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Google expected to push Android into health, wearables during I/O event this week

Google is scheduled to kick off its annual I/O developer conference on Wednesday and is widely expected to announce a new venture into healthcare, as well as tout new wearable devices from Samsung, LG and others. The company could also offer a glimpse into its plans to push Android into TVs and possibly home-automation products.  

Comcast launches TV Everywhere support for Google Chrome

Comcast on Monday announced that its TV Everywhere services will viewable through Google's Chrome browser … and by extension, the popular Chromecast player dongle.

Google gets into 5G game via Alpental acquisition

Google acquired Alpental Technologies, a Seattle-area startup that was headed by engineers from the former Clearwire and is working on 5G-related millimeter-wave technology.

GVTC taps Calix to deliver 1 Gbps fiber-based broadband speeds for 3 Texas cities

GVTC Communications may not be the size of AT&T or draw the same sizzle as Google Fiber, but the local telephone cooperative is providing 1 Gbps-capable services for its GigaRegion fiber to the home (FTTH) network customers in Boerne, Bulverde and Gonzales, Texas.

Google faces fresh antitrust complaint in Europe, this time over Android practices

Google is facing a new antitrust complaint in Europe that it is abusing its market power, this time regarding the dominance of its Android operating system.

Nokia hacker payment turns spotlight onto mobile malware

Finnish police confirmed they are investigating reports that Nokia was blackmailed by hackers who threatened to expose the encryption code used in the company's now defunct Symbian operating system.

Chromecast viewers are engaging more, not less, Videostream says

Is Google Chromecast usage really flattening out, as a recent Parks Associates study suggested? App developer Videostream doesn't agree, saying Chromecast owners are increasing the frequency and time spent using the device.

T-Mobile requiring Android smartphones to pass Apkudo app testing

Suppliers of Google Android smartphones to T-Mobile US have a new hoop to jump through before they can win device approval from the operator. Apkudo announced that pre-release Android handsets will have to pass its application platform testing starting this month.

Rumor Mill: Google to launch Google Fit health tracking service

Google is planning to follow Apple in the mobile health monitoring market and will launch a service called Google Fit to collect and aggregate data from fitness trackers and health apps, according to a Forbes report.

Google Fiber gets green light to operate network in Portland, Ore.

Google Fiber overcame a major hurdle in bringing its service to Portland, Ore., as the City Council voted 5-0 to approve a franchise agreement, reports the  Portland Business Journal.