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Franchise agreement portends Google Fiber's entry into Nashville

Is Google Fiber coming to Nashville? That's the well-founded speculation after the high-speed Internet operator signed a franchise agreement in Tennesee. FierceTelecom 's Sean Buckley has a complete report here.

Google, Roku stand to rake in holiday streaming stick sales

Streaming sticks will be one of the hottest stocking stuffers this holiday season, if new data from Parks Associates is any indication.

Google Fiber reveals 1 Gig pricing for Austin

Google Fiber is finally providing details on its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) build in Austin, Texas, revealing pricing for its stand-alone and bundle service tiers.

Google executive tells mobile industry Loon is not a threat as team reveals lessons learned

A Google executive presenting at a mobile industry event in Shanghai, China, assured the mobile industry last week that it need not be afraid of Project Loon, which is trying to bring the Internet to everyone, anywhere.

Google settles patent litigation with Apple-backed Rockstar consortium

Google has settled patent litigation with a consortium of companies backed by Apple, Microsoft and other tech giants, according to a court filing. Financial terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

Google to let Chinese developers sell Google Play apps outside the country

Google is making a tentative move back to the Chinese mobile market by allowing Chinese developers to develop and sell apps through its Google Play application and media store outside of China.

Mobile devices surpass TV in viewership

The advantages of developing software for a device that stays pretty much glued to consumers 24 hours a day appear to be paying off. According to Yahoo!-owned mobile analytics firm Flurry, time spent on mobile devices has grown to 177 minutes per day on average, surpassing time spent with the TV, which stayed flat at 168 minutes per day.

Consolidated poses challenge to Google Fiber with 1-Gig residential offering in Kansas City

Consolidated Communications (CCI) has finally responded to Google Fiber's fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) call in Kansas City, Mo., with its own 1 Gbps Internet package for residential customers.

Google-backed Thread Group racks up new members to work on Internet of Things

The Google-backed Thread Group that launched in July isn't officially releasing its membership numbers just yet, but the president of the group says interest is growing and membership sign-ups are accelerating.

Carnival eyes Google's Project Loon, other emerging technologies for hybrid system at sea, port

When Carnival Corporation set out a couple years ago to update communications for its fleet of more than 100 ships, it talked to companies like Google, which is making strides with its Project Loon. The Loon project is designed to use balloons launched into the stratospheric for providing Internet access on Earth.