Google Inc. is releasing tools for software developers to make applications for wearable-computing devices, trying to repeat the success it’s had with the Android mobile-operating system for gadgets people wear on their bodies.
The South by Southwest Interactive conference has gone mainstream by celebrating social tools like Twitter Inc. that thrive on personal data posted online. This year’s event will explore the privacy implications of all that sharing.
Google Inc. is upgrading Chromebook laptops with faster speeds and a new user interface that’s more reminiscent of traditional personal computers as the company steps up its efforts to take on Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp.
Google Inc., owner of the world’s most popular search engine, introduced a device that sends YouTube and Netflix Inc. videos from phones, tablets and laptops to televisions, bolstering competition with Apple Inc.
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.