The listless Google Glass device is showing signs of life thanks to reports linking the tech to Intel. The chip maker will team with Google to push Glass in more professional environments, including health care and manufacturing, according to a Wall Street Journal article.
The European Union issued new guidelines to extend the 'right to be forgotten' privacy protection for European citizens beyond European search sites. This clarification aims to push Google and other search engines to take down links across all their sites and services, without exception.
Google is moving ahead with plans to gradually phase out support for plug-ins that hook into the Chrome browser using a decade-old mechanism called NPAPI, or Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface.
Google has been paying Mozilla to be the default search engine used in the Firefox browser since 2004. However, all this changed this month as the latest three-year agreement signed with Google in 2011 ran out last week.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Friday, Nov. 21, including Amazon launches Zocalo file-sharing app for Android and iOS, Apple releases app development kit for Apple Watch, Google launches BYOD-focused Divide app, IoT app enablement platform revenues to increase 28 percent this year and Apple supplier GT Advanced promised too much and failed to deliver.
Google has added a new autoscaling feature for its Compute Engine platform.
The 5 hot new business apps for Nov. 12.
There was much ado last year when Google Flu Trends overshot the mark. Google is making changes in Flu Trends for this season, including incorporating the CDC's traditional data, for a more comprehensive analysis.
According to a new report (reg. req.) by Analysys Mason and sponsored by Google, "Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) is already worth over JPY7 trillion to Japan's economy, a value that could grow to more than JPY15.1 trillion by 2020." So, if you're still wondering whether big data investment is worth it or not, there's your answer.
Microsoft, Google and Mozilla have all separately announced plans to update their browsers to remove SSL 3.0 to protect users against the POODLE flaw.