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Video:  Executive Change Latest Hint Of Chrome-Android Marriage

Executive Change Latest Hint Of Chrome-Android Marriage

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A management shift inside Google points to the possibility that the company’s two operating systems will come together. Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google’s vice president of engineering for its Android mobile-operating system, is now also overseeing the engineering team behind Google’s Chrome operating system, which primarily powers personal computers, according to two people familiar with the matter. Linus Upson, previously the top engineer for Chrome, has left that role, according to these people. Read More >>


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Video:  Facebook’s New “Safety Check” Feature Lets You Tell Friends And Family You’re Okay After A Major Disaster

Facebook’s New “Safety Check” Feature Lets You Tell Friends And Family You’re Okay After A Major Disaster

With over 1.3 billion users connected to its network on a monthly basis, Facebook is able to leverage its massive scale for good. It’s put those capabilities to use in the past to encourage users to vote or register to be an organ donor, but today the company announced something applicable to an even broader audience: Safety Check, a new feature that lets you tell your family and friends that you’re safe in the wake of a natural disaster or other crisis.

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Netflix Says Standalone HBO Was “Inevitable,” Claims Both Services Will Prosper

Netflix didn’t deliver the subscriber growth that investors were hoping for, but hey, it managed to keep up with today’s news cycle — specifically, HBO’s short-on-details announcement that it will be launching a standalone streaming service next year. CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells managed to squeeze the news into today’s investor letter, where they say that HBO’s move was “inevitable and sensible.

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Google Announces Android Lollipop, Nexus 6 Smartphone, Nexus 9 Tablet

Google has announced the next version of Android, formerly known as Android L, will be called Lollipop, officially version 5.0 of the mobile operating system. It also announced the first two devices to run Android L: the HTC Nexus 9 tablet and the Motorola Nexus 6. Sundar Pichai, Google's senior vice president of Android and Chrome, announced the new software and hardware in a blog post .

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Video:  Facebook Open Sources More Of The Tech Behind Its Paper App

Facebook Open Sources More Of The Tech Behind Its Paper App

To write Paper, Facebook developed a wide variety of proprietary libraries, and it’s slowly making some of them available to outside developers. Earlier this year, for example, Facebook open sourced the Pop animation engine, which powers much of the user interface of the app, Shimmer for adding a shimmering effect to apps and a couple of other libraries it developed for Paper. Today, it is making the AsyncDisplayKit library available to developers, too.



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