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.
February 28, 2011 Google investigates its email problems
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.
January 25, 2011 Google says 2011 will be the "biggest hiring year in company history," bigger than the 4,500 people it hired in 2010 and bigger than the 6,000+ people it hired in 2007.
January 20, 2011 Google will soon have a new CEO. Oh, and the company earned $2.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2010, a 29 percent increase over the previous year.
January 5, 2011 The search giant's chief financial officer says not serving China's 1.2 billion people "just doesn't work."