Google to Shutter Bump and Flock
Bump indicated via its blog that the service will shut down come January 31. Bump, which lets smartphone owners exchange data, such as contact info, by physically bumping their devices together, was acquired by Google in September. According to Bump's former CEO David Lieb, the Bump team is now working on other projects within Google. Similarly, Google plans to shut down Flock, a service that created a single photo album culled from several different devices. Users of both services will be able to export and save their data.
Nest Returns to Roost with Google's Hardware Team
Feb 7, 2018
Alphabet today said it is putting its Nest and Google hardware teams together under a single roof. Since August 2015, Nest and Google have existed as separate entities under the Alphabet parent company.
Gmail for Android Gains Microsoft Exchange Support
Apr 25, 2016
Google today said the global Android Gmail app is set to add support for Microsoft Exchange. "Whether you're on Google Apps or Exchange, you can use the Gmail app on any Android device to send and receive mail," said Google in a blog post.
LG Announces the V30 Flagship with FullVision Display and Floating Info Bar
Aug 31, 2017
LG today fully revealed the V30, a phone it has been teasing in bits and pieces over the last few weeks. This flagship-class handset has a metal frame and glass front and rear panels.
Pandora Spins a New Tune with Video Ads to Unlock Premium Sessions
Dec 14, 2017
Pandora today rolled out a new way to enjoy streaming music on mobile devices. Moving forward, people who use Pandora's free, ad-supported service will be able to listen to a specific song, album, or playlist after viewing a 15-second video ad.