At it's annual I/O conference, Google has unveiled two new apps, one focused on direct messaging and one on video chat. The new apps will put Google in a battle with Facebook in the messaging space - but will they offer enough to get users to come across?
With Facebook and Google both trying to keep users on their platforms for longer by delivering faster loading content, are the major networks also making it harder for publishers to refer traffic back to their own sites?
As of this writing, Santa Claus is flying over Malaysia. He's slowly making his way across Southeast Asia, having already delivered more than 2.25 billion presents on his journey around the world. I know all this because of Google's Santa Tracker website.