With a Rumored $70 Million in Capital Investment, Cyanogen Plans to Supplant Google

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For the past 18 months Cyanogen Inc has been working to develop the open source CyanogenMod Android firmware for devices including the Micromax Yu and the OnePlus One, but that's just the start of their ambitions. Cyanogen co-founder and CEO Kirt McMaster revealed last week that he thinks his small startup could one day offer a version of Android which was ...

Google Updates Its Mobile Office Apps With Better Security, New Features

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Google continued to be the bane of mobile office app developers this week with a series of updates to the Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps for iOS and Android. In addition to adding support for the iPhone's fingerprint sensor, Google has also improved support for  screen-reading services like TalkBack on Android and VoiceOver on iOS, enabling the ...

No Need to Take a Photo: Google Translate Adds Instant Translation via WordLens

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The Google Translate apps for Android and iOS have long supported translating text from a photo taken by your smartphone's camera, and now Google has simplified the process. Google rolled out a new version of the app which lets users simply point their smartphone's camera at a signor other piece of text and automatically see the translation: The new translation feature ...

Nvidia, Marvell to Develop CPU Modules for Google’s Modular eReading Device

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Google's Project Ara is still on schedule to ship its first units in 2015, and today we learned that the modular mobile device is going to have more CPU options. While the first prototypes used OMAP 4460 CPUs from Texas Instruments, Google has previously said that Rockchip was working on a CPU module, and today the Project Ara team revealed ...

Spanish Newspapers Beg Gov’t To Stop Google News Shutting Down, Ed Minister Says No

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On Thursday I reported that Google was shutting down its Google News search engine in Spain rather than pay license fees, and now it seems the Spanish govt has no plans to intevene and protect Spanish news publishers from their folly. The Spain Report posted a story on Friday which quotes AEDE ( la Asociación de Editores ...

Google Goes Nuclear, Shuts Down Google News in Spain

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Spanish publishers won another round this week in the eternal fight to prevent their content from being discovered and shared online. Google announced yesterday that they are shutting down their Google News search engine in Spain. The search engine giant is anticipating changes to Spanish copyright law which will make it impossible to link to a ...