US teacher denies sex crimes in YouTube case

2014-04-19 07:53

A California educator has pleaded not guilty to sexual molestation charges that prosecutors say were filed after a former student confronted her in a phone call and posted the conversation on YouTube.

Google takes hit on growth disappointment

2014-04-17 14:04

Google has lost some of its lustre as quarterly results failed to meet lofty Wall Street expectations, sending its shares down sharply.

Google, Facebook bring world internet in the skies

2014-04-16 11:00

The shortest path to the internet for some may be through the skies as internet giants spread the online gospel to hard-to-reach regions.

Google buys solar-powered drone maker

2014-04-15 13:00

Google has announced that it is acquiring Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones that could be used to boost Internet access to remote areas.

Google expands Glass to more people

2014-04-11 10:25

More people are about to get a chance to buy Google Glass, the internet-connected eyewear that has become the hottest accessory in geek fashion.

Tech giants rush into original TV

2014-04-09 09:49

The battle of the tech giants is now moving into television, following the success of Netflix and a fresh push by Amazon in online video.

Internet companies' growth spooks Americans

2014-04-07 15:05

The personal data gathering abilities of Google, Facebook and other tech companies have sparked growing unease among Americans.

Retailers push into mobile payment market

2014-04-07 10:25

Big retailers are muscling in on the likes of Visa and MasterCard in a fiercely competitive and growing mobile payment market that promises to cut transaction costs and increase customer loyalty.

Apple, Samsung start $2bn patent debate

2014-04-02 10:13

Lawyers for Apple and Samsung started their major new patent case by debating the role of a company not even part of the case, namely Google.

Media under attack from hackers - Google

2014-03-28 12:32

Twenty-one of the world's top 25 news organisations have been the target of likely state-sponsored hacking attacks, according to research by Google.

Google partners with frame maker for internet eyewear

2014-03-25 07:57

Google is joining forces with the frame giant behind Ray-Ban and other brands to create and sell glass internet-linked eyewear in the US.

Google, Facebook drive mobile advertising

2014-03-20 11:00

The market for mobile device advertising doubled in 2013 to $17.9bn and is on pace for strong gains this year, led by Facebook and Google, a market tracker has said.

Facebook and Google lead mobile ad gains

2014-03-20 09:14

The market for mobile device advertising doubled in 2013 and is on pace for strong gains this year, led by Facebook and Google.

Google redesigns Android to power smart watches

2014-03-19 07:33

Google thinks it's time for an internet-connected watch that performs many of the same tasks as a smartphone but with fewer distractions.

Is Google making us stupid and lazy?

2014-03-17 10:30

Are our critical thinking skills being lost to smartphones and computers? Does today’s generation think less and Google more?

Yahoo leaning on Yelp for help

2014-03-13 08:00

Yahoo is cribbing from Yelp's online reviews of local merchants to soup up its search engine.

Yahoo spurns Facebook, Google’s credentials

2014-03-06 15:13

Yahoo has confirmed that it will stop letting people sign into its online services using credentials from rival Internet titans Facebook or Google.

Tablets power ahead on Android

2014-03-04 11:35

Worldwide tablet sales have continued their upward momentum, capturing a massive growth curve, despite a sluggish economy.

Firefox aims to power $25 smartphone

2014-02-28 11:08

Firefox OS aims to challenge the Apple and Google duopoly, by creating a new category of smartphones for developing countries, the non-profit Mozilla Foundation says.

TiVo founders shift their focus to internet

2014-02-26 08:37

The founders of TiVo are shifting their focus from TV to broadband Internet as they introduce a new device designed to make it easier for people to find and manage video content.

Facebook email domination fails

2014-02-25 11:09

Facebook, after unsuccessfully trying to get its users on its own email system, has thrown in the towel as most people haven't been using their Facebook email address.

Also-rans seek to outsmart Google, Apple

2014-02-24 09:04

Attention is shifting to winning a share of a potentially bigger pie: the software that runs your car, camera, fridge, smartwatch or TV.

Samsung's Gear 2 has fitness features

2014-02-23 21:32

Samsung has unveiled two new computerised wristwatches, this time including health sensors and related fitness features to give people a reason to buy one.

Google buys firm to stem online fraud

2014-02-21 19:15

Google says it is buying the British-based startup for its technology to weed out fraud in online advertising.

'Neknominates' try to break online drinking craze

2014-02-21 09:30

Men on different continents have hit back at a Neknomination drinking game linked to five deaths in Britain and Ireland, launching their own attempts to break the craze.


Google's first-quarter profit rises 32%

2014-04-17 14:15

Google chief executive Larry Page says the group has completed another great quarter after reporting that first quarter profit rose 32% from a year ago to $3.45bn.

German media boss: I'm scared of Google

2014-04-17 10:40

The head of Germany's biggest media company says he is afraid of Google and wants the company to become more transparent.

Call for global firms to spend war chests

2014-04-16 09:59

The world's top firms should start spending the $2.8trn cash built up since the downturn as their thriftiness could be halting global growth, warn analysts.

Google sets out email scanning practices

2014-04-15 10:06

Google has updated its terms of service, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analysed by software to create targeted ads.

Touching YouTube video highlights plight of disabled

2014-04-09 12:03

A campaign to highlight the plight of disabled people has garnered over 14 million views on YouTube.

'Nkandla Style' rocks on YouTube

2014-04-08 14:00

The scandal surrounding President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead may be become a political football, but it continues to enjoy popularity on YouTube.

Tech giants growing ambitions ‘spook’ Americans

2014-04-07 14:01

The data gathering abilities of Google and other tech companies has sparked growing unease among Americans, with a majority worried that internet companies know too much.

Google pays Italy fine over Street View

2014-04-04 08:30

Google has paid a €1m ($1.4m) fine imposed by Italy's data protection watchdog over Street Cars complaints

Samsung: Patents developed by Google engineers

2014-04-02 07:37

Samsung attorneys have said that patents contested by Apple were developed by Google engineers.

After Twitter ban, Turkey blocks YouTube

2014-03-27 20:15

Turkey has blocked YouTube, a week after it banned the social media website Twitter, provoking a backlash of condemnation by Western nations and freedom of speech activists.>

Google eyes high fashion sense for Glass

2014-03-25 07:29

Google has partnered with Luxottica SpA, the makers of Ray-Ban and Oakley sunglasses, to bring a high fashion sensibility to its high-tech wearable computer.

Jesse Jackson targets tech's lack of diversity

2014-03-20 09:30

Jesse Jackson has focused on Hewlett-Packard in a campaign to highlight Silicon Valley's poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring and funding.

Google slams US spying as threat to democracy

2014-03-20 07:29

Google co-founder Larry Page has condemned US government snooping on the internet as a threat to democracy.

Jolla Sailfish an 'Android killer'

2014-03-17 12:00

A new operating system is necessary to inject excitement into a dull mobile phone ecosystem and offer manufacturers alternatives, an industry player has said.

Google launches Street View trip of Grand Canyon

2014-03-14 09:29

Google has taken its all-seeing eyes on a trip that few experience: The Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

Life without Google - here are the alternatives

2014-03-12 07:28

Google processes about 3.3 billion searches per day, but there are other commercial alternatives out there, even beyond Yahoo and Microsoft's Bing.

Roku takes on Google with streaming stick

2014-03-05 14:21

Roku is getting into an internet video-streaming stick fight with Google's Chromecast.

Bill Gates tops super wealthy list

2014-03-04 08:31

The rich list of wealthy individuals indicates that technologists have continued to grow their wealth.

Google helps in fight to save polar bears

2014-02-28 09:13

Google has added polar bears to the natural splendour people can glimpse from the comfort of their homes at the internet giant's free online mapping service.

Officials lobby for Google Glass on roads

2014-02-25 18:16

Google is lobbying officials in three US states to stop proposed restrictions on driving with headsets such as Google Glass, marking some of the first clashes over the wearable technology.

Nokia targets emerging markets with Android phones

2014-02-24 13:31

Nokia is targeting emerging markets with three low-cost smartphones that use Google’s Android operating system rather than the Windows Phone software from Microsoft.

WhatsApp deal shows growth of messaging apps

2014-02-24 08:42

The astonishingly high price paid for the messaging service WhatsApp underscores how mobile apps are transforming the way we communicate, shaking up the global telecom sector.

Google buys firm to stem online fraud

2014-02-22 10:53

Google says it is buying the British-based startup for its technology to weed out fraud in online advertising.

Google deal no gentlemen's agreement - EU

2014-02-21 14:22

The EU antitrust chief defends a deal with Google over how it displays web search results, following criticism from rival firms and his own colleagues.

Driverless cars 'coming soon'

2014-02-20 11:30

Driverless cars could be a reality soon as manufacturers investigate whether the technology could be produced to function safely.

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