Shaun Nichols

Shaun Nichols

US Correspondent

Incisive Media

Shaun Nichols is the US correspondent for He has been with the company since 2006, originally joining as a news intern at the site's San Francisco offices.

Articles by Shaun Nichols

Google Files for Smartwatch Patent


The application describes a device that would be placed on a wristband and would include one or more touch displays. The watch would include both clock hardware and a data line, suggesting the device will be capable of connecting to the internet.

You Can Now Get Google Now on iPhone, iPad

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Google is bringing its Now predictive search platform to Apple's mobile operating system as a feature on the new version of Google's Search application for the iPhone and iPad. Users will be able to access Now through the Search app itself.

YouTube Readying Premium Service Launch?

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YouTube is reportedly working with a group of channel producers on a platform that will allow channels to charge users to access to the channels by paying fees ranging from $1 to $5 each month, as well as one-time pay-per-view video purchases.

Google Android Now Powers 3 in 4 Smartphones

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Google's Android platform has reached record worldwide sales numbers, according to analysts. Research firm IDC said that the Google mobile operating system is the first to surpass 100 million quarterly shipments in a single quarter.

Google Brings Street View to Mobile Browsers

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Google has updated the mobile version of its Maps application, which will allow users to access the Street View function on iOS devices. The mapping tool will offer Street View as an optional presentation method alongside the traditional Maps layout.

Google Chrome Adds Do Not Track Option

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The company said that the feature, which is still in being tested, would be available as part of the latest 'Canary' build of the Chromium. The feature could be included into the general release build of Chrome by the end of the year.

Google Acquires VirusTotal Security Tool

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Google has bought web-based security tool developer VirusTotal. Google will continue to maintain the VirusTotal online malware scanning tool and the VirusTotal team will operate as an independent entity. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.