Google apologizes for Gmail outage

Google apologized Thursday for a Gmail outage which left some users of the free Web-based email service cut off for the second time in a month.

Fairness hearing postponed for Google books deal

(AP) -- A judge noted the many objections to a $125 million deal giving Google Inc. digital rights to millions of out-of-print books as he agreed Thursday to postpone a fairness hearing so the agreement can be rewritten ...

Social online TV and invisible speakers among 'DEMOgods'

An online network for farmers, social Internet television, and invisible speakers were among startups taking laurels this week at the DEMO technology conference here known as a launch pad for winning firms.

Planned emission cuts still mean far hotter Earth

(AP) -- Earth's temperature is likely to jump nearly 6 degrees between now and the end of the century even if every country cuts greenhouse gas emissions as proposed, according to a United Nations update.

Eminem publisher takes Apple to court over rights

(AP) -- An attorney for Apple Inc. defended the company's use of Eminem's songs on iTunes in court on Thursday, as a trial got under way to determine who had the right to offer digital downloads of the rapper's music.

French find prehistoric animal worship site

French archaeologists have discovered the oldest known place of worship dedicated to the dugong, or sea cow, on an island just north of Dubai, two research centres said Thursday.

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