Wikipedia founder hails Google’s China stand, urges Microsoft to follow suit

A co-founder of popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia praised Google for its decision to stop censoring Internet searches in China and called on other major U.S. companies, including Microsoft and Facebook, to follow."Personal hooray,

Published on: March 24th, 2010 Dan Nystedt

How to win contests — and cool prizes — on Twitter

New contests surface every day on Twitter, with a large variety of prizes up for grabs. Recent contests have given away everything from netbooks to gas cards to $25,000 for a new car.

Published on: February 22nd, 2010 Lauren Barnard

Business users can benefit big time from Google Aardvark buy

Google has announced the acquisition of Aardvark for a reported $50 million, and with it a new way to leverage social networks to find fast, relevant answers to questions. My PCWorld peer Jeff

Published on: February 16th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Bing, Google to index Twitter, Facebook status updates

Microsoft has reached collaboration agreements with Twitter and Facebook to get their members' public status updates and messages indexed and presented in useful ways on the Bing search engine.Yusuf Mehdi, senior vice president

Published on: October 26th, 2009 Juan Carlos Perez

HTC Dream – a powerful iPhone contender

Google wants you to use its services on your phone so much that it is giving away the Android operating system (OS).Any hardware manufacturer who wants to can adopt the Google OS by

Published on: June 30th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Curse of the 10 blue links

Ten blue links is what most people expect to see when they look up a term on Google, but according to Tim Schigel, that's not really what they're searching for.The CEO of Share

Published on: June 9th, 2009 Shane Schick

Google knows more about you “than your mother does”

"Google knows more about you than your mother." Kevin Bankston, senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, recently made that statement to this reporter. A few years ago, it might have sounded

Published on: May 12th, 2009 Robert L. Mitchell

New Google marketing hubs help you sell anything … even a Pet Stick!

Google has launched two new Web sites to float a raft of its marketing tools in front of advertisers, highlighting an extensive suite that covers every step of the marketing process from research

Published on: May 5th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Six Tweet tips to get the most from your Twitter search

It's easy to miss little gems of information on Twitter, the social networking service that allows users to exchange short messages. Because we all can't spend hours in front of the service, we

Published on: April 6th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Cyber crooks use Google’s own tools to skew Search results

Cyber crooks are using one of Google Inc.'s own tools to poison search results with links that promote fake security software, a researcher said today."Malware distributors have abused Google Trends before," said Craig

Published on: March 2nd, 2009 Gregg Keizer and Heather Havenstein

Online advertisers use creative techniques to woo distracted Canadian surfers

Online advertisers challenged with winning over distracted Web surfers are turning to pointed, user-specific marketing methods and Web analytics to help attract those eyeballs.Canadians spending time on the Internet are also doing another

Published on: January 27th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Google to shut down several free services

Google will either shut down or stop supporting several free Web-based services as it retrenches its engineering resources.Some of the services suffered from low popularity or, as in the case of Google Video,

Published on: January 16th, 2009 Jeremy Kirk

New search engine offers visual preview, takes on top guns

A new search engine – recently released in beta format – will provide stiff competition to top dogs such as Google and Yahoo, its creators suggest. MelZoo.com transforms the look of the typical

Published on: January 13th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

How to create a LinkedIn Profile that makes recruiters want to contact you

As the economy falls deeper into recession, many people have turned to LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, to job hunt and connect with contacts who might help them land a new gig.

Published on: January 8th, 2009 C.G. Lynch