The National Football League could use the Internet to stream live games, but whether the nation's most popular sport moves to virtual distribution is "completely a business issue," Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said Friday.
Google's Motorola Mobile unit has inked a deal with 3D printing company 3D Systems to serve as its hardware partner for Project Ara, Motorola's plan to create modular smartphones.
Google has introduced Project Link, a new fiber-based broadband initiative targeting Kampala, Uganda that it says will allow any local service provider or ISP to get access to higher speed metro network connections.
HBO said its HBO Go TV Everywhere app can now be accessed on Google's Chomecast device, which allows subscribers using Apple iOS or Android devices to mirror content from several applications they are viewing on a smartphone or tablet on an HDTV.
Until this week, Google was the newest FCC-approved TV white space database administrator. That title now belongs to Key Bridge Global, which joins Google, Spectrum Bridge and Ericsson's Telcordia unit as official providers of database support for the operation of low-power, unlicensed transmitting devices on unoccupied spectrum within the broadcast TV band.
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Google's TV white space spectrum database system won approval for operation from the FCC over the summer, and now the company is encouraging developers and businesses to take advantage of it and the unlicensed airwaves it catalogues.
Including more Internet companies in the GSMA membership would get the carriers out of an insular mindset that treats over-the-top players as enemies. On the flipside, social networking and media distribution companies would benefit from having a seat at the table with wireless carriers.
Google Fiber, according to a Twitter post, is installing its fiber-based Internet and video service in Provo, Utah.
As expected, Google's Motorola Mobile division announced the Moto G, a low-cost version of its Moto X smartphone aimed at emerging markets.While Motorola sees an opportunity to sell the device to prepaid carriers in the U.S. market, the Moto G is really about the rest of the world.