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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

Another Silicon Valley perk -- free shuttle service

Dec 26, 2012
Silicon Valley tech companies are known for their posh employee benefits. Among the latest, free shuttle bus service from SF to the Valley is transforming life for tech commuters.
Posted In: Google, apple, Silicon Valley

Put your money where your mobile is

Dec 21, 2012
What would it take for us to become a completely cashless society? Marketplace's Queena Kim takes us on a test drive of the Google Wallet app and talks about the efficacy of technology that's designed to make paper money a thing of the past.
Posted In: Google, smartphone, app, shopping

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