A new report from South Korea’s Electronic Times says Google is offering to invest in LG's screen manufacturing business, LG Display Company, to the tune of $880 million in order to have access to a supply of flexible OLED screens.
Several phone makers are either producing or planning to produce curved-screen handsets, with Samsung adopting the feature for its new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus flagships.
Rumors suggest Apple is also looking at a curved screen display for the next iPhone, with the company reportedly making a deal for 70 million panels from Samsung.
LG Display Company is still considering Google's proposal, so there's no guarantee Google will be able to secure a supply of curved screens via this route.
And even if it ties up the deal it may be too late to get the curved screens on its next phones – it’s expected that Google will release a Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL a year after the original phones were announced in October 2016, so time is running out.
Google is making a change to image search today that sounds small but will have a big impact: it’s removing the “view image” button that appeared when you clicked on a picture, which allowed you to open the image alone.
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Looking for a new job is getting easier. Google today launched a new jobs search feature right on its search result pages that lets you search for jobs across virtually all of the major online job boards like LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder and Facebook and others. Google will also include job listings its finds on a company’s homepage.
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