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Apple and Google to revise app revenue splits to boost subscriptions

Apple and Google are each revising their revenue-sharing models for mobile apps. And the shift is all about recurring revenues.

Google's Project Fi to add US Cellular to Partner Network

Google's Project Fi MVNO announced Wednesday that U.S. Cellular will be joining its Partner Network, allowing the service to shift users onto U.S. Cellular connections along with its other options.

Google's Test My Site tool measures speed and 'mobile friendliness'

Google launched a mobile website-testing tool in its latest effort to improve the user experience on the wireless web.

Google-backed WebRTC celebrates 5 years – and hundreds of projects

On this five-year anniversary of the open sourcing of WebRTC, it's worth noting some of the milestones the technology has achieved – and what it might achieve in applications like virtual reality.

IDC: iPhone shipments to slide 2% this year as worldwide smartphone market slows to a crawl

IDC predicted worldwide smartphone shipments will grow at a sluggish 3.1 percent clip in 2016, revising a previous forecast that had pegged the market to grow at 5.7 percent this year.

Google's revamped Firebase promises ongoing improved support

Remember Firebase, aka the backend-as-a-service (BaaS) provider that Google acquired in October 2014? Now, Firebase is expanding to become a "unified app platform for Android, iOS and mobile web development."

Google wins Java copyright case over Oracle on fair use grounds

A federal jury found that Google's use of Oracle's Java programming language in Android didn't violate copyright law, claiming the fair use doctrine enabled Google to build compatible software without obtaining a license. But the case is likely far from over.

How wireless carriers can get in on the VR action

Google's not the only one making a splash in the virtual reality (VR) waters. Virtually every major tech company, including big device makers, are making a VR play as well.

For Google, other providers, online advertising morphs toward a mobile audience

As the online advertising market continues to change, Google is changing with it. The search engine giant, which relies on display and video ads to generate 90 percent of its annual revenue, said it is changing the size of the ads at the top of its search pages, The Wall Street Journal reports. The move, in part, reflects online users' continuing shift to mobile devices, and providers' efforts to keep up with the change.

Android Wear 2.0, Daydream mobile VR highlight 'the next evolution of Google'

Google showcased its Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch and Daydream mobile virtual reality technologies at Google I/O in Mountain View, California last week, and both tools could reshape the way developers collaborate with the technology giant.