UPDATE 1-Google partners with auto suppliers on self-driving car – Reuters

Reuters(Adds comments by Continental, GM executives). By Paul Lienert and Joe White. DETROIT Jan 14 (Reuters) – Internet search company Google Inc has begun discussions with most of the world’s top automakers and has assembled a team of traditional and …Exec: Google doesn’t want to make carsUSA TODAYGoogle Sees Fielding Self-Driving Car Within 5 YearsBusinessweekGoogle […]

Facebook takes on the enterprise with new social network – Computerworld

ComputerworldFacebook, the world’s largest social network, is making its first move into the enterprise. The company confirmed to Computerworld today that it is beginning a pilot test of a desktop service and mobile app for what’s being dubbed Facebook at Work, …Facebook Planning Rollout of Approved-For-Workplace Version of Social NetworkCBS LocalHow Facebook At Work Could […]

Pardon? Testing Google’s speedy translation tool – BBC News

BBC NewsGoogle has announced a significant upgrade to its Translate app. The search giant says it can now, almost instantaneously, interpret and translate between seven languages. Google says the app can even translate text – such as on a menu or road sign …Google Translate app may save you a lot of moneyTyler Morning TelegraphGoogle […]

Google Sees Self-Drive Car on Road Within Five Years – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalA Google executive said he sees no regulatory hurdles to self-driving cars and expects to see the first fully autonomous cars on roads within the next five years. “We don’t think there is a regulatory block,” said Chris Urmson, director of Google’s self-driving cars …Google partners with auto suppliers on self-driving carReutersGoogle announces […]

Android, iOS, and now . . . Tizen? After A Rough Year, Samsung Debuts A … – Fast Company

Fast CompanySamsung has taken a tentative step forward in establishing what it hopes to be a third major mobile platform, competing against the dominant iOS and Android. Called the Z1, Samsung’s Tizen-running smartphone went on sale in India today—boasting a bare …Samsung Unveils Smartphone Powered by Android Rival TizenWall Street JournalSamsung finally puts Tizen on […]

How Facebook At Work Could Shrink Faceless Enterprises – TechCrunch

TechCrunchWhen you have a question at a small company, you always know who to ask. But as corporations grow, it becomes impossible to remember everyone’s names, let alone their areas of expertise, and communication channels flood with noise. Facebook At Work …Facebook at Work aims to get on boss’ good sideCNET​Would you trust Facebook for […]

Nintendo launching new 3DS model next month – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNintendo announced it will launch an updated version of the 3DS XL handheld next month that features more control options and built-in near-field communication (NFC). The New Nintendo 3DS XL will be available for $199.99 starting February 13. It will be …One size only: Nintendo 3DS XL coming to US next monthCNETNew Nintendo 3DS […]

​Google app introduces point-to-translate – CBS News

CBS NewsFor globe trotters with who don’t know the language — and don’t have a good international plan — the Google Translate app’s latest update will be a welcome change. Starting Wednesday, the app allows users to simply point their phone’s camera at a piece of …Watch Google Translate decipher foreign signs in real timeQuartzGoogle’s […]