Oct 14, 2014

Google says Amazon is its biggest search engine rival

Google boss Eric Schmidt said Monday his company’s biggest competition as a search engine came from e-commerce giant Amazon, not from its traditional rivals. In remarks prepared for delivery in Berlin, Schmidt hit back at accusations that Google as the world’s biggest search engine ...

Oct 5, 2014

It's good to talk: New app aims to spur voice renaissance

Two former Google employees are hoping an innovative new phone application will trigger a renaissance in an increasingly unfashionable method of human communication: talking. The brainchild of Google veterans Thomas Gayno and Jeff Baxter, Cord aims to usher smartphone users back toward the core ...

Oct 2, 2014

Google removes news snippets in Germany legal fight

Internet giant Google said Wednesday it would remove news snippets and thumbnails of articles from several German news sites from its search results amid a legal battle with publishers. From Oct. 9 Google, which controls over 90 percent of the German search market, will ...

Sep 10, 2014

Google seeks help defining 'Right to be Forgotten'

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and a panel of experts held the first of seven public sessions Tuesday to help the company define how it should enforce a new “Right to be Forgotten” rule under which Europeans can seek the removal of embarrassing search results. ...

Sep 5, 2014

Obama taps Google exec as new technology officer

U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday named Google vice president Megan Smith as his new chief technology officer, charged with unleashing the power of data and computers inside the fusty world of government. Smith fronted Google’s acquisition of major platforms including Google Earth, Google ...