Google’s expansion into seemingly every market continued as the company unveiled plans to expand Android, its mobile operating system. At I/O, its annual conference for software developers, Google announced plans for specialized versions of Android for wrists, cars, and TVs.
Following much speculation, Amazon unveiled its new Fire Phone, a smartphone that features a 3D interface made possible through built-in cameras and a visual scanning app called "Firefly," which is capable of identifying products and media.
With the start of the World Cup, brands are vying for the social media attention of soccer fans from all over the world.
Apple unveiled it’s newest operating systems for Mac computers and mobile devices at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. The newest additions to Apple software systems, Yosemite and iOS 8, offer more seamless interconnectivity between devices.
Wearable technology has taken new strides, with Samsung announcing “Simband” - a prototype watch used to track the vital health statistics of the wearer. In conjunction with cloud-based storage and analysis software, the system will monitor and personalize health data.
Get ready for advertising on cars, fridges, watches and thermostats. Google predicted ads moving to these platforms in a letter defending its decision not to break out revenue derived from mobile.
Google was hit hard in a European court by the “right to be forgotten.” The court upheld the right, ruling that Google must delete "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant" information from its search results, which allows users to request to have aspects of their online data removed from th
Tumblr revealed a new appearance feature for its mobile app, which lets users and brands customize how their blog, dashboard, and search results look. Images, fonts, and colors can all be edited with the new feature.
Snapchat issued a major release, expanding the image-only app to a comprehensive service offering video and text messaging features. Maintaining its characteristic image sharing functionality, messages and videos will be automatically deleted, with the caveat that you can “save” messages.
The Twitter profile changes we’ve been hearing about were made available to everyone this week. Reviews were mixed, with both praise for the usability of the new design and complaints about the strong resemblance to Facebook profiles.