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Kantar: Samsung's Galaxy S6 helps cut into Apple's share of U.S. smartphone market

Thanks in large part to the introduction of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S6 smartphone, Google's Android platform saw its market share in the U.S. inch up at the expense of Apple's iOS, according to a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

Google's Sidewalk Labs and municipal Wi-Fi: This time, it could be different

Google's Sidewalk Labs has merged Control Group and Titan to form a new group, Intersection, which will now handle the deployment of phone booth Wi-Fi hotspots in New York City. But the question is, will LinkNYC's efforts be successful?

Google uses Bechtel to deploy fiber in Atlanta, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham

Google hired construction firm Bechtel to help deploy its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) in Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; and Atlanta. Google said it is building metro fiber rings in all three markets. These rings will give the company the flexibility to launch deployments in additional neighborhoods.

Enabling competition from Google Fiber means FCC must reconsider pole attachment pricing

Google Fiber's plans to bring its 1 Gbps service into Salt Lake City and Nashville by using existing utility poles in each city not only sheds light on its ongoing buildout strategy, but also shows how important access to utility poles at reasonable rates is key to expanding broadband services.

Google-backed Sidewalk Labs to take over NYC Wi-Fi rollout

Sidewalk Labs, the Google-backed urban innovation company that launched earlier this month to improve technology in cities, is taking control of the project that will bring free Wi-Fi to New York City via LinkNYC.

New NTIA report eases concerns over potential interference from small cells in 3.5 GHz spectrum

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a report that analyzes potential interference in the 3.5 GHz band, which is considered viable for small cell use. Google and other advocates will likely view the report as a positive for the spectrum, as exclusion zones with restricted usage are now believed to be much smaller.

Reports: Google acquired Agawi have Android devs discussing the pros and cons of streaming apps

There was no press release, no blog post, and certainly no mention of it at Google I/O, but app developers sounded less surprised than wary about reports Google had acquired streaming services startup Agawi, a move Google subsequently confirmed to TechCrunch.

Microsoft follows Google, NCTA in dissing Globalstar plan

Some big names came together at a Washington, D.C., event this week to voice their concerns about Globalstar's proposed terrestrial lower power service (TLPS). Among them: Google, Microsoft, the Wi-Fi Alliance, the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA).

With YouTube Gaming, Google may finally have a viable competitor to Twitch

After several months under wraps, Google's answer to live-streamed gaming was unveiled on Friday. But does it have the ability to unseat Twitch as the leader in this segment? According to a review of the new service, it has a chance.

Google is creating a 'fiber ring' in Salt Lake City and Nashville

As part of its Google Fiber deployment, Google is expanding its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment to Nashville, Tenn., and Salt Lake City. Interestingly, the company said that it is creating fiber rings in both cities by attaching fiber to utility poles.