‘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? Amazon.com? 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

Huge surge in demand for Google Android phone

A "monstrous" jump in demand for Android-equipped smartphones has turned the market upside down, a retail pollster said today.Of the people who told ChangeWave Research in a mid-December survey that they planned to

Published on: January 8th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Google unveils ‘chic and capable’ Nexus One smartphone

Though no iPhone slayer, Nexus One – the Android OS-powered handset unveiled by Google Tuesday – will be a much sought after smartphone, say Canadian mobile market analysts."I'll want one when it gets

Published on: January 6th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Google gives Apple cause for concern with Nexus One

Today’s buzz is all about the announcement that Google is launching its new Google Phone, called the Nexus One. While Stephen Jobs and the gang at Apple say they are not threatened by

Published on: January 5th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

The rise of ‘Goog-zilla’ and the future of the Web

Google is in a really big hurry to make the Web experience faster.That became abundantly clear in 2009, when the company unveiled a steady stream of projects, products and enhancements focused on increasing

Published on: December 29th, 2009 Juan Carlos Perez

Android not yet ready for business use

Businesses considering Android as a corporate handset standard should consider the decision carefully, because it may prove hard to justify later on. Recent reports that Google's handset operating system is gaining momentum are

Published on: December 28th, 2009 David Coursey

Yikes! Has Google lost interest in Yelp?

The rumours that Google might purchase Yelp for over half a billion dollars have been replaced by new rumours that the alleged deal is dead. If that is true, it is very unfortunate

Published on: December 23rd, 2009 Tony Bradley

Google Phone – lots of sound, little substance?

So. It seems the oft-rumored and--until recently--never-pictured, "Google (GOOG) Phone" exists. The bulk of the technology news industry is stopping the proverbial presses. Bloggers are clacking away crazily on their laptop keys, regurgitating

Published on: December 18th, 2009 Al Sacco