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Android Pay is real, and developers can expand its functionality

Android Pay is real, and developers can expand its functionality

“Pay” is the word of the year, apparently. While Samsung has jumped on board the bandwagon on its own, Google is getting in on the fun, too.

Google Maps updated with upcoming events for some venues, quick facts and more

Google Maps updated with upcoming events for some venues, quick facts and more

Google Maps has been broadening its scope for quite some time now, no longer just working as a tool to get users from Point A to Point B.

Google’s Sundar Pichai talks about Apple search partnership and the iPhone 6

Google’s Sundar Pichai talks about Apple search partnership and the iPhone 6

In 2010, Google refreshed its search deal with Apple, making sure that Google was the default search client on Apple devices. But, that contract is reportedly expiring soon.

Sparrow has been removed from the iOS and Mac App Store

Sparrow has been removed from the iOS and Mac App Store

Way back in 2012, Google acquired one of the most popular email clients of the time, Sparrow. At the time of the acquisition, Google revealed that the Sparrow team would be folded into Google, and would be working on Gmail from then on.

Google’s Project Zero security team restructures its bug disclosure policy

Google’s Project Zero security team restructures its bug disclosure policy

At the end of January 2015, Google’s Project Zero security team discovered several different vulnerabilities within OS X, which were subsequently fixed with the official update to OS X 10.10.2.

Mattel is bringing its Google Cardboard-based View-Master to iOS by the end of 2015

Mattel is bringing its Google Cardboard-based View-Master to iOS by the end of 2015

When Google unveiled Cardboard, a cheap VR toy for Android-based devices, it didn’t take long to figure out how to make it work with an iPhone.

YouTube switches to HTML5 by default; proves Steve Jobs was right about Flash

YouTube switches to HTML5 by default; proves Steve Jobs was right about Flash

The biggest video platform on the web is finally ditching Flash. YouTube has announced that all videos will now load in HTML5 by default when you watch them in a number of popular browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

Sheriffs are rallying to get Google to shut down a police-tracking feature in its Waze app

Sheriffs are rallying to get Google to shut down a police-tracking feature in its Waze app

Waze, which was purchased by Google for upwards of $966 million in 2013, is a popular app that provides real-time information regarding traffic and conditions out on the road. It also features a way to keep tabs on police officers out on the road, too.

Google’s wireless service could launch as early as the first half of 2015

Google’s wireless service could launch as early as the first half of 2015

On January 22, reports surfaced that Google is seriously considering launching its own name within the wireless carrier industry, thanks to partnerships inked with T-Mobile and Sprint, the fourth and third largest carriers in the United States, respectively.

Google set to become a wireless carrier after signing deals with Sprint and T-Mobile

Google set to become a wireless carrier after signing deals with Sprint and T-Mobile

According to two separate reports from The Information and The Wall Street Journal, Google is working on directly selling wireless services to consumers in the United States.