April 24, 2012 The search engine's latest "doodle" is in honor of Gideon Sundback, the inventor of the modern zipper.
YouTube's history and search history are separate tabs that users may want to use to clear their past usage, as seen in this screen grab.
February 29, 2012 Not everyone who relies on Google's products is concerned about pending privacy changes. Some don't care; others don't know the change is looming. But for those who are concerned, the idea that Feb. 29 is their last chance to change these settings seems to have lit the fire of urgency.
What would the world look like seen through Google's eyes?
February 24, 2012 Eye glasses with computing power have long been sci-fi fantasy, relegated to Terminator movies and the like. But now it appears Google may be a few months from selling a beta version of their own.
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Chris Urmson (right) and Anthony Levandowski, one of the leaders of Google's self-driving car project, get into the driverless car.
February 17, 2012 A fleet of Google's robotic cars has been tested more than 200,000 miles over highways and city streets. And Nevada has finalized rules that give special driving permits to the self-driving cars.
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A screengrab shows Google's new search feature, in which results from a user's Google+ community are promoted at the top of the page.
January 11, 2012 Social media has become a huge part of how people experience the web. So it's not surprising that Google's move to integrate "personal results" into its search results — drawing from the Google+ community — wasn't praised by the folks who run rival social networks.
January 10, 2012 As Rick Santorum's campaign has surged, so has Dan Savage's re-definition of his name on Google. NPR reported on the issue, but one listener thought the piece was inappropriate, and contributed to Savage's agenda. I sympathize, but don't agree.
January 4, 2012 For two months, Chrome will be lower in the rankings of search results for browsers.
November 23, 2011 Google said other organizations were better suited to take the technology forward.
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.
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