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.
Mobile ads' promise eludes Facebook, other businesses
Mobile ads are the Holy Grail of revenue for anyone with a social-media plan.
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."
First Intel-powered smartphone to debut in China
US chip titan Intel on Tuesday announced it will move into the booming smartphone market with a China debut of a handset made by Chinese computer powerhouse Lenovo.
Mac App Store downloads top 100 million
Apple on Monday said that more than 100 million mini-programs tailored for Macintosh computers have been downloaded from the Mac App Store since it opened at the start of the year.
GM says electric Volt is safe despite fires
General Motors insisted Monday that its Chevrolet Volt is safe to drive despite the launch of a government probe after three of the Volt's electric batteries caught fire following safety tests.
Google+ opens up to businesses, brands
Google opened its social network Google+ to businesses and brands on Monday as it seeks to expand the audience for its rival to Facebook.
Google gives Gmail a new look
Google on Tuesday unveiled a new look for its free email service, inviting users to switch if they like what they see.
Apple alums give home thermostats a new twist
Nest Labs, a startup founded by former Apple engineers, hopes to do for home thermostats what their former employer did for smartphones -- make them hip and intuitive.
Buildings house secret servers that keep the Internet running
From the outside, the Gothic brick and limestone building a few blocks south of downtown almost looks abandoned.
Google+ social network opens to the world
Google opened its Google+ social network to the world on Tuesday, dropping the need for an invitation to join the Internet giant's rival to Facebook.
McAfee warns of hacker threat to autos
Cars made smarter with Internet technology are zooming into perilous hacker territory, according to a report by US computer security giant McAfee.