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

Awesome free apps and where on the Web to get them

What, you're not using Microsoft Speed Launch? It's a free application that lets you instantly launch any application, Web site or document using any word or phrase you choose. The app places a

Published on: July 14th, 2010 Mike Elgan

The scoop on how to Google smarter

I like to think that my vocabulary and usage skills are above average; I am, after all, a professional writer. But a little known search function in Google showed me that I've been

Published on: July 8th, 2010 Bill Snyder

YouTube hacked, Justin Bieber’s account targeted

Malicious hackers attacked Google's YouTube on Sunday, exploiting a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability on the ultra-popular video sharing site, hitting primarily sections where users post comments."Comments were temporarily hidden by default within an

Published on: July 7th, 2010 Amy Helen Johnson, Juan Carlos Perez and Sharon Gaudin

Google preparing iTunes killer?

Even as Apple continues to develop an iTunes to rule them all, Google's battle with Apple continues -- and a fresh skirmish is seen this morning with the sneak preview of what seemed

Published on: July 6th, 2010 Jonny Evans

Google backpedals in battle against China

Google Inc. may not be throwing in the towel in its battle with the Chinese government, but it certainly took a step back this week.Google announced late Monday that it will no longer

Published on: July 5th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin