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With new Chrome for Android feature, Google 'gets physical' with the Web

Google is adding native Bluetooth beacon support for its latest Chrome for Android update as part of its Physical Web initiative, the company said in a blog post.

Google takes on AWS Lambda with the alpha launch of Cloud Functions

Google silently released a competitor to Lambda, Amazon Web Services' developer-focused compute service that runs code on AWS infrastructure on the behalf of its users.

Spotlight: Google gets patent for self-driving delivery vehicle

Google has received a U.S. patent for an autonomous delivery vehicle, RCR Wireless reported Wednesday.

Gmail to alert users to unsecured or unauthenticated email messages

Gmail will now alert users to unsecured or unauthenticated email messages as part of a bid to ratchet up the security of the popular email service.

Microsoft uses the App Store like a menu for acquisitions and there's little Apple can do to stop it

The app store approach has allowed Microsoft to invade iOS and Android. While the company would otherwise be wallowing in mobile irrelevancy, its war chest has allowed it to continually cherry pick some of the most popular productivity apps for acquisition as well as build out its own offerings.

Microsoft adds PaaS and DevOps tools to Azure Stack technical preview

Microsoft is wasting no time beefing up the technical preview of Azure Stack, which went live on Jan. 29. In a blog post, the Azure Stack team noted they had added a handful of other services and tools to the preview, including platform as a service and DevOps elements.

Business users should find Android Wear update something to shout about

Business users of Android Wear smartwatches should be happy with the recent updates made by Google to its Android Wear software.

Google to clamp down on fake download buttons

Google has started blocking websites that resort to trickery to get users to click on content they would not normally view.

Dodgy Type-C USB cable kills expensive Chromebook Pixel

Google engineer Benson Leung blows the whistle this week on a Type-C USB cable that killed his Chromebook Pixel.

Despite rapid growth rates, Microsoft and Google had little impact on AWS in Q4, says Synergy

Microsoft and Google are by far the fastest growing cloud providers, but for all their growth, they had little effect on the juggernaut that is Amazon Web Services as the year closed.