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Google+ Local adds Zagat and local recommendations, available in Maps for Android

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Google+ is slowly swallowing whole or integrating with the many services of Google. The latest hook comes in Google+ Local, a new feature that finds places to visit based on a user’s location, friends&#…

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Google Play Music caps device de-authorization, ROM flashers and gadget-happy users be damned

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Something funny happened to me Sunday night. I tried to set-up Play Music on a Toshiba Excite but was told that I had reached the limit of devices and would have to de-authorize one before I could continue. The onl…

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Samsung puts up $4 million to encourage Galaxy Tab and Note app development

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Google may have slacked on its Android Developer’s Challenge, but Samsung isn’t messing around with encouraging developers to design high-quality Android apps. The company already held an S P…

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Google Drive TOS got you spooked? Don’t be, it’s standard for all Google services

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After yesterday’s Google Drive announcement, I tweeted that I would wait before deciding to make the permanent switch from Dropbox to Drive. However, a few Twitter followers were uneasy about the Term…

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Google Drive offers 5GB of free online storage [Download Now]

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Google’s long-rumored Dropbox competitor Google Drive should be made official shortly. After years – that’s right, years – of accidental leaks and gossip, Google has let one fina…

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Google launches Devices Play Store, sells AT&T/T-Mobile Galaxy Nexus for only $399!

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Say what, now? Google has decided to take another stab at selling phones directly to consumers by launching a new Devices section in the Google Play web store. The first device to go on sale is the Galaxy Nexus, av…

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Google Play actually has a phone help line for tech support [TIP]

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Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and human interaction for Google Tech Support. What do these things all have in common? None of them exist. At least that’s the way it’s traditionally been for consum…

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Chrome for Android goes global: adds languages, supported countries, and new features

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Chrome for Android has become the best browser app on Android for me. The only shortcoming is that it doesn’t support Adobe Flash, something I use often, so it’s not an exclusive option for me. But i…

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WSJ: Google considering selling Motorola to Huawei…bad or smart move?

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Imagine you bought something very expensive and then decided to sell it before you ever really had a chance to take it for a spin. That’s what Google is supposedly considering according to the Wall Street…

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Google co-founder Sergey Brin walks around with Project Glass prototype; are you interested? [POLL]

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Google wants to put the world’s information in front of you – directly  in front of you. Earlier this week, the company confirmed that it is developing an augmented reality platform that would be b…

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Google Play Movies now available in France. One country down, dozens more to go!

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Android device owners in France woke up to some good news today. In the early morning hours, Google announced that its Google Play movie rental service is now available in France. “French classics̶…

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Will Google’s awesome adaptive spell check be implemented across services, including Android?

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One of my favorite things about Google Search is that it’s smart enough to recognize and fix mistakes. Smart enough to know that a search for ‘Skrillac tour dates’ should be corrected as …

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Pinkberry becomes latest SingleTap partner of Google Wallet

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Google just announced on its blog that the wildly popular frozen yogurt shop, Pinkberry, has joined its Google Wallet network of merchants offering its SingleTap payment option. In addition, owners of the S…

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Google Offers adds 11 new partners and expands deals in 4 cities

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Google has invested a great deal of money in order to be relevant in the crowded daily deal space. However, instead of trying to build a Groupon or LivingSocial killer, Google Offers is becoming somewhat of a dea…

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Rumor: 7-inch Google Asus Nexus tablet to launch in May for $200-250

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The Amazon Kindle Fire was by far the biggest surprise of 2011 in the mobile technology market and, ever since its launch, we have had rumors of technology manufacturers trying to go down the same road and come up…

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