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Google removes ‘porn clicker’ malware from its Play Store

The fake apps visit porn sites in order to click on ads Google has removed dozens of apps from its Play Store that purport to be games but secretly click on advertisements on pornographic websites. Security company Eset…

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Google Android developer advocate: everyone’s doing networking wrong

Google developer advocate Colt McAnlis said that Android apps, almost across the board, are not architected correctly for the best networking performance, during a talk he gave Friday at Google’s I/O developer conference in San Francisco. “Networking performance…

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Google for Work vs. Microsoft Office 365: A comparison of cloud tools

While Google for Work and Microsoft Office 365 offer many similar services, choosing between the two can be a significant challenge for CIOs. This comparison eases that burden. CIOs and IT managers have many choices when it comes…

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Update: A mobile payment battle is blazing

All eyes are on Samsung Pay and its embedded LoopPay inside the Galaxy S6 smartphone Mobile in-store payments could grow dramatically in the U.S. as the result of a battle brewing among tech giants Google, Samsung and Apple….

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Google looks to the day when it can quit building its own servers

Google is well-known for building its own server hardware to meet the unique needs of its massive compute network, but that won’t always be the case, the head of its infrastructure team said Wednesday. Practical advice for you…

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Google bans Windows Chrome extensions found outside the Chrome Web Store

Google is going to stop allowing non-sanctioned extensions to work on its Chrome for Windows browser. It’s for your safety, you understand. The sad march towards tribal fiefdoms continued Thursday, as Google announced that it will only allow…

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Google, Microsoft play catch up to Amazon, add load balancing, auto-scaling to their clouds

Cloud computing proving to be a piggy-back industry Google Wednesday rolled out load balancing features to its public cloud service, allowing customers to automatically scale up and down virtual machines to accommodate unexpected spikes in demand. The rollout…

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The Google Nexus 7 is dead, long live the Nexus 7

The Google Nexus 7 is dead, long live the Nexus 7 A big week for Android hardware, plus Google getting bullish on the tablet market, Sony promising a lot of Android 4.3, Play Games, security news and Samsung…

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Google-led group warns of ‘patent privateers

BlackBerry, Red Hat, Google and EarthLink say businesses use patent trolls as mercenaries to harass the competition Patent trolls are increasingly becoming a weapon some companies can use to harm or harass their competitors, according to public comments…

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Industry coalition objects to Google’s domain names applications

FairSearch.org, which is backed by Microsoft, Nokia and Oracle, said Google could get a competitive advantage from generic industry terms An industry coalition with backing from Microsoft, Nokia and Oracle has objected to Google’s application for certain top-level…

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