Eight years after Business Insider Inc. was founded inside a shared office space in Manhattan's Flatiron district, German media conglomerate Axel Springer SE Venture capitalists have been pouring funds into the sector in recent years. But few have sold themselves outright or tapped the public markets.
"El Capitan" won't offer dramatic changes, but rather refinements and enhancements to the current Mac system, called Yosemite. In real life, El Capitan is a rock formation in Yosemite National Park.
In an event that was supposed to be all about the latest Nexus smartphones and new Chromecast devices, Google today showed reporters a new tablet in its high-end Pixel line.
The new Pixel C would have been a complete surprise, were it not for a report on the launch of the device yesterday from Android Police.
The device will be available in time for the holidays on the Google Store, starting at $499 for the 32 GB model and $599 for the 64 GB model. The integrated Bluetooth keyboard, which will charge in the background while sitting affixed to the screen, will cost $149, Google director of product management Andrew Bowers said.
The device seems like a bit of a response to Microsoft’s Surface series and the newly released iPad Air, but we’ll have to see when we try it out.
Google first established its Pixel series in 2013, with the launch of the $1,299 touchscreen Chromebook Pixel laptop running Chrome OS. That device got a refresh, a price cut, and a USB Type-C charger in March — but it has been more demonstration project than top seller.
At its Nexus event today, Google announced Chromecast support is coming to Google Photos. The feature is rolling out this week on Android, and “very soon” on iOS.
But that’s not the only thing that’s new for Google Photos. The app is getting its first major update since it launched back in May.
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Singer Steve Earle believes it was important to have a Southern voice on his new protest song urging Mississippi to change its state flag to remove the Confederate battle emblem. "And I've got one," said the Texas-raised Earle, although he notes that "people will disqualify me because I've lived in New York for the last 10 years."
Google today unveiled two new Nexus flagship smartphones, the 5X from LG and the 6P from Huawei, following weeks of speculation about the devices.
It’s the biggest news coming out of a press event today in San Francisco’s Mission District. Other news expected to come out of the event include new Chromecast gadgets and the final version of Android Marshmallow, which will be running on these two Nexus phones.
We haven’t had time to try out the devices, yet, but the specs suggest that both will be solid choices for those seeking high-end Android phones. Also in that category: the recently released 5.7-inch Moto X Pure Edition.
The 5.2-inch LG-made Nexus 5X follows up on LG’s 4.95-inch Nexus 5, which launched in 2013.
The Huawei-made 5.7-inch Nexus 6P — the first Nexus handset to come from the Chinese electronics manufacturer — is the successor to the 5.96-inch Nexus 6 that Motorola brought out last year.
Because they’re part of the Nexus line, both of these new phones should receive monthly over-the-air (OTA) security updates from Google.
Find all our coverage of today’s event here.
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Whistleblower and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has finally joined Twitter — and he’s been verified already by the social network, so we know this one’s for real.
Can you hear me now?
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) September 29, 2015
This morning Google will show off the latest smartphones in its flagship Nexus line, as well as new Chromecast devices at a press event in San Francisco. You can stream the event live starting at 9 a.m. PT (12 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. UTC) right here — note, the video isn’t live yet, so check back for updates.
While this won’t be the company’s biggest event of the year — that would be I/O — it’s still a big deal for Google, which wants to attract consumer attention ahead of the holidays. Apple, of course, just started selling its latest iPhones, and now Google will have sleek new phones to offer up.
Unlike Apple, which insists on people using Safari or Microsoft’s Edge browser in order to tune into its events, Google will simply provide a livestream via YouTube.
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