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Google to hold three developer conferences for Project Ara; prototype of modular smartphone to be ready 'within weeks'

Project AraOn its Project Ara homepage, Google has recently revealed that it plans to hold three developer conferences for the modular smartphone initiative this year. The first of these developer conferences is scheduled to be held on April 15-16 at Silicon Valley's Computer History Museum.

Google Now Launcher lands in Play Store for free download

Google Now Launcher lands in Play Store for free downloadOn Thursday, Google Now Launcher - which was thus far limited only to the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 Android devices - hit the Google Play Store for free download. The Play Store release of the Google Now Launcher implies that users of older Nexus devices will now be able to update the launcher.

Google’s unorthodox and still-evolving hiring practices

Google’s unorthodox and still-evolving hiring practicesWith Internet search giant Google is widely known for doing things in an unorthodox manner, the hiring practices followed by the company are quite unconventional too --- with the company essentially looking at what its potential employees are capable of doing, rather than what they know.

Google acquires London fraud detection firm Spider.io

GoogleIn a last-week announcement, Internet search giant Google revealed that it has acquired Spider. io --- a London-based fraud detection firm. The acquisition underscores Google's attempts to boost the security and fraud prevention units of its advertising business.

Apple, Google rejecting games that have the word ‘Flappy’ in their title

Apple, Google rejecting games that have the word ‘Flappy’ in their titleThere has been no slowdown in the 'Flappy Bird phenomenon, even though the original game was removed from the App Store by its Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen a few days back. The overwhelming popularity of the 'Flappy Bird' game of late has prompted the creation of a number of clones which mimic the highly additive game.

Google working on Internet speeds of 10 gigabits per second

GoogleAccording to a USA Today report, Google has revealed in a recent announcement, made at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference, that it is working on Internet data transfer speeds of 10 gigabits per second.

The report revealed that Google CFO Patrick Pichette said in remarks at the conference that Google is working in the direction of making the next generation of Internet speeds - of 10 gigabits per second - a reality.

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