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Google Inc (GOOG) Android tablets overtake iPad in market share

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android tablets have reportedly surpassed the Apple iPad in market share. Android tablets accounted for 61.9% in 2013, according to Gartner. This is the first year that Android tablets outsold iPads.

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The Nokia X was hacked to support Android apps


About a week ago, Nokia Corporation unveiled their first Android phones under the X line. The handset will be used for promoting Microsoft services instead of Google. Only a few days later, hackers were able to gain root access to the Nokia X and enable it to use Android apps and services.
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Google is now showing full restaurant menus in search results

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Google has added restaurant menu integration in its search engine. The menu is display when you search using keywords like “show me the menu for Fonda San Miguel.” The menus are limited to a select number of restaurants. It appears that Google is taking some of the data from AllMenus.com to power the feature. Regardless, this feature will make it easier to decide whether or not you want to visit a restaurant.
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Google updates Hangouts app for iOS with video messages and stickers

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Google has announced version 2.0 of the Hangouts app for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch media players. Hangouts has been updated with a new user interface that is optimized for the larger iPad screens.
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Google Inc (GOOG) donates $6.8 million to fund free rides for youth in San Francisco

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) employees recently had to deal with widespread protests over the use of public transit infrastructure used by tech companies. Google is going to fund two years of free transit rides for the youth in San Francisco.

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Google is moving their barge to Stockton, California

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The Google Barge is being moved to Stockton, California around next week. The Google Barge is moving from its current construction site on Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay. Google confirmed the move of Google Barge to Stockton with
CNET.

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Google Inc (GOOG) partners with Yandex NV (YNDX) in mutual ad deal

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has partnered with Russian search engine Yandex NV (NASDAQ:YNDX) as part of a reciprocal advertising deal. Yandex is often called “Russia’s Google.” Yandex has teamed up with Google so that their advertising clients can access each other’s networks. The agreement is expected to increase advertising inventory available to the customers of both companies.
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Report: Google did not bid on WhatsApp

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Google did not bid on WhatsApp, according to an executive at the company. Google Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai said that the reported $10 billion offer that Google made for WhatsApp is “simply untrue.” Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion. Pichai spoke about it at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Pichai praised WhatsApp’s achievements and said that the two companies did talk about working closer together.
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