Google said today that there are now 900 million Android devices that have been activated. In 2011, there were 100 million activations and 400 million the year after. Hugo Barra said that the company paid out as much to developers in the first four months of 2013 as they did for all of 2012.
Well, we didn’t see this coming since Microsoft and Google are intense rivals. Microsoft’s Outlook.com has added chat interoperability with Google Talk. The Google Talk feature in Outlook.com is rolling out worldwide in the next few days. It will allow Outlook.com users to chat with their friends on Google Talk like they can with Facebook friends.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has surpassed $900 per share, giving them a market cap of over $300 billion. There are rumors circulating that Google is going to announce a streaming music service that is similar to Spotify. Google’s share price has been growing over the last month and his an all-time high this morning.
Google has launched a new service for Google+ that allows publishers to include a new discovery feature for any mobile news website. This feature helps mobile websites drive more traffic to other articles, not just the one that they are current reading.
Yahoo! Inc. has hired Dylan Casey from Path where he was the director of product management, according to AllThingsD. Casey oversaw the recruitment of Path’s product management team and helped manage the product road map process including Path’s new messaging features.