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Google Fiber reportedly coming to Austin, Texas

Google Fiber reportedly coming to Austin, Texas

Google Fiber is already settling down in Kansas City, and it's been slowly making its way to more neighborhoods in the area over the past few months. However, speculators have been wondering where the search giant will take their internet service next. According to recent reports, home of the SXSW festival Austin, Texas may be getting a deal.

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Google Fiber approved by Olathe, Kansas City Council

Google Fiber approved by Olathe, Kansas City Council

Our lucky brethren in Kansas City have had access to Google Fiber, the much-envied service from Google. Now the Internet giant has announced that Fiber will be extending to a second location in Kansas, this time to Olathe, who's city council just approved the company's plans. The process isn't slated to take place for awhile yet, but was announced by Google shortly after the approval went through.

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First 3-D channels come to Google Fiber TV

First 3-D channels come to Google Fiber TV

I remain quite jealous that my house can't get access to the incredibly fast Google Fiber Internet service or the Google Fiber TV service. I understand living in a more rural area likely means I'll never have access to impressive services like this. If you do happen to live in Kansas City and have access to Google Fiber TV and happen to be one of the few that has a 3-D TV in your home, the TV offering from Google now has two new 3-D channels to check out.

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Consumers don’t want (& won’t pay for) gigabit internet says Time Warner Cable

Consumers don’t want (& won’t pay for) gigabit internet says Time Warner Cable

Super-fast internet connections like Google Fiber have only geek, not consumer, appeal, Time Warner Cable's CFO has insisted, dismissing suggestions that the ISP will need to speed up its consumer service any time soon. Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference this week, chief financial officer Irene Esteves said that while the company has the capability to deliver high internet speeds, The Verge reports, right now customers don't actually want them.

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Google confirms once-nixed phone services

Google confirms once-nixed phone services

This week one Google executive is confirming that the company had indeed looked into creating their own wireless network for smartphones as if the news were no big deal at all. Of course the possibility of Google creating a wireless network would be as big - or bigger - news than their already initiated Google Fiber service that's rolling out in Kansas City as we speak, but therein lies the catch. As it were, Google's wireless network that could-have-been was just as nearly a reality right at the same time as Google Fiber took hold.

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A Google plan to kill carriers with WiFi is all too believable

A Google plan to kill carriers with WiFi is all too believable

Could you live your mobile life on WiFi? Attempts to ween users off of expensive, subsidized smartphone deals have been more successful this year than every before; word earlier today that Google had acquired a WiFi hotspot company - and which later turned out to be false - was believable in part because the search company is a prime candidate for ousting cellular from the mobile equation. The ICOA deal may be fake, but Google's appetite to ditch the traditional carriers and strike out more or less alone isn't new.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 13, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 13, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. We had a pretty big day, what with the reveal of the HTC DROID DNA and all. HTC announced that the DROID DNA will be arriving at Verizon on November 21, and we even managed to go hands-on with the device and its wireless charging dock. Of course, today was also the day that the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10 became available on the Google Play Store. All but the 16GB Nexus 10 sold through pretty quickly, so we hope you got your hands on the device you wanted before Google put up the out of stock notices.

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