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Nokia stays tight lipped on German auto makers HERE bid

Nokia has not indicated whether it will sell its HERE mapping business to a consortium led by German car makers, despite reports earlier this month that a deal was imminent.

Sling TV extends access to Android TV, Google Nexus; still waiting on Chromecast

Dish Network's new over-the-top pay-TV service, Sling TV, has continued its aggressive buildout with the announcement of two more compatible devices: Android TV devices and Google Nexus Players.

Google pushes FCC to study high-altitude platform stations for broadband services

Google supports the idea of the FCC authorizing resources for the study of broadband delivered from high-altitude platform stations (HAPS), which are 20 to 50 kilometers above ground.

Microsoft faces uphill climb convincing iOS and Android developers to port apps to Windows 10

In the three weeks since Microsoft announced it would let developers who have written apps for Google's Android and Apple's iOS port those apps to phones and tablets running Windows 10, Microsoft hasn't exactly had its door beaten down by developers.

Google, Apple, civil liberties groups press Obama not to break companies' encryption of customer data

Google, Apple and a broad array of civil liberties groups and technology companies are urging President Barack Obama not to embrace policies that would prohibit tech companies from encrypting their customers' data.

Google touts Spectrum Access System for 3.5 GHz spectrum management

Spectrum sharing was a theme at the  I nternational Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies (ISART 2015) in Boulder, Colo., last week, and   Google shared what it's been doing to enable the FCC's spectrum-sharing vision in the 3.5 GHz band.

European operators gear up to block mobile adverts from Google et al

Google faces the prospect of seeing its mobile adverts blocked by a number of European operators, as part of a broader battle between telecoms companies and over-the-top (OTT) content providers.

CenturyLink preempts Google Fiber with 1 Gig, IPTV launch in Portland, Ore.

CenturyLink has launched its Prism IPTV service that will run over its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network in Portland, Ore., effectively beating Google Fiber to the service punch.

With AOL purchase, Verizon now competes against Google, Facebook in ad-tech arms race

Verizon Communications' $4.4 billion purchase of AOL will mean the telecommunications giant is no longer just competing directly against the likes of AT&T. The deal is all about advertising technology, or ad-tech, and with it Verizon will now be competing against Google, Facebook and others in the digital ad market, especially in video. If Verizon can develop content for its OTT venture, it now has the tools to make money off of that using AOL.

What Google App Indexing will mean for the future of Android app discovery

When you enter the search term "Android apps" in Google, what you mostly get back are lists. "Best free Android apps," for example, along with some headlines from Google News and a direct link to Google Play. Of course, most developers would probably pick much more specific keywords to optimize their Android apps for search, but it's only within the last few weeks that they've been given a major incentive to do so.