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Good lord.
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I note the lower case L
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Here's the problem with Alphabet:
Alphabet CEO Larry Page was in recent discussions to hire Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk, to lead Andy Rubin’s former robotics unit, say people briefed on the discussions. The appointment would have ended an almost year-long search for a leader to wrangle Alphabet’s messy group of robotics ...
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There's a problem? : ) Looking forward to the read.
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To build a phone or not build a phone? That's the question inside of Google.
About one year after selling Motorola, executives inside Google are once again discussing whether to build an Android phone from scratch.People who work at Google say there is debate and discussion about the topic right now—as there is with myriad ideas at “Googphabet,” one of the many internal ...
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+Amir Efrati Love these free reads. Seriously, though, I'd subscribe if I could. Best stuff around, and such an awesome site. 
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Why is the Android smartwatch market so tiny? Google is tightly controlling it. This startup, led by ex-Googlers, is trying to pry it open.
In its zeal to create consistency in how people use Android smartwatches, Google has limited the selection of watches available, stifling growth in the category. A startup led by two former Googlers is trying to break open the market with its own version of Android software that will work with ...
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+Rohan Blake that's a reasonable response.
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New sheriff at +YouTube : +Matthew Mengerink takes over engineering. A bit of a controversial move, if you ask Tubers. Good luck, Matthew!
In what some “Tubers” describe as a controversial move, YouTube chief Susan Wojcicki has hired former eBay executive Matthew Mengerink to lead the Google unit’s engineers. The role was previously held by Venkat Panchapakesan, who died in March.The question now is whether John Harding, the ...
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Is this the future of +Android?
The rapidly changing smartphone market is playing right into the hands of people like Sammy Ohev-Zion, CEO of Blu Products.The six-year-old smartphone brand, which is based in Miami and stands for “Bold Like Us,” next month will sell a $129 model that basically has the same components as ...
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You just knew Andy Rubin wouldn't be able to stay away from Android for long.
Andy Rubin, the father of Google's Android smartphone operating system, has recently talked about getting back in the Android phone business after more than two years away from it.People in the mobile industry say Mr. Rubin has tried to recruit personnel to help build a new phone company, likely ...
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Wow, Alibaba's UC is killing Google Chrome in India somehow. That and many other pearls of data here:
The Information has a simple mission: deliver important, deeply reported stories about the technology business you won’t find elsewhere. Many of the most influential people in the industry turn to us for fresh information and original insight.
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where are browsers? they don't count as apps?
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Want to know why on-demand marketplaces are so hard? This tells you everything you need to know.
When Zirx, an on-demand valet parking app, raised series B financing in April of this year, it was clear to CEO Sean Behr that a series C round “would never happen without positive unit economics.” In other words, the ability to show profit from each parking job.At the time, Zirx was planning to ...
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Boom!
Google recently talked with some microchip makers about developing chips based on Google's own preferred designs, part of a push by the company to bring more uniformity to the fragmented universe of Android phones. That, Google hopes, would make its Android mobile operating system more ...
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+Amir Efrati I would definitely agree with that piece of advice. As I suspected, those sites did mangle the actual story. Your articles make a ton of sense and are much more reasonable. Good reporting, thanks!
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No deal between +Mesosphere and #Microsoft . Here's why:
Mesosphere and Microsoft couldn’t come to terms over a potential buyout of the cloud infrastructure startup, said people briefed on the recent discussions.Microsoft this summermade an offer of around $150 million for Mesosphere, these people said, but the startup wanted more. It looked for ...
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#Uber  is the #Lyft  of almost every other country outside the U.S. What that means:
It’s no secret that Uber trails ride-sharing rivals throughout Asia. New data shows that Uber is also behind local competitors in Latin America, China and eastern Europe as well.Uber may have an edge in English-speaking nations, however. The data shows it to be ahead in the United Kingdom and ...
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