google inc-cl a (GOOGL) Key Developments
Opera Software ASA and Google Inc. Enters into New Agreement to Integrate Google as the Default Search Partner
Jun 1 15
Opera Software ASA and Google Inc. entered into a new agreement to integrate Google as the default search partner for the Opera mobile and desktop browsers (Opera Desktop, Opera Mobile and Opera Mini). This agreement replaces the agreement entered into on August 22, 2012 and is effective through December 31, 2017. This agreement covers all global territories and includes all of Opera's standard mobile and desktop Web browsers.
Orbitz.com to Integrate Smart Lock for Passwords from Google
May 28 15
Orbitz.com announced that it is the first travel company to integrate Smart Lock for Passwords, a secure password manager from Google, into Orbitz.com and the Orbitz app for Android. Customers that sign in to Orbitz.com using Chrome or the Orbitz app for Android will now have the option to save their password with Smart Lock. Smart Lock will remember the password and automatically sign the customer in when they return to Orbitz.com or the app even when using a different device minimizing data entry and making it faster to receive the full benefits available to signed-in users, which include: Booking faster: Save recent trip searches across multiple devices search a trip on one device and book it later using a different device. Plus, check out faster by storing payment information and never worry about remembering passwords. Get up to 50% off thousands of exclusive insider hotel deals in destinations around the world. Getting even more value: Become a member of the Orbitz Rewards loyalty program and earn up to 5% when booking hotels. Becoming an insider: Receive real-time travel details and alerts such as flight delays, gate changes, cancellation and baggage carousel location plus get information about special deals and promotions.
Google Unveils Pay-with-a-Phone System for Android Devices
May 28 15
Google unveiled its pay-with-a-phone system for Android devices, ramping up its challenge to Apple in mobile payments. Android Pay, unveiled at the Google Developers conference in San Francisco, brings together mobile carriers, payment networks, banks and retailers to allow smartphone users to use their handsets instead of payment cards. Similar to the Apple Pay system unveiled last year, Android Pay will allow consumers to store their credit card information on their handsets along with loyalty cards and other data. For extra security, Android Pay will generate a one-time "token" or virtual account number so the actual credit card data is not revealed in a transaction.
Google and Yahoo! Eyeing Flipboard
May 26 15
Google Inc. (NasdaqGS:GOOGL) and Yahoo! Inc. (NasdaqGS:YHOO) are reportedly is seeking acquisition of Flipboard, Inc. The companies have held discussions to acquire Flipboard in recent weeks, citing people familiar with the matter.
Ex-Formula One Boss Settles Sex-Party Dispute with Google
May 15 15
Ex-Formula One boss Max Mosley has ended a years-long dispute with Google, preempting a planned ruling by a German court. The case, which centred on the company's inclusion of images of Mosley participating in a private sex party in its search engine results, has been settled out of court. A video of the sex party was filmed illegally by the now-defunct tabloid News of the World in 2008 and posted on the web. In the years that followed, Mosley successfully sued a number of website operators. Courts in Germany and France had ordered Google to filter out the search image results. The settlement preempts a decision by a regional court in Hamburg, which had planned to rule on the matter on May 19.