Google Buys HTC Smartphone Division

Google Buys HTC Smartphone Division

Jan 30th, Google completes its $1.1B deal to buy a chunk of HTC’s smartphone division. Google acquires over 2,000 engineers and non-exclusive authorization to HTC’s intellectual property rights. HTC retains Vive VR and will continue manufacturing smartphones.

Google Lab in the Fobidden City

Google Lab in the Fobidden City

Google Arts & Culture is cooperating with  Imperial Palaces in the Fobidden City of Beijing to demo a lab next to the Emperor’s bedroom. The lab includes GooglePortrait Matcher, Photos of Google Gigapixel Camera and Google Expeditions.