Google is running an ad-free Internet experiment that could challenge its own ad-funded business model.
Articles by Lee Bell
Google has updated its search engine algorithms in an attempt to restrict piracy websites appearing high in its search rankings.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt admits those looking for something to buy are usually looking for it on Amazon.
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone might have left the world's biggest social network Twitter a while back but he hasn't given up on technology entrepreneurism, having launched a social search app called Jelly on iOS and Android.
Google has teamed up with car giants Audi, GM, Honda, and Hyundai, as well as chip designer Nvidia, to form the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA) to bring the Android mobile operating system to automobiles to create a "driving-optimized experience."
YouTube comments that are more relevant will move to the top of the comments list instead of the most recent. Google said this means that comments from people you care about will rise so you can see them and there will be no more anonymous comments.
Global Internet traffic dipped by 40 percent when Google experienced a complete blackout, web analytics firms have claimed. All of Google's services including Search, Gmail and Youtube went down briefly during the blackout on Friday evening.
The iOS update sports an overhauled interface with new discovery features. But more importantly for Apple tablet users, the updated app has been specially designed so all the above features work better and more intuitively on a bigger screen.
Google has given its Android Maps application a makeover. The update includes an overhauled interface with new discovery features that allow users to quickly browse and discover new places without having to type, and enhanced navigation features.
Google and other search engines don't have to delete sensitive personal information from their indexes because they aren't subject to privacy requirements under existing European data protection law, according to one advocate general.
Google plans to give Internet access to the entire world by sending network-enabled balloons into the stratosphere. Dubbed Project Loon, the new Google venture aims to liberate those 5 billion or so people on Earth without Internet access.
The augmented reality eyewear yesterday turned up on auction website eBay. The listing reached $90,100.00 after receiving 28 bids, but was canceled due to Google's terms and conditions, which state that Google Glass can't be resold once obtained.
Professional social network LinkedIn has introduced a Facebook-style tool that allows users to mention and hyperlink people and companies on the network in status updates and conversations. Name suggestions appear in a drop-down menu as users type.
Pinboard-style social network Pinterest has had a makeover, with fresh features and a simpler and cleaner design. Invitations have already been sent out for users to try the revamped website, which was tested by a small group of "pinners" in January.
Digg hopes to identify and rebuild the best of Google Reader's features, but also advance them to fit "the Internet of 2013", such as integrating it into social networks and communities like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, and Hacker News.
A "dive bar" in Seattle has banned the augmented reality spectacles to preserve privacy. The bar's owner responded to angry Facebook commenters, arguing that the original post was "mostly humorous" and told them to "get a sense of humor".
Invitations have been sent out summoning media to "see a new look for News Feed" at an event this coming Thursday starting at 10 a.m. PT at the Facebook's headquartersin Menlo Park. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to announce the changes.
Twitter's updated mobile app for iOS and Android aims to improve search and discovery. It brings improved search features to the app and web, and shows photo and video results at the top of search results, including new tailored ranking.
Just when you thought Facebook couldn't get any more creepy and intrusive, it can now hug you in the street. Thanks to the "Like-A-Hug" jacket, which is connected to the social network, you can get a virtual hug when friends like one of your posts.
Some analysts think the news is related to a shift from Microsoft's dominated PC industry, where users relied on software running on desktop machines, to software delivered by the Internet that allows users to access information via mobile devices.