April 9, 2013 Google announced Tuesday that its Google Fiber project would be hitting Austin, Texas, next. The tech giant's blazing fast Internet service, with current rates at 1 Gpbs, is about 100 times faster than your typical cable broadband Internet service.
March 25, 2013 Google's yet-to-be-released wearable computer sounds amazing, like something out of science fiction. But not everyone is in awe, and some groups, and even one lawmaker, say the technology raises concerns that need to be addressed.
March 12, 2013 Google also agreed to delete the private data its vehicles collected while photographing streets. Google has faced similar issues in Europe, where the U.K. decided it had broken the law.
February 25, 2013 Google is pushing Congress to require a warrant for a law enforcement agency to read a person's email. Once Americans understand how their government attains information they'll demand action Google said.
February 20, 2013 The company is seeking testers for Google Glass, an augmented technology eyewear. Applicants who are selected for the program will be allowed to buy the device for $1,500.
January 16, 2013 The "graph search" feature, which will let users comb their friends' pages for everything from travel tips to restaurants they like, gives the company a path to grow its revenue but could also add to privacy concerns. Most analysts don't see the new feature as a direct threat to Google — for now.
January 3, 2013 Google has agreed to change some of its business practices, in an agreement made with the Federal Trade Commission that will end the U.S. agency's antitrust probe of the search and technology company.
December 13, 2012 The singing superstar's Feb. 11 death sent fans rushing to the Web. Searches for information about her top those for "Gangnam style" and other hot topics, Google Says.
November 26, 2012 A fake press release about a $400 million purchase sent one company's penny stock up sharply. News outlets that reported the story missed some telltale signs that it might be a hoax.
November 10, 2012 Approximately three-quarters of the world's population now have access to a mobile phone, and the majority of those subscriptions are in developing countries. But those phones don't usually have data plans. Now, Google and Facebook are offering free apps on these devices to get users hooked on social media.
October 24, 2012 Google is doing for the backcountry what it has done for cities and towns — making digital maps that can be accessed on the go. Will it change the experience of the wilderness? NPR's Steve Henn travels to the Grand Canyon as Google engineers make their first trip with the Street View Trekker.
October 18, 2012 The company's third-quarter earnings news, which isn't so great, was mistakenly posted hours before it was supposed to be made public. Now, the release's note that it's "PENDING LARRY QUOTE" has folks making fun of what it is CEO Larry Page might want to say.