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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Just as it did several years ago when it rolled out to Kansas City residential customers, Google Fiber is enticing potential business customers by offering its fiber-to-the-premises services to select K.C. businesses. As FierceTelecom 's Sean Buckley notes, however, this toe-dipping hardly guarantees a broad, aggressive rollout of the highly coveted Google Fiber service to the business market. Sean's complete report can be read here.
Google Fiber finally provided a further glimpse of hope that businesses will be able to get their 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service at least in the Kansas City area, but broader expansion is hardly a given.
Google Fiber has begun reaching out to local businesses in the Kansas City area to see if they would like to get a 1 Gbps service, reports the Kansas City Business Journal, citing a mailer about the new offer.