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Its been a little over a week since Larry Page told us that there needed to be more collaboration between companies in the technology sector, and then saw his company turn around and send a cease and desist letter to Microsoft for creating a YouTube application for Windows Phone that didn’t display ads. Microsoft played the honey badger, and kept the application up anyway. Turns out that they’re actually besties now, and they’re collaborating on a new YouTube app for Windows phone with advertisements. The app should be out in a couple of weeks From the sounds of it, the
Marissa Mayer’s shopping spree at Yahoo may be continuing. Fresh off the heels of picking up Tumblr, Yahoo has now placed a bid to buy up Hulu, and hopefully add it to its growing number of media properties. According Peter Kafka over at All Things D: The Web giant submitted a bid for the video site this morning, according to a person familiar with process … Yahoo had previously tried to buy a large stake in French video site DailyMotion, but that bid was stymied by the French government. Yahoo declined to comment. Yahoo picked up Tumblr, relaunched Flickr, and
I’m not sure if Google’s trying to create a consumer product, or some kind of collective monitoring tool at this point. Buried deep in the Glass source code, and unveiled by the fine folks over at Android Police, code exists to put the device in a constant listening mode. Ron Amadeo over at Android Police: “OK_GLASS_EVERYWHERE” does exactly what it says on the tin. Enable this, and you’ll be able to say ‘Ok Glass’ on just about any screen. The default Glass setting is to only listen on the “Ok Glass” screen, which is crap. Enabling this makes Glass feel
A new report out of Bloomberg states that Google may be looking to buy the popular social navigation app Waze. Sales talks surrounding Waze have been around for several months, with previous rumors stating that Facebook was in negotiations to buy the company. Sources say that Waze is seeking over $1 billion dollars from its buyer to purchase the 40 million user mapping program. It’s reported that a number of large tech companies, including Google, have started coming forward with offers since talks of Facebook buying the company went public. It seems that a bidding war could now be on
In a follow up to its “Photos Every Day” ad, Apple has released a new version of the ad, this time focusing on music. “Music Every Day” simply showcases a number of people having different meaningful experiences with music before closing out with the phrase: “More people enjoy their music on the iPhone than any other phone.” The ad tries to sway people by marketing the iPhone’s popularity rather than actually advertising the phone or its features. It’s an effective piece of advertising and a nice short video to watch.