Google to downgrade pirate sites in search results (Update)
Google Inc. is altering its search results to de-emphasize the websites of repeat copyright offenders and make it easier to find legitimate providers of music, movies and other content.
Judge scolds Samsung, lets patent trial proceed
The judge in a massive smartphone patent case reprimanded Samsung for releasing excluded evidence on Friday but rejected a bid by Apple to order a verdict in the case.
'Do not track' browser push at odds with online advertisers
When Microsoft unveils a new version of its Web browser, users will be able to traverse the Web like always but with one significant difference: The company plans to make "do not track" the default setting.
Apple rejoins green tech program after spat
Apple said Friday it was rejoining a program to certify its products as environmentally friendly after a controversy that could have dented sales of its popular gadgets.
Google urges governments to share disaster data
Google on Monday urged governments to get better at sharing information to allow citizens and first responders to make better use of the Internet during natural disasters.
Mobile ads' promise eludes Facebook, other businesses
Mobile ads are the Holy Grail of revenue for anyone with a social-media plan.
Google tips China searchers to hot-button terms
Google on Thursday tuned its search engine in mainland China to tip people off when they try to use characters that evidently prompt censors to derail queries.
Hot Apple developers rally gets June 11 keynote
A sold-out Apple gathering devoted to tailoring programs for the company's coveted gadgets will kick off in San Francisco on June 11 with a keynote presentation by top executives.
Apple VP: New project is 'most important,' 'best work we've done'
Jonathan Ive, Apple's senior vice president of industrial design, said that despite the iMac, iPhone, iPod or iPad, Apple's current project is its best.
Yahoo seeks to shake up search, Web browsing
(AP) -- Joining the battle to redefine Internet search, Yahoo is taking aim with a new browser enhancement it calls "Axis."
Cyber crooks cranking out new weapons experts warn
Cyber criminals are cranking out new weapons at a brisk pace, tailoring malicious software for a spectrum of gadgets including smartphones, tablets, and Macintosh computers, a security firm said.
News Corp takes stake in private China film group
US media giant News Corp. has taken a 19.9 percent stake in Bona Film Group, which calls itself the largest privately owned film distributor in China, the firms said.
Samsung buys music-movie streaming firm mSpot
Samsung Electronics announced it is buying mSpot to take advantage of the Silicon Valley company's prowess at streaming music and films to smartphones or tablet computers.
Britannica's halt of print edition triggers sales
(AP) -- It turns out all Encyclopaedia Britannica had to do to breathe new life into the sale of its print edition was to kill it.