After One Year, Google Chromecast Streams Number 400 Million

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Google recently celebrated Chromecast’s first birthday, and reveled some usage statistics. “A thumb-sized media streaming media device that plugs into HDMI ports on TV sets,” Chromecast users can beam online shows, movies, music and other streaming digital content to their TVs from their smartphones, tablets,...Learn More

SpeedSpot: Google Wi-Fi Gives Starbucks an 18x Speed Boost

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Realizing a 10-fold improvement in Wi-Fi network speed seems like a lot to hope for, or expect, but that’s what Starbucks was expecting when it switched from AT&T to Google last year. Turns out the results have exceeded expectations, according to SpeedSpot. Downstream, Wi-Fi network...Learn More

Sprint Teams with Google to Offer Google Apps for Business

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), July 23, 2014 – As a major mobility provider, Sprint (NYSE: S) will be offering Google Apps for Business in a move that will allow the company to seamlessly support business adoption of Google’s cloud-based productivity solutions so they can...Learn More

ABI Ultraportable PC Forecast: 26% Annual Growth

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Though still small, the ultraportable segment of the PC market is turning out to be a bright spot in an otherwise declining PC market, with shipments surging 65 percent year over year in 1Q 2014 to reach 5.1 million units worldwide, according to the latest...Learn More

ComScore: Apple, Google Maintain Smartphone Market Share

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Apple held on to its market leading place among the world’s smartphone manufacturers in May, capturing a 41.9 percent smartphone market share, according to comScore’s latest MobiLens and Mobile Metrix reports.  Google Android maintained its leadership position among smartphone OSs with a 52.1 percent market share,...Learn More

Google Announces Android TV, Android Auto

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Google today announced a range of initiatives involving everything from in-car communications to the television – all of which had one common theme. Google wants to repeat the strategy that it used successfully with its Android mobile operating system. That means making software platforms available...Learn More

GVTC GigaRegion is Latest Example of Google Fiber’s Impact in Texas and Beyond

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Google Fiber is having a significant impact on broadband infrastructure in Texas. But of course, that’s always been the plan. The arrival of Google Fiber in Austin and the potential of their move into San Antonio is causing other carriers to react and many of...Learn More

Portland Google Fiber May Soon be Reality

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Portland may soon join the exclusive, but growing list of Gigabit cities. The Portland Business Journal is reporting that the Portland City Council voted 5 – 0 in favor of bringing Google Fiber to the Oregon hub. Portland is one of the nine new metro...Learn More

Winston-Salem Gigabit Network is a Key Win for AT&T

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Update June 12- AT&T today announced it also has won a deal to bring gigabit service to Durham, N.C. AT&T has finalized one of the deals it had pending to deploy gigabit service in the Triangle and Piedmont Triad regions of North Carolina, announcing today...Learn More

Google Fiber’s ISP Shame Game Continues with Focus on Google Interconnection and Peering

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Ever since Google announced their move into the ISP and TV business with Google Fiber, their intentions have been well debated. Was Google seriously trying to become a regional (or maybe national) ISP? Or were they pushing an agenda with their 1 Gbps service for...Learn More

Google Fiber Penetration Hits 75% in Parts of Kansas City, But Not Without Controversy

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Google apparently has some great take rates for its gigabit Google Fiber service in Kansas City, with Bernstein Research reporting Google Fiber penetration of 75% in some neighborhoods. These are take rates to ‘die for.’ Most service providers, especially competitive overbuilders, would be very happy...Learn More

Cities Vying for Google Fiber Expansion Respond to Checklist Items

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Google’s effort to build out gigabit broadband fiber networks in 34 markets in nine metro areas is making headway and its selection process is on-track and on-schedule, according to an update from the Google Fiber expansion team. Google in late February announced that it intended...Learn More