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Industry veteran Phil Harrison joins Google

Games industry veteran Phil Harrison is joining Google, taking up the role of vice president and general manager at the monolithic search giant’s California headquarters. Harrison is best known for a 15 year tenure as head of Sony’s network of game studios, in addition to three years as a senior …

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YouTube to be pulled from Amazon Fire TV

Google is blocking access to YouTube on two Amazon devices. The company has announced that YouTube access for both Fire TV and Echo Show owners will be halted on January 1st. The news comes as tensions between Google and Amazon escalate. The precise reasons behind the disagreement vary by report, …

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HTC and Google reveal $1.1bn smartphone deal

After months of falling profits, HTC has announced a $1.1bn cooperation agreement with Google that will see a number of HTC employees join the search giant. What’s more, Google will receive a non-exclusive licensing agreement for HTC IP. Many of the HTC employees joining Google have already worked on the …

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