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Google Dart upgrade zooms in on mobile app dev

Although struggling against JavaScript, Google continues to plow forward with Dart, sprucing up the language with mobile development capabilities.

Google reacts to Office 365 momentum with beefier Apps suite

Under pressure from Microsoft's Office 365, Google has launched a premium edition of Apps with unlimited cloud storage and extra IT controls, and it has improved the Docs office productivity suite.

Although this new edition is essentially Apps for Business with an extra set of features, Google has branded it differently, shifting the spotlight from "apps" to storage by calling it Drive for Work.

Google spells out ambitious plan: Android world domination

The message to developers at Google's I/O fest this year was crystal clear: Android software will power everything from phones and cars to TVs and beyond. Android was the star of the show at Google's developer fest on Wednesday, with executives pitching the mobile operating software as the driving force behind everything from connected TVs and cars to new wearable devices.

Google's Go language on the rise, but Dart is stalling

While Java and JavaScript co-lead in this month's RedMonk Programming Language Rankings, Apple's Swift and Google's Go are making headway with developers. But Dart, Google's heralded JavaScript rival, has stalled.

Google plunges in to Docker management

Docker 1.0's release couldn't have been more eventful, with new services making use of the fast-evolving application packaging ecosystem and the latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux becoming more Docker-centric.

Add another major name to that list: Google, per its announcements yesterday. Not only is Google adding support for Docker images to Google App Engine, the company has open-sourced a container management tool for Docker that is theoretically capable of running outside of Google's cloud services.

To achieve independence, Apple and Samsung need to leave Google behind.

During his WWDC keynote on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook defiantly lobbed jabs at Google and Android as he hadn't before. Between taunts about malware, fragmentation, and inferior devices, Cook announced that the company further cut ties with Google by picking Bing as the backbone of its search efforts on its operating systems.

SFR: les jeux vidéo avec Google Play.

SFR exploite le business des jeux vidéo intégré dans une dimension multi-supports (TV, smartphone) avec l’aide de Google Play. Un segment en croissance, selon l’opérateur.

SFR propose une nouvelle offre convergente dans le domaine des jeux vidéo pour les utilisateurs de son décodeur SFR TV avec Google Play Store. Le principe est simple : tout jeu acheté sur mobile est disponible gratuitement sur le décodeur télé sous Android 4.2.2. Et vice-versa.

Google Cloud previews Docker-based virtual machines

Google is throwing its weight behind containers, an increasingly popular virtualization technology that can ease the process of spinning up applications in the cloud.

Google previewed a virtual machine for its Google Cloud service based on a popular open-source container technology called Docker. Docker provides a container for an application and its supporting libraries and programs, so that the application can be moved easily from server to server.

Thai government picks Office 365 for 8 million students

About 8 million students and 400,000 teachers in Thailand will be given access to Office 365, the biggest deployment yet for Microsoft's cloud apps suite in the education sector.

The Thai education commission has signed a five-year agreement with Microsoft to provide Office 365 free to students and teachers in the agency's jurisdiction.

Wednesday's announcement doesn't say which edition of Office 365 will be used.

Chromebooks looking to replace PCs by going offline

Google is adding more features to Chromebook applications so that they can be used without accessing the Web, addressing a common complaint among users who want the laptops to function more like traditional PCs. Although Web use remains a central feature of Chromebooks, Google recently added the ability to edit videos and watch full movies offline, for instance. A shorter update cycle means that the company can be more responsive to user demand.

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