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 ...

Mar 3, 2015

Apple car rumors fuel Geneva debate about car of future

The main talking point at this week’s Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car. The world’s automakers will gather in the Swiss city to tout their latest minivans, city cars and sport utility vehicles ...

Google's Blogger reverses porn policy after user backlash

Feb 28, 2015

Google's Blogger reverses porn policy after user backlash

Apparently Google bloggers like to post porn. A lot. Just three days after saying sexually explicit material would be banned from public Blogger forum sites, Google is backing down. Faced with “a ton of feedback,” Google said Friday that it instead will “step up ...

HAL wins: Computer program bests humans at 'Space Invaders'

Feb 26, 2015

HAL wins: Computer program bests humans at 'Space Invaders'

Computers already have bested human champions in “Jeopardy!” and chess, but artificial intelligence now has gone on to master an entirely new level: “Space Invaders.” Google scientists have cooked up software that can do better than humans on dozens of Atari video games from ...

Feb 25, 2015

Reddit, Google to crack down on posting of nude pics

Reddit and Google are taking a tougher stance against nudity to prevent their services from turning into online peep shows. Social-networking and news site Reddit says it will remove photos, videos and links with explicit content if the person in the image hasn’t given ...

Jan 20, 2015

Google sticks to EU-only application of 'right to be forgotten'

Google is only removing search results from European websites when individuals invoke their “right to be forgotten,” contrary to regulators’ guidelines, but will review that approach soon, the company’s chief legal officer said on Monday. The issue of how far the so-called right to ...

Jan 9, 2015

Google's U.S. search share drops while Yahoo logs a rise

Google saw its share of the U.S. Internet search market slip on December to its lowest ever mark, while Yahoo notched its highest share in five years, an independent analytics firm said Thursday. Google handled 75.2 percent of U.S. online search referrals for the ...

Dec 30, 2014

Gmail blocked in China

Google Inc’s Gmail was blocked in China after months of disruptions to the world’s biggest email service, with an anti-censorship advocate suggesting the Great Firewall was to blame. Large numbers of Gmail Web addresses were cut off in China on Friday, said GreatFire.org, a ...

Dec 19, 2014

Google planning built-in Android system for cars

Google is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that will be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones. The move is a major step up from Google’s ...