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Google Maps Adds Real-Time Traffic Alerts

Accident Reported via Waze

Google Maps users will now benefit from real-time incident reports from Waze users, such as accidents, road closures, and speed camera alerts. The Waze app for iOS and Android will be getting Google Search, Street View and satellite images.

Google Waze Buy Faces Antitrust Review

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Iit's unlikely the FTC will conclude that Google's Waze buyout will significant harm other mapping services such as Bing Maps and Tomtom. But the FTC will consider whether Google is buying Waze to eliminate a potential future competitor.

Porn Comes to Google Glass, is Quickly Banned

Google Glass is now available in the UK for 1000

Google moved swiftly to get rid of the first pornographic app created for Google Glass. This was followed by a quick tweak to its Glass Platform Developer Polices to ensure that no more porn makes its way onto its augmented reality spectacles.

Google Launches Paid Music Streaming Service

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Google Play Music All Access allows users to browse tunes by genre, with options also available to look through popular and local tracks. It also boasts a feature similar to Apple's Genius tool, designed to help users find new music.

Google Unveils Keep Note-Taking Service

Google Keep is available on Android 4.0 and above

Google Keep, like rival app Evernote, allows users to jot down notes, make lists, record voice reminders and save photos that are stored on Google Drive and synced between all Google linked devices. It's available for Android and on the web.

Google Replaces Android Head Andy Rubin

Andy Rubin is Google vice president of engineering

Google's Andy Rubin has stepped down from his role as the head of the Android mobile operating system to "start a new chapter" at the Internet giant. Rubin will be replaced by Sundar Pichai, who presently heads the firm's Chrome and Apps division.

Android's Google Play Store Turns 1

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Google Play is celebrating its first birthday today by giving away free and cheap Android applications. Well, it's not really Google Play's first birthday, but it is exactly a year since Google rebranded its Android applications store.

Is YouTube Tuning Up a Music Streaming Service?

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YouTube is reportedly planning to launch a music streaming service later this year to compete with Spotify that will be tightly knit into Google Play and the Android ecosystem, will apparently offer both free and paid-for subscription models.

Customers Flee Apple Maps

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Google Maps for IOS app reached 10 million downloads in just two days. Jeff Huber, SVP of Commerce and Local at Google announced the news on Google+ saying, "More than 10 million downloads in less than 48 hours after release!"