Google’s Nexus 6 Might Be Too Big For Right Now, But Right-Sized For The Future

Nexus 6-3 As Greg Kumparak noted in the TechCrunch review of the Nexus 6, the phone is very large. Too large, in fact, for most humans. Back when it was just a rumor that Google would be picking Motorola to provide the Nexus 6 hardware, and that it would indeed be a monster with a 6-inch display, I lamented the phabletization of the Nexus line before it was even a real thing. Now, I’ve had some… Read More

YouTube Adds Netflix Content Chief And Ad Exchange Architect To VP Ranks

 YouTube is continuing the spate of recent executive-level hires begun under CEO Susan Wojcicki with two new additions to the top-level team today, according to sources familiar with the matter and confirmed by YouTube. The new hires include Netfl…

Google Brings Autoscaling To Compute Engine

 Google continues to build out its cloud computing platform and today the company announced that its autoscaling service for Compute Engine, its infrastructure-as-a-service platform, is now available in beta. Using this new feature, developers can…

How YouTube Music Key Will Redefine What We Consider ‘Music’

youtube-music-key YouTube finally unveiled its subscription music service today, and in some ways it’s very much like existing streaming music services, especially since it comes bundled with Google Play Music All Access. But YouTube Music Key also very much not like other streaming music services, because of the ways in which music is (or rather isn’t) defined on YouTube. One of the first questions… Read More

Europe’s Google Antitrust Decision Delayed — Again!

Chromecast Aims To Be The Focal Point Of Family Games Night With New Apps

Chromecast_dongle Google’s Chromecast seemed a fairly innocuous seed when first planted back in July of 2013, but Google has been steadily ramping up the potential for the streaming HDMI dongle, via developer support and updates to its core software. Now, Google is announcing family-friendly games designed for Chromecast, which mark a concerted effort to turn the streamer into a console alternative for… Read More

The Race To Zero Is Awesome

Microsoft Bing Maps' datacenter It’s Sunday, so let’s stretch our legs a little bit. Earlier today Julie Bort of Business Insider wrote an interesting piece detailing the rapidly approaching end game of the storage wars: The prices consumers and businesses pay for cloud storage are racing to zero, and that’s forcing new jockeying inside the crowded industry. Read More

Google Guarantees Inbox Invite By 5 PM PT If You Ask During Today’s ‘Happy Hour’

inbox-feature Google is expanding its Inbox invite program, having issued another collection of invites to existing members already today, with a new ‘Happy Hour’ taking place between 3 p.m. PT and 4 p.m. PT today. If users email them at asking for an invite during that window, they’ll get access guaranteed by 5 p.m. PT today.

Want an invite TODAY? #InboxHappyHour 3-4pm PT. Read More