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Visions in VR: Google experiments with VR advertising

VR is, currently, one of the few remaining new media refuges where advertising is largely non-existent. Up until this point, adland's relationship with VR has primarily been through sponsored activations, games and tailored 'experiences' that...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Google finally kills off the dreaded Captcha code

Anyone who has spent any time online in the last decade has probably found themselves at the business end of a Captcha code. Perhaps the most obtrusive and outdated aspect of the entire internet, these codes exist in order to tell humans apart from...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Technology

Nexus deliver delightful animated VR story for Google Spotlight Stories

The London-based Nexus Studios, in collaboration with Google Spotlight Stories, the VR storytelling specialists, has created an immersive and interactive experience with story at its heart. Directed by Nexus director Felix Massie, “Rain or...

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Technology

Google France and AKQA embark on a 360° urban adventure

Google France has unveiled the first episode of Curio-Cité, a series of films, immersive 360° VR video masterclasses and live events allowing people to jump head first into the world of urban exploration (colloquially known as “Urbex”) in...

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Technology

Accessible VR from Google’s Daydream View VR headset

Yesterday at the much anticipated Made by Google event, via a live stream Google finally announced Daydream View, their new $79 VR headset. This forms part of Google’s new hardware positioning, Made by Google, which offers phones, virtual reality...

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Google enter the smartphone race in a big way with Pixel

It was only a matter of time. Google have been dipping their increasingly gigantic toes into the ever-widening smartphone pool for years now, but it's only now, when the market is arguably at its peak, that the tech giants have finally decided to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

J. Walter Thompson and Google open the Google All-Stars Academy

J. Walter Thompson Middle East and North Africa and Google MENA have entered into a partnership that they are celebrating and introducing with a global first. The technology company’s “Google All-Stars Academy” is a programme that...

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Advertising

Google and adam&eveDDB discover Rio's best-kept secrets in VR

adam&eveDDB has launched the next stage of its “Hidden Cities” campaign for the Financial Times and Google. Combining Google technology with the global knowledge of FT Weekend journalists, the Hidden Cities series helps readers discover...

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Technology

Emoji Equality: Google pushes Unicode to reconsider emoji gender roles

Google’s recent proposal, put forward to Silicon Valley's Unicode Consortium (the body that controls and approves universal software standards for letters and other characters), wants to increase the representation of women in emoji and calls...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Technology

#TechTuesday: Google, Google and more Google!

Google and Levi's create an interactive jacket! Levi's Commuter x Jacquard Google has teamed up with Levi's to create a jacket that can be used to control electronic devices. The jacket in question, the “Commuter” uses Google's unique...

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Technology

Does Google's 360 Suite change the game for large-scale analytics?

Google are rarely ones to be left in the dust, so when they announced their new suite of analytical tools, which have been designed with larger firms in mind, I wasn't exactly surprised. When I looked into it, however, I was pretty impressed. The...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

10 unusual things you'll find in a Google office...

Okay, we know their tax-paying record is a bit wobbly. And they caved in to the Chinese censors way too easily. And they're keeping a troubling amount of data on us all. But don't you fancy working for Google - even if it's just for a week or two....

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Technology

Google gets creative with a Virtual Theremin in the Chrome Music Lab

Google struck digital gold with their Chrome Experiments, which showed off the cool things you can pull off with little more than a simple Web browser these days. A new collection launched yesterday, however, adds a new edge to the JavaScript hacks...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Technology

Google Play Music gets the Munchies

Google Play Music has announced a rather unique partnership with the subscription dinner service Munchery, which will allow users to order their meals with an accompanying, specifically tailored soundtrack designed to reflect their order. Between...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Social Media

How the Google algorithm stole a blogger's domain name.

You may remember, in the early days of the internet, some very smart cookies enriched themselves considerably by buying up the domain names they figured would be in demand, just as soon as major corporations woke up to the new technology. Smart...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Technology

Top 5 Highlights from Google I/O 2015 Keynote

Yesterday, when the rest of the world's attention was focused squarely on the (admittedly abhorrent) FIFA scandal, die-hard nerds such as myself has our attention fixed not towards Sep Blatter's crumbling ivory tower, but to San Francisco. Google's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

ZenithOptimedia mark Google as world's largest media owner

Google’s dominance as the world’s largest media owner has increased even further according to a new report by ZenithOptimedia, with the gap between the internet tycoon and its nearest competitor widening significantly over the past year. Google...

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Technology

Google and the "Mobilegeddon"

As part of an effort to chime with the progressively mobile times, Google made a significant change to their ranking system this week by giving web pages that haven't been optimised for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices a lower ranking on...

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Technology

Google and the Looney Balloons

In this perpetually advancing technological age, we've developed a habit of taking things for granted, particularly when it comes to the internet. Just yesterday in fact, I recall sitting across from a frumpy young woman in a local eatery, who was...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

Google let us be the Beatles

OK, so you won't get to experience the giddy thrills of being chased out of a packed venue by a horde of screaming teenage girls, and you won't suddenly inherit John Lennon's knack for penning bizarrely poetic rhyming couplets, but thanks to Google,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Google get physical on Tottenham Court Road

It was bound to happen eventually. Following in the lofty footsteps of Apple and even Amazon, Google have finally opened their first physical store. This time, however, it's us mere English peasants that are getting there first with the launch of the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Google lets users design their own phones

Internet kingpins Google recently unveiled a new prototype for their modular smartphone, which will allow users to swap out components and essentially design their own phones. The phone will work in a similar manner to a desktop gaming PC, only it...

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Technology

Google attempts to reinvent email with new Inbox

Last Wednesday, when Google announced their new “Inbox” app, which heralded a supposedly radical new approach to email management, very few people were 100% sold on it. Early reports from beta-testers, however, has been incredibly...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Google embedded into New York City for new Google App campaign

Google has been making a concerted effort to promote their rebranded mobile app, with an ad campaign summed up quite adequately by a charming 30-second TV spot (below), which shows a child asking Google if dogs can dream. Other short clips used to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

The great Google betrayal.

Like so many love affairs, our relationship with Google arrived unexpectedly, blossomed fabulously and soured rapidly and bitterly. We've thought fondly of companies before - Cadbury for their caring, socialist roots; Virgin for their casual...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Life through Google Glass

By Owen Bailey Google have given us a glimpse of what we can expect to see in the future. It's life through Google's very own lenses. I'm sure that you've by now heard that Google has been developing specs that will enable us to access all of the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

CP Loves... Google's amazing new HQ

by Ashley Morrison OK, let's pretend that you haven't read the title of this blog (or looked at the first picture) and see if you can guess what sort of building this describes: "It's all about human beings and that's it! Think sunken snugs,...

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Inspiration

# Trends. Project Glass. Why Google's new technology is badly flawed.

by Magnus Shaw. Before the introduction of the iPhone and its Android counterparts, mobile phone manufacturers were locked in a frantic competition to produce ever smaller handsets. As soon as a device smaller than a fag packet was launched, another...

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Inspiration

Google's top ten April fools.

I suppose when you create the most useful invention since the Corby Trouser Press, you have the right  to outsmart your audience. And the good people at Google certainly like to take advantage of their elevated position on the first day of the...

Posted by: Creativepool

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