Google is opening a developer startup facility in San Francisco next month

Google is opening a developer startup facility in San Francisco next month

Google is opening a developer startup facility in San Francisco next month

Google has revealed that this September the search giant will be opening a dedicated developer space in San Francisco. The location will be used as a base of operations for startup efforts including Launchpad Accelerator, which is an equity-free mentorship program that seeks to help late-stage tech startups get off the ground in emerging markets.

The company claims their goal is to bridge the gap that is growing between the ivory tower of Silicon Valley and the number of quickly growing markets across the world. The Facility will be over 14,000 square feet and will also be used to host a number of events in the future.

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LG G5 will reportedly show off two magic slot modules at MWC

LG G5 will reportedly show off two magic slot modules at MWC

LG G5 will reportedly show off two magic slot modules at MWC

Earlier today we leaked an image of the LG G5 with a unique module attached to it that basically added a strange hump to the device. While we were certain the image was legit, we weren’t as sure what exactly the accessory was, though we postulated that it might in fact be some kind of camera attachment. According to a new Venture Beat report written by Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), it seems we were correct in our belief.

Apparently the image above is of a special accessory called the LG Cam Plus, a camera grip that not only adds common camera hardware buttons like zoom, shutter release, and a flash toggle, it also doubles as a 1,100 mAh supplemental battery pack. This one of two modules LG plans to show off at MWC during the LG G5 launch event.

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Eldar Murtazin: Galaxy S5 to launch on February 23, at 6PM, in Barcelona

Eldar Murtazin: Galaxy S5 to launch on February 23, at 6PM, in Barcelona

Eldar Murtazin: Galaxy S5 to launch on February 23, at 6PM, in Barcelona

Eldar Murtazin, a well-connected blogger with a relatively good track-record when it comes to leaks, just tweeted that the Galaxy S5 will launch on February 23, ahead of MWC 2014 Barcelona.

Murtazin claims the Galaxy S5 will be announced on Sunday, February 23, at 6PM, and that it will be in stores by the end of April.

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Google sends out invitations for October 24 event [Update: no hardware]

Google sends out invitations for October 24 event [Update: no hardware]

Google sends out invitations for October 24 event [Update: no hardware]

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Update: a “reliable source” told Geek.com that no hardware will be shown at the event. This could mean Google will focus solely on the Play Store for this one.

As you read this post, Google is sending out email invitations for a special event scheduled on October 24. While there’s no mention of Android or Nexus in the invitation, we can’t help wonder: will we see the much anticipated Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat?

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Google celebrates 9 years of Gmail with infographic

Google celebrates 9 years of Gmail with infographic

Google celebrates 9 years of Gmail with infographic

Celebrating Gmail’s ninth birthday, Google has released an infographic that highlights the main events in Gmail’s evolution.

Leveraging “the power of Google Search,” the service launched as an invite-only beta on April 1 2004, as some of the older Gmail account users will remember, offering 1GB of storage space for emails.

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