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Google had secret pact with Samsung over some Apple patent claims

Google took over the defense of some of Samsung's case and agreed to cover some costs.

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Google reportedly wants to make email encryption easier, but don't hold your breath

Email encryption is a great way to keep snoops out of your private correspondence. Too bad it's not a realistic option as a built-in feature for Gmail.

Chrome OS may kill the password with Easy Unlock smartphone option

In the future, Chrome OS users may unlock their PCs just by having their smartphone nearby.

Exclusive: Google's Project Loon tests move to LTE band in Nevada

Regulatory filings reveal details of secret tests by Google, a step beyond last year's trial in California.

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Developers aim to do more with Project Ara than just make a modular smartphone

A phone with swappable parts is certainly a cool idea, but it's all the underlying technology associated with the project that has developers excited.

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Google highlights its focus on design in YouTube series

This year at Google I/O, we can probably expect to hear a lot about making Google products look and work better.

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Chromecast, Google Play highlight strong quarter for Google

But the company's bread-and-butter remains ads as it brought in $15.42 billion in revenue during the first three months of 2014, up 19 percent from the year-ago quarter.

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Google opens the floodgates for new 'social' ads

Participating businesses can now distribute ads across the Web, which look like Google+ posts.

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Google hopes Project Ara will change the way you see smartphones

But first it needs developers to make what consumers want.

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Google details its ambitious Project Ara modular smartphone

The system will be based around a basic $50 skeleton with customizable modules