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Google Inc (GOOGL) launching Little Box Challenge to build small solar power inverters

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One of the problems with large solar inverters that turns energy into usable electricity is that they are not as efficient and are costly as solar panels. Due to the lack of progress, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is launching the Little Box Challenge, which is an open competition to build small solar power inverters. Google is promising $1 million to the winners, but warns that it will not be easy. 

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Oracle Corporation (ORCL) wins copyright against Google Inc (GOOGL)

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Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has won a legal victory against Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) on Friday because a U.S. appeals court decided Oracle could copyright parts of the Java programming language, which Google uses for designing the Android smartphone operating system.

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Google Inc (GOOGL) buys cloud monitoring service Stackdriver

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has announced today it has acquired cloud monitoring service Stackdriver. Stackdriver’s services will be rolled into Google Cloud Platform in the next several months. The financial details were undisclosed. However, we do know that Stackdriver raised a total of $15 million in venture capital across two rounds led by Bain Capital and Flybridge Capital so it is likely that the price was quite a bit higher than that.

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Google Inc (GOOGL) acquires restaurant website builder Appetas

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has acquired Appetas, a service where restaurants can instantly build websites for themselves. It allows restaurants to integrate services like GrubHub and OpenTable as well. Google is going to shutdown Appetas following the acquisition.
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Google Inc (GOOGL) launches Classroom tool for teachers to manage assignments


Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has announced a new free tool for teachers called Classroom. Classroom is a part of the Google Apps for Education suite of products. Classroom lets teachers create and organize assignments. It can also be used for providing feedback to students and communicate with classes. The service is still in preview-mode. Here is what the service offers:
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Google Inc (GOOGL), Intel Corporation (INTC) reveal new Chromebooks with several OEM partners

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) have announced several new Chromebook laptops made by Acer, Asus, Dell, Lenovo and Toshiba at a press event today. Google said that Chromebooks will be getting Google Now integration and will have the ability to play Google Play movies and TV shows offline.
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Google Inc (GOOGL) buys online attribution company Adometry

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is acquiring a company that will help advertisers get a better idea of how their online ad campaigns work. Based in Austin, Texas, Adometry specializes in technology called online ad attribution, which credits various online ads for influencing a person to take an action like clicking an ad or buying something. The terms of the deal were undisclosed. Google said that the acquisition does not pass through any regulatory hurdles though.

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Google adds Uber integration and lane guidance to Maps iOS app

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Google has added several features to Google Maps for the iPhone and iPad, including lane guidance for the U.S. and Canada and the ability to save maps for offline use. Google also added filtered searches for points-of-interest by category, pricing, and hours.

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