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updated: 7/25/2013 7:22 AM

Google aims more devices at Apple

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  • Rishi Chandra, senior product manager for Google Inc., speaks about Google ChromeCast during an event in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday

      Rishi Chandra, senior product manager for Google Inc., speaks about Google ChromeCast during an event in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday
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Google has unveiled a sleeker and more powerful version of its Nexus 7 tablet that runs on the company's Android software. Prices for the improved model start at $229, or $30 higher than the lowest-priced Nexus 7 current on sale.

The Internet company is also taking another stab at making it easier for people to display Internet content on their TVs with a new device called Chromecast that plugs into the HDMI ports of flat-panel TVs. It sells for just $35 and includes three free months of Netflix.

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Both the tablet and streaming stick appear to be primarily aimed at similar products made by Apple Inc.

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