Every week, Mountain View makes news with technology developments, discoveries and sometimes controversies.
Today, Mountain View Patch brings you "Bits and Bytes," where we’ll relay the past week’s news highlights from our backyard giants, start-ups and small businesses alike.
JPMorgan Chase announced Thursday, Feb 23 that it had invested in Series A preferred stock of GoPago, Inc., a developer of a free smartphone application that allows consumers to browse, order, and pay for local goods and services. Though based in San Francisco, since last year, including during the Art & Wine Festival, and currently works with more than 50 merchants in the city.
Internet search engine now lets you collaborate in real-time with its latest Google Docs for Android update released Wednesday, Feb. 22. The desktop experience lets users see updates in real-time as others type on their computers, tablets and phones. Users only need to tap the document to join, according to the Google Official Blog.
Rumors of Google's plans to disrupt the cable television business now have some fact to them. Last week the company filed an application to provide video service to residents of Kansas City. The video package will reportedly offer live TV, on-demand and online access to TV channels. Still a rumor? That Google may build video production studios at their New York office to produce videos for Youtube.
’s Advertising Chief Jonathan Lister told Business Insider that the professional networking site is getting ready to destroy your resume and business cards. In the company's 2011 fourth quarter earnings, they reported a 77 percent year-on-year increase in ad sales. LinkedIn has started to cash in on its huge user base via its product and marketing solutions.
’s second quarter revenue topped $1 billion for the first time. The total revenue rose 16 percent for the fiscal quarter, which ended Jan. 31.
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Mountain View-based MATRIXX Software has partnered with Paris-based Capgemini to deliver to Communication Services Providers (CSPs) instant visibility, intelligence and control of data services across their mobile networks. The companies hope the move empowers the smartphone generation.
Real life continues to mimic science fiction more and more as the State of Nevada passes a law authorizing the use of driverless cars on its 26,000 miles of road. Google, Mercedes-Benz and General Motors will buckle up to perform test runs with their robot cars. So next time you’re driving in Nevada and you happen to cross paths with a driverless car, don’t be too surprised!