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Vehicle tech in spotlight for 2015

2015-01-26 08:06

Gesture-recognition, virtual HUD, self driving-car... Two major US global tech shows debuted vehicle tech that could be launched.

Google to try out mobile operator shoes

2015-01-22 16:09

Google is getting ready to sell wireless telephone services directly to US consumers after reaching deals with carriers.

Microsoft Outlook hacked in China, following Gmail block

2015-01-19 14:30

Chinese users of Microsoft's Outlook e-mail service were subject to a hacking attack, just weeks after Google's Gmail system was blocked in China.

Google to stop sales of Glass

2015-01-16 11:13

Google will stop selling its internet-connected eyewear to consumers until the company can develop a more polished and affordable version.

Google: No-driver cars 'inside 5 years'

2015-01-15 10:35

Google, since the launch of its self-driving cars, expects general use of its autonomous vehicles within the next five years.

Disappointment over Google's closure of Woza Online

2015-01-13 12:45

Internet search giant Google is shutting down its free website builder service Woza Online and Fin24 readers have reacted to the development.

Media moguls eye Indian businessman

2015-01-12 11:32

Indian businessman Navin Bhartia's internet habits are making him a dream customer for billionaire foreign media moguls like Rupert Murdoch.

iPhone anniversary marks new day for Apple

2015-01-09 10:18

The anniversary of the debut of the iPhone's introduction in 2007 marks a new market share push by tech giant Apple.

Firefox deal boosts Yahoo search

2015-01-08 13:45

Yahoo has experienced a jump in market share thanks to Mozilla's move to make it the default search engine in the Firefox browser.

Google blamed over Gmail block

2014-12-30 14:35

Google's unwillingness to obey Chinese law is to blame for the shutdown of its hugely popular e-mail service, state-run media has said.

Public can comment on tax report

2014-12-23 14:08

The first interim report of the Davis Tax Committee on base erosion and profit shifting is now available for public comment.

Google aiming Android straight into cars

2014-12-19 08:55

Google is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources have said.

Schumi most-searched sportsman on 'net

2014-12-17 14:57

Google has unveiled its list of 'most-searched' items and people. One of Formula 1's legendary drivers was the most searched-for person on the internet.

Google postpones moon shot deadline

2014-12-17 08:33

Google has postponed the Lunar Xprize but requires teams to submit active proposals by the end of 2015, the internet search giant has announced.

Windows 8.1 finally overtakes XP in usage

2014-12-08 12:30

Slowly but surely, Windows 8.1 is gaining traction over older versions of Microsoft's near ubiquitous computer operating system, but danger lurks in Android's fast growth.

European lawmakers back Google break-up

2014-11-28 13:44

The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly for the break-up of Google on Thursday in a largely symbolic vote that nevertheless cast another blow in the standoff.

Defamation case: Google reaches settlement

2014-11-25 06:00

Google has reached a settlement with a businessman over defamatory postings in its search results describing him as a paedophile, a murderer and a money-launderer.

Goodbye Google, hello Yahoo says Firefox

2014-11-20 07:56

Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's web browser in the US, signalling Yahoo's resolve to regain some lost ground.

Huge digital billboard lights up Times Square

2014-11-19 09:30

New York's Times Square has been illuminated by the world's highest resolution video display screen of its size, which will feature art and ads until New Year.

Google's DoubleClick ad network back up

2014-11-12 19:14

Google says its DoubleClick online advertisement service is now up and running after an outage which several websites around the world blank.

Google takes over Nasa airport in Silicon Valley

2014-11-12 10:00

The internet giant has signed a 60-year lease to run the historic Moffett Field in Silicon Valley that comes with massive hangars for airships.

EU antitrust chief needs time over Google probe

2014-11-12 08:00

Europe's new antitrust chief said on Tuesday that she would take some time to decide on the next step of a four-year-long investigation into Google.

Google Glass may obstruct peripheral vision

2014-11-05 09:50

People wearing Google Glass may experience significant blind spots on their right side, which could interfere with tasks such as driving, crossing the street and playing sports.

Google launches Hindi-language website

2014-11-03 19:00

Google has announced the creation of a new Hindi-language website in an ambitious bid to add 300 million Indian Internet users by 2017.

 

Google boss: Internet will disappear

2015-01-23 09:10

Google chair Eric Schmidt has predicted that the internet will soon be so pervasive in every facet of our lives that it will effectively "disappear".

Google will review 'right to be forgotten' rules

2015-01-21 09:13

Google is only removing search results from European websites when individuals invoke their "right to be forgotten".

Google set to improve insurance industry

2015-01-16 14:30

Neil Pursey looks at Google's new comparison function in their search results and what it can mean for businesses.

Google pushes smartphones forward with translator tool

2015-01-15 13:05

Google has begun turning smartphones into real-time language translators - of both written and spoken content.

Google to test Lego-like smartphone

2015-01-15 08:55

Google says it will unveil a modular smartphone in Puerto Rico as part of a pilot programme that will allow people to choose their own hardware.

SA driving law 'not clear' on Google Glass

2015-01-13 11:45

As South Africans turn to using wearable technologies while driving, an expert says that law enforcement may struggle to decide on how to proceed.

Autonomous era: What about sports cars?

2015-01-12 08:33

With the increase in autonomous vehicles do sports cars have a future? Ferrari believes so - it's just launched its most powerful car yet...

Samsung takes on Google in the TV software space

2015-01-05 08:50

Samsung’s Tizen software, which is a competitor to Android, is moving from phones to big-screen TVs as the South Korean company tries to capitalise on smart homes.

Google's Gmail blocked in China

2014-12-29 09:44

An anti-censorship advocate has suggested that the Great Firewall is to blame for the world's biggest email service being blocked in China.

Google looks to head off US antitrust lawsuit

2014-12-18 13:21

Google will try to persuade a US judge to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit over its Android smartphone operating system.

After Google, Facebook investigated over privacy

2014-12-17 10:30

A Dutch government-affiliated watchdog is probing changes in Facebook's privacy policy, the latest skirmish in a wider fight over the commercial use of online personal data.

Google kills off News platform in Spain

2014-12-11 07:50

Google has said it will shut down its Google News service in Spain to prevent publishers' content from appearing on it.

Smartphone market slows, prices dropping - survey

2014-12-02 08:15

The global smartphone market will see slower growth in the next few years amid competition that will bring down prices for many consumers, according to research.

Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

2014-11-26 05:00

Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon to allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's Disease to eat without spilling.

SA farmer finds Google internet balloon

2014-11-20 11:00

A Karoo farmer may have stumbled on a crashed test balloon being used by internet company Google, Beeld has reported.

SA’s first Google AdWords judgment faces appeal bid

2014-11-19 12:43

Perimeter security barrier company Cochrane Steel is moving to appeal a court ruling made by Judge CH Nicholls in October.

Google Glass future in doubt as nerd tag bites

2014-11-17 14:51

While Google Glass may find some specialised, even lucrative, uses in the workplace, its prospects of becoming a consumer hit in the near future are slim, many developers say.

Google's DoubleClick suffers outage

2014-11-12 18:04

Google's DoubleClick advertisement service has suffered an outage affecting websites, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com and BBC.com, says a report.

Firefox OS eyes grabbing Google's emerging market lunch

2014-11-12 08:55

Firefox OS is targeted at people who are yet to experience what a smartphone is capable of, but may eventually provide a direct challenge to Google.

Google to boost Ebola donations

2014-11-11 12:29

The search giant launched a campaign Monday to raise money to fight the outbreak, tossing $10 million into the pot and saying it will match donations to the fund two to one.

Google, LG announce patent deal

2014-11-05 14:30

Google and LG Electronics have announced a deal to share access to each other's new inventions.

Court rules on SA’s first Google Adwords case

2014-11-04 09:05

A decision has been reached on whether rival companies can bid on each other’s keywords.

Google follows in Jane Goodall's footsteps

2014-11-03 13:34

Fans of Google Street View can now follow the same trails that Dr Jane Goodall famously walked when studying the chimpanzees in Tanzania.

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