You'll Have to Wait Longer for Ad-Free YouTube

You’ll Have to Wait Longer for Ad-Free YouTube

After announcing a subscription-based, ad-free version of YouTube, Google has run into problems with content partners. Google‘s (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) plans to add a subscription-based option for its YouTube business has apparently hit some speed bumps. The search giant announced its intention to introduce an ad-free YouTube offering last year, but the service hasn’t come to[…]

Google, Inc. Takes Aim at the Internet of Things, Again

Google, Inc. Takes Aim at the Internet of Things, Again

The search giant is once again pushing the innovation envelope, but it may be spot on this time around. Taking potshots at Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and its bevy of far-flung innovation efforts is fairly easy. The list of failed, or at least stalled, over-the-top initiatives is a long one, beginning with Google Glass. Toss in[…]

WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter face major changes after terror threat

WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter face major changes after terror threat

With the growing threat from extremists, the government could be forced to implement new laws on social media and messaging services. The plans would allow security services to easily access encrypted app data in an effort help intercept suspected threats. At an event yesterday, Tory MP Henry Bellingham asked David Cameron whether the shocking attacks[…]

Facebook and Google are winning the app war

Facebook and Google are winning the app war

Smartphone users spend more time with apps they’ve installed from Facebook and Google than with any other company, according to new research published today by Forrester. The company surveyed 2,000 smartphone owners between October and December 2014 to find out which apps they were using most. The poll excluded apps that ship with operating systems,[…]