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Plans to crack down on corporate tax avoidance

2014-09-16 16:53

Plans for rewriting international tax rules could eliminate structures that have allowed companies like Google and Amazon.com to shave billions of off tax.

Internet titans protest 'fast lanes'

2014-09-09 11:38

Streaming television titan Netflix will be among websites displaying a dreaded spinning wheel icon to rally support for blocking internet "fast lanes".

Google quantum computing research gets going

2014-09-03 10:01

Google has said a research team led by physicist John Martinis will join the company to start a project to build new quantum information processors.

Happy apping - check out the top smartphone apps

2014-08-27 13:05

Mobile chat is probably the most hip pastime that people use their smartphones for, based on the most popular apps on online platforms.

Amazon readying an attack on Google

2014-08-24 15:15

US online giant Amazon is preparing to take on Google in one of its core businesses, Internet advertising, sources say.

Google considering YouTube, Gmail accounts for kids

2014-08-20 09:15

Google is considering allowing online accounts for children under the age of 13 and give their parents control over how the service is used, according to media reports.

Look, no hands! Test driving a Google car

2014-08-17 15:00

One of Google's driverless car pioneers says the company is developing the car because thousands of people are killed in car accidents every year.

Google, Asian firms laying underwater cable

2014-08-12 12:45

Google is partnering with five Asian telecom firms to build a $300m underwater cable across the Pacific Ocean in a bid to meet surging internet use.

Google to reward secure websites with search ranking

2014-08-08 12:20

Google has said it is encouraging website developers to make their sites secure for visitors by using site encryption as one of the factors to determine search ranking.

Google defends child porn tip-offs to police

2014-08-05 10:01

Google has defended its policy of electronically monitoring its users' content for child sexual abuse after it tipped off police in Texas to a child pornography suspect.

Here's how to avoid internet embarrassment

2014-08-01 14:21

Personal images and content uploaded on the internet may leave many South Africans wondering how to remove unpleasant content.

Smartphone flaws put users at risk

2014-07-31 17:10

Security researchers have revealed two separate threats they say could put up to 90% of the world's two billion smartphones at risk.

Do you have the right to be forgotten online?

2014-07-30 10:30

Erasing history at the touch of a button is something we all might wish we could do, but is it right - and is it even possible in South Africa? News24 finds out.

How social media is destroying our society

2014-07-29 07:58

I was an early adopter of social media and once again I find myself an early adopter as I join the ranks of millions of people who are shutting down their social media profiles, writes Chemory Gunko.

Fake Google Play apps target data, cash - report

2014-07-21 21:14

Most of the applications on Google's Play Store online site have fake copies loaded with malware to steal personal and financial information, says a report.

Debate rages over snooping of Google user e-mails

2014-07-21 09:08

A federal judge has granted prosecutors access to a Gmail user's e-mails as part of a criminal probe, a decision that could fan the debate over how aggressively the government may pursue personal data.

Bill ensures emails, photos won't die

2014-07-17 11:59

A group of influential US lawyers has the answer to the question of what would happen to Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts when a person dies.

Is social media killing you?

2014-07-11 09:41

I fear for the youth getting lost in social media so deeply that we end up living our lives over the phone or iPad, writes Zareef Minty.

Prostitute held in Google exec heroin death

2014-07-10 05:46

A high priced prostitute killed a Google executive with a lethal dose of heroin and then fled his yacht in California, authorities have alleged.

AT&T to sell LG smartwatches

2014-07-08 12:40

AT&T says it will be the first US wireless carrier to sell the LG Electronics smartwatch, a wrist watch that connects to Android phones.

Google flooded with removal requests

2014-07-04 07:50

Some of the world's biggest news sites have hit back at Google for removing links following Europe's "right to be forgotten" ruling, saying it's like burning books.

Google Street View privacy case to continue

2014-06-30 19:01

The US Supreme Court has rejected Google's bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing it of violating federal wiretap law.

Google execs visit Cuba to promote internet

2014-06-30 08:29

A team of top Google executives is visiting Cuba to promote open internet access, according to a dissident blogger who says she met the group in Havana.

Samsung, LG launch smart watches with new Google software

2014-06-26 11:13

South Korea's Samsung and LG have launched rival smart watches powered by Google's new software as they jostle to lead an increasingly competitive market for wearable devices.

Getting your website's sexy on

2014-06-25 15:32

Andrew Marshall discusses the five key components to constructing a website that will best represent your brand.

 

Round 2 looms in EU, Google fight

2014-09-11 11:46

The EU says it wants more concessions from Google in the light of new information on the company's search dominance.

Google hosts meetings on privacy rights

2014-09-08 09:31

A panel appointed by search engine Google will hold the first of a series of meetings to debate the balance between privacy and the free flow of information.

Google taking on Amazon with drone fleet

2014-08-29 07:28

Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

That awkward social media moment

2014-08-25 09:53

Social media faux pas are great for a laugh – until it happens to you, writes Sam Brighton.

Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

2014-08-21 13:31

The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theatre of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.

Stalking lion cub online video goes viral

2014-08-19 09:04

A video of a lion cub stalking a dog has gone viral on YouTube as several South Africans watched the short clip.

Google Glass available in SA - at a price

2014-08-14 12:16

South Africans may have their first chance to try out Google Glass, but it comes at a cost.

Read all about it: News you can wear

2014-08-10 11:15

Even if you don't open a newspaper, turn on a television, log on to a computer or pull out a smartphone, you can get news -- from wearable technology.

Court rules tycoon can sue Google over 'triad' link

2014-08-06 14:20

A Hong Kong court has ruled that a local tycoon can sue Google for defamation because searches for his name on Google suggest adding the word "triad".

Google bombs 'Bomb Gaza' game

2014-08-05 07:29

A mobile game that simulates Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and invites users to "drop bombs and avoid killing civilians" has been pulled from Google's app store.

Google says 'forgetting' isn't easy, as requests mount

2014-08-01 09:31

Google has told European officials that forgetting isn't easy, especially when details are few and guidelines are murky regarding when personal privacy trumps public interest.

Dog passing out video goes viral on YouTube

2014-07-29 08:42

A video of a dog passing out from joy has rocketed up the charts to become one of the most popular online videos.

Google will give you $1m for your green idea

2014-07-24 09:48

Google is offering a million-dollar prize for a breakthrough that would make solar or wind generated electricity more enticing for everyday uses.

Google smartphone suit plays into rivals' hands

2014-07-21 11:16

A US consumer lawsuit accusing Google of monopolising prime real estate on Android smartphones will help mobile rivals like Microsoft make their antitrust case with European regulators.

Finland cashes in on cold

2014-07-20 16:30

With freezing winters where the mercury can sink well below zero and cool summers, Finland has attracted technology giants such as Google and Microsoft.

Ford ex-boss Allan Mulally joins Google

2014-07-16 10:25

Google has announced that former Ford Motor Group Company chief, Allan Mulally has joined its board of directors.

Prostitute in Google exec case linked to 2nd death

2014-07-11 06:36

Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose, the woman panicked on the phone with police as her boyfriend lay in the throes of a fatal overdose.

Naver goes global with messaging app

2014-07-08 16:00

The founder of Naver is stepping onto the world stage with Line, a messaging app developed to overcome communications wiped out after the 2011 tsunami.

World leaders look to BlackBerry over security fears

2014-07-04 14:45

BlackBerry might be under pressure due to the rise of Android smartphones and Apple iPhone devices, but the company is seeing adoption of its devices by people concerned about security.

EU could probe Google YouTube dominance

2014-07-01 11:32

Europe's antitrust chief has said he could investigate Google's YouTube if he saw any attempt by the company to abuse its dominant position in online video searching.

Google finds its own route with car technology

2014-06-30 09:30

As Google expands beyond web search and seeks a foothold in the automotive market, the company's eagerness has begun to reek of arrogance to some in Detroit, who see danger as well as promise in Silicon Valley.

Google Android spreading to cars, watches, TV

2014-06-26 14:22

Google is expanding its empire to cars, watches, businesses and televisions, explained in a sweeping vision at the opening of a sold-out developers conference.

Google making low-cost smartphone

2014-06-26 08:38

Google has announced it was working on a low-cost smartphone aimed at emerging markets as part of an initiative called Android One.

Google to wow with smart home gadgets, wearables

2014-06-25 08:36

An Android update, wearable gadgets and so-called smart home devices are just some of the innovations Google is likely to show off at its two-day developer conference.

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