This is a bit earlier than usual, but nonetheless, should be an exciting couple of days as is the case every year.

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