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How Google completely botched the Google Glass rollout

Why Is Google Glass Bad

Google Glass has had a rough year in the court of public opinion. Not only has the device become the fodder of jokes for late-night comedians, but even some of its high-profile early adopters have started bashing it with gleeful abandon. Forbes has written a good autopsy of all the mistakes that Google has made when rolling out Glass to the general public and it gives some pretty convincing answers about why something that generated massive media hype when it was first teased two years ago is now seen as the next Segway.

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You HAVE to check this out: Awesome new Google Maps feature lets you live in the past

Google Maps Street View 4D

Google Maps’ Street View has always been known for its gorgeous and immersive 3D panoramic images, but now it looks like the feature is about to go 4D. A new Google Maps feature announced on Wednesday will give you the option to look at some locations’ entire histories in Street View so you can see how they’ve changed and evolved over the past few years. You can access this “way-back machine” for Google Maps by clicking on a new clock icon that appears on the lower left-hand side for some Street View images.

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DoubleTwist’s latest Android tweak brings Google Play Music to Apple TV

Google’s mobile-streaming tech has a lot going for it, but listening to music stored in Mountain View’s cloud is still limited to a handful of home devices. AirPlay-compatible gadgets, however, are a probably a bit more common than the Nexus Q,…
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AT&T hopes to fight Google Fiber with gigabit internet in more cities

AT&T isn’t letting Google Fiber’s expansion plans go unanswered. The telecom giant has announced that it’s looking at bringing its GigaPower internet service to as many as 21 additional big cities and their nearby municipalities. There’s some…
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Nest thermostat Google Play listing appears, then pulled

If you expected Google to sell the product of their recently-acquired company’s works, Nest, to be sold by Google Play, you might have another thing coming. The product was listed … Continue reading
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You can now pay for your Domino’s Pizza with Google Wallet

Domino’s has already made it pretty easy to order your favorite stuffed crust using your smartphone, but today things are getting even simpler for US Android device owners. The pizza giant has confirmed that it’s added Google Wallet to the list of…
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Apple and Google to take up arms for exclusive mobile games

Apple and Google are constantly competing on the smartphone market. The two companies are expected to take the competition increasingly into the mobile games platform. The competition for exclusive mobile … Continue reading
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Google Trends email alerts will guarantee you never miss another cat meme

You can always swing by Google Trends if you want to gauge the popularity of a given search, but visiting that website every time can be a hassle. Thankfully, there’s now an easier way: Google has added a subscription option that sends email…
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Google Q1 Earnings tap Motorola as “discontinued operations”

As it has been for the past several years, Google has reported a quarter in which they’re growing substantially. One of the more interesting things to have happened to the … Continue reading
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Google whiffs on Q1 2014 earnings with EPS of $6.27

Google Q1 2014 Earnings

This past quarter hasn’t been the most eventful one in Google’s history but analysts were still expecting it to be a profitable one with a consensus earnings estimate of $ 6.40 per share on about $ 15.5 billion in revenue. The company on Wednesday missed those expectations by posting a first-quarter profit of $ 6.27 per share on $ 15.4 billion in sales. Aside from the big EPS and revenue figures, Google also saw its cost-per-click — a key metric used to determine how much money Google can charge for advertisements — decline by 9% year-over-year. However, Google also points out that its cost-per-click figures have held steady from Q4 2013 and that the year-over-year decline from Q1 2013 to Q1 2014 wasn’t as steep as the year-over-year decline from Q4 2012 to Q4 2013. Google shares dropped immediately by 5% in after-hours trading after the release of its Q1 2014 earnings report. The company’s full press release follows below.

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