The ongoing battle between Apple and Google for supremacy in the mobile market is the "defining fight" in the industry, says Google's Executive Chairman. Eric Schmidt also said Apple has learned "maps are hard" and they should have kept Google Maps.
Articles by Dan Worth
Search giant Google has begun warning users that their accounts could be at risk from government-organized cyber-attacks as the firm looks to educate users of the risks they face on the web. The messages began appearing on Tuesday.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has issued a rare apology, admitting that its new Maps tool with iOS 6 isn't good enough. Cook even went as far as to recommend users download rival services to their devices while improvements in its own tool are worked on.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is aiming to resolve its antitrust investigation into Google's search practices by the end of the year. FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz says that the organization is working to have an outcome as soon as possible.
Google received almost more than 5.6 million URL search removal requests in the last month, according to the latest update to Google's Transparency Report Page. Weekly requests peaked the week of Aug. 13 with 1.49 million URL removal requests.
Olympic-related searches increased 10-fold in the first week of the Games, as people around the world kept up with results on the move. Olympics-related searches were mobile 46 percent of the time in the UK and 47 percent of the time in the U.S.
More than 83 million Facebook accounts are fake, the social network has revealed in a new SEC filing. That represents 8.7 percent of Facebook's user base. Facebook blames the accounts on duplication, misclassification, and undesirables.
Google has admitted it has discovered more WiFi data collected by its Street View cars that it has failed to delete. Google's WiFi data collection incidents gave the company a huge privacy black eye in numerous countries around the globe.
Bing has announced a number of changes designed to improve the user experience for searchers. Bing said the service improvements include faster page loading times and a greater relevance in search results, as well as some cosmetic changes.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has reopened its investigation into Google's Street View Wi-Fi collecting in light of recent revelations that the company was fully aware the technology would grab users' data off Wi-Fi networks.
Yahoo's leadership dramas refuse to die down. Recently appointed chief executive Scott Thompson may have embellished his resume by claiming to hold a degree in accounting and computer science, when the degree was actually just for accounting.
Microsoft and Facebook have announced a whopping $550 million deal under which the social networking giant will be given the right to purchase a portion of the patent portfolio that Microsoft acquired from AOL.
Google's Android system isn't "critical" to the company's success, although it's an "important" part of its future, according to testimony this week from Google CEO Larry Page as the company tries to defend itself in its legal battle with Oracle.
The trial between Google and Oracle over the use Java software within the Android operating system began in California yesterday with the selection of the jury. It is likely Oracle will seek around $1 billion in damages from Google.
Google claims it has halved the number of scam ads being displayed across its services thanks to new technologies and improved detection methods. Still, some illegal ads for pharmacies, mortgage scams, and the 2012 Olympics snuck through.
Google's position as the default search engine on Apple's mobile devices is drawing scrutiny from the U.S. FTC. Apple has been subpoenaed for information on its deals with Google to make it the preferred search engine on iPhones and iPads.
Google yesterday moved forward with its planned changes to its privacy policies despite some objections from consumer groups, European regulators, and 36 U.S. attorney general concerned the changes don't conform to data protection rules.
Yahoo has warned Facebook that it will face legal action if the social network doesn't sign licensing deals for patents Yahoo believes Facebook is using for its advertising systems, according to reports. Is Yahoo looking for some stock in Facebook?
Apple, which now boasts more than 500,000 apps in its App Store, is aiming to improve search and discovery features. In a deal rumored to be worth $50 million, Apple has acquired start-up Chomp to revamp App Store search and recommendations.
Twitter has criticized Google for the huge search feature changes unveiled on Tuesday, claiming they are "bad" for people, publishers, news organizations, and Twitter users because they will make it harder to find information.