Google apologizes, modifies Buzz to protect user privacy

Google apologized on Saturday, saying it has made several changes to its new social-networking application Buzz to allay privacy concerns.Google's Buzz, which debuted last week, is closely entwined with its Gmail service. The

Published on: February 17th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk and Barbara Krasnoff

Business users can benefit big time from Google Aardvark buy

Google has announced the acquisition of Aardvark for a reported $50 million, and with it a new way to leverage social networks to find fast, relevant answers to questions. My PCWorld peer Jeff

Published on: February 16th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Power-packed smartphones headed to Mobile World Congress

With only a few more days until the Mobile World Congress begins in Barcelona, Spain, rumors are flying about which new phones, apps, and operating systems will be making an appearance. Will we

Published on: February 12th, 2010 Ginny Mies

US media content stealing Canadian eyeballs, ad dollars

Canada is under assault on two fronts from its mighty neighbour to the south, say local media and entertainment industry gurus. On the one hand, advertisers and producers here are fighting a losing

Published on: February 2nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Future Google: Search giant’s top 10 long-term projects

Published on: February 1st, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Google’s Social Search mostly neglects Facebook

Google's recently released Social Search feature, whose raison d'etre is to include content from users' social-network contacts in search results, can barely tap into the connections people have made on Facebook, the world's

Published on: February 1st, 2010 Juan Carlos Perez

iPhone users can use Google Voice thanks to new Web app

Google has found a way to let iPhone owners use Google Voice, the telephony management service whose iPhone-specific application Apple rejected last year.On Tuesday, Google is launching a Google Voice Web application that

Published on: January 27th, 2010 Juan Carlos Perez

‘Don’t be a social media robot, be human’

When Tara Hunt was preparing to be a new mother, she looked to bolster her courage by reaching out to touch someone -- using a 14.4 kbps baud modem.It was 1992 when Hunt

Published on: January 27th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Google attack — a security wake up call for all companies

Companies of sizes and in every sector should prepare for attacks similar to the one that prompted Google Inc. to consider pulling its operations out of China.The search engine giant had 20 employees

Published on: January 20th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Alibaba berates Yahoo for ‘reckless’ support of Google

Alibaba Group, the owner of Yahoo China, rejected as "reckless" a Yahoo statement supporting Google's stance in the country, after Google said it was hit by cyberattacks from China and may cease business

Published on: January 19th, 2010 Owen Fletcher and Jaikumar Vijayan

Google attack turns spotlight on corporate espionage by China

Google's decision Tuesday to risk walking away from the world's largest Internet market may have come as a shock, but security experts see it as the most public admission of a top IT

Published on: January 15th, 2010 Robert McMillan

Two new Google location services will transform the way we live

Do you remember where you were the day they unveiled Facebook? No? How about Twitter? Google Search?Massive, culture-shifting technologies are almost never recognized as such when first announced. They seem unimportant and

Published on: January 14th, 2010 Mike Elgan

Is Google really fed up with censorship and spying in China?

Google’s very thinly veiled intimations of pulling out of the world’s largest Internet market highlights the issue of industrial espionage that trouble’s many foreign firms doing business in China.  The search engine giant

Published on: January 13th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Google backing — a boost for ‘smart object’ communication venture

Google Inc.'s participation in the IPSO Alliance, announced recently, is a huge shot in the arm for the organization and its quest to enable communications among so-called "smart objects."The IPSO (IP for Smart

Published on: January 13th, 2010 Nestor Arellano