Zach Miners

U.S. Correspondent

Zach Miners covers social networking, search, and general technology news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

Google's Niantic Labs to become independent company

Google restructures, naming parent company Alphabet

Google restructures, naming parent company Alphabet

Alphabet will also house Google's advanced X labs, and health sciences projects

The average mobile YouTube session is now 40 minutes

The average mobile YouTube session is now 40 minutes

That's double the session time from a year ago, executives said Thursday.

Google to reopen Maps editing tool after closing it due to abuse

Google to reopen Maps editing tool after closing it due to abuse

The company will ask key regional leads to act as moderators.

Which songs stumped Shakira? Shazam will now show you

Which songs stumped Shakira? Shazam will now show you

An updated version of the app will show artists' searches to users.

Google I/O 2015 in photos

Google I/O 2015 in photos

Android Pay, Android "M," Brillo, Google Photos, and moreImage by Rob SchultzOnce again, Google I/O was held at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco, May 28 and 29. At Google’s annual confab for third-party developers,...

Google's Project Jacquard to make smart fabric for smart clothing, Levi's first official partner
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Google's Project Jacquard to make smart fabric for smart clothing, Levi's first official partner

Google showed off futuristic smart fabric at its I/O conference in San Francisco, called Project Jacquard.

Google is developing a virtual reality version of Android, report says

Google is developing a virtual reality version of Android, report says

The OS would power other virtual reality apps, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Google misses with Q4 sales and earnings

Google misses with Q4 sales and earnings

Google said it experienced "strong currency headwinds" during the quarter.

Google and LG strike broad, decade-long patent licensing deal

Google and LG strike broad, decade-long patent licensing deal

The deal covers existing and future patents for the next 10 years.

Android creator Andy Rubin leaving Google

Android creator Andy Rubin leaving Google

He was in charge of Google's robotics efforts, but now strikes out to parts unknown.

Google's new Fit app plays well with Strava, Runkeeper and others

Google's new Fit app plays well with Strava, Runkeeper and others

Fit tracks physical activity and serves as a hub for other health apps

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