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+Google is going back to China!!!! We have all the details. Hey +Android developers. Have questions about the new +Google Play  there? Ask me anything! (Anything that's not already in the piece, that is.)
After a five year absence, Google expects to return shortly to mainland China as a provider of revenue-generating consumer Web services, a move with ramifications for the future of Android and a host of Chinese companies.As early as this fall, the company hopes to get Chinese government approval ...
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"If we lose Snapchat, we're almost nonexistent."
When Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy first released Snapchat in 2011, they ran the service atop Google’s cloud computing service App Engine out of necessity. Tapping the Mountain View giant, whose cloud business was just getting off the ground, was the easiest way to outsource Snapchat’s ...
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Uber is trailing rivals across Asia.
As we pointed out yesterday, Uber’s core business won’t win every market it enters outside the U.S. Already, the company is trailing home-grown rivals in many parts of the world. New data from Quettra, which looked at what taxi apps are installed on tens of millions of Android phones across ...
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Big news coming to +Evernote. We have a previously unreported revenue figure too. 
Evernote CEO Phil Libin has long said he wants to build a 100-year company. Now he’s actively looking for his own replacement to take the startup into its second decade. The eight-year-old, privately-held company, which makes productivity software in a crowded market, is talking to candidates ...
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#Amazon  has been trying to get into mobile payments. Here's the carrot it could offer to retailers.
As more technology companies offer ways for people to pay for goods in stores by waving their phone or wrist, Amazon.com is still working on its strategy. The company has tried various ideas over the past year—introducing card-swiping terminals for small physical retailers and ways for consumers ...
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Chat bots are coming. Our latest exclusive on Facebook Messenger and why you should care about it. (Hint: WhatsApp.)
The path to making money from mobile chat apps is taking many twists and turns. Last week, Facebook publicly previewed “M,” a kind of virtual assistant that lives on Facebook Messenger and tries to help people complete tasks like looking for gift ideas or quickly booking appointments. Behind the ...
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M&A news that +Google Cloud Platform folks will pay attention to: 
Microsoft has expressed interest in acquiring a cloud-computing software startup called Mesosphere, according to two people who were briefed about the recent talks, raising the possibility of a deal that could reshape the cloud infrastructure landscape. The approach was made about a month ago ...
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+Google​ has a new revenue chief, +Philipp Schindler​.
Amid the Alphabet-Google news last week, one major change went unnoticed: Google has a new sales chief, Philipp Schindler.Mr. Schindler succeeds Omid Kordestani, Google’s chief business officer and a close confidant of Google co-founder Larry Page. Mr. Kordestani is departing as Mr. Page vacates ...
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Cool new project contemplated by +Google Chrome​ engineering legend +Linus Upson​!!
A senior executive within Google, soon to be Alphabet, told colleagues he wanted to develop genetically engineered mosquitoes to help fight disease, according to people who know him. Linus Upson, the man who helped build Google’s Chrome browser alongside new CEO Sundar Pichai, recently said he ...
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Smartphone commoditization strikes again! Qualcomm this time. +Qualcomm 
Qualcomm executives are preparing to lay off as many as several thousand employees, according to people inside and outside of the chip maker. The cuts underscore the continued challenges of being in the high-end smartphone business. Prices are falling, and $50 Android smartphones are a reality ...
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+Google  and +GoogleNow are going to war against native apps. Let's watch and enjoy and read this thorough analysis...
Google’s battle to erode the importance of apps is intensifying. The search giant last fall secretly acquired an “app streaming” startup called Agawi whose technology allows people to access apps on their smartphone without downloading them first. The acquisition, which hasn’t been previously ...
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True story: they screwed up one of my to-go orders and I called them to complain when I got back to my office and realized that. They immediately made me the right sandwich and hand-delivered it to my desk! They don't typically make such errors, of course, but that speaks to their great customer service. I'm a regular customer since they opened this location. Yum.
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Impeccable beef cheek and roast pork, tastiest apple crumble I have ever had, a simple and homey atmosphere. Wonderful local wines and beer. And even the fromage apres dinner was yummy. As they say here, il a ete parfait (It was perfect).
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