Entries in 'google' (59)

Threes pulled (and now restored) from Google Play store over search term dispute

Threes pulled (and now restored) from Google Play store over search term dispute

Popular puzzle game Threes was temporarily removed from the Google Play store yesterday because it listed one of its copycats in its search terms.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2015 at 10:11AM in News
EU accuses Google of abusing search monopoly

EU accuses Google of abusing search monopoly

Google has broken European antitrust laws and as a result could be fined up to 10 per cent of its annual earnings, the European Commission has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2015 at 1:03PM in News
YouTube to launch live streaming eSports drive, report claims

YouTube to launch live streaming eSports drive, report claims

The world’s biggest online video provider has set its set on the live streaming video market, with eSports to be a central thrust.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2015 at 9:53AM in News
Microsoft criticises Google for outing Windows vulnerability prior to fix

Microsoft criticises Google for outing Windows vulnerability prior to fix

Google has prioritised the calling out of a rival over the digital security of its customers, Microsoft has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2015 at 1:29PM in News

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Flappy Bird more than doubles Destiny's peak searches in 2014

Flappy Bird more than doubles Destiny's peak searches in 2014

Google’s 2014 search data analysis has crowned cult smartphone hit Flappy Bird and the internet’s king of gaming in 2014.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2014 at 9:31AM in News
EU calls for Google to sever ties between search and ad business

EU calls for Google to sever ties between search and ad business

The close relationship between Google’s advertising and search businesses must be broken, the European Parliament has ruled.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 28th 2014 at 2:32PM in News
Google introduces a subscription service to rid the internet of advertising

Google introduces a subscription service to rid the internet of advertising

So web ads annoy you? Do they annoy you enough to make you cough up a subscription to use the internet?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 10:09AM in News
Firefox drops Google as default search engine

Firefox drops Google as default search engine

Mozilla has struck a deal with Yahoo to make the latter Firefox’s default search engine on desktop and mobile.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2014 at 1:35PM in News

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LGC 2014: Buzzfeed delivers its 'commandments of being interesting on the internet'

LGC 2014: Buzzfeed delivers its 'commandments of being interesting on the internet'

Buzzfeed has delivered its advice on how marketers can succeed in a social world at London Games Conference this morning.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 19th 2014 at 11:03AM in News
COUNTDOWN TO LGC: Speaker FAQ - Rupert Whitehead, Google

COUNTDOWN TO LGC: Speaker FAQ - Rupert Whitehead, Google

This year’s London Games Conference on November 19th will have a number of high profile speakers from around the games industry sharing their knowledge.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 13th 2014 at 1:30PM in News
Next week's London Games Conference: Final schedule adds Facebook, Google and Yogscast

Next week's London Games Conference: Final schedule adds Facebook, Google and Yogscast

Three online giants have been added to the London Games Conference schedule.

on Nov 11th 2014 at 11:56AM in News
Google search downranking dents major torrent site traffic

Google search downranking dents major torrent site traffic

A new search algorithm implemented by Google last week has seen the traffic on some major torrent sites more than halve.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 24th 2014 at 3:23PM in News

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Google unveils new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9

Google unveils new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9

A day ahead of the reveal of Apple’s latest iPad, Google has lifted the lid on its new smartphone the Nexus 6 and new tablet the Nexus 9.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 16th 2014 at 2:34PM in News
Google unveils its first Android TV device - the Nexus Player

Google unveils its first Android TV device - the Nexus Player

Search giant Google has detailed its competitor to Amazon’s Fire TV with the announcement of its own Android set-top box.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 16th 2014 at 12:01PM in News
Square Enix brings classic JRPG Dragon Quest II to iOS, Android

Square Enix brings classic JRPG Dragon Quest II to iOS, Android

A mobile port of 1987 JRPG release Dragon Quest II is available now on iOS and Android platforms.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 15th 2014 at 10:19PM in News
Google says Amazon, and not Microsoft, is its biggest rival

Google says Amazon, and not Microsoft, is its biggest rival

Google chairman Eric Schmidt believes that Amazon is its biggest search competitor.

by Laura Barnes
on Oct 14th 2014 at 3:12PM in News

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US startup Skillz raises $6m for mobile eSports

US startup Skillz raises $6m for mobile eSports

Mobile eSports platform Skillz has raised $6m in its latest round of fundraising, money the company will use to help drive a user acquisition initiative for its partners.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 29th 2014 at 8:55PM in News
Google reveals Android One handsets for emerging markets

Google reveals Android One handsets for emerging markets

Google has detailed a new breed of Android phone that will be aimed at emerging economies.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2014 at 11:02AM in News
Now FTC targets Google, demands $19m in IAP refunds

Now FTC targets Google, demands $19m in IAP refunds

Google has become the latest company to be targeted by the Federal Trade Commission regarding accidental microtransactions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 5th 2014 at 10:09AM in News
Assassin's Creed: Pirates goes free-to-play on smartphones

Assassin's Creed: Pirates goes free-to-play on smartphones

Ubisoft has altered the payment model for Assassin’s Creed: Pirates on iOS and Android.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 4th 2014 at 1:30PM in News
Google backed out of Twitch deal due to 'antitrust issues'

Google backed out of Twitch deal due to 'antitrust issues'

Previous reports that Google was on the verge of buying Twitch were true, a new report has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 26th 2014 at 10:03AM in News
Clones descend on Flappy Bird creator's new game Swing Copters

Clones descend on Flappy Bird creator's new game Swing Copters

Swing Copters is the new game from Dong Nguyen, but good luck finding it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 10:23AM in News
Sony abandons PlayStation Mobile Android support

Sony abandons PlayStation Mobile Android support

Support for the Android portion of PlayStation Mobile is to end, Sony has confirmed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 7th 2014 at 4:20AM in News
Google commits to $1bn purchase of Twitch - report

Google commits to $1bn purchase of Twitch - report

Google is finalizing a $1bn deal to acquire streaming video network Twitch, a new report claims.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 25th 2014 at 1:52AM in News
F2P games can no longer be listed as 'free' in Google Play Store

F2P games can no longer be listed as 'free' in Google Play Store

Google has altered the way in which it displays free-to-play game listings on the Google Play store following pressure from the European Commission.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 21st 2014 at 11:40AM in News