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Google+ History: The New API That Powers Its More Private Version Of Facebook Timeline

While people were skydiving into I/O, Google quietly made a massively important announcement about a new feature called Google+ History, which gives apps an API to auto-share content to a private holding tank on your G+ profile, which you can then choose to share from. Developers who integrate History will score added discovery and referral traffic. Testing begins now and Google admits it wil...

27 Jun 10:40 PM 0 Read More...

Google’s New 3D Imagery Comes to Google Earth For Android, iOS Coming Soon

A few weeks ago, Google hosted a last-minute press conference in San Francisco to announce its new, highly detailed 3D maps. While many of us expected the company to actually launch the maps then, Google never announced actual launch date. Today, the wait is over, as the new version of Google Earth for Android (version 7.0) now offers access to the new 3D imagery. You can download the updated...

27 Jun 9:54 PM 0 Read More...

Exclusive: Foodspotting Teams With The Melting Pot To Allow People To Take Pictures Of Cheese

At TechCrunch we like to get the rest of the story. That’s why we go in-depth, hard-hitting, and close to the ground. Nowhere is that clearer than in this hardcore, hardball, and soft cheese interview with the folks from the Melting Pot, a popular fondue (from the French “What do we do with this old cheese? Melt it?”) restaurant that may or may not be in your general vicinity. The Melti...

27 Jun 9:48 PM 0 Read More...

Hands-On With Sergey Brin’s Personal Set Of Google Glass

Outside of approved Googlers, a handful of folks have just been given a canned demo of Google Glass, including myself. I’m living in the future and the future is now! While brief, I demoed Sergey’s own personal set of Glass. They’re extremely lightweight and worked over my existing pair of eyeglasses. In its current iteration, the battery pack is situated on the right side and counterba...

27 Jun 9:37 PM 0 Read More...

Google’s Play Store Now Lets Users Remotely Update And Uninstall Android Apps

All Googled out yet? I can’t blame you if you are, but it seems that the company has been even busier than their two hour press conference let on. In addition to pushing the Android version of their Chrome browser out of beta, Google has also added some new app controls to the “My Android Apps” section of the Google Play Store. Users have been able to remotely install apps from the web...

27 Jun 8:32 PM 0 Read More...

OrangeScape Launches Kissflow, A Workflow-Builder For Google Apps

Businesses using Google Apps should have an easier time managing complex tasks starting today with the launch of Kissflow from startup OrangeScape — it’s supposedly the first workflow-creator that’s “deeply integrated” with Apps. OrangeScape is pitching this as an alternative to using email and spreadsheets to track approvals and other tasks, which can turn into a headache as the co...

27 Jun 8:19 PM 0 Read More...

Hands-On With The Google Nexus 7

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Built specifically for Google Play consumption, the Nexus 7 tablet built by Asus seems to be Google’s answer to both the iPad and Kindle Fire. So how does it stack up and just how buttery smooth is Jelly Bean? It’s nearly impossible to say after only a few minutes with the device but on a superficial level, it’s pretty nice. With an IPS d...

27 Jun 8:04 PM 0 Read More...

The Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp + Our 7th Annual August Capital Party: Aug 3rd In Silicon Valley

TechCrunch has been throwing an annual summer party at August Capital since 2006, the point at which Michael Arrington realized it had gotten too big for his Atherton back yard. And this year we’re doing it again, on the same big sunny Sand Hill balcony at the venture firm’s headquarters. The party starts at 5:30 p.m. and goes til 9:00 p.m. And, we’ll also be back with our fourth-ever C...

27 Jun 8:03 PM 0 Read More...

Google’s Chrome For Android Comes Out Of Beta

Google just announced that its Chrome for Android browser is now out of beta and available for download on Google Play. This new version, with the memorable version number of 18.0.1025123, marks the first time Google has released a Stable Channel version of Chrome for Android. Just like before, of course, Google’s advanced mobile browser will only be available on devices running Ice Cream S...

27 Jun 8:00 PM 0 Read More...

Confirmed: NY Times Is Launching A Site In China Tomorrow, With No Paywall

Earlier today we posted a story about what appeared to be a new direction for the New York Times: a Chinese-language news site, and a blogging account with Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter. The New York Times has now confirmed its move into China and the authenticity of both. The Weibo account now has over 10,000 followers, and the site will be kicking off on Thursday morning, Be...

27 Jun 7:11 PM 0 Read More...