Nov 4, 2013

Eminem takes top honor at first YouTube music awards

YouTube’s first music awards thrilled and spilled Sunday, with Eminem named artist of the year, though most awards went to lesser-known acts during a show filled with eclectic stunts. The webcast was kicked off by indie rockers Arcade Fire performing their new song “Afterlife” ...

Oct 26, 2013

Google preparing paid YouTube music service: report

YouTube, Google’s video-sharing arm, is preparing to launch a subscription music service to allow consumers to watch videos and listen to music ad-free, industry sources said Friday. Sources familiar with the plans said the service is likely to launch sometime next year. The new ...

Race is on to develop self-driving autos

Oct 18, 2013

Race is on to develop self-driving autos

by Kayo Mimizuka

Cars that drive themselves used to be a pipe dream, only to be seen in the movies. But with cars already packed with information technology, the idea is no longer far-fetched for global automakers, and the competition is heating up. U.S. companies are leading ...

Sep 7, 2013

Google races to keep out government spies

Google is racing to encrypt the torrents of information that flow among its data centers around the world in a bid to thwart snooping by the U.S. National Security Agency and the intelligence agencies of foreign governments, company officials said Friday. The move is ...

Street View shows Tohoku tsunami, nuclear evacuation zones

Sep 5, 2013

Street View shows Tohoku tsunami, nuclear evacuation zones

New images from areas devastated by the tsunami of March 11, 2011, have been posted on Google’s Street View, allowing users to see how the disaster changed the area. The images include pictures of towns and villages near the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear ...

Google adds Japan to new Nexus 7 tablet launch

Aug 26, 2013

Google adds Japan to new Nexus 7 tablet launch

U.S. Internet search giant Google Inc. said Monday it will launch the latest version of its tablet computer, the Nexus 7, in Japan on Wednesday with a lighter body and high-definition screen to counter Apple Inc.’s popular iPad and other products. Running on the ...

| Aug 24, 2013

Under Ballmer, Microsoft struggled to modernize

by Craig Timberg

In the 13 years that Steve Ballmer has led Microsoft, literature has climbed out of books, songs have freed themselves from CDs and computers have leapt off their desktops into our hands. An exhilarating new world of technology has emerged with little help from ...

Aug 23, 2013

Yahoo gets more traffic than Google for first time since '11

There is some good news for Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer: Yahoo has topped Google in Web traffic for the first time since May 2011. Research firm comScore reported Yahoo logged 196.6 million unique visitors in July, compared with its rival’s 192.3 million. The ...