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

Chrome, Safari, MS Office top ‘dirty dozen’ list

The Google Chrome browser has earned the dubious distinction of being named the most vulnerable application on the "Dirty Dozen" list of 12 applications with the most discovered software flaws requiring security updates

Published on: November 17th, 2010 Ellen Messmer

6 things we hate about Google

By Keir Thomas I'm starting to get the feeling that Google's Websites are over-engineered--so much so that I'm feeling nostalgia for the days of simple search when you just typed what you're looking

Published on: November 12th, 2010 IDG News Service

Google Refine is free software to massage data sets

Google has updated and re-released open-source software for cleaning, analyzing and transforming data sets, now called Google Refine. The software, originally called Freebase Gridworks, came with Metaweb, a company Google purchased in July.

Published on: November 12th, 2010 Joab Jackson

Google tries to dodge brand damage with new privacy measures

Google is taking steps to appease privacy authorities from around the world as a wealth of private Wi-Fi data inadvertently collected by Street View cars threatens to damage its brand reputation.Canadian Privacy Commissioner

Published on: November 10th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Google Instant for mobile takes speed hit

Google recently launched a beta version of Instant, the company's search solution that displays results as you type, for Android and Apple iOS 4 mobile devices. For now, the beta test is available

Published on: November 8th, 2010 Ian Paul

Gmail guide: power tips to optimize Google’s Web mail

A long time ago, most people who used webmail were cybercafe-frequenting, patchouli-scented trustafarians backpacking through Europe. Just about everybody else used a real e-mail client that ran on the desktop.But times change. With

Published on: November 5th, 2010 Mitch Wagner

Lax privacy rules get Google off the hook

Weaknesses in privacy legislation both in Canada and the U.S. helped Google escape with a mere slap on the wrist over the StreetView WiFi snooping snafu, according to tech and privacy experts.The U.S.

Published on: October 29th, 2010 Nestor Arellano and Grant Ross