Google Reportedly Paid Apple $1B In 2014 To Remain Default Search Engine On iOS

 There’s always been plenty of speculation around how much Google pays Apple to include its search services inside iOS devices, and we finally have some clarity over that ...

Google Reportedly Paid Apple $1B In 2014 To Remain Default Search Engine On iOS

 There’s always been plenty of speculation around how much Google pays Apple to include its search services inside iOS devices, and we finally have some clarity over that ...

Google Blocked 780 Million Bad Ads Last Year, Up From 524 Million In 2014

 Google today released its annual report on the state of its advertising business, as it relates to the company’s ability to block bad ads — those that carry malware, ...

After Facebook Acqui-Hired Branch Media In 2014, Founders Shutter Branch (And Potluck)

 Another day, another acqui-hired shutdown, albeit a pretty long, drawn-out one. Branch Media, acquired by Facebook in January 2014, has shut down the two sites that it created, ...

Yahoo Cut 1,000 Jobs Since Q1 2014, Around 2,800 During Mayer’s CEO Tenure

 As part of its first quarter earnings report, Yahoo detailed its reduction in headcount. The company cut 1,000 jobs since the first quarter of 2014, to 11,400. That figure does ...

Amazon’s AWS Quietly Acquired NoSQL Database Migration Startup Amiato In May 2014

 Amazon Web Services, the enterprise division of the e-commerce and cloud services giant, has been growing its reach in data warehousing and big data analytics by way of Redshift, ...

Samsung Filed The Most Patents In Europe In 2014, U.S. Led The Field By Country

 While IBM is number-one when it comes to the number of patents filed in the U.S., in Europe, Samsung is leading the pack. Today, the European Patent Office released 2014 figures ...

Xiaomi Edged Out Samsung As China’s Top Smartphone Vendor In 2014, Says IDC

 Xiaomi has taken the top spot in China’s smartphone market away from Samsung, says a new report by research firm IDC. Thanks to strong year-over-year growth in Q4 2014 smartphone ...

Moto 360 Leads As 720K Android Wear Devices Shipped In 2014, Says Canalys

 Consumers didn’t want for choice in smartwatches last year, but that doesn’t mean they’re gobbling up the devices: Research firm Canalys reports today that only ...

Moto 360 Leads As 720K Android Wear Devices Shipped In 2014, Says Canalys

 Consumers didn’t want for choice in smartwatches last year, but that doesn’t mean they’re gobbling up the devices: Research firm Canalys reports today that only ...

Our Top Five Startups At StartX’s Fall 2014 Demo Day

 StartX, the Stanford-funded and affiliated incubator, just held its demo day for the Fall 2014 batch of startups at its headquarters in Palo Alto. The companies presenting ran ...

Google Misses On EPS Of $6.88, Revenue Of $14.5B For Q4 2014

 Google reported its third-quarter earnings after close of market today, offering up gross revenue of $ 18.10 billion, revenue net of traffic acquisition costs (ex-TAC) of $ 14.5 ...