By Rob Gillies Published 9:05 pm PDT, Friday, October 5, 2018 The site on the eastern waterfront of Toronto is envisioned as an 800-acre development by Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto. The site on the eastern waterfront of Toronto is envisioned as an 800-acre development by Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto. Photo: Sidewalk Toronto Jesse Shapins, director of public realm with Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs, takes questions at a public forum about the proposed development on a rundown part of the Toronto waterfront. Jesse Shapins, director of public realm with Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs, takes questions at a public forum about the proposed development on a rundown part of the Toronto waterfront. Photo: Rob Gillies / Associated Press An illustration shows the project, which could be the most wired development ever. An illustration … [Read more...] about Google Toronto development raises privacy concerns
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Last Updated Oct 8, 2010 8:48 PM EDT Amazon (AMZN) plans an Android app market to compete with Google's (GOOG), originally according to a Wall Street Journal report and now confirmed by Engadget, which uncovered the welcome packet that prospective developers are receiving. The move is getting a lot of play, but for the life of me I can't see why anyone finds it surprising. What is more likely, I think, is that Amazon is using an Android marketplace as a springboard for its own software elements and, eventually, to position the Kindle as a tablet for business and education use. And -- Who knows? -- maybe Amazon plans to release an Android-based tablet. There should be little surprise that Amazon would plan an Android marketplace. The company already sells downloadable software, including a variety of games and even such titles as Intuit (INTU) Quickbooks Pro or Symantec (SYMC) Norton AntiVirus. In addition, Amazon sells smartphones, service plans, and accessories. Selling apps was … [Read more...] about Could Amazon Be Planning a Google Android Tablet and a Software Suite?
Last Updated Oct 19, 2010 5:27 PM EDT So Apple had another blow-out quarter and the sun rose this morning. As I mentioned last night, analysts were nuts to be disappointed by 4.2 million iPads sold rather than their expected 4.7 million. As of early this morning, Apple shares were down 3.14 percent. Unmet expectations, no matter how unreasonable, drove the drop in stock price. And yet, morning after perspective suggests that some investor reaction might be justified. Not because of the iPad -- good gravy, how grasping can you get? There remains a more significant problem. Apple is scared of Google Android, and for good reasons. There are signs in guidance for next quarter, and in a Steve Jobs appearance on the earnings call, acting like Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer as he indulged in FUD -- fear, uncertainty, and doubt -- to try and blunt the impact of a scary competitor. Clearly investors and analysts bayed at the moon, disappointed by not getting everything they wanted. Aside … [Read more...] about Google Android Becomes Apple’s Night Terror
Last Updated Jul 15, 2011 4:03 PM EDT During the Google (GOOG) Q2 earnings call, CEO Larry Page announced that users are activating 550,000 Android devices a day. To save a rush to the calculator, that translates into 49.5 million a quarter. That's a whole lotta pieces of hardware shipping a month. Impressive as the number is, though, the lack of detail about what exactly is happening combined with some other information out there raise four big questions about Android and its future. Can you trust the numbers? For example, about a month ago, Google vice president of engineering Andy Rubin said that Android activations were growing at 4.4 percent a week and that 500,000 devices were being activated a day. Now the company says the pace is up by ten percent. Using some math and a standard exponential growth model based on a constant rate of compound interest, at that rate, the number of daily unit activations should be close to 600,000. For the change to be only 10 percent in four … [Read more...] about 4 Big Questions About Google Android’s Success
Google's annual I/O developers conference kicked off Thursday in San Francisco, offering a glimpse of what's to come from the company in the next year. The two-day event opened with a keynote address from Sundar Pichai, Google's senior vice president overseeing Android, Chrome, and Google Apps, who was followed by a number of high ranking product specialists, all presenting on the biggest software and product changes on the horizon. While many of the revelations at this, like any other such conference, could only elicit squeals and applause from coders and engineers, there was plenty for your average Google user to get excited about. Here are some of the highlights: HBO Now is coming to Chromecast and Android After an initial exclusive launch on Apple devices, the premium cable streaming service comes to Google. Android M Google calls the newest version of its mobile operating system "the most powerful Android release yet." It will run things like a new mobile payment system and … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo What’s coming from Google: I/O developer conference highlights