Russia pushes tax hike on internet giants – report

Russia’s government is pushing to raise taxes on US internet companies such as Google, Apple and …


Google set to up VR ante with Cardboard ‘successor’

Google is developing a new virtual reality headset for smartphones, as well as improving the …


Google pulls ad blocking app for Samsung browser

Google pulled Adblock Fast from the PlayStore, an app that lets users block ads on Samsung’s internet browser, using the smartphone maker’s recently announced official ad blocking API, according to reports.


Sri Lanka to take 25% stake in Google’s Project Loon

Sri Lanka plans to take a 25 per cent stake in Google’s Project Loon in the …

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Alphabet’s core business thrives; “moonshots” lost $3.6B in 2015

Mobile search, YouTube and programmatic advertising powered Google’s revenue in Q4 2015, while parent Alphabet …


Waze opens up transport SDK to developers

Google owned Israeli start-up Waze launched a transport SDK (software development kit) to “allow partners to implement some of Waze’s most useful features, natively in their own apps”.


Oracle puts $31B tag on Google’s Android business

Documents released as part of Oracle and Google’s long-running legal spat suggested the search giant …

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Google intros promo codes for developers

Android app developers will now be able to now generate and distribute promo codes to current and new users on Google Play to drive engagement, Google announced.

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Google creates VR unit with key exec to run it

Alphabet’s Google has formed a virtual reality (VR) computing division and chosen Clay Bavor, VP for product management, as its head, according to a Re/code report.


Samsung Pay coming soon to new markets, smartwatches

Samsung will take its mobile payment service to new markets in 2016 in a bid …