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Why Google sells Motorola Mobility to Lenovo

Lenovo shocked everyone as they announced their $3 billion acquisition agreement with Google for Motorola Mobility. Catch the details after the break!

Lenovo love Motorola

It was back in 2012 when Google announced their acquisition of Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. Since then, we saw the release of “the only smartphone assembled in the US” in the form of Moto X by Motorola, followed by the release of Motorola G. But, it wasn’t enough to give Motorola Mobility a positive cash flow.

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Google Launches Street View in PH, Colorful Cars Ready to Shoot Panoramic Images of Metro Manila!

Google’s Maps app has been around for quite sometime, and is probably the most used online maps service compared to its main competitors, Microsoft’s Bing Maps and Apple Maps because of its features, reliability and accuracy. And last Tuesday, the global tech and search giant Google has announced the launch of  Street View in the Philippines.

Google Street View Cars in Manila
Google Street View Cars in Manila

Google Street View started in the US since 2007, and since then, it has been a favorite feature found on Google Maps and Google Earth. As the name suggests, Street View takes you to the streets of your favorite cities, across 50 countries wherever it is supported. Through the efforts and initiative of the Department of Tourism, Google is bringing the favorite feature to the country to let potential foreign tourists experience the streets of Manila, as well as other Philippine tourist destinations without leaving the comfort of their homes, before actually heading to the country.

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Google and Globe Teamed Up to Offer Free Zone; Allows You to Access Gmail, Google+, and Search for Free!

Free Zone, that’s the name of the new service which allows prepaid subscribers to access Gmail, Google Search, and Google+ right on their feature phones – for free. Thanks to the world’s search giant Google; this new service paves the way for the next billion users in emerging markets across the globe to access the web. And the Philippines, with more or less 35% of its population use the internet, is the first country in the world to kick-start the service. This is through an exclusive partnership with Globe Telecom, whose prepaid Globe and Touch Mobile (TM) subscribers got the first dibs of the service starting on Thursday until March 31st next year.

 

How to Use Free Zone

1. In your computer, visit libre.ph or g.co/freezone.

2. Click the button that says “Send a link to your phone

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You Can Now Search on Google by Handwriting

Google introduced today a new way to use its, well… search engine, by searching the web without having to use a keyboard or voice commands. This new feature is called Handwrite, which basically allows users to do a web search in Google by handwriting. Handwrite, however, is only available for touch-enabled mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. I’ve personally tested Handwrite a while ago and it works just fine. Google is picking up text inputs into the search box perfectly, even though the search giant said such feature is still experimental.

If you have either a smartphone or tablet, you can give Handwrite a try by visiting Google.com through your mobile browser (works seamlessly on Safari and Chrome browsers). While in Google.com homepage, scroll a bit down and tap on search “Settings” and there you can “Enable” Handwrite, and “Save”.

Founding-Editor of Cebu Tech Blogger where he shares insights in Digital Marketing, Ad Ops, Tech, Startups, Technopreneurship, Life Goals and Hacks.

He’s the brainchild and ninja of a Cebu-based Digital Marketing agency, TekWorx — with ventures AdWorx, an Outsourced Ad Ops agency, and BlogWorx, a full-fledged Blog Development service. Read his Full Curriculum Vitae.

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