Uber has purchased Bing mapping technology and absorbed 100 Bing Maps employees in an effort to build its own geo-location data. The move could allow the company to break ties with Google Maps.
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Amazon has introduced its own voice search function, Alexa, which will allow third-party developers build support for the system into their own apps.
The ruling says consumers are free to use whatever apps they choose.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt has predicted that the Internet as we know it today will disappear in the future, thanks to the Internet of Things.
The tech giant reportedly wants to force networks to offer better mobile speeds and prices.
Google could face drastic measures being taken against it in Europe in order for competition online to be "restored".
The hour-long problem sees services replaced with 500-error messages.
The company's earnings slip 5 percent as Google ups its spending.
The bakery brand offered the search engine donuts to fix the problem and created a Twitter hashtag to go along with its request.
Google has removed "the majority" of "right to be forgotten" requests, a number that could exceed the 100,000 mark. It has rejected just over 30 percent of the requests it has received and approved "more than 50 percent" of the requests.
Following Europe's 'right to be forgotten' ruling in May, Google has begun taking down search results. Some publishers have already been affected, including the BBC and The Guardian.
Google says "Each request has to be assessed individually, and we're working as quickly as possible to get through the queue." It's not clear how many requests Google has received, but recent reports indicate takedown requests have topped 50,000.
Google plans to place an alert at the bottom of each page where it has removed links, after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled last month that users can request that "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant" links be taken down.
A law firm filed the lawsuit on behalf of two Android smartphone users who alleged that Google "illegally monopolized" the Internet and mobile search market in the U.S. by making deals that are stifling competition in the market.
Facebook has spruced up its Newsfeed redesign and started rolling it out, a year after it announced the makeover. Facebook announced its News Feed redesign exactly 12 months ago today, and is rolling out the updated look to a fraction of its users.
With its latest offer, Google has effectively settled the three year probe and has dodged a potential $5 billion fine. While the European Commission has accepted the concessions, they must first be accepted by the complainants, including Microsoft.
It's unclear how many "fraudulent" views YouTube videos have been racking up, but Google said that its incoming measures to monitor views should affect only a "miniscule fraction" of video clips on the website.
Apple has acquired Twitter analytics company Topsy in their second acquisition in as many weeks. The WSJ reports the deal was worth $200 million.
A Seattle diner has banned its customers from wearing Google Glass, as one visitor found out the hard way when he was asked to remove them or leave.