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Mobile Telesystems to Help Google Promote Search Services in Russia
Aug 28 15
Google and Mobile Telesystems concluded a strategic agreement in which search services will be jointly promoted in Russia. In particular, smartphones with the Android operating system, which MTS sells through its own retail network, will come with a pre-installed Google search application on the main screen. Additionally MTS will promote voice search functions and other Google applications to clients which visit MTS retail locations. The partners will share the cost of promoting mobile Internet, including advertising campaigns, as well as revenue from contextual advertising in applications from the Google store.
Google Launches Project Tango Development Kit in UK
Aug 26 15
Google announced that it has launched the development kit for Project Tango 3D-mapping tablet in the UK. Project Tango uses various technologies to develop a device that understands its location in the physical world. The tablet comes with a 4 megapixel camera working with a motion-tracking camera and 3D depth sensing, to see in three dimensions, as well as an accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, GPS, ambient light sensor and a compass. Potential applications include a scanning software capable of building a 3D model of an area by waving the tablet around the room, augmented reality apps, and making precise measurements by tapping two locations on a screen. The development kit currently sells for USD 512.
Nielsen Expands Relationship with Google to Make Digital Ad Ratings Available Via Google's DoubleClick Demand-Side Platform
Aug 21 15
Nielsen N.V. has expanded its relationship with Google to make Digital Ad Ratings available via Google's DoubleClick demand-side platform, or DSP, internationally. Digital Ad Ratings is now available via DoubleClick Bid Manager in Australia, Brazil, Canada and the UK Digital Ad Ratings has been available in the DoubleClick platform in the US since December 2014. The expanded integration allows global media buyers and sellers that use DoubleClick Bid Manager as their DSP to enable audience measurement for their online campaigns as part of a seamless workflow. This eliminates the separate steps needed for tagging and enhances the campaign execution experience for DoubleClick Bid Manager clients globally by offering campaign delivery, audience measurement, and reporting in a single place. Additionally, Nielsen continues to expand Digital Ad Ratings measurement to more markets. The service recently launched in China, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan and Mexico, with India, Thailand and Malaysia set for launch in the coming months. By year's end, Digital Ad Ratings will be available in 16 international markets, which together, cover 95% of global digital advertising spending.
Google Inc and Amazon In Talks With Tata
Aug 21 15
Google Inc. (NasdaqGS:GOOGL) and Amazon.com Inc. (NasdaqGS:AMZN) are in talks with Tata Sons Limited to buy Tata Communications Data Centers Private Limited of Tata Communications Limited (BSE:500483) in a deal expected to fetch about $650-700 million. Sembcorp Industries Ltd (SGX:U96), The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), The Carlyle Group LP (NasdaqGS:CG), KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR), Bain Capital, LLC and Advent International Corporation are all looking to buy up to 74% stake in the data centre unit and take control of the business. The salt-to-steel conglomerate is likely to retain a minority stake.
Google Partners with TP-Link to Launch Router Called OnHub, for Wi-Fi that's Fast, Secure and Easy to Use
Aug 19 15
Google partners with TP-LINK to launch a router called OnHub, for Wi-Fi that's fast, secure, and easy to use. Some of the router's features of include: Internal antennas and subtle, useful lighting have been employed to replace external cords and blinking lights,
this allows one to place the device out in the open without fear of it being damaged. During setup, OnHub searches the airwaves and selects the best channel for the fastest connection. A unique antenna design and smart software keep working in the background, automatically adjusting the OnHub to avoid interference and keep one's network at peak performance. The router can be managed from the Google On app, the On app tells how much bandwidth devices are using, let run a network check, and if there's an issue with Wi-Fi, the app offers suggestions to help. And, it even reveals password with a single tap and lets text or email it to friends. The OnHub automatically updates with new features and the latest security upgrades, without interrupting one's connection. OnHub is currently available for pre-order for $199.99 from online retailers in the U.S. including the Google Store, Amazon, and Walmart.com. It will be available for sale in retail stores in the U.S. and in Canada in the coming weeks.