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  • Live Blog: Google I/O 2016 Opening Keynote #IO16

    … Hello from Google I/O, Google’s annual developers conference. While developers are the main audience, the opening keynote that we’re live blogging will be sharing news of upcoming products from Google of interest to everyone. This year, Google I/O has moved from its traditional home in San Francisco to an outdoor setting: the Shoreline…

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  • Make It So: Google’s Voice-Search-Enabled Star Trek Communicator Pin

    … it, and as the picture indicates, it’s a circular piece of hardware that is Bluetooth-enabled and contains a mic. It’s activated by tapping on it. And, like the Android watch, it’s also connected to a smartphone. Time says the idea behind the Google Communicator, beyond seeing if it could be built, was to “test out how users might interact…

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  • Wearables Game Changer: Android Wear Now Compatible With iPhone

    … Google just changed the rules for wearables. It has introduced Android Wear for iOS. The caveat is that right now it’s only available for one smartwatch, the LG Urbane. However Google said, “All future Android Wear watches, including those from Huawei, Asus, and Motorola will also support iOS, so stay tuned for more.” The Apple Watch has been…

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  • IDC: Smartphone Growth Slows, Apple Watch Now #2 Wearable After Fitbit

    … percent global share in 2015 to a 3.6 percent. However that’s dubious given Microsoft’s current ambivalence about its mobile platform. IDC sees so-called phablets remaining popular and driving growth across both developed and developing markets. As part of that same report IDC said that the Apple Watch has become the number two wearable…

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  • Google Releases First Apple Watch App: Google News & Weather

    … notifications. But presumably, when it does, the latest headlines would show up as an alert, where tapping on them would then launch the app — which would really show little information than the alert already displayed. Google confirmed to Marketing Land that this is the only Apple Watch app it has created, so far. Other Google iOS apps like Gmail do…

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