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FCC approves Google’s white space wireless database

Google may have been on pins and needles while the FCC scrutinized its white space wireless database over the spring, but it can relax this summer -- the FCC has given the database the all-clear. The approval lets Google serve as one of ten go-to sources for white space devices ...

Jay-Z Ditches His iPhone Just in Time for His Big Samsung Ad

Hey, remember when Oprah Winfrey, or whoever social-messages on her behalf, tweeted about her love for Microsoft’s Surface tablet while using an iPad? Well, Jay-Z is way too smart for that! The brand-endorser/value-adder/Beyonce’s husband/musician has a big deal with Samsung to give away free copies of his new album to people who ...

USC finds that D-Wave’s quantum computer is real, maybe

D-Wave has had little trouble lining up customers for its quantum computer, but questions have persisted as to whether or not the machine is performing quantum math in the first place. University of Southern California researchers have tested Lockheed Martin's unit to help settle that debate, and they believe that ...

Google Play Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 And HTC One Now Available, Will Start Shipping By July 9

Despite plenty of rumors that attested to the contrary, Google didn’t show off any new Nexus phones at its I/O developer conference. Instead it trotted out a version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 that ran a largely untouched version of Android 4.2, and Google SVP Sundar Pichai followed up with ...

Google to loan Street View Trekker to third parties, build out Maps on the cheap

Are you a tourism board, non-profit, government agency, university or research organization? Google wants you to help add 360-degree imagery with its nifty Street View Trekker, through a brand-new loan program. If you get the nod from GOOG, you'll have a chance to roam the Earth with the company's human-mounted ...

Mobile Miscellany: week of June 24th, 2013

If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week, the Galaxy S 4 was spotted in purple garb, a new Windows Phone was outed for AT&T and US Cellular officially welcomed a budget handset from ...

Google to sell more mobile ads this year than all otherscombined

A new report from research firm eMarketer indicates that Google is on pace to sell more mobile ads this year than all of its competitors combined – for the second time in a row. That amounts to roughly $8.8 billion in revenue which represents a 92 percent increase from 2012. For ...

Dead island that inspired Skyfall comes to Google Street View (video)

It goes by the name of Hashima, or Gunkanjima ('Battleship Island'), or even 'The Dead Island', since it inspired the water-locked cyberterrorist HQ in Skyfall. Explore it for yourself, courtesy of the new Google Street View (and official 'making of' video) embedded after the break, and you'll see that it's ...

A Closer Look at Microsoft’s FISA Disclosure Numbers

Late last night, software giant Microsoft joined Facebook in disclosing the total number of requests for information it received from government agencies in the U.S. Numbers covering the final six months of 2012, shared in a company blog post, are slightly higher than Facebook’s. As with Facebook’s disclosure on Friday night, Microsoft’s ...

Google questioned about Project Glass, yetagain

In move that probably surprises no one, Google has once again faced scrutiny for Project Glass, the company’s attempt at making wearable technology a ‘thing’. This time, the search-giant received a letter sent by ten government privacy and data protection officials residing in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Israel, Switzerland, ...