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The rumours that Google might purchase Yelp for over half a billion dollars have been replaced by new rumours that the alleged deal is dead.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

40 Android tips n’ tricks to turn you into a power user quickly

The first time you use an Android phone, one thing becomes immediately clear: You're not in Cupertino anymore. Android, as recent Verizon commercials remind us, is the antithesis of Apple's celebrated handset: It's

Published on: December 18th, 2009 JR Raphael

Top 20 iPhone apps of 2009

Looking through Apple's App Store, it's easy to get lost in the numbers. From December 2008 to November 2009, some 90,000 apps arrived in the online store, bringing the total number of mobile

Published on: December 17th, 2009 PC World staff

Google chief blasted for privacy comments

An Internet privacy watchdog has blasted Google chief executive Eric Schmidt for his comments on Internet privacy, saying his remarks suggest Google misunderstands basic lessons about why privacy is important.Lest anything be taken

Published on: December 15th, 2009 Jared Newman

9 biggest tech stories of 2009

The Great Recession cast a shadow on all sectors of the economy in 2009. IT fared better than most, however, and the slump did not curb the dynamic nature of the industry. Acquisitions

Published on: December 10th, 2009 Marc Ferranti

Google Public DNS is cool, but is it a privacy threat?

Today's news can prompt two very different views of Google, based on the announcement of its free Google Public DNS.In one view, Google is our best friend and a noble public servant. In

Published on: December 7th, 2009 David Coursey