Google & three other tech giants agree to pay $324M to settle conspiracy lawsuit

Four tech giants, including Google and Apple, have agreed to pay more than $300 million to settle a class-action lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to restrain salaries.

A class-action lawsuit had alleged that Google, Apple, Adobe and Intel had been conspiring to prevent their engineers and other technology workers from getting better job opportunities from one another.

Google posts weaker-than-expected Q1 results

Google shares slipped as much as 6.2 per cent in extended trading on Wednesday after the internet search giant reported weaker-than-expected revenues and profits for the first quarter.

Google celebrates April Fools’ Day with Pokemon challenge

Continuing its tradition of playing pranks on April Fools' Day, Internet search giant Google on Monday launched a Pokemon Challenge and asked web users to capture a bunch of little monsters to get the newly available position of Pokemon Master.

In the accompanied video, Google executive Brian McClendon joked that recruits must capture all 150 Pokemons from their far-flung hideouts from around the globe.

Crackle, Vudu, Rdio & PlayOn finally available via Google Chromecast

Gradually expanding the list of its offerings, Google's Chromecast has become compatible with a number of much sought-after services like porting video content service Crackle, , and online movie service Vudu, and music-streaming service Rdio.

Crackle, which is a video streaming app from Sony, allows users to stream TV shows and films for free. To generate revenue for its owner, this app shows advertisements. Both the Android- and iOS-based Crackle apps are now compatible with Chromecast.

Google takes confrontational stance while dispelling myths about Glass

Concerned about the negative public perception of Google Glass, tech giant Google Inc has made an attempt to address the top 10 myths about the upcoming technology. But, the company defensive tone may not be able to convince everyone, partly because it took confrontational stance.

For instance, trying to dispel myth 2 "Glass is always on and recording everything," the company took a provoking stance and asked consumers to if they keep their other devices always on.

When it came to Myth 6 "Glass covers your eye(s)," Google questioned consumers if they had actually tried the device.

Updated Google keyboard brings some much-anticipated features

Internet search giant Google Inc has just unveiled the updated version of its own keyboard for the Android platform that brings a few minor bug fixes along with some much-anticipated features.

The new Google keyboard version 3.0, or more explicitly 3.0.19373, is capable of keeping track of the user's typing habits. But, the most interest feature it brings is 'personalised suggestions' feature that uses data from other Google Apps and Services to enhance suggestions and corrections.