Google Intros Currents, An Android and iOS Digital Reader
Google today debuted Currents, a new, Flipboard-esque tool for Android and iOS devices for collecting and consuming online and social networking content. The application integrates with a number of existing Google services, such as Google+, Reader, and YouTube, and lets users easily share and cross-post content from one service to another. Google Currents is launching with specialized content from more than 150 publishing partners across the web, and is formatted for smartphones and tablets. Users populate it with content from the sites and services they enjoy using. Google said it is also making tools available to publishers so they can adjust their content to make it compatible with Currents. The application is available starting today to the iPhone and iPad, and Android smartphones and tablets.
YouTube Adds VR Video Content for Google Cardboard
YouTube today kicked off widespread support for virtual reality video content in the Android YouTube app. Android handset owners can find VR content in YouTube and watch it through the Google Cardboard viewer.
Google's AMP-lified Content to Be Prioritized In Mobile Search
Google today said people should see AMP'd content appear most prominently in mobile search. Google kicked of AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages Project) last year with the goal of improving web page load times on the mobile web.
Google Shows Off YouTube VR App for Daydream
Google today announced YouTube VR, a version of YouTube dedicated to virtual reality. It will be among the first apps to support Daydream, Google's new VR platform for Android devices.
Google to Stream App Content Via Search
Google today said its mobile search tool is now able to show content that may be buried within apps. Google began indexing the content of mobile apps two years ago, and has more than 100 billion deep links into apps such as Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.
A lousy Google Reader App :(
With luck, Google has something similar in the works more specific to Reader use. >
How many Google services are there now?
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