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Google buys Songza to beef up its music service

Google needs to make its music offering more valuable, and Songza's song recommendation technology is a great way to do that.

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Farewell, Orkut: Google shuts down its first social network

Orkut was popular in Brazil, but never gained traction in the U.S.

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How Android TV will make Chromecast better

"Cast to Native" will let users beam a video through Chromecast, then control playback with a traditional remote.

The Nexus line isn't being killed, says Android's engineering head

The rumors have been squashed. One Google exec says Nexus devices are here to stay, even with Android Silver handsets on the horizon.

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How Google declared open war against passwords at I/O

Google took tangible steps towards a password-free future at its I/O keynote, obliterating the need for secret codes in Android, Chromebooks, and Chromecast.

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Google starts removing 'right to be forgotten' search results

European Google users may now see a warning when they search for a name

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Five new ways Google is taking on Apple

At its I/O developer conference, Google announced a slew of new products and technologies. But these five are targeted most directly at Apple.

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How Google plans to lock you away from iOS and Windows

Come for the awesome new Android features, stay because...well, it's just getting way too hard to switch.

Google packs plenty into I/O keynote

Google's developer conference kicked off Wendesday in San Francisco with a focus on in-car technology, wearables and a new mobile OS.

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From Android L to Google Fit: All the new products and features from Google I/O

Google unleashed a torrent of fresh features and products and its annual I/O keynote. Here's a round-up of all the news and new platforms.

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Chromecast updates include mirroring and casting without Wi-Fi

Three new features were announced at the Google I/O keynote, coming soon to a Chromecast near you.