A screengrab shows the Google Wallet app being used to pay for items at a CVS store.
October 28, 2011 The new Google Wallet app lets shoppers who own Android smartphones pay at the counter with a mere wave at the cash register — and without receiving a pocketful of change in return. It's a sign that the use of smartphones as wallets is finally catching on in America.
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For his upcoming biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson conducted more than 40 interviews with the enigmatic tech leader.
October 21, 2011 With a book about Steve Jobs' life set to hit real and virtual shelves soon, his official biographer, Walter Isaacson, is appearing on 60 Minutes. The book reveals that Jobs waited months before having surgery on a tumor — and unknowingly met his biological father.
Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, makes a point as Texas Gov. Rick Perry listens, during a debate in Orlando, Fla.
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September 23, 2011 Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney made the most of his opportunities not only to raise doubts for voters about Texas Gov. Rick Perry's hostility towards Social Security as a federal entitlement but Perry's character.
Google: Just another manifestation of an age-old strategy.
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September 20, 2011 The new media are changing us. But the more things change, the more they stay the same. Remember, the old media were once new media, too.
September 19, 2011 Clicks vs. the creative. Does the desire to attract online traffic make a writer less creative? As search engine optimization becomes a bigger part of our lives, a weird sort of online peer pressure has emerged.
August 24, 2011 Search giant Google has agreed to settle a federal probe into ads it ran for online Canadian pharmacies by forfeiting $500 million. The settlement assures the company will not face criminal charges.
June 27, 2011 The last assets of Nortel Networks, the former high-tech giant, are to be auctioned Monday, as it sells off more than 6,000 patents. Google has already aired a $900 million bid for the U.S. and international patents, which focus on mobile video and wireless networks.
June 15, 2011 I am officially overwhelmed by the future. First, I discovered bladeless fans. Next, I heard the Morning Edition story about the pulseless artificial heart. And now, two new Google features: "Search Out Loud" and "Search by Image."
June 9, 2011 We bet there's been a fair amount of time spent today fooling around with Google's latest Doodle. Check out the tips for how to make some music with it.
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May 9, 2011 All those millions of iPads and new iPhones it sold last helped push Apple past Google in the sixth annual BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands study.
March 29, 2011 Now that they both dominate the Internet, Facebook and Google are both working hard to gain if not mastery, then at least greater access and influence in Washington.
February 28, 2011 Google investigates its email problems
Variations On Chocolate Cake: Google's new Recipe View is designed to help cooks sift through recipes on the web. Here, the results for a search for Molten Chocolate Cake.
February 24, 2011 Not everyone who uses Google to look up "molten chocolate cake" is looking for an explanation of what the dish is. After all, the name kind of gives it away. The web has become the nation's recipe box — and Google's making it easier to sift through, thanks to its new Recipe View.
February 14, 2011 Before we kick off another news week, we'd be remiss if we didn't wish everyone a happy Valentine's Day. And for those of you who have forgotten that it's Feb. 14, this is your wake-up call.
February 10, 2011 That's a lot, the newspaper adds, for a company that still loses money and "estimates its revenue this year at between $100 million and $110 million." But suitors have an eye on its potential and the information Twitter has about its users.
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