Google barge departs San Francisco bay area

Complying with a regulatory order, Internet search giant Google Inc's mysterious barge has left the San Francisco bay area.

The multi-story vessel made of recycled shipping containers left the Treasure Island to adhere to a regulatory order passed on 31st of January that declared that the Internet search firm did not have the proper permit to build the vessel there.

Stockton, which is nearly 80 miles east of San Francisco on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River delta, is going to be odd-looking vessel's new home.

Google Now Launcher lands in Play Store

The Google Now launcher, which was launched for the Nexus 5, is now available to more Android-based devices, thanks to its availability through the Google Play Store.

Google on Thursday brought the same launcher to its digital store Google Play as a free download.

The Google Now Launcher provides the company a way to update the home screen experience without any need to update Android operating system. The etch giant has applied this philosophy to some of its applications like Gmail and YouTube.

Google not giving much importance to college education while hiring employees

Tech giant Google Inc is looking at what its potential employees are capable of doing and not at their college degrees.

Laszlo Bock, senior vice-president of people operations at Google, noted in an interview that the company had determined that grade point averages (GPAs) were worthless as a criterion for hiring.

Google acquires fraud detector

Continuing its buying spree, tech giant Google Inc has acquired a British fraud detection company called Spider. io to strengthen its position against growing online fraud.

Neal Mohan, vice president of Display Advertising at Google, said that the company would utilize its Spider. io's technology to improve the quality of its video and display advertising products.

U.S. police depts. field-testing Google Glass

Police departments across the United States are considering equipping their law enforcement officers with Google Glass to assist them in the exercise of their routine duties.

New York City Police Department has already confirmed that it is in the process of field-testing the high-tech smart glasses in various circumstances.

Bill Bratton, commissioner of New York City Police Department, said in a press conference, "We're in the process of field-testing that technology in a variety of circumstances, seeing where - if useful - where it might be most useful, most beneficial."

New York police testing Google Glass

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is reportedly exploring the possibility of using Google's futuristic eyewear technology called Google Glass in law enforcement.

Official sources have revealed that the NYPD has bought a few pairs of Google Glass, which integrate a computerized interface into the user's field of vision, to be used by its cops in the field. The innovative technology would allow cops to see a suspect's life story flashing right before their eyes.