ARTICLES RELATING TO GOOGLE

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.

Android boss leaves Google

2014-10-31 08:29

Google has confirmed that an executive behind leading mobile device software Android is leaving the company.

Big tech winning battle against patent trolls

2014-10-27 07:28

In the wake of several changes in US law, which make it easier to challenge software patents, trolls are in retreat from the tech titans.

Google exec sets records with leap from near-space

2014-10-25 12:10

Google executive Alan Eustace has broken the sound barrier and set several skydiving records after taking a big leap from the edge of space.

Google unveils 'Lollipop' Android system

2014-10-16 06:00

Google has ramped up its mobile arsenal by upgrading its Nexus line with a new tablet and smartphone, and unveiling its revamped Android software dubbed "Lollipop".

Thousands ask Google to scrub Web

2014-10-10 18:47

Google is being swamped with requests from Europeans trying to erase unflattering links to their past from the world's dominant Internet search engine.

Japan court orders Google to remove search results

2014-10-10 11:20

Tokyo District Court ordered Google to remove some internet search results revealing the name of a Japanese man who claims his privacy rights have been violated.

Top SA Android malware revealed

2014-10-08 11:10

A security company has revealed the most common malware targeting Android devices in South Africa.

Advanced iPhone virus 'targets' Hong Kong protestors

2014-10-01 10:22

Cyber security researchers have uncovered a computer virus that spies on Apple's iOS operating system for the iPhone.

Driven to distraction: Google Glass peril

2014-09-26 09:03

Google's innovative hands-free eyewear has been slated - and proved - as being no safer to use while driving than a smartphone.

Free up hi-tech risk takers - Google

2014-09-23 05:00

Google chair Eric Schmidt, whose own firm is embroiled in an EU anti-trust probe, has urged the bloc to give innovators free rein to deliver the economic gains.

Google, Apple to boost encryption

2014-09-19 08:35

Google and Apple have said they are hardening encryption tactics on devices powered by their mobile operating systems and tossing away the keys.

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.

 

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.

YouTube considers ad-free subscription

2014-10-29 14:52

YouTube viewers might get the option of paid subscriptions for ad-free access to the popular online video-sharing service.

Google exec sets stratosphere skydive record

2014-10-26 14:34

A skydiving Google executive is safely back on Earth after jumping out of a giant balloon floating in the stratosphere more than 40 km above New Mexico.

Google offers Street View peek into Bhutan

2014-10-24 12:00

Google has provided a sneak peek into Bhutan by unveiling a Street View project for the remote Himalayan kingdom.

Man hooked on Google Glass to nth degree

2014-10-16 12:15

A 31-year-old American has been treated for addiction after wearing Google Glass for up to 18 hours a day and even experienced dreams as if looking through the device.

Tablet sales get a kick in the teeth

2014-10-16 07:46

The market for tablet computers is cooling off rapidly as consumers take another look at newer PCs and turn to large-screen smartphones.

Facebook takes on Google over advertising

2014-10-15 12:02

For years, Google has been the undisputed leader in online advertising, but Facebook is gaining quickly in the fast-evolving market.

Removal case: Google reviews court ruling

2014-10-10 18:44

Google says it is reviewing a ruling by a Japanese judge who ordered the internet giant to remove search results of a man's unflattering past.

Google chair: US spying could 'break' internet

2014-10-10 07:52

Google's Eric Schmidt has said US online spying is a threat so dire it could wind up "breaking the internet".

Leaked celeb photos: Google faces lawsuit

2014-10-03 05:00

A lawyer who represents about a dozen female celebrities whose private photos were posted online by hackers has threatened to sue Google, according to reports.

UK vows crackdown on tax-avoiding tech firms

2014-09-29 15:15

British finance minister George Osborne says he will clamp down on tax avoidance by technology companies which try to minimise their contributions.

FBI boss slams Apple, Google over data encryption

2014-09-26 07:49

FBI director James Comey has hit out at Apple and Google over new data-security measures designed to reassure customers wary of government prying.

What's your brilliant tech idea worth? Not much

2014-09-22 11:01

A technology idea is just that; and has no intrinsic value until someone has invested to extract commercial value out of it.

Living in SA better to avoid cyber snooping

2014-09-17 13:01

South Africa may be one of the better countries to conduct cyber accounts if the results of the Google Transparency report are anything to go by.

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.

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