Following Google’s marathon news conference yesterday, the convention center in San Francisco was buzzing over the new streaming-music service and the Galaxy S4 phone without the modified Android software from Samsung Electronics, which is unpopular among some geeks.
Chances are you can’t run Google Now on your Android phone. That’s because the search giant’s intelligent assistant only works on the minority of devices that use the current “Jelly Bean” version of its mobile operating system.
The European Commission’s antitrust probe into whether Google Inc. favors its own services over competitors in search results will conclude “towards the end of the summer break,” at the earliest, L’Echo quoted EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia as saying in an interview.
Monsanto Co. and DuPont Co., the world’s largest seed companies, agreed to drop their respective antitrust and soybean patent lawsuits and enter into licensing agreements for making genetically modified crops.
Priceline.com Inc. has boosted annual ad spending to more than $1 billion for the first time, extending its lead over Expedia Inc. in the hotel-booking market and stepping up a rivalry that’s benefiting Google Inc.
Apple Inc. ’s Steve Jobs says he has no plans to take on Google Inc. in the search business, that Adobe Systems Inc. ’s Flash technology is on the wane and that partner Foxconn Technology Group doesn’t operate a sweatshop.
Sixteen hours before Whitney Houston was pronounced dead on Feb. 11, a startup in Hamburg noticed a surge in Web traffic about the American singer after she had been seen drunk and arguing in a Hollywood club. The data analysis company, Content Fleet GmbH, knew Houston would dominate headlines the next day.