Twitter denies Google buyout rumours

Twitter Inc. co-founder Biz Stone today denied widespread rumors that its acquisition by Google Inc. is imminent. The rumors erupted late Thursday when tech blog site TechCrunch, citing two anonymous sources, reported that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 7th, 2009 Juan Carlos Perez

Canadian MP wants privacy laws updated to “accommodate” Google Street View

A Conservative MP from the Ottawa area wants to update Canada's privacy law so services like Google's Street View have a clearer road to legality.Last week Nepean-Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre filed a motion

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 3rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Microsoft’s criticism surprises Toronto author of “open cloud manifesto”

Microsoft Corp.'s sharp criticism of an "open cloud manifesto" surprised drafters of the document, who plan to release it to the public on Monday, according to the founder of a company that helped

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 30th, 2009 Elizabeth Montalbano

Gmail and Google Apps could face privacy investigation following breach

A privacy group has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Google Inc.'s cloud computing services, including the popular Gmail hosted e-mail service, Google Docs and the Picasa photo sharing service, adequately

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 24th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Google offers free tool to make voicemail searchable

Google has begun testing Google Voice, a free service that – among other things – will make transcripts of voice-mail messages and make them searchable. For now, Google will only offer voice-mail transcription

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 13th, 2009 Peter Sayer

Seven technologies that changed life – and business – for good

Today life without a cell phone, a laptop or an Internet connection seems unthinkable. Tech has infiltrated daily life in so many ways that it's hard to remember entire generations found ways to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 20th, 2009 Jeff Radecki

G-mail’s much touted message sifting doesn’t seem to work

One of the most fascinating aspects of Google's recent announcement of offline capability for Gmail was this: The company says when it stores your messages foroffline viewing,it tries to choose the most interesting

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 9th, 2009 Edward Albro

Google’s long-awaited online storage offering coming soon

Google's long-awaited online storage tool, dubbed the Google Drive, may soon be a reality. A detailed description of the GDrive was found in a file used by Google Pack, a suite of Google

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 3rd, 2009 Ian Paul

Five weaknesses of Web-based applications

For most of us, especially given these tough economic times, for the Web to have become the platform of choice for enterprise application development seems like a no-brainer. But to paraphrase The Return

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 2nd, 2009 Neil McAllister

New Google tools show you if your ISP’s giving you value for money

Want to know if you're actually getting what you're paying your Internet service provider for?If you are, join the club. The problem is that it it has been far from easy to get

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 30th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Beta Gmail lets users check e-mail offline

If you live in Gmail, but don't always have a broadband connection available, today should be a happy day for you. Google is rolling out a new system for letting Gmail users access

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 29th, 2009 Edward Albro

Three timely career tips from ex-Google employees

For some former Google employees, the company's reputation as a high-tech Shangri La didn't live up to the reality of what it was like for them to work there. Those alumni's experiences joining

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 27th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Will Google and Microsoft Own the Web?

The deal gives Google top placement in Firefox's search engine bar. But now that Google is also shipping Chrome, its own branded browser, some critics are asking whether the search engine giant's deep

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 18th, 2009 Neil McAllister

New search engine offers visual preview, takes on top guns

A new search engine – recently released in beta format – will provide stiff competition to top dogs such as Google and Yahoo, its creators suggest. MelZoo.com transforms the look of the typical

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 13th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod