Is Google Chromecast usage really flattening out, as a recent Parks Associates study suggested? App developer Videostream doesn't agree, saying Chromecast owners are increasing the frequency and time spent using the device.
Suppliers of Google Android smartphones to T-Mobile US have a new hoop to jump through before they can win device approval from the operator. Apkudo announced that pre-release Android handsets will have to pass its application platform testing starting this month.
Google is planning to follow Apple in the mobile health monitoring market and will launch a service called Google Fit to collect and aggregate data from fitness trackers and health apps, according to a Forbes report.
Google Fiber overcame a major hurdle in bringing its service to Portland, Ore., as the City Council voted 5-0 to approve a franchise agreement, reports the Portland Business Journal.
Google announced it will pay $500 million in cash to acquire Skybox Imaging, but there is a great deal of debate over what it will actually use the satellite imaging company's technology for.
When it debuted in July, Google's Chromecast was widely pondered to be true game-changer that would help video streaming be more widely adopted. Eleven months later, as FierceOnlineVideo 's Samantha Bookman points out, mainstream online video adoption is indeed occuring, but it isn't necessarily being driven by Chromecast.
Google has a sizable stake in the online-streaming-device market with its Chromecast streaming stick, but use of the device in the United States dipped in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the last two quarters of 2013, a Parks Associates study reveals.
What's the deal, Verizon? Most observers--and Netflix, surely--expected that the SVOD provider's streaming performance over Verizon's FiOS network would improve, now that Netflix is paying Verizon for preferred bandwidth. But the carrier's average streaming speeds instead dropped two places in Netflix's monthly speed index.
Google is reportedly working on a new feature for its Android platform that mirrors many aspects of Apple's location-aware iBeacon technology, according to an Android Police report.
European politicians agreed new data protection rules for companies headquartered outside the European Union, as part of reforms of privacy laws.