Lost Indian Boy Finds Way Home After 25 Years With Google Maps

Saroo Brierley was five years old when he fell asleep on a train in India with his brother – and awoke totally alone. Lost and afraid, the little Indian boy’s tragic story had a silver lining, after he was eventually adopted by an Australian family. But while he was safe, and loved, he had lost all hope of finding – let alone contacting – his former family.

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Twitter hires Google ad exec ahead of IPO

Twitter has reportedly nabbed a Google advertising executive to be head of retail as the company attempts generate revenue and show it still has growth potential ahead of its initial public offering. J.J. Hirschle, director of media and entertainment at Google, is joining Twitter and will “be responsible for the team selling advertising products to retail companies,” a Twitter spokesman told Bloomberg Tuesday. Hirschle starts on October 28, according to the report.

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Wonobo beats Google to launch street view maps for India

While Google and other search/mapping companies have had quite a struggle with the Indian authorities to get permission to take images of city streets, a Mumbai-based mapping company has come to the fore with a lot of what Google had probably planned to do. Wonobo is a service launched on October 15 by Genesys International, founded by brothers Sol and Sajid Malik in 1995. They have captured several images of streets across various cities in India and stitched them together to create 360-degree panoramic views of the streets almost like how Google has done in other parts of the world.

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What’s Google’s Shared Endorsements & How To Opt Out Right Now

Google‘s at it again! This time, it’s changing the way it’s displaying its ads — a change that could very well get you involved without ever meaning to. The new ads are called “Shared Endorsements” and show just how private your online information really is.

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Google Glass firmware teardown hints at a slew of intriguing new features

Google Glass wearers were treated to some new features with this month’s XE10 update, but what’s hiding under the hood might be even more promising. Android Police posted their APK teardown earlier today, and their findings are nothing if not intriguing. Among the features that may be on the horizon.

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Google Fiber TV subscribers get Watch Disney and WatchESPN streaming

You’d think that Google Fiber would embrace streaming TV services when internet video is practically its reason for being, but it has lagged behind many conventional providers. It’s about to catch up, however: Google has just enabled Watch Disney and WatchESPN access for its TV subscribers. As elsewhere, customers who sign in can stream 11 channels of live broadcasting as long as they have both a supported device and a broadband connection.

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Chrome Extends Support For XP Users Until April 2015

Microsoft is finally ending all extended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014, five years after it ended mainstream support. After that, the 12-year-old operating system will not receive any new security updates and its users will be left to fend for themselves. As Google announced today, however, it will provide support for Chrome users on XP until at least a year after Microsoft’s own support ends.

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