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Google Is Playing Defense Instead of Setting the Agenda

This year's crop of products at the I/O conference have a decidedly déjà vu feeling to them.

Alexei Oreskovic

Google, Oracle Compete for Innovation Label in Android Retrial

Oracle claims Google's Android smartphone operating system violated its copyright on parts of the Java programming language, while Alphabet Inc.'s Google says it should be able to use Java without paying a fee under the fair-use provision of copyright law.

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The 6 Most Important Tech Trends, According to Eric Schmidt

Alphabet's executive chairman laid out the game-changing technologies, or moonshots, as he called them, that he says will improve important parts of society.

Google Glass-Based Startup Raises $17 Million in Funding

Augmendix, based in San Francisco, has raised $40 million so far.

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Oracle, Google Fail to Settle Android Lawsuit Before Retrial

After a deadlocked jury in 2012, the companies failed to reach an agreement at a settlement conference last week.

Reuters

Verizon Readies Bid for Yahoo's Web Business, While Google Also Looking for a Piece

Yahoo launched an auction of its core business in February after it shelved plans to spin off its stake in Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba.

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Nest CEO Slammed by Dropcam Founder

In a post on Medium, Dropcam founder Greg Duffy calls selling his company to Nest 'my mistake.'

Krysia Lenzo

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs Is Building a Platform to Make Traffic Less Horrible

The announcement is part of the Smart City Challenge, a government-sponsored competition that will award $50 million to one U.S. city.

Kirsten Korosec

Alphabet Reportedly Puts Robot-Maker Boston Dynamics Up for Sale

The possible buyers include Amazon.com Inc. and Toyota Motor Corp.'s research and development company.

Reuters

Is the Zika Virus Heading to Your Town? Google Will Find Out.

The company gave $1 million to the U.N. child agency to map the Zika virus and anticipate how it would spread.

Reuters

Google Shuts Down Comparison-Shopping Site to Focus on 'Future Innovations'

In an email to its partners on Monday, the company said Google Compare would end on March 23.

Reuters

Google Is Pulling the Plug on Photo Service Picasa

Instead, the company will begin focusing on a new service named Google Photos.

Leena Rao