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As part of Google’s financial call for the Q4 of 2014, they also revealed some interesting tidbits about the Chromecast, their streaming stick, which has been out since July 2013. According to Google CBO Omid Kordestani, they just surpassed the milestone of users pressing the Cast button one billion times. Chromecast usage has also increased by 60% since the device launched, no doubt due to the number of apps now supporting the service. Also, according to numbers shared to Google by the analyst group NPD, the Chromecast is was...

Being a public company, Google is required to disclose their earnings to investors. Last quarter was Q4 of 2014 (October-December) and Google says that they made $18.1 billion in Q4 and $66 billion as a whole for the entirety of 2014. Here is a breakdown of their finances for Q4: 2014 revenues of $66 billion, up 19 percent year-over-year Q4 revenues of $18.1 billion, up 15 percent year-over-year Q4 net income of $4.76 billion, up from $3.18 billion in 2013 Earnings Per Share (EPS) of $6.91, up from $4.95 in 2013 Capital expenditures...

The Google Play Store is undoubtedly one of the most popular mobile app hubs in the world as evidenced by the number of Android users out there. Thanks to the vast user base enjoyed by the Play Store, new findings have revealed that the Android app hub dominated Apple’s iOS App Store as far as gross downloads were concerned. However, Apple was still on top in terms of overall revenue made by the App Store which is more than 60% compared to what the Play Store generated. This tells the true story of Android where marketshare means...

Users on Android will now be treated to a superior searching experience with Google when looking for movies or even actors/actresses. The revelation was made by a Google+ post earlier today. There’s even a nice little gif posted by Google which shows how beautifully the UI transitions take place once you make the search. From the search result, you can also have a quick look at the IMDB or Rotten Tomatoes rating for the particular film that you’ve searched for. In cases of actors, you can even get a brief glimpse of all the...

Are you a fan of the Rolling Stones magazine? Have you been searching for that one copy from 20-30 years ago which you cannot find now? Well, Google has you covered now as the entire Rolling Stones magazine archive will make its way to Google Play Newsstand. The arrival will be official this Friday on the 30th of January at 8PM Eastern Time. All cover stories ranging back to the 60s will be available on Newsstand and Rolling Stones even plans to bring audio content for the readers sometime soon. Details of the deal struck by Google...

Already available in three different cities in the US, Google Fiber is now coming to four new ones, mostly in the Southeastern portion. For those unfamiliar, Google Fiber is Internet service from Google that can reach up to 1000 Mbps for download speeds. Compared to most ISPs (internet service providers), this is much faster. This is the list of new and existing Google Fiber cities, with the new ones emboldened: Atlanta, Georgia Austin, Texas Charlotte, North Carolina Kansas City, Kansas Nashville, Tennessee Provo, Utah The Raleigh-Durham,...

You can now get HP’s Chromebook 14 for just $209.99 through Woot as part of a new deal. This is the model with NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 SoC on board, so you’re getting the best for your money. The Chromebook 14 also comes with 16GB of SSD storage, 2GB of RAM and Google’s proprietary Chrome OS software which is quite useful if you rely on Google services. It is also pretty portable thanks to the 14 inch display, which means you can carry it around almost anywhere and get to work. Given Google’s willingness to bring...

The HTC One M8 GPE was the only lasting Google Play Edition smartphone available on Google’s online store. And as of today, the smartphone has been officially taken from the Play Store, which officially (or unofficially) marks the end of the Google Play Edition lineup. This was a gradual process with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4, the Sony Z Ultra and the LG G Pad 8.3 being removed from the Play Store and now it seems like the HTC One M8 is getting the boot as well. In cases like these, it’s awfully hard to get confirmation...