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Google I/O 2014 Keynote

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  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 6:32:31 PM
    Interesting, Nike is supporting this, not just going full-bore on Apple integration.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:32:50 PM
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:33:03 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:33:11 PM
    Now up: Google PLay Games
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:33:20 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:33:21 PM
    "Fastest growing mobile game network of all time," she says.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:33:28 PM
    More than 100m new users in past six months.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:33:50 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:33:55 PM
    Play Games was first announced last year, but hasn't exactly been a game-changer /sadtrombone.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:34:11 PM
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:34:24 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:34:32 PM
    Gaming profile will allow you to better manage your saved games, as well as your own leaderboard
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:34:45 PM
  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 6:34:46 PM
    Thank goodness, the saved games feature of Play Games is being extended, so you can resume more easily across devices. This is even more important as Android TV now runs games and the like.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:34:49 PM
    Quest is an online, time-based goal in a specific game
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:34:59 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:35:17 PM
    Devs won't have to do much heavy lifting to get this to their players.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:36:04 PM
    Direct carrier billing, where you pay your carrier instead of a la carte with a credit card, is big in developing countries
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:36:14 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:36:22 PM
    and with people who don't want to save a credit card to their apps
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:36:41 PM
    Sundar is back
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:36:54 PM
    "We have paid out more than $5 billion to developers on Google Play," he says.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:37:05 PM
    Has increased 2.5x since the year before.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:37:06 PM
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:37:19 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:37:22 PM
    Here comes the freebies
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:37:47 PM
  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 6:37:51 PM
    It's gadget giveaway time!
  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 6:37:57 PM
    First giveaway: Cardboard...?
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:38:03 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:38:14 PM
    LG G watch or Samsung Gear Live
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:38:21 PM
    sadly, no Moto 360'
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:38:23 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:38:32 PM
    oh
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:38:37 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:38:41 PM
    AND everybody's getting a Moto 360 when it's available
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:38:51 PM
  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 6:38:56 PM
    HUGE applause for the Moto 360. That's a pretty good metric of buyer interest, I'd say.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:38:59 PM
    So that's two watches and a piece of cardboard.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:39:09 PM
    And that's a wrap
  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 6:39:14 PM
    And we're through! Thanks all for following along.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:39:27 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:41:28 PM
    Thanks to everybody who followed along! Stay with us for the rest of Google I/O coverage today and tomorrow, there's always interesting details throughout the show.
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