Google social net is about preserving leadership

Google didn't build its new Plus service simply to have an online hangout like Facebook. Rather, Google's new social-networking endeavor is about trying to gain valuable insights into people's lives and relationships. This ...

The engines of change

In today's wired world, search engines have changed the way people find data, and social searches are making it even easier to find exactly what you're looking for, with a little help from your friends. For example, a recent ...

Hacker 'botnet' hijacked online searches

Software titan Microsoft and computer security giant Symantec said Thursday that they smashed a hacker-infected computer network that was hijacking Internet searches.

Hackers aim ruse at Apple computer users

Hackers are out to trick Apple computer users into infecting Macintosh machines with malicious code pretending to be legitimate security software.

Trump idea on regulating Google 'unfathomable'

His attacks on Google drew headlines, but President Donald Trump would face an impossible task if his administration tried to regulate the leading internet search engine and its news results.

US tightens guidance for online search ads

A US consumer watchdog agency told Internet search engines Tuesday to ensure they differentiate between search results and paid advertising, to steer clear of "deceptive" practices.

Google draws upon rival ideas with search changes

(AP) -- Google Inc. prides itself on setting trends, but it appears to be copying some of its smaller rivals with the latest refinements to the way it displays Internet search results.

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