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Chrome turns 50 and stands at a crossroads

Google Chrome has done plenty of good for the Web, but its future looks uncertain as it hits version 50.

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Report: Google tests a new group conversation app dubbed 'Spaces'

Google's never-ending quest to organize all the world's information might include plans to run all your group conversations.

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Google cloud chief on tackling the enterprise

Google's cloud leader discusses one of the biggest IT challenges related to enterprise cloud deployments and offers advice on how companies can identify the business functions that are best suited for the cloud.

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Google goes 'all-in' on enterprise cloud

A group of Google executives this week reinforced the company's commitment to the enterprise cloud — one of its fastest growing businesses — and said it has made more than 300 improvements to the Google Cloud Platform during the past...

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Google App Engine adds Node.js support

JavaScript developers can use Google's PaaS cloud to build Web applications and mobile back ends, thanks to a partnership with NodeSource

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Google Maps embraces Uber and other services with dedicated ride-sharing tab

Google Maps got an Uber upgrade that makes it clearer and easier to hail a car with your smartphone.

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5 great Android app alternatives to Gmail

Gmail is great, but there are several other solid alternatives for consolidating all your email accounts into one app.

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Google teams up with Intuit and others to offer new types of Docs templates

Google is turning to a group of partners to create new templates for its Google Docs productivity suite to help users create book reports, lesson plans, business budgets and startup pitch decks.

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Gmail for Work gets improved digital loss protection features

Google announced a set of improvements for Gmail for Work's digital loss prevention feature on Monday, signaling a continued commitment to protecting companies that want to make sure their employees aren't sharing confidential...

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Gmail Android app lets users easily sign up for meetings

With more people using email on their phones, Google has finally added two key editing and calendar features to its Gmail app for Android.

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3 common cloud pitfalls IT should avoid

As modern businesses flock to the cloud, many fail to perform the necessary due diligence and accordingly fall victim to these common mistakes.

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Google didn't abuse its position in Streetmap case, UK court rules

Google has prevailed in a court case filed against it by U.K.-based online mapping company Streetmap alleging anticompetitive behavior.

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4 tips to move from Office 365 to Google for Work (or vice versa)

These four tips, from Google, Microsoft and Forrester, can help CIOs and IT pros switch to Google for Work, Office 365 or any other new set of cloud-based productivity tools.

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Microsoft, Google earnings shed light on cloud war

While Microsoft currently has a significant lead over Google in the workplace productivity market, the companies' cloud-based offerings are just a small fraction of their businesses. However, both plan to invest heavily in Office 365...

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Improved comments come to Google Apps on mobile

Google added new commenting features to its mobile productivity apps for iOS and Android Wednesday.

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Google for Work much quicker to deploy than Office 365

Companies that deploy Google for Work do it an average of four months faster than those that choose Microsoft Office 365, according to a new report. However, Microsoft stole more customers away from Google than it lost to the rival...

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8 free Chrome extensions that enhance Google Drive

If you regularly use Google Drive through the Chrome browser or Chrome OS, here’s a selection of extensions that enhance the features of Google’s cloud storage service. All of these are free and we have tested all of them.

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Forget Google Glass: Carl Zeiss's smart lens prototype proves smart glasses can be subtle

This could be the breakthrough that pushes smart glasses into the mainstream.

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