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Google Ventures Europe makes first investment as it backs UK startup Kobalt Music

Friday, 27 February 2015 17:20
After mounting speculation, Google Ventures Europe has finally made its first investment in a 15-year-old UK music firm. The search giant’s European venture capital arm, announced last July with a $125 million budget, was today revealed as the lead investor in Kobalt Music. Kobalt, which distributes music for the likes of Prince, Paul McCartney and Maroon 5, raised $60 million (£38.9 million) in a Series C round from investors including Google Ventures, MSD Capital (the…

Google hits back at rivals with futuristic HQ plan

Friday, 27 February 2015 17:20
Washington (AFP) - Google unveiled plans Friday for a new campus headquarters integrating wildlife and sweeping waterways, aiming to make a big statement in Silicon Valley -- which is already seeing ambitious projects from Apple and Facebook. The design also includes lush public gardens, looping covered bikeways and futuristic-looking buildings that can be moved about like toy blocks. The redesign on the Google property in Mountain View, California, by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and London-based…

Google Opens the Play Store to Ads to Keep Up With Facebook

Friday, 27 February 2015 17:20
In an apparent attempt to better compete with Facebook and others in the mobile advertising market, Google is now running ads in its mobile app store, Google Play. The change, which Google revealed in a blog post, isn’t all that surprising. With its search-driven ads, Google effectively proved that digital advertising could be an enormous business. And yet, as the world has made the shift to mobile, Google’s search revenue growth has slowed, forcing the…

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Google, Facebook, Yahoo and LivePerson - Press Releases

Friday, 27 February 2015 17:20
For Immediate Release Chicago, IL – February 27, 2015 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include the Google Inc. (GOOGL-Free Report), Facebook (FB-Free Report), Yahoo (YHOO-Free Report) and LivePerson Inc. (LPSN-Free Report). Today, Zacks is promoting its ''Buy'' stock recommendations.

Google Buys Mobile Startup, Steps Up Facebook Advertising - Analyst Blog

Friday, 27 February 2015 17:20
Search giant Google Inc. (GOOGL) recently acquired Toro, a mobile marketing startup that allows developers to promote their apps on Facebook (FB). Financial details pertaining to the deal have been kept under wraps. Toro, originally known as Red Hot Labs, was founded in 2012. The company offers app-marketing solutions for developers willing to advertise their apps on Facebook. Toro is headed by Amitt Mahajan and Joel Poloney, who are also the co-founders of MyMiniLife –…

As Search Revenue Growth Slows, Google Opens Play Store to Ads

Thursday, 26 February 2015 13:21
In an apparent attempt to better compete with Facebook and others in the mobile advertising market, Google is now running ads in its mobile app store, Google Play. The change, which Google revealed in a blog post, isn’t all that surprising. With its search-driven ads, Google effectively proved that digital advertising could be an enormous business. And yet, as the world has made the shift to mobile, Google’s search revenue growth has slowed, forcing the…

Microsoft ending Google, Facebook chat integration in outlook.com

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 21:08
Users of Outlook.com may have to get used to conducting Google and Facebook chats in another tab or window – Microsoft's killing off the integration of the two chats on its service. A report on The Verge cited an email from Microsoft to Outlook.com customers informing them it will discontinue support in Outlook.com for Facebook Chat. Microsoft also cited Google's decision to discontinue its Google Talk in cutting off Google Chat in Outlook.com. Instead, it…

Google releases work tools designed for Android phones

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 15:04
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google is releasing a set of tools designed for businesses and employees who want to get work done on Android-powered smartphones, setting up a skirmish on another key front of mobile computing. The technology unveiled Wednesday launches Google's attempt to turn Android phones into the digital hub of people's personal and professional lives. The expansion will pit Google Inc. against Microsoft Corp. and BlackBerry Inc.

Microsoft To Discontinue Google, Facebook Chat From Outlook

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:01
(RTTNews.com) - Microsoft will drop support for Google and Facebook chat in outlook.com in the next few days. In an email to outlook customers, Microsoft cited Google's plan to discontinue the chat protocol as the reason. However, no reason has been given for the removal of Facebook chat. Further, Microsoft suggested that customers try Skype for Outlook.com chat, voice and video calling to keep in touch with friends and family.Google Talk, an easy-to-use messaging and…

The One Chart That Every Twitter Inc., Facebook Inc., and Google Inc. Investor Needs to See

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 09:59
All around the world, we are connected by mobile devices. Photo: Joseph Ferris III, via Wikimedia Commons. If you invest in Twitter , Facebook , or Google , you're well aware of the importance of advertising on mobile platforms. What 10 years ago was a world connected by desktop and laptop computers is now increasingly connected by the devices in our pockets. Nowhere is that more obvious than in emerging markets, where the affordability of…
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