Google is moving ahead with plans to gradually phase out support for plug-ins that hook into the Chrome browser using a decade-old mechanism called NPAPI, or Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface.
Google has been paying Mozilla to be the default search engine used in the Firefox browser since 2004. However, all this changed this month as the latest three-year agreement signed with Google in 2011 ran out last week.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Friday, Nov. 21, including Amazon launches Zocalo file-sharing app for Android and iOS, Apple releases app development kit for Apple Watch, Google launches BYOD-focused Divide app, IoT app enablement platform revenues to increase 28 percent this year and Apple supplier GT Advanced promised too much and failed to deliver.
Google has added a new autoscaling feature for its Compute Engine platform.
The 5 hot new business apps for Nov. 12.
There was much ado last year when Google Flu Trends overshot the mark. Google is making changes in Flu Trends for this season, including incorporating the CDC's traditional data, for a more comprehensive analysis.
According to a new report (reg. req.) by Analysys Mason and sponsored by Google, "Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) is already worth over JPY7 trillion to Japan's economy, a value that could grow to more than JPY15.1 trillion by 2020." So, if you're still wondering whether big data investment is worth it or not, there's your answer.
Microsoft, Google and Mozilla have all separately announced plans to update their browsers to remove SSL 3.0 to protect users against the POODLE flaw.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Nov. 5, including a federal judge's orders to publicly release documents related to the bankruptcy of Apple's sapphire supplier GT, Verizon and AT&T's work for VoLTE interoperability by next year, Google and LG's long-term patent cross-licensing agreement, retailers targeting mobile promotions to capitalize on unique features of smartphones and the 49ers use Aruba Networks stadium beacon network and location-based app.
Omnichannel is the newest, biggest, baddest buzz word in retail today. It means combining data from both the brick-and-mortar and online worlds in order to both optimize the customer's shopping experience and reap far more customer data than is possible from one or the other alone.