Google acquires 3D graphics firm drawElements

Written on:July 23, 2014
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Google has acquired a Finnish firm specializing in mobile 3D graphics analytics to boost its development capabilities with mobile 3D graphics.The exact amount behind the transaction is not disclosed.
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“We’re excited to announce that we’re joining Google. Thanks to everyone who has helped us along the way; we’re grateful for your support,” drawElements said in it’s website.

Google has yet to officially announce the deal.

drawElements is a computer graphics engineering company developing solutions for benchmarking and analyzing the quality of GPUs.

Yahoo acquires Mobile advertising company Flurry

Written on:July 22, 2014
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Yahoo has acquired a mobile analytics company Flurry, to boostadvertising revenue from smartphones. “We have reached a definitive agreement to acquire Flurry, the industry leader in mobile analytics,” Yahoo said in a blog post. “As part of Yahoo, Flurry will continue to serve the application developer community in the way we always have, only better,” said Simon Khalaf, President and CEO, Flurry. Following the closing, the Flurry team will remain…

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Ebay to Shutdown Magento Go and ProStores

Written on:July 21, 2014
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EBay has announced its decision to shut down its ecommerce software products from Magento Go and ProStores. The announcement came because of the changes in the market requirements and according to EBay the decision was unavoidable. Keeping in consideration the holiday shopping season, the ecommerce giant has offered to keep the store open till February 1, 2015 after which the Magento Go and ProStores will be closed. The decision has…

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Google celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 96th Birthday

Written on:July 17, 2014
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Google is celebrating Nelson Mandela’s 96th birthday, with an interactive doodle. His famous quotes are shown against a backdrop of the history of South Africa and impotant incidents in his life. The Doodle is showing below Quotes of Nelson Mandela. “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion.” “People must learn to hate, and if they can learn…

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Developers can now apply for Google’s Project Ara Dev Board

Written on:July 16, 2014
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Developers can now apply for getting Google’s Project Ara Dev Board by filling the form available at http://www.projectara.com/dev-board-form According to Google Terms, Developers from Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria can not get this Board. And, only one Dev Board is allowed for a company. Applications will be reviewed in stages; the current review period ends on July 17, 2014. The next review period will start on July 18 and end…

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Google and Novartis team up to develop ‘smart’ contact lens

Written on:July 15, 2014
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Swiss drug maker Novartis has agreed a deal with Google to develop “smart” contact lenses to help diabetics to track their blood glucose levels and for people living with presbyopia to restore the eye’s ability to focus. The smart lens technology involves non-invasive sensors, microchips and other miniaturized electronics which are embedded within contact lenses. “We are looking forward to working with Google to bring together their advanced technology and…

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Facebook acquires LiveRail

Written on:July 3, 2014
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Facebook has agreed to acquire LiveRail, an advertising technology company that helps companies like Major League Baseball (MLB.com), ABC Family, A&E Networks, Gannett, and Dailymotion. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We realized that by joining forces we’d be able to draw upon our respective strengths to move even faster towards our shared vision of creating the advertising platform of the future,” Mark Trefgarne, CEO and cofounder of LiveRail,…

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Google Acquires Streaming-Music Service Songza

Written on:July 2, 2014
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Google has acquired a free online streaming music service Songza.The terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We’re thrilled to announce that we’re becoming part of Google,” Songza said. “We can’t think of a better company to join in our quest to provide the perfect soundtrack for everything you do.” “They’ve built a great service which uses contextual expert-curated playlists to give you the right music at the right time,”…

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TapCommerce joins the Twitter family

Written on:July 1, 2014
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Twitter has agreed to buy TapCommerce, a leader in mobile retargeting and re-engagement advertising. “Together with the TapCommerce team, Twitter will be able to offer mobile app marketers more robust capabilities for app re-engagement, tools and managed service solutions for real-time programmatic buying, and better measurement capabilities,” Twitter said in a blog post. “Our focus on creating engaging brand experiences for mobile consumers aligns perfectly with Twitter’s product and core…

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Google Will Shut Down Orkut in September

Written on:July 1, 2014
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Google announced that it plans to shut down Its Social Networking service Orkut on Sept. 30 Orkut was launched early in 2004, the same year Facebook also founded.Facebook is now the world’s largest social network with 1.28 billion users. Orkut is popular in Brazil,India and a few other countries. “Over the past decade, YouTube, Blogger and Google+ have taken off, with communities springing up in every corner of the world….

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