Google experiments could limit competition for top search results

Google prides itself in its so-called “20 per cent time” philosophy that encourages the company's engineers to pursue their own projects for up to 20 per cent of their work hours even if

Published on: September 7th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Gmail once again shows up corporate e-mail with Priority Inbox

Google has started rolling out a new Gmail feature which automatically prioritizes incoming email into categories its believes reflect each message's importance to the receiver. The most important messages are tagged ‘Important' and

Published on: September 2nd, 2010 John E. Dunn

Gmail Priority Inbox filters frivolous e-mail

E-mail is a double-edged sword when it comes to productivity. The benefits of e-mail as a communications tool can easily be lost in the sea of nonsense that floods most inboxes, though--and that

Published on: September 1st, 2010 Tony Bradley and Nestor Arellano

Google acquires Toronto-based social gaming firm

Google shows no signs of stopping its social networking start-up shopping spree--it acquired social gaming service SocialDeck on Monday. The acquisition was announced Monday via the SocialDeck blog. It is Google's fifth acquisition

Published on: August 31st, 2010 Sarah Jacobsson

Online ‘ad-stalking’ getting out of hand

Tired of getting tracked as you browse the Web, and being stalked by the same ad following you from site to site? Maybe it's time to heed the calls for a "Do-Not-Track" list,

Published on: August 31st, 2010 Preston Gralla

Google Realtime search a powerful business tool

Google added new functionality to its real-time search engine, and moved it from an obscure feature buried in the options on the left pane of the standard Google search, to its own Web

Published on: August 30th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Yahoo Search now powered entirely by Bing

It's official: Yahoo's search results in the Canada and the U.S. are now fully powered by Microsoft's Bing. The announcement came on Tuesday, a little more than a year after the two tech

Published on: August 26th, 2010 Liane Cassavoy

Google improves already solid Gmail and Contacts services

Google unveiled a redesigned and retooled Gmail and Contacts this week. While a vocal minority is objecting to the update on the social networks, most users seem to like the changes.I think the

Published on: August 16th, 2010 Mike Elgan

Google fails to stop deceptive marketing tactics

Companies that deal in shady free gift card offers have managed to game Google's sponsored search results so they can pass themselves off as representing the official sites of such huge brands as

Published on: July 30th, 2010 Tom Spring

Google succeeding in wooing new businesses, finances show

Google's second-quarter financial report last week provided further signs that, after years of trying, Google may finally be seeing material results from emerging businesses that could help it diversify from search advertising, which

Published on: July 27th, 2010 Juan Carlos Perez

Google Image Search ads a great advertising opportunity

Google, in addition to announcing a redesign of its Image Search on Tuesday, also launched a new ad format called Image Search Ads. The ads, which appear only on Google Images, allow advertisers

Published on: July 27th, 2010 Jeff Bertolucci

How I Googled my apartment hunt

When I found myself hunting for an apartment for the third time in 18 months, an uncomfortable feeling of weariness started to seep into my bones. Looking for a place to live is

Published on: July 23rd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Five reasons you can trust Google for your business

Now that Microsoft has finally embraced cloud computing and taken a version of its flagship Office suite online, pundits have started to question whether Google "has what it takes" to compete in the

Published on: July 20th, 2010 Ryan Nichols

With these 10 free Android apps you’ll never say ‘I don’t know’

The promise of a smartphone is that you have the world's knowledge at your fingertips anywhere you go. Since Google is committed to organizing the world's knowledge, it seems only natural that its

Published on: July 15th, 2010 Logan Kugler