Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has named 5 developer partners for Glass apps, which are known as Glass Certified Partners. The partners include APZ Labs (Skylight app), AugMedix (app for doctors), CrowdOptic (context-aware sports/entertainment/medical app), GuidiGo (museum/cultural institution app), and Wearable Intelligence (enterprise solution app company).
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is reportedly preparing to launch a health data platform called “Google Fit,” which would compete against similar platforms built by Apple (HealthKit) and Samsung (SAMI), according to Forbes.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is currently in talks to buy stake in Virgin Galactic. Virgin Galactic is a space tourism venture that is run by Sir Richard Branson, according to Sky News. Google is working on a project to put hundreds of satellites in low-Earth orbit as part of an attempt to extend Internet access to billions of people.
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Google has announced that Google Glass has been updated with five new features. The new features include better photo sharing for Android users, Google Now cards for the World Cup, package tracking, and parking location. There is also a battery notification for when the device drops below 20%. Now when you take a picture on Glass, you will see it instantly on your Android phone when opening up the MyGlass app. If you forgot where you parked your car, look to the left of your Glass home screen to find your Parking location card.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is collaborating with Autism Speaks to create the world’s largest database of genomic information on autism spectrum disorder. This would create an open platform for research into the causes, treatments, and other resources for autism. Autism affects 1 in 68 children.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has acquired Skybox Imaging for $500 million in cash. Skybox is a company that provides high-resolution photos using satellites. Skybox offers sub-meter images and 90-second videos from its small satellites. It also points them at specific spots to collect analytics about how that area changes over time.
According to The Guardian, Google is preparing to launch a tool to alert users in Europe when certain search results have been removed due to a ruling made last month by the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ).