Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

Apr 26, 2015

Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in the massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Google confirmed his death. Lawrence You, the company’s director of privacy, posted online that Fredinburg was in Nepal ...

Apr 23, 2015

Google wireless phone service challenges major carriers

Google is trying to shake up the wireless phone industry with a low-priced service designed to pressure major carriers into making it more affordable for people to get online and use Google’s services. The service, called “Project Fi,” debuted Wednesday, about two months after ...

Apr 22, 2015

Google to help search for Scotland's Loch Ness monster

Those keen to search for Scotland’s mythical Loch Ness monster can do so from anywhere in the world after Google launched a cache of underwater and surface images of the lake. The Street View series includes the ancient Urquhart Castle seen from the water, ...

Apr 19, 2015

In hunt to monetize, social networks slip in stealth advertising

The quandary for those who run social networks is how to monetize activity on them without antagonizing and thus losing users through distracting ads. The answer, for Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, is to slip in some stealthy ads camouflaged to look like posts from ...

Apr 18, 2015

Google to rank Web access on mobile devices

Google search Tuesday will start factoring in how easy websites are to read on smartphones or tablet computers, underlining the changing way people surf the Internet. The Web titan said that the “mobile-friendliness” of websites will be a factor in ranking results to online ...

Computer transmission of human personalities not far off: inventor

Apr 5, 2015

Computer transmission of human personalities not far off: inventor

The world has only touched the surface of technological progress and computers may soon be able to transmit the complexities of human personalities, a prominent inventor says. Sebastian Thrun, who founded the Google X laboratory, where the Internet search giant has developed Google Glass ...

Google Maps turns into Pac-Man's chomping grounds

Apr 1, 2015

Google Maps turns into Pac-Man's chomping grounds

The virtual streets of Google Maps are being transformed into Pac-Man’s chomping grounds in celebration of April Fools’ Day. Google added the option to convert its popular navigation service into the Pac-Man video game on Tuesday morning, around the same day the calendar turned ...

Google releases new Street View images of disaster-hit Tohoku

Mar 12, 2015

Google releases new Street View images of disaster-hit Tohoku

Google Inc. on Wednesday released new Street View images showing the present condition of the Tohoku region devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami as the country marked the fourth anniversary of the disaster, which left more than 18,000 people dead or missing. ...

Google selling wireless plans to get more people online

Mar 3, 2015

Google selling wireless plans to get more people online

Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider? Google wants more people to get online so they can search around and click on its ads. And it’s shaking up the telecom world to do it. The company said Monday ...