Aereo’s Cloud DVR Service To Be Google Chromecast Ready Come End of May

Aereo’s cloud-based antenna-DVR technology will be Google Chromecast ready by May 29, the Boston-based cloud media technology developer’s CEO Chet Kanojia announced April 10 at Fast Company’s “Innovation Uncensored” conference in New York City. Google Chromecast joins Apple TV and Roku as the platforms that...Learn More

ABI: Chromebook Shipments to Increase 28% Annually

Google Chromebook shipments totaled an estimated 2.1 million in 2013, with 89 percent destined for North America. That’s expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 28 percent, to 11 million, in 2019, according to a forecast from ABI Research. Chromebooks could...Learn More

Google Fiber Wants Cities To Meet Its Checklist

After a few years of pursuing gigabit networks in communities nationwide, Google has refined the policies and procedures it likes to see followed by the communities that the company works with. Or should I say procedures that the company requires from the communities? Google this...Learn More

Google May be Planning Massive Google Fiber Expansion

Ever since Google announced their first Google Fiber plan in Kansas City, their intentions with this broadband service provider approach have been debated. Was Kansas City (and Austin and Provo which followed) just an experiment as a way to ‘shame’ other ISPs into offering next...Learn More

IDC: 42% of Smartphones Shipped Globally Cost Less than $200

It’s no surprise to anyone following smartphones and telecom that Apple and Google are dominating the worldwide smartphone market, but 95.7%, 93.8%? Those are the respective shares of Android and iOS smartphone shipments combined during 4Q and all 2013, respectively, according to new market research...Learn More

CFO: Google Fiber Network Boosted Kansas City’s Bond Rating

Kansas City has received a higher bond rating as a result of Google’s investment in an ultra-high-speed network in the city, said Google CFO Patrick Pichette at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference today. “It was mentioned as a line item,” said Pichette. Google...Learn More

Gartner: Ultramobile Devices are Fastest Growing Wireless Category

Shipments of PCs, tablets, mobile phones and ultra-mobile devices will rise 7.6% this year, reaching 2.5 billion units, according to a Gartner market research report released January 7. Google Android device users will surpass 1 billion, with users in emerging markets accounting for three-quarters of...Learn More

AT&T Takes a Page or Two From Google for U-verse GigaPower

Austin, Texas will soon be a competitive hotbed for ultra high speed broadband. AT&T announced today their U-verse with GigaPower FTTH network is live there and will begin offering 300 Mbps service, soon to be capable of 1 Gbps. Google is in the process of...Learn More

comScore: U.S. Smartphone Ownership Rose 4% in One Quarter

Google sites collectively continued to reign as the top mobile media property in the U.S. in October, with Apple ranking at the top of the ranks of smartphone manufacturers and Android the market leading smartphone platform, according to the latest from comScore’s MobiLens and Mobile...Learn More

Harris Poll: Americans on Wearable Tech, Interested but Skeptical

Google, Intel, HTC, Samsung, Sony – these are just some of the big corporate names working to develop and promote adoption of wearable technology. But are Americans interested? Do they think such devices could be useful? These are just two of the questions The Harris...Learn More

Home of Texas A&M Seeks Fiber Network with Speeds Up to 100 Gbps

Another university community is seeking a gigabit network – and those spearheading the idea are aiming high. The Research Valley Technology Council (RVTC), an economic development organization for the Bryan and College Station, Tex. metro area issued a request for information (RFI) yesterday inviting network...Learn More

Google, 30 Others Aim to Bring Affordable Internet Access to All

Google, as part of a coalition of more than 30 organizations, aims to make Internet service affordable the world over. Some 5 billion people, including more than 49% of people in the world’s 49 least developed countries, lack Internet access, the Internet titan points out...Learn More