Search giant Google has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by an appeals court that its collection of data from unencrypted Wi-Fi traffic in neighbourhoods around the country as part of its Street View program networks is not exempt under federal wiretap laws. The Justice Department and the FCC have cleared [...]
After months of waiting and anticipation, the world`s No.1 Internet search engine Google is finally entering the nascent market for wearable devices. On Tuesday the company unveiled an initiative called Android Wear, bringing its Android operating system to smartwatches. The first Android powered smartwatches are slated to go on sale sometime later this year. Google is opening [...]
Google announced that it has started encrypting Web searches for people in China, to evade online censorship by China’s Great Firewall and other snooping agencies. The search engine says it is now routinely encrypting web searches around the world. As a result, China’s website censoring system will no longer be able to detect or block certain [...]
A dream of driving without relying on anyone or anything is on its way to becoming a reality. Driverless cars could be commercially available by decade’s end. Before that, the DMV needs to decide how to integrate the cars onto public roads. On Tuesday, the California Department of Motor Vehicles held an initial public hearing as it [...]
Using Facebook or Google log-in credentials to access Yahoo services will soon be a thing of the past as the web giant will require users of Yahoo’s services to create a Yahoo ID, rather than using third-party social network logins. The first service to require a Yahoo log-in will be its Sports Tourney Pick’Em, which [...]
Google Capital has invested $50 million in real estate company Auction.com, the largest U.S. online real estate auction firm. This year Google’s growth-equity firm expects to spend nearly $300 million to support late-stage companies, and this would be the search giants first in a real estate venture. The Google deal values Auction.com at approximately $1.2 [...]
In recognition to the Executive Chairman’s contribution to company’s performance, Google awarded a $100 million worth of equity to Eric Schmidt, and an addition of $6 million cash bonus. The cash bonus will be paid on February 14. Mr. Schmidt’s compensation had totaled $7.6 million in 2012 which included a $ 6 million bonus and [...]
Google Inc.’s vast empire of tech activities has always been a bone of contention in the US, especially for Microsoft Corp. This time around, however, with the launch of Windows 8 Phones, both have been at war using every media option.
Google has been accused of manipulating privacy protections in Internet Explorer 9 in order to bypass user preferences about cookies. Just a few days after the Mountain View, Calif., search giant accused Google for appearing to circumvent privacy protections on Apple Inc.’s Safari browser, Microsoft’s allegations came into picture.
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has been on Twitter for the past week, tweeting commentary on politics, family and work. In just 48 hours, Murdoch amassed over 45,000 followers, and currently has over 120,00o followers. Industry Leaders like Murdoch, with influence in business magazines such as ours, ought to be on Twitter too (if not already). Here are a few things industry leaders can learn about social media from moguls like Murdoch
Zynga has made a stand in virtual games like FarmVille, CityVille, mafia wars, and many more. The billion-dollar entry will be the second largest IPO offering since Google went public in 2004. The IPO has yet been topped only by online bargain service Groupon, which saw ups and downs in its stock prices after went public last month.
“…the carbon footprint of your life on Google is zero,” said Urs Hoelzle, Senior Vice President of Google’s Technical Infrastructure Department. Despite the fact that Google’s data centers around the world, which run the services for Gmail, YouTube and Google Search, continuously draw almost 260 million watts (which, according to The New York Times, is [...]
In its largest-ever acquisition deal, Google announced on Monday an all-cash acquisition bid to buy Motorola Mobility Holdings for $12.5 billion. The move is aimed at increasing the search engine giant’s leverage in the highly competitive mobile computing market. The deal with Motorola would give Google over 17,000 mobile technology patents. At a time when [...]
Is Facebook’s new aim to become the next telecom giant ? Could very well be, and one would not be able to deem it impossible, with the deal announced by Skype and Facebook on Wednesday. The world’s most popular social network, Facebook, and Skype, a service that allows users to make free video phone calls [...]
Furthering its commitment towards Clean Energy Following its $168 million investment in the Ivanpah solar power tower plant, Google has announced a further investment of $280 million towards creating the largest residential solar financing fund in the United States. Set up in collaboration with SolarCity, this SolarCity/Google fund intends to make the incorporation of solar [...]
If Facebook does actually offer its shares through its IPO at a valuation of more than $100billion, this would make the super-popular social-networking website one of the world’s biggest technology companies. Recent times have been seeing a flurry of activity where IPOs of technology companies are concerned. Earlier last month, LinkedIn, the professional networking website [...]
We’ve all figured out how deeply integrated social media has become with all aspects to life, from business development to extremely personal stuff. And after the dismal performance of Google’s previous attempt at social media through “Buzz”, the search engine giant has now come up with a button for third-party websites; the +1 Closely following [...]