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Google unveils detailed North Korea map

Jan 29, 2013
Google's surprisingly detailed new maps of North Korea offer a view into the isolated nation that the world has never seen before.
Posted In: North Korea, Google, google maps

Tweeting videos through the Vine; Should Skype be more like Google?

Jan 25, 2013
Twitter new acquisition, Vine, allows users to share short videos. And, privacy advocates are demanding Skype be more transparent about what data it shares with the government.
Posted In: skype, Microsoft, Google, Twitter, social media, online privacy, China

Deep Space Industries takes mining to infinity and beyond; The benefit of employee benefits at Google

Jan 23, 2013
Forget coal mining in Appalachia and mineral mining in Africa, a new outfit called Deep Space Industries aims to take drilling to the final frontier. The company is seeking investors for a project to mine asteroids. Also, Google shows just how much employers can benefit from employee benefits.
Posted In: Google, Dell, Microsoft, aerospace

Facebook takes on Google and Yelp with 'Graph Search'

Jan 16, 2013
Facebook is getting into the search business. On Tuesday, the social media giant had a press event where it demonstrated its new product, Graph Search. While the feature is still in its infancy, Facebook's announcement has a lot of companies has watching their backs.
Posted In: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Graph Search, search engines, Google

The digital age has changed what it means to 'search'

Jan 15, 2013
As more sites look to monetize web search functions, a commentator questions what it means 'to search.'
Posted In: Google, search, Internet

Googling the flu and going high speed cable in China

Jan 14, 2013
Is this a regular flu season or one for the record books? It depends a bit on whether your metric is the official numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or Google. In China, the government is requiring each new home close to necessary infrastructure to get a fiber optic cable hookup.
Posted In: Google, China, Internet, flu

The future of driveless cars at CES, Google to provide Wi-Fi to Manhattan neighborhood

Jan 9, 2013
Amid the tablets and the smartphones at CES, Toyota is showing off a robot car, called the Lexus LS460. In New York's Chelsea neighborhood, they turned an old elevated rail line into a public park. Now that part of town is getting another amenity with no admission charge: Free Wi-Fi courtesy of Google.
Posted In: CES, Toyota, driverless cars, Google, wifi, New York City

A CES 2013 preview from a startup, and a mysterious Google security breach

Jan 6, 2013
The CEO of a Boulder, Colorado startup previews the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and Google.com suffers an 18-month security breach from a mysterious source.
Posted In: CES, Consumer Electronics Show, Google, online security

After FTC win, can Google keep up search success?

Jan 4, 2013
The Federal Trade Commission has decided that Google is not being anti-competitive when it promotes its own services in search results.
Posted In: Google, antitrust, siri

FTC finds no evidence Google violated anti-trust laws

Jan 3, 2013
After a 19-month investigation, the Federal Trade Commission says it found no evidence Google violated anti-trust laws. The company has agreed to license essential patents for rivals' products.
Posted In: Google, FTC, Internet search

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