Google

Pages

Google gets its Waze, boosts map data

Jun 12, 2013
Google has confirmed it will acquire the social mapping startup Waze. The news comes after intense reported interest from Apple and Facebook.
Posted In: Google, app, maps, social media

Google wants to reveal details of government's data requests

Jun 11, 2013
As of right now, it's not allowed to even acknowledge those requests, let alone how many of them there are and for what kind of data.
Posted In: Google, privacy, big data

Waze: A volunteered, social sort of surveillance?

Jun 10, 2013
Google scoops up the crowd-sourced social mapping app, where users volunteer their location and traffic details. How does volunteer surveillance data compare to the PRISM/NSA variety?
Posted In: acquisition, waze, Google

Google wants to know where you're driving

Jun 10, 2013
Google is reportedly acquiring the navigation company Waze for more than a billion dollars. The acquisition will further swell Google's pile of personal data -- it also keeps Waze out of the hands of Google's competitors.
Posted In: Google, google maps, app, social media

Google's 'Nooglers' star in 'The Internship'

Jun 6, 2013
The new Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson movie, “The Internship” opens Friday, but one of the stars of the film isn't an actor, it's a propeller hat all new Google employees wear.
Posted In: Google, movies

You may be surprised at who is a 'patent troll'

Jun 4, 2013
President Barack Obama is taking steps to rein in 'patent trolls', but some of America's biggest companies use similar tactics.
Posted In: patents, technology, Google, patent wars

Did Google just ban the most promising feature of Google Glass?

Jun 4, 2013
In response to privacy concerns, Google has announced it will not allow facial recognition apps for Google Glass in its app store. How are app developers responding?
Posted In: Google, Google Glass, larry page, app

Motorola announces new 'aware' smartphone

May 30, 2013
Motorola CEO has announced that the company will revamp its line of gadgets and manufacture devices in the U.S.
Posted In: motorola, Google, smartphone, mobile

Google's moonshot factory: A look inside the Google X Lab

May 24, 2013
Bloomberg Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel discusses his visit to Google's X Lab. He says the labs are a place where scientists can think big ideas, with a lot of freedom.
Posted In: Google, Tech

Google challenges Microsoft over Windows Phone

May 17, 2013
The two tech giants go head-to-head over advertising on Google's YouTube app.
Posted In: windows phone, Microsoft, Google, YouTube

Pages