Can an 83-year-old revamp the travel book biz?

Jul 15, 2013
Google bought Frommer's travel guides only last August, but the 83-year-old founder just took back his company.
Posted In: Google, travel books, Frommer's, Lonely Planet

The end of Google Reader, the end of an era

Jul 12, 2013
We've said it before but this time, it's for real. Google's RSS feed Google Reader will be cutting off users from retrieving their RSS data on Monday.
Posted In: Google, google reader

Even the NSA gets a Verizon bill with some surprise charges

Jul 10, 2013
The NSA may have been wiretapping cell phones, but they weren't getting that data for free.
Posted In: NSA leaks, Verizon, Google, FBI, online security

Goodbye Google Reader, hello, what?

Jul 1, 2013
Google Reader is dead. Millions once used it to keep track of websites and blogs all in one place -- now they are up for grabs.
Posted In: Google, google reader

Google gets into gaming

Jun 28, 2013
Google is reportedly developing a game console and a wristwatch. The reason for all the hardware is all about the software.
Posted In: Google, android, video game, Google Glass

Is this search link an ad?

Jun 26, 2013
The FTC has told two dozen Internet search engines to make sure online consumers can tell the difference between advertising and the 'natural' results of an Internet search.
Posted In: search results, Google, Facebook, bing, ads

FTC tells search engines to clearly label advertisements

Jun 26, 2013
In a letter today to Google, Bing and other search engines, the Federal Trade Commission warned of a need to "clearly and prominently" distinguish ads from natural search results.
Posted In: Google, search engines, FTC, bing

Microsoft developers say 'start me up, again'

Jun 26, 2013
Microsoft holds its big developer conference and we get the 'start' button back.
Posted In: Microsoft, apple, Google, windows

FTC to investigate Google's Waze acquistion

Jun 24, 2013
If Google's acquisition of Waze is seen as purely anti-competitive, the Federal Trade Commission could break up the deal.
Posted In: Google, FTC, mobile apps

Want a job at Google?: No more brainteasers

Jun 20, 2013
The biggest search firm in the world is infamous for its, shall we say, tortured job interview questions.
Posted In: Google