Google says Amazon biggest search engine rival
Google boss Eric Schmidt said Monday his company's biggest competition as a search engine came from e-commerce giant Amazon, not from its traditional rivals.
Over 1,000 Europeans a day ask Google to scrub Web
Google is being swamped with requests from Europeans trying to erase unflattering links to their past from the world's dominant Internet search engine.
How many scholarly papers are on the Web? At least 114 million, professor finds
(Phys.org) —Lee Giles, a professor at Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), has devoted a large portion of his career to developing search engines and digital libraries that ...
Japan court orders Google to delete data
A Japanese court has ordered Google to delete search results linking the claimant to a crime he did not commit, the latest in a series of rulings around the world on what search engines should tell users.
Media celebrate female NFL referee, but fumble deeper issues
The sports media's positive reaction to the hiring of a female referee in professional football is a good sign, according to a Penn State researcher, but did little to help expose deeper issues that hinder greater acceptance ...
Pressing the accelerator on quantum robotics
Quantum computing will allow for the creation of powerful computers, but also much smarter and more creative robots than conventional ones. This was the conclusion reached by researchers from Spain and Austria, ...
Yahoo wants to invest in Snapchat: report
Flush with cash from its investment in Alibaba, Yahoo is angling to buy into hot mobile messaging startup Snapchat, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
Google removes news snippets in Germany legal fight
Internet giant Google said Wednesday it would remove news snippets and thumbnails of articles from several German news sites from its search results amid a legal battle with publishers.
MH370: Seabed images to support inch-by-inch plane search
FBI head criticizes Apple, Google over data encryption
Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey hit out at Apple and Google on Thursday over new data-security measures designed to reassure customers wary of government prying.
Robot lab's snake, copter combo rethinks search and rescue (w/ Video)
Google to face charges if it fails to improve settlement: EU
US Internet giant Google will face formal charges if it fails to improve its proposals to the European Union to resolve anti-trust complaints over its search engine, EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia ...
EU case against Google shows need for new publishing models in the information age
When Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation launched a broadside at Google, claiming the company abuses its overwhelming market position in Europe, it looked a lot like a clash between web and print – the Information ...
China blocks 'privacy' search engine DuckDuckGo
China has begun blocking the privacy-protecting search engine DuckDuckGo, which avoids storing user data or tracking online activity, according to the company and security researchers.