Google now sniffs out malware

Google's search engine is now fighting against a strain of malware that secretly intercepts Web browser activity on Windows PCs. Infected users will see a big yellow box at the top of search

Published on: July 21st, 2011 Jared Newman and John E Dunn

Google makes search faster with Instant Pages

In an effort to accelerate the rendering of Web pages in users' computers, Google has developed a search feature that predictively preloads pages before users click on result links. The feature, called Instant

Published on: June 16th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez

Google patches 27 bugs as Chrome moves to version 11

Google today patched 27 vulnerabilities in Chrome as it boosted the "stable" build of the browser to version 11 on Windows, Mac and Linux.The company paid out a record $16,500 in bounties to

Published on: April 28th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Top 5 legal mistakes to avoid on your Web site

Web sites that have been up and running for a while tend to get tinkered with by well-intentioned marketing and technical staffs. Although businesses should encourage innovation, many common website practices can, if

Published on: April 18th, 2011 Bill Baker

Google snaps up Toronto start-up for $25M

Toronto mobile app company PushLife was bought by search engine giant Google in what could be a move to go after Apple's music streaming monopoly.The web site Starup North said that PushLife, a

Published on: April 12th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Google +1 experiment a new bid for control over the social Web

Google announced this week a new social search feature called +1. The new offering competes in some ways with Facebook's "Like" button.By clicking on an optional new +1 button on your Google search

Published on: April 5th, 2011 Mike Elgan

Google +1: good for search, or good for Google?

I'm not sure how to say this, but I'm starting to think I might be antisocial.It's not because I've spoken to more smartphones than humans today, mind you -- no, that's just part

Published on: April 4th, 2011 J.R. Raphael

10 tasty new features of Firefox 4

Mozilla's Firefox 4 is now officially expected to debut on Tuesday March 22, following hard on the heels of Google's Chrome 10 and Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9. With so many new browser releases

Published on: March 22nd, 2011 Katherine Noyes

Is Microsoft winning travel search war against Google?

By Brennon Slattery As Google continues to slog it out with the Justice Department over its pending acquisition of travel search company ITA Software, Microsoft continues to improve Bing's travel functionality. In doing so, Microsoft

Published on: March 6th, 2011 IDG News Service

Google’s content farm crackdown to affect Canadian rankings soon

Many Canadian businesses that have some sort of online presence could be hurt by Google's recent decision to alter its search algorithms to lower the online ranking of so-called “content farms” or sites

Published on: February 28th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

E-commerce players flocking to semantic Web systems

Despite the recession, luggage retailer Ebags.com enjoyed phenomenal 2010 holiday sales -- some 33 per cent higher than the previous year. (The online retail sector as a whole reported a 15 per cent

Published on: February 23rd, 2011 Elisabeth Horwitt

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

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

IE9 beta fails to prop up Microsoft browser

The quick start of Internet Explorer 9's beta last month wasn't enough to prevent Microsoft's browser from again losing share to rivals from Google and Apple, a Web measurement firm said today.Although IE9

Published on: October 4th, 2010 Gregg Keizer