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Reports: Google to merge Chrome OS with Android

Google plans to merge its Chrome OS with its Android mobile operating system and have Android become its primary platform for computing, according to multiple reports.

YouTube Red subscription service goes live

YouTube's new subscription service, Red, is now live and offering a month-long free trial to U.S. subscribers. The launch adds a new competitive element to the SVOD (subscription video on demand) segment of the online video industry, lining up YouTube more directly against smaller companies that also specialize in user-generated content such as Vimeo.

ABI Research: Smart watches to drive most interest for wearables in $34B smart home market

ABI Research said smart watches will drive the most interest for the integration of wearable devices into the smart home even though fitness trackers accounted for about two thirds of all wearables shipments in 2014.

T-Mobile's Legere expects 'dark horse' companies like Google and Comcast to bid in 600 MHz auction

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere said he expects "dark horse" companies like Google, Comcast and Charter Communications to bid in next year's incentive auction of 600 MH broadcast TV spectrum. Legere said the next six to 12 months are going to be a "fascinating time period" in the industry as the future of the wireless market takes shape as more content goes online and more Internet traffic goes mobile.

Google, Broadcom, Boingo, others push FCC to scrutinize LTE-U

In the ongoing war over the use of LTE in unlicensed spectrum, a group of companies, including Google, Boingo Wireless and Broadcom, is once again urging the FCC to push for a solution that won't have a negative impact on consumers of Wi-Fi.

Android devs welcome Google-General Assembly partnership on Twitter

Becoming a successful Android developer isn't always easy, but app makers on Twitter say that a partnership between Google and General Assembly could offer a better way of starting out.

Google credits YouTube, programmatic ads as factors as it beats forecast with $18.7B in revenue

Despite its announcement of the much-anticipated YouTube Red subscription service just a day earlier, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat took advantage of one more chance to play their cards close to the vest regarding YouTube revenues and other segments. However, the online video service did play a role in pushing revenues above forecasts.

Analyst: Verizon taking a Google tack in its revenue strategy, focusing on consumer data via go90

What is Verizon's go90, really? One analyst is arguing that the key reason the carrier launched the mobile-first over-the-top video service is not to upend current online video business models, but a much simpler and purportedly more lucrative reason: to collect data on users that it can sell to advertisers.

Android phones on Verizon, AT&T face LTE security vulnerability, researchers say

Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility customers with Android phones are vulnerable to security and privacy breaches when using Voice over LTE, according to an advisory posted by security researchers.

Council Bluffs partners with Google, Ruckus and others to expand free school and local Wi-Fi network

Thanks to partnerships with Google, local entrepreneurs and a host of vendors, a group in Council Bluffs, Iowa, launched a free municipal Wi-Fi network that it hopes to keep expanding this year and into next and beyond.