Google now flags hacked sites in search results

One of the easiest ways for attackers to lure victims is by planting malware on seemingly innocent-looking Web sites, or actually compromising legitimate Web sites. Google is doing its part to help users

Published on: December 20th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Making Web advertisements smarter, better targeted

Compared to Google Ads, most Web site banner advertisments are just plain dumb. While search engines like Google can place ads based on what a user is actively looking for, many Web site

Published on: December 16th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Microsoft vs. Google rivalry reaches boiling point in 2010

In case you haven't heard, there are two companies called Microsoft and Google that really don't like each other very much. These tech behemoths are battling each other on a dizzying number of

Published on: December 15th, 2010 Jon Brodkin

Put your Google services on steroids

Like everyone else on the Internet, you likely use one or more of Google's many services, from search to Gmail to Google Calendar to Google Docs. And like plenty of other people, you

Published on: December 15th, 2010 Preston Gralla

Android’s tasty ‘Gingerbread’ update supports NFC

Android 2.3 (more deliciously and seasonally appropriately known as "Gingerbread") isn't a huge overhaul of Google's mobile operating system, but the whole interface feels more refined and more responsive. In addition, Google has

Published on: December 13th, 2010 Ginny Mies

Hands-on with Google’s Chrome OS netbook

Curious about Chrome OS? Try this: Shut down every application on your PC except for Google Chrome. Maximize the Chrome window. Voila! You're now looking at an amazing facsimile of Chrome OS. Add

Published on: December 13th, 2010 Edward Albro

Android sales overrun iPhone

While Android's successhas been well-documented, it's still hard to wrap your head around the idea that 300,000 Android phones are being activated every day. A survey back in October place Android phones still

Published on: December 10th, 2010 Brad Reed

A peek at Google’s Chrome laptop

Google gave the world a first look at its new Chrome OS laptop Tuesday and according to CEO Eric Schmidt it's very much like the Network Computer devices that he was pitching while

Published on: December 9th, 2010 Robert McMillan

Google pays out 'dollar of vindication' for trespassing

By Juan Carlos Perez After a legal battle that lasted two-and-a-half years, Google has been found guilty of trespassing on a Pennsylvania family's property to take photos of their property for its Maps

Published on: December 6th, 2010 IDG News Service

How Google’s latest change affects your business Web site

Google's rapid response to a New York Times story last week about unscrupulous e-commerce company DecorMyEyes has garnered significant attention over the past few days. That's not just for the shocking nature of

Published on: December 6th, 2010 Katherine Noyes

Google creates algorithm to penalize bad customer service

Google has developed a new algorithm that will (hopefully) not reward businesses with bad customer service, a move made in response to a New York Times story about a business with a troubling

Published on: December 3rd, 2010 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

Google’s $5 billion offer for Groupon is no discount, analysts say

Google would be overspending if it paid north of US$5 billion to acquire online coupon provider Groupon, according to various industry analysts.While Groupon would give Google a boost in local advertising and make

Published on: December 1st, 2010 Juan Carlos Perez

App Store for Web browsers coming soon

By Katherine Noyes Along with its audited financial statements indicating a revenue increase of 34 percent last year, Mozilla late last week also published a "State of Mozilla" report providing a glimpse at

Published on: November 30th, 2010 IDG News Service

Google inflates search rankings of own pages: researcher

Google appears to be backing away from a pledge that its search engine delivers unbiased results following new research that indicates the company gives itself top billing in many kinds of searches.Ben Edelman,

Published on: November 24th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk