Google expected to announce Yeti gaming console, streaming service

Google is getting into gaming. As Google seeks to diversify its revenue sources beyond digital ads, gaming presents a massive opportunity for the company. That likely includes a commercial version of its “Project Stream” service and its rumored “Yeti” gaming console, both of which could realize the ultimate dream of a “Netflix for video games” streaming service. Google’s streaming service could change that model by letting users stream top games to the devices they already own, like a laptop, sm


Google is getting into gaming. As Google seeks to diversify its revenue sources beyond digital ads, gaming presents a massive opportunity for the company. That likely includes a commercial version of its “Project Stream” service and its rumored “Yeti” gaming console, both of which could realize the ultimate dream of a “Netflix for video games” streaming service. Google’s streaming service could change that model by letting users stream top games to the devices they already own, like a laptop, sm
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Google expected to announce Yeti gaming console, streaming service

Google is getting into gaming.

The tech giant best known for its search engine and Android operating system for smartphones now seeks to take a stab at revolutionizing the $100+ billion gaming industry currently dominated by incumbents like Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. As Google seeks to diversify its revenue sources beyond digital ads, gaming presents a massive opportunity for the company.

But Google appears poised to take a different approach when it presents its vision for the “future of gaming” during its Game Developers Conference (GDC) presentation on Tuesday in San Francisco. That likely includes a commercial version of its “Project Stream” service and its rumored “Yeti” gaming console, both of which could realize the ultimate dream of a “Netflix for video games” streaming service.

Right now, if you want to play a hit game, you usually need to spend a few hundred bucks on a console like the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One or a good $1,000 or so on a high-end gaming PC. Then, you either need to go to the store and buy a physical game disc or wait for a large file to download to your console, which can take hours.

Google’s streaming service could change that model by letting users stream top games to the devices they already own, like a laptop, smartphone or streaming box connected to a TV.

“Cloud gaming will enable publishers to broaden their reach even further by potentially taping into new audiences on any device and any screen,” Forrester vice president and principal analyst Thomas Husson told CNBC. “Beyond music or video, gaming represents another opportunity to offer recurring streaming revenues for companies in the gaming ecosystem. For cloud platforms like Amazon, Google or Microsoft, it will also become an opportunity to offer cloud storage and services to game publishers, who spend more and more in their IT infrastructure.”


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Google expected to announce Yeti gaming console, streaming service

Google is getting into gaming. As Google seeks to diversify its revenue sources beyond digital ads, gaming presents a massive opportunity for the company. That likely includes a commercial version of its “Project Stream” service and its rumored “Yeti” gaming console, both of which could realize the ultimate dream of a “Netflix for video games” streaming service. Google’s streaming service could change that model by letting users stream top games to the devices they already own, like a laptop, sm


Google is getting into gaming. As Google seeks to diversify its revenue sources beyond digital ads, gaming presents a massive opportunity for the company. That likely includes a commercial version of its “Project Stream” service and its rumored “Yeti” gaming console, both of which could realize the ultimate dream of a “Netflix for video games” streaming service. Google’s streaming service could change that model by letting users stream top games to the devices they already own, like a laptop, sm
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Google expected to announce Yeti gaming console, streaming service

Google is getting into gaming.

The tech giant best known for its search engine and Android operating system for smartphones now seeks to take a stab at revolutionizing the $100+ billion gaming industry currently dominated by incumbents like Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. As Google seeks to diversify its revenue sources beyond digital ads, gaming presents a massive opportunity for the company.

But Google appears poised to take a different approach when it presents its vision for the “future of gaming” during its Game Developers Conference (GDC) presentation on Tuesday in San Francisco. That likely includes a commercial version of its “Project Stream” service and its rumored “Yeti” gaming console, both of which could realize the ultimate dream of a “Netflix for video games” streaming service.

Right now, if you want to play a hit game, you usually need to spend a few hundred bucks on a console like the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One or a good $1,000 or so on a high-end gaming PC. Then, you either need to go to the store and buy a physical game disc or wait for a large file to download to your console, which can take hours.

Google’s streaming service could change that model by letting users stream top games to the devices they already own, like a laptop, smartphone or streaming box connected to a TV.

“Cloud gaming will enable publishers to broaden their reach even further by potentially taping into new audiences on any device and any screen,” Forrester vice president and principal analyst Thomas Husson told CNBC. “Beyond music or video, gaming represents another opportunity to offer recurring streaming revenues for companies in the gaming ecosystem. For cloud platforms like Amazon, Google or Microsoft, it will also become an opportunity to offer cloud storage and services to game publishers, who spend more and more in their IT infrastructure.”


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Google Maps AR first look at augmented reality directions

It shows one way augmented reality glasses — which superimpose computer images over the real world — could actually be useful. But a lot of other companies are working on the problem, imagining that augmented reality glasses could someday replace smartphones. Apple is betting big on augmented reality on its iPhones, and is reportedly building AR glasses that could enter mass production this year. I used the new Google Maps feature, which isn’t yet available for everyone, to walk to a coffee sh


It shows one way augmented reality glasses — which superimpose computer images over the real world — could actually be useful. But a lot of other companies are working on the problem, imagining that augmented reality glasses could someday replace smartphones. Apple is betting big on augmented reality on its iPhones, and is reportedly building AR glasses that could enter mass production this year. I used the new Google Maps feature, which isn’t yet available for everyone, to walk to a coffee sh
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Google Maps AR first look at augmented reality directions

Google Maps has an experimental new feature on iPhone and Android that shows you exactly where to walk when trying to get to a destination.

While it’s fine on a phone, it’s more interesting as a vision of the future. It shows one way augmented reality glasses — which superimpose computer images over the real world — could actually be useful.

Google was early to the idea with Google Glass, which launched in 2013. It received a lot of negative attention because of its odd style and video cameras and never took off as a consumer product, but is still being used in some businesses.

But a lot of other companies are working on the problem, imagining that augmented reality glasses could someday replace smartphones.

Microsoft just released the second version of its Hololens, and start-up Magic Leap released a version of its glasses for software developers last year. Apple is betting big on augmented reality on its iPhones, and is reportedly building AR glasses that could enter mass production this year.

I used the new Google Maps feature, which isn’t yet available for everyone, to walk to a coffee shop downtown. Instead of having to figure out the exact roads I was supposed to walk on, and in what direction, the AR feature pointed the way and even showed me exactly where I needed to go. It’s only for walking directions, since the maps in your car and other places can already tell you if you’re heading the right way.

It’s amazing. Here’s what using Google Maps AR is like.


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Huawei built software for smartphones and laptops in case it can’t use Microsoft or Google products

Huawei has built its own operating system for smartphones and computers in case it is suddenly blocked from using U.S. software from Microsoft and Google, the Chinese company confirmed to CNBC on Friday. The world’s second-largest smartphone player by market share currently uses the Google-developed Android mobile operating system for its handsets and Microsoft’s Windows for its laptops and tablets. “We have prepared our own operating system. Should it ever happen that we can no longer use these


Huawei has built its own operating system for smartphones and computers in case it is suddenly blocked from using U.S. software from Microsoft and Google, the Chinese company confirmed to CNBC on Friday. The world’s second-largest smartphone player by market share currently uses the Google-developed Android mobile operating system for its handsets and Microsoft’s Windows for its laptops and tablets. “We have prepared our own operating system. Should it ever happen that we can no longer use these
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Huawei built software for smartphones and laptops in case it can't use Microsoft or Google products

Huawei has built its own operating system for smartphones and computers in case it is suddenly blocked from using U.S. software from Microsoft and Google, the Chinese company confirmed to CNBC on Friday.

The world’s second-largest smartphone player by market share currently uses the Google-developed Android mobile operating system for its handsets and Microsoft’s Windows for its laptops and tablets.

Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei’s consumer division, told German publication Die Welt in a recent interview, that the company had a back-up operating system, if for some reason, it was blocked from using American-made software.

“We have prepared our own operating system. Should it ever happen that we can no longer use these systems, we would be prepared,” Yu said, according to a translation of the original German text.

“That’s our plan B. But of course we prefer to work with the ecosystems of Google and Microsoft.”

Yu’s comments were confirmed to CNBC by a Huawei spokesperson on Friday who said the back-up systems would only be used in “extenuating circumstances” and were “there for basic business continuity in a worst-case scenario.”

“We don’t expect to use them and to be honest, we don’t want to use them. We fully support our partners’ operating systems — we love using them and our customers love using them,” the spokesperson said.


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Google Maps AR first look at augmented reality directions

It shows one way augmented reality glasses — which superimpose computer images over the real world — could actually be useful. But a lot of other companies are working on the problem, imagining that augmented reality glasses could someday replace smartphones. Apple is betting big on augmented reality on its iPhones, and is reportedly building AR glasses that could enter mass production this year. I used the new Google Maps feature, which isn’t yet available for everyone, to walk to a coffee sh


It shows one way augmented reality glasses — which superimpose computer images over the real world — could actually be useful. But a lot of other companies are working on the problem, imagining that augmented reality glasses could someday replace smartphones. Apple is betting big on augmented reality on its iPhones, and is reportedly building AR glasses that could enter mass production this year. I used the new Google Maps feature, which isn’t yet available for everyone, to walk to a coffee sh
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Google Maps AR first look at augmented reality directions

Google Maps has an experimental new feature on iPhone and Android that shows you exactly where to walk when trying to get to a destination.

While it’s fine on a phone, it’s more interesting as a vision of the future. It shows one way augmented reality glasses — which superimpose computer images over the real world — could actually be useful.

Google was early to the idea with Google Glass, which launched in 2013. It received a lot of negative attention because of its odd style and video cameras and never took off as a consumer product, but is still being used in some businesses.

But a lot of other companies are working on the problem, imagining that augmented reality glasses could someday replace smartphones.

Microsoft just released the second version of its Hololens, and start-up Magic Leap released a version of its glasses for software developers last year. Apple is betting big on augmented reality on its iPhones, and is reportedly building AR glasses that could enter mass production this year.

I used the new Google Maps feature, which isn’t yet available for everyone, to walk to a coffee shop downtown. Instead of having to figure out the exact roads I was supposed to walk on, and in what direction, the AR feature pointed the way and even showed me exactly where I needed to go. It’s only for walking directions, since the maps in your car and other places can already tell you if you’re heading the right way.

It’s amazing. Here’s what using Google Maps AR is like.


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America’s top defense officials say Google’s work in China benefits Beijing’s military

WASHINGTON — America’s top two defense officials slammed Google’s work with China on Thursday saying it has “indirectly benefited” Beijing’s military. “The work that Google is doing in China is indirectly benefiting the Chinese military,” Dunford said. In addition, the company also said it would not renew a Pentagon contract that analyzed aerial drone imagery for the military. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, also speaking before the Senate committee, echoed concerns that China has


WASHINGTON — America’s top two defense officials slammed Google’s work with China on Thursday saying it has “indirectly benefited” Beijing’s military. “The work that Google is doing in China is indirectly benefiting the Chinese military,” Dunford said. In addition, the company also said it would not renew a Pentagon contract that analyzed aerial drone imagery for the military. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, also speaking before the Senate committee, echoed concerns that China has
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America's top defense officials say Google's work in China benefits Beijing's military

WASHINGTON — America’s top two defense officials slammed Google’s work with China on Thursday saying it has “indirectly benefited” Beijing’s military.

“We watch with great concern when industry partners work in China knowing that there is that indirect benefit,” Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

“The work that Google is doing in China is indirectly benefiting the Chinese military,” Dunford said. “The way I describe it to industry partners is, ‘look we’re the good guys and the values that we represent and the system we represent is the one that will allow and has allowed you to thrive,'” he said.

Dunford’s comments come in the wake of the tech giants’ decision not to pursue some of the Pentagon’s lucrative contracts while considering projects in China.

In October, Google said it would no longer compete for the Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, cloud computing contract, an award that could be worth $10 billion. Google said that the contract may conflict with its corporate values. In addition, the company also said it would not renew a Pentagon contract that analyzed aerial drone imagery for the military.

Meanwhile, it was revealed last year that the tech giant was studying the idea of working with the Chinese government on “Project Dragonfly,” a censored search engine that would block certain sites and search terms. More recently, after pushback from politicians and activists, Google said it had dropped those plans.

Read more: Senator slams Google’s censored search engine work in China

But Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai has said the company will continue to invest in China while also considering projects with the U.S. government.

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, also speaking before the Senate committee, echoed concerns that China has gamed American innovation.

“$5 trillion of their [China’s] economy is state-owned enterprises. So the technology that has developed in the civil world transfers to the military world, it’s a direct pipeline. Not only is there a transfer, there is systemic theft of U.S. technology that facilitates even faster development of emerging technology,” he said.

“The talent is in this country, we need to use the talent in this country and the talent in this country needs to support our great power competition,” Shanahan added.

The criticism comes as the U.S. trade battle with China marches on, with intellectual property theft proving to be a major sticking point between the world’s two largest economies.

U.S. officials have long complained that intellectual property theft has cost the economy billions of dollars in revenue, thousands of jobs and threatens national security.

“If China successfully captures these emerging industries of the future, America will have no economic future and its national security will be severely compromised,” White House trade advisor Peter Navarro said in June.

For the Pentagon, there is no better example of Navarro’s comments than the most expensive U.S. weapons system: the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.


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Facebook, Google should be investigated for dominating digital advertising, UK finance minister says

The U.K.’s competition watchdog should examine the dominance of tech companies like Facebook and Google in digital advertising “as soon as possible,” Britain’s finance minister said. In his Spring budget statement to the Parliament on Wednesday, U.K. Finance Minister Philip Hammond urged the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to launch a review of Britain’s digital advertising market, citing concerns that digital platforms are stifling competition. “I am today writing to ask whether the CMA


The U.K.’s competition watchdog should examine the dominance of tech companies like Facebook and Google in digital advertising “as soon as possible,” Britain’s finance minister said. In his Spring budget statement to the Parliament on Wednesday, U.K. Finance Minister Philip Hammond urged the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to launch a review of Britain’s digital advertising market, citing concerns that digital platforms are stifling competition. “I am today writing to ask whether the CMA
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Facebook, Google should be investigated for dominating digital advertising, UK finance minister says

The U.K.’s competition watchdog should examine the dominance of tech companies like Facebook and Google in digital advertising “as soon as possible,” Britain’s finance minister said.

In his Spring budget statement to the Parliament on Wednesday, U.K. Finance Minister Philip Hammond urged the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to launch a review of Britain’s digital advertising market, citing concerns that digital platforms are stifling competition.

“I am today writing to ask whether the CMA Board would prioritise a decision on whether to take forward a market study into digital advertising market, as soon as you consider it possible to do so, and come forward with recommendations,” Hammond said in a letter to the CMA also sent on Wednesday.

Hammond welcomed the findings of a U.K. government report published on Wednesday that recommended Britain’s competition rules “must be updated for the digital age.” The 150-page report stopped short of calling for a break-up of big tech but found companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft are stifling innovation and limiting consumer choice.


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Facebook, Google should be investigated for dominating digital advertising, UK finance minister says

The U.K.’s competition watchdog should examine the dominance of tech companies like Facebook and Google in digital advertising “as soon as possible,” Britain’s finance minister said. In his Spring budget statement to the Parliament on Wednesday, U.K. Finance Minister Philip Hammond urged the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to launch a review of Britain’s digital advertising market, citing concerns that digital platforms are stifling competition. “I am today writing to ask whether the CMA


The U.K.’s competition watchdog should examine the dominance of tech companies like Facebook and Google in digital advertising “as soon as possible,” Britain’s finance minister said. In his Spring budget statement to the Parliament on Wednesday, U.K. Finance Minister Philip Hammond urged the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to launch a review of Britain’s digital advertising market, citing concerns that digital platforms are stifling competition. “I am today writing to ask whether the CMA
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Facebook, Google should be investigated for dominating digital advertising, UK finance minister says

The U.K.’s competition watchdog should examine the dominance of tech companies like Facebook and Google in digital advertising “as soon as possible,” Britain’s finance minister said.

In his Spring budget statement to the Parliament on Wednesday, U.K. Finance Minister Philip Hammond urged the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to launch a review of Britain’s digital advertising market, citing concerns that digital platforms are stifling competition.

“I am today writing to ask whether the CMA Board would prioritise a decision on whether to take forward a market study into digital advertising market, as soon as you consider it possible to do so, and come forward with recommendations,” Hammond said in a letter to the CMA also sent on Wednesday.

Hammond welcomed the findings of a U.K. government report published on Wednesday that recommended Britain’s competition rules “must be updated for the digital age.” The 150-page report stopped short of calling for a break-up of big tech but found companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft are stifling innovation and limiting consumer choice.


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Tech giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon need new competition rules, UK government report finds

Tech companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft are stifling competition and innovation and should be subject to new antitrust rules, a new U.K. government report on Wednesday said. The 150-page document, commissioned by Britain’s finance minister, said the U.K.’s competition rules “must be updated for the digital age” to increase consumer choice and give users more control over their data. The report stopped short of calling for big tech companies to be broken up, an idea prop


Tech companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft are stifling competition and innovation and should be subject to new antitrust rules, a new U.K. government report on Wednesday said. The 150-page document, commissioned by Britain’s finance minister, said the U.K.’s competition rules “must be updated for the digital age” to increase consumer choice and give users more control over their data. The report stopped short of calling for big tech companies to be broken up, an idea prop
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Tech giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon need new competition rules, UK government report finds

Tech companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft are stifling competition and innovation and should be subject to new antitrust rules, a new U.K. government report on Wednesday said.

The 150-page document, commissioned by Britain’s finance minister, said the U.K.’s competition rules “must be updated for the digital age” to increase consumer choice and give users more control over their data. The report stopped short of calling for big tech companies to be broken up, an idea proposed last week by U.S. presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

“The digital sector has created substantial benefits but these have come at the cost of increasing dominance of a few companies which is limiting competition and consumer choice and innovation,” said Jason Furman, former chief economic advisor to ex-President Barack Obama, who chaired the group behind the report.


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Mark Cuban’s advice: Alexa and Google Home are the best places to start a new business

Billionaire investor Mark Cuban sees a huge opportunity in writing skills for Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home. “Alexa skills and scripting Alexa skills is really, really easy. But everybody thinks it’s really, really hard. Though a nascent business at this point, skills are the primary means to monetize a smart speaker beyond the point of sale. Cuban said a job scripting skills for the smart speakers could garner anywhere from $25 to $40 an hour.


Billionaire investor Mark Cuban sees a huge opportunity in writing skills for Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home. “Alexa skills and scripting Alexa skills is really, really easy. But everybody thinks it’s really, really hard. Though a nascent business at this point, skills are the primary means to monetize a smart speaker beyond the point of sale. Cuban said a job scripting skills for the smart speakers could garner anywhere from $25 to $40 an hour.
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Mark Cuban's advice: Alexa and Google Home are the best places to start a new business

Billionaire investor Mark Cuban sees a huge opportunity in writing skills for Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home.

“If I were going to start a business today, I’d build it around Alexa and Google Home,” Cuban told Recode’s Peter Kafka at Vox Media’s The Deep End at South by Southwest 2019. “Alexa skills and scripting Alexa skills is really, really easy. But everybody thinks it’s really, really hard. And so that disconnect is a great opportunity.”

Skills for Alexa-enabled devices or Google Homes cover everything from interactive games to purchasing transactions. Though a nascent business at this point, skills are the primary means to monetize a smart speaker beyond the point of sale.

Cuban said a job scripting skills for the smart speakers could garner anywhere from $25 to $40 an hour.

“They’re dying for help. It’s like the early days,” he said.

Read more of Cuban’s interview at Recode.

WATCH: Amazon and Google are becoming omnipresent whether you like it or not


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