Accused by the Environmental Investigation Agency of promoting online sales of elephant and whale products, Google says that it moves quickly to remove material advertising ivory and products that contain it, despite what the EIA has claimed.
Articles by Dave Neal
American Express is working with Twitter on a payment system that will let people spend money with short messages. Tweeting a hashtagged keyword will make your Twitter account contact your American Express card account and make a purchase.
When Google is able to, it notifies users that someone has come knocking for their information – whether it's search query history, Gmail messages, documents, photos, or YouTube videos – giving them time to prepare a legal response.
Twelve plaintiffs have banded together in the UK to file a lawsuit against Google, which could open Google to damage payments – not just for the 12, but for anyone else with an iPhone who used Google via the Safari browser.
Facebook will let its billion users send a message directly to its boss, Mark Zuckerberg, but only if you pay #100 for the privilege. Facebook called the Zuckerberg price point an "extreme" test to "see what works to filter spam."
The hashtag, or '#', is a regular feature on Twitter and is making its way into the daily conversations of people who actually say things like "hashtag: awkward" out loud. No wonder then that it is "word of the year".
Google had been offering users a warning if they searched for terms including "Freedom", and whenever someone in China had made such a move would tell them that their internet connection could be interrupted. Such warnings ceased in early December.
A lot of dissatisfied people looked up the words "returns policy" in association with Apple on Christmas Day. Apple's returns policy was the most popular search among all companies on the holiday, according to market research firm Experian.
Google’s Zeitgeist report is out and provides an overview of what people in the UK concerned themselves with during the past year. Check out the top searches for cities, designers, songs, sports, politics, television, how-to, and more.
The FTC has issued a report on software apps that criticizes their trampling of the privacy of children The report, "Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade", is the second on the subject – and like nearly all sequels, it's bad.
Travelers visiting parts of Australia are being urged not to rely on Apple Maps to guide them. The warning comes from the Victoria Police and follows a couple of incidents where people have got lost and could have died from heat or exposure.
Google has launched a website called "Verteidige dein netz" or Defend your network, to warn people in Germany about proposed changes to German law, specifically the Copyright Act of the Federal Republic of Germany.
A baby girl has been born and given the name Hashtag. Hashtag may prove to be a nice trendy name for a young lady as we slide deeper into the 21st century. Or it may not. Regardless, we can't wait for #Jameson to compose her first tweet.
A press release posted to PRWeb announced Google's acquisition of a wireless Internet provider for $400 million. One giant problem: it was a hoax. The story was reported on by the Associated Press and numerous technology publications.
The websites, all of which had .pk for Pakistan domain names, mostly had their usual content replaced with a photo of two penguins and the text "Pakistan downed". Some others had only one penguin, while there were variations on the text.
In August, Google promised to begin lowering the search rankings of "piracy" websites, but now there are complaints that Google is being too slow about it. As a result, Google now faces the prospect of a government review in the UK.
Google has been successfully sued for defamation in Australia by a man who found his image associated with gangsters in search results. The man won the defamation lawsuit after showing Google's search results linked him to an underworld figure.
Google announced that it is closing down more of its services, bringing the total for the year to 60. Closing down now are the publisher tool AdSense for Feeds, Classic Plus, and Places Directory, an Android app for finding things locally.
Media magnate Rupert Murdoch has reportedly backed down from blocking Google and says that he will let tje search engine index his newspapers. In the past, Murdoch has gone so far as to call Google "a parasite" that "steals" his content.
The "ocean collection" will let users dive down into six of the world's most incredible underwater spots, including coral reefs (and their inhabitants) in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii, says Google by way of introduction on a YouTube video.