September 24, 2012 Tech companies like Google, Facebook and Zynga are on a shopping spree. They're buying small startups with innovative products and apps. But many times the buyers don't care about what the small companies were producing. They just want the engineers.
September 21, 2012 Apple introduced its new mobile operating system along with its much-hyped iPhone 5. It includes a mapping service of its own, featuring Siri's voice. Problem is, she may not know where she's going. Complaints have been pouring in from around the globe about mislabeled and missing streets, towns and more.
August 13, 2012 Financial terms were not disclosed, but one news report said Google will pay about $23 million. The deal could allow Google to sell travel-related ads against search results that feature Frommer's.
August 13, 2012 After acquiring the cellphone maker for $12.5 billion, Google is streamlining its operations.
July 10, 2012 The FTC alleges Google bypassed some of the privacy settings of Apple's Safari browser.
May 16, 2012 Besides presenting relevant links, Google will now provide information about your searches. Currently, Google said its engine knows 3.5 billion facts.
April 24, 2012 The search engine's latest "doodle" is in honor of Gideon Sundback, the inventor of the modern zipper.
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.
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.