"Google" articles

On July 5th, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit issued its opinion on whether password sharing violates the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). I read the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit opinion on password sharing , and I suggest you do as well. Judge McKeown and Judge Reinhardt make compelling and insightful comments. For those of you who don’t have the time or energy to read it yourselves, I’ve summarized the major points: The case which...
A recent but significant development is Apple’s and Google’s entry into the health and wellness market. Both giants offer a wearables OS platform, dominate the smartphone and tablet software market, control app distribution channels, and now have their own respective health data aggregation/device integration platform. Apple’s HealthKit and ResearchKit have received considerable news coverage highlighting its partnerships with healthcare industry players. Google also...
 
by Harry Wang | Feb. 18, 2016
Tags: Apple, Google, mHealth, patient engagement, wearable
Codenamed “Hendrix” during development, the newly announced Chromecast Audio streaming media device from Google enables users to broadcast music over Wi-Fi to speakers, televisions, and car stereos that have the device plugged into their standard 3.5 mm audio port, RCA port or optical input. With its product launch today, Google seeks to further solidify its position in the streaming media space. Here are a few quick observations that suggest why Chromecast Audio may or...
 
by Brad Russell | Sep. 29, 2015
Tags: Chromecast, digital music, Google, streaming
Last week, Facebook announced its foray into the world of digital personal assistants with “Moneypenny.” The name is apparently inspired by a character who plays secretary to James Bond’s boss in a number James Bond movies. Moneypenny will be integrated into Facebook’s Messenger app and is designed to help app users to research and order products online. Facebook has not yet unveiled the service and is currently testing it among members of its staff. While services...
 
Last week, Google finally pulled the curtain off its much anticipated MVNO wireless service.  Google calls it Project Fi.   One of the much talked about feature of the service is Google’s pricing model.  Google will only charge users for the amount of data they use instead of the tiered data pricing of the other wireless carriers.  In our opinion, Project Fi will not have a drastic effect on the wireless industry pricing. Project Fi pricing is more or less in...
 
by Tejas Mehta | Apr. 28, 2015
Tags: Google, mobile, operator, Wi-Fi
Google’s impending entry into the US wireless market as a Sprint and T-Mobile MVNO according to unconfirmed media reports has created quite a stir in the industry and the analyst community.  The potential implications for such a move can be profound and far-reaching.  Here is what we think of the announcement if the rumors are to be believed.   What is in it for Google? Google has a lot to gain from such a move.  Google already has a significant...
 
by Tejas Mehta | Jan. 22, 2015
Tags: Google, mobile, operator
Cited in a recent article for the Wall Street Journal , Parks Associates research revealed that Google's Chromecast overtook Apple TV in number of shares in the streaming media market this year.  The Parks Associates study , which comprised a survey of 10,000 U.S. broadband homes, showed that Roku remains the top choice among consumers for a streaming media device, with 29% of sales to-date this year. However, Google's Chromecast, which launched on the market in mid-2013,...
 
by Kaitlin Hawkins | Dec. 3, 2014
Tags: Apple, connected CE, Google, streaming
As I stroll and speak around CCW-SATCON today, there is plenty of talk around how OTT rights and licensing are going to affect traditional video distribution methods. However, Google (being Google), decided to crash the party with their announcement of YouTube Music Key , an ad-free subscription service that will allow users to watch, download, and listen to music offline or with the screen locked. The new music service is interesting, and there are a few key takeaways from the...
 
by Glenn Hower | Nov. 12, 2014
Tags: digital content, digital music, Google, online video, streaming

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