Google’s half-hearted privacy policies

Hi, my name's Cringely, and I am powerless over my Google addiction. ("Hi, Cringely.")If there actually were a 12-step group called Googler's Anonymous, I think millions of us would join -- as long

Published on: September 17th, 2008 Robert X. Cringely

Anti-trust expert hired to probe Google/Yahoo deal

The U.S. Department of Justice has hired a high-profile antitrust attorney to help it review, and possibly challenge, Yahoo's agreement to outsource part of its search advertising business to Google, The Wall Street

Published on: September 10th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Google’s glossy fa

Now that Google has reached its 10-year mark, the company is facing the cultural complexities and challenges that come with the transition from hip start-up to corporate giant.In Google Inc.'s early days, it

Published on: September 10th, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano

Test your tech news IQ

Everyone has their limits, as this week's quiz amply demonstrates. The past week saw Comcast place caps on how much bandwidth its subscribers could use. Microsoft tried to halt the slide in Xbox

Published on: September 9th, 2008 Dan Tynan

Browser showdown – IE8 vs. Google Chrome

They're back! Just when you thought the "browser wars" were over, with the two camps - Microsoft and Mozilla.org - settling in for a kind of intransigent détente, along comes Google to stir

Published on: September 8th, 2008 Randall Kennedy

15 free Firefox add-ons that will transform your browsing experience

Firefox 3 was released just this June, and many Firefox fans believe the new version is clearly the best browser you can get. You can make it even better with free add-ons, which

Published on: September 5th, 2008 Preston Gralla

Chrome Alone

Google Inc. ended one of the Web's longest-running rumors today when it released Chrome, a Web browser it's been working on for the last two years.But while Tuesday's news was all over the

Published on: September 3rd, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Four new Web 2.0 offerings for those new to the wiki game

As Wikipedia grew in popularity, becoming the eighth most visited site on the Web, many companies decided to purchase and build wikis internally to help enable better communication, knowledge sharing, collaboration and project

Published on: August 28th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Using people – not software – to find Dulcinea…or anything else

In a Web Search industry where algorithms spit out results in split seconds, automation is king, and seems to have completely edged out the human factor. But the folk at findingDulcinea.com will tell

Published on: August 20th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Court issues notices to Microsoft, Google, Yahoo for gender selection ads

Microsoft, Google and Yahoo were issued notices by India's Supreme Court on Wednesday, following a complaint that they were promoting techniques and products for the selection of an unborn child's gender through advertising

Published on: August 15th, 2008 John Ribeiro

How Google uses employee bets to foretell the future

Google Inc. for the past three years has been allowing its employees to place bets on various questions like if a new Google office will open on time, or if a new product

Published on: August 11th, 2008 Heather Havenstein

Ten terrific things you can do with text messaging

To many people over the age of 30, text messaging can seem like one of those strange, complicated behaviors only teenagers understand. In reality, it's one more great tool in your productivity arsenal,

Published on: July 30th, 2008 Rick Broida

Savings windfall for firm that moved from Microsoft Outlook to Gmail

Taylor Woodrow, a UK-based construction company, has switched its 1,800 employees' e-mail from Microsoft Outlook to enterprise Gmail. The company is also beginning to use other components of Google Apps, the suite of

Published on: July 14th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

The scoop on Google’s hottest projects

With a skyrocketing stock price, fanboy hysteria and – most importantly – really useful products, Google Inc. is the prima donna of tech for the new millennium. The company is so active that

Published on: July 7th, 2008 John Brandon