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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.