Google free mapping service adds local guides
An update to Google's free online map service on Friday let users become local guides who post reviews of businesses and venues in a challenge to Yelp.
Hey Uber, expect a bumpy ride when Google drives into your market
The news that Google is to get into the ride-hailing scene – the same taxis-that-aren't-taxis business pioneered by Uber – may have come as a surprise to some. We can speculate that it may even have come as a ...
Twitter 'in talks with Google to boost online presence'
Twitter has reached a deal with Google to make its short messages more visible on the Internet, Bloomberg said Thursday.
Yahoo gains search share thanks to Firefox
In December, Yahoo replaced Google as the default search engine on the Firefox browser. The result: Yahoo's highest market share numbers in more than five years.
Microsoft's embrace of open source is driven by commercial practicality not principle
Microsoft's part in a US$70m investment in CyanogenMod has raised many eyebrows: why is Microsoft investing in a popular version of the Android mobile phone operating system, when it has its own competing ...
Google puts brakes on Uber rival speculation
Google late Monday fired off a terse tweet that appeared aimed at putting brakes on a report that it is readying a ride-sharing service that would rival Uber.
Hey, (Not-As) Big Spender! Tech firms hint at more restraint
Technology's big-spending trio of Google, Facebook, and Amazon.com appear to be tightening their belts—at least a notch—in a concession to cost-conscious investors and a strong dollar that's taking a ...
Federal govt seeks national conversation on transportation
Hoping to start a national conversation about future transportation needs, the Obama administration released a report Monday that identifies key population, environmental, cultural and technology trends expected to shape ...
Google eyes nanoparticle platform as part of health rethink
What Google Fiber may mean for North Carolina, NC state and R&D
On Jan. 27, Google announced that it would be expanding its fiber-optic network, Google Fiber, into four new metropolitan areas: Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte, Atlanta and Nashville. So what?
How can Google snap its stock out of its stupor?
Google has turned into a stock market laggard as the shift to mobile devices has lowered the Internet search leader's digital ad prices and the company's expensive investments in far-out technology has trimmed ...
Google's 4Q earnings disappoint, but CFO eases the letdown (Update)
Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts' earnings targets, frustrating investors who believe the online search leader would be more profitable it wasn't pouring so much money into far-flung projects ...
Microsoft launches Outlook for rival iOS, Android
Microsoft on Thursday launched an Outlook app for rival handsets running on Apple's iOS and Google's Android, ramping up its software services efforts.
Amazon to offer business email, taking on Microsoft
US online giant Amazon announced plans Wednesday to offer a cloud-based email and calendar service to directly compete with Microsoft Outlook and others.