Google paid $25million to get the exclusive rights to the ‘.app’ top-level web domain (TLD). That is by far the highest amount paid for any ICANN domain auctions so far.
[Post republished from TechGiggle]
Chromecast has been fairly successful for Google. For just $35 a piece, Chromecast can do a bunch of interesting things. And for media savvy people, it cannot get any better.
It is being rumored that Google’s YouTube may introduce low-bandwidth 4K videos next week, and may demo it in the upcoming CES. Thanks to Google’s own VP9 codec which will be the backbone of this awesome technology. Streaming 4K videos is still not very practical, expecially with bandwidth caps and low network speeds around.
Recently, the research firm NPD released a report, that says Google’s Chromebook sales consisted of 21% of all the laptops sold through November 2013. Although, many consumers are debating on these stats, it is not entirely untrue. In addition to that, Amazon recently confirmed that two of the three best selling laptops this year were the Chromebooks as well!
Internet Explorer 11 was officially launched on 17 October 2013. And just after a short while, Google Apps has decided to drop support for IE9. However, this isn’t due to any conflicts of interest between Microsoft and Google. It is just that Google has a policy of supporting only two major releases of the popular browsers.