May 24, 2015

As European antitrust case looms, has Google already peaked?

As Google faces an antitrust probe from European regulators, some analysts are questioning whether the California tech giant’s dominance has already peaked. While Google remains one of the world’s biggest companies, with overwhelming dominance of Internet search, its prospects are less rosy in a ...

May 21, 2015

Racist search term points to White House in Google Maps

Google Maps has apologized after it emerged that searches using racist language pinpointed the White House, with the description of “iconic home of America’s president.” The incident surfaced after users noticed that searches combining a racial slur and the word “house” took people to ...

Twitter-Google partnership puts tweets back in search results

May 20, 2015

Twitter-Google partnership puts tweets back in search results

Google and Twitter announced a partnership Tuesday to display tweets in search results, renewing a tieup that ended in 2011. The move will allow Google to get more real-time results in its search queries, and help Twitter boost engagement after a period of sluggish ...

May 7, 2015

New app can send self-destructing email from ordinary accounts

A startup company wants to make your emails vanish forever — but in a good way. The firm, Confidential CC, has created an application that lets people send self-destructing messages from whatever email accounts they fancy. Unlike rival apps dedicated to sending messages or ...

Microsoft to embrace Apple, Android in major strategy shift

Apr 30, 2015

Microsoft to embrace Apple, Android in major strategy shift

Microsoft hopes to get more people using the next version of its Windows software on all kinds of devices by giving them access to many of the same apps they’re already using on Apple or Android phones. In a major strategy shift, a top ...

Apr 29, 2015

Google sets up patents marketplace

Google has announced that it is setting up an online marketplace for those who want to sell patents to the Internet giant. “We invite you to sell us your patents,” Google Patent Deputy Counsel Allen Lo said in a blog post. Lo said the ...

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, ...