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FTC Settles Antitrust Investigation of Google

FTC Settles Antitrust Investigation of Google

KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After a high-profile 20-month investigation, the federal government announced Thursday it’s dropping an “exhaustive” antitrust probe into Google, the world’s largest search engine.The Federal Trade Commi…

Microsoft Fuels Antitrust Battle with Google

Microsoft Fuels Antitrust Battle with Google

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Microsoft is making a last-ditch effort to get government regulators to crack down on Google.  The Windows company claims Google is abusing its dominance of online search, online video and the lucrative smartphone market. Mic…

Stocks to Watch in 2013

Stocks to Watch in 2013

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s that time of year, when we all want to know what stocks we should be buying in the coming year, or thinking about buying, or steering very, very clear of. So here are seven of the biggest stocks worth keeping your …

Santa Tracker Race: Google’s Santa Tracker vs. NORAD

Santa Tracker Race: Google’s Santa Tracker vs. NORAD

Google(NEW YORK) — Only on the Internet could you find two tech companies competing to track Santa. Last week NORAD, which has tracked Santa since 1955, announced its new Internet Santa service. While it still tracks Santa and his reindeer on Christma…

Patients Who Google Hemorrhoids May Want to Avoid Doctor

Patients Who Google Hemorrhoids May Want to Avoid Doctor

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Google’s annual roundup of the year’s top search trends revealed that people took to the Internet to learn more about Whitney Houston, Hurricane Sandy and Big Bird, but an unlikely pain in the butt joined the…

Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask Unveil Top Searches of 2012

Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask Unveil Top Searches of 2012

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask are out with their lists of the top searches of the year.The search engines say such lists show “top rising searches” of 2012, not necessarily the most-searched items of …

Google Creates Virtual Record of Tsunami Wreckage in Japan

Google Creates Virtual Record of Tsunami Wreckage in Japan

Google(TOKYO) — In the early hours after the tsunami hit northeast Japan last year, Google launched a Person Finder site that helped reconnect families and loved ones in the most devastated regions.Months later, the web giant dispatched its street vie…

Google Reaches for the Stars, Takes You to Outer Space in Your Browser

Google Reaches for the Stars, Takes You to Outer Space in Your Browser

Google(NEW YORK) — You ready to space out? Literally? Google’s got just the trick, and no, it’s not another Doodle.The company’s creative lab has put together a new project called 100,000 Stars. Dubbed an “experiment,” th…

Tech Firms Dominate 2012 List of Best Multinational Workplaces

Tech Firms Dominate 2012 List of Best Multinational Workplaces

KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Some of the best multinational workplaces are tech companies right here in the U.S., according to a new list compiled by Great Place to Work.The research and consulting firm, which is celebrating its 20th …

A Tough Week for the Internet as Major Sites Experience Outages

A Tough Week for the Internet as Major Sites Experience Outages

Photos.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Last week it was YouTube for a few minutes, but this week it was more than just the streaming video service that wasn’t available to Internet users.Earlier this week, Amazon’s Web Services went down causing sites that…

YouTube Goes Down; Not Google’s Best Day

YouTube Goes Down; Not Google’s Best Day

YouTube/ABC News(NEW YORK) — Those who visited YouTube Thursday got a “500 Internal Server Error” starting at around 4:15 p.m. ET. The very popular video service went down for about 15 minutes Thursday afternoon. Service was restored for most by 4:30 …

Google’s Early Earnings Report Sends Nasdaq Tumbling

Google’s Early Earnings Report Sends Nasdaq Tumbling

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — U.S. stocks fell for the first day this week as jobless claims soared and shares of Google were halted Thursday. The Dow lost eight points to end the session at 13,549. The S&P dropped four points to 1,457. The N…

Google Adds 250,000 Miles of Street View as Apple Tries to Improve

Google Adds 250,000 Miles of Street View as Apple Tries to Improve

Google(NEW YORK) — While Apple is apologizing for its new Maps app and trying to mend the glitches, Google is trying to stomp it into the ground.For those who haven’t been following the mobile maps war between the two tech giants: Apple’s new maps app…

Romney’s ‘Completely Wrong’ Google Problem

Romney’s ‘Completely Wrong’ Google Problem

Melina Mara/The Washington Post(NEW YORK) — The internet is having a little fun with Mitt Romney.“Just for fun! 1. Go to Google Images 2. Type ‘completely wrong’ 3. Laugh,” reads the meme image of Romney floating around the Int…

October Tech Bonanza: iPad Mini, Windows 8 and More Coming

October Tech Bonanza: iPad Mini, Windows 8 and More Coming

Microsoft(NEW YORK) — While President Obama and Mitt Romney may be racing against each other on the campaign trail and fighting it out behind podiums this month, the tech giants are up to something very similar.This month, the major technology compani…

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?

KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — How much toilet paper would you need to cover Texas?  How many vacuum cleaners are made a year?  Can you swim faster in water or in syrup?  How would you weigh your head?If your answer to th…

Apple v. Samsung: What the Verdict Means for You and the Tech Industry

Apple v. Samsung: What the Verdict Means for You and the Tech Industry

SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The verdict in the landmark Apple v. Samsung case was a major win for Apple — the jury finding that many of Samsung’s phones and tablets copied Apple’s iPhone and iPad, and recommended that Samsung…

Google Purchases Frommer’s Travel Guides

Google Purchases Frommer’s Travel Guides

JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Google says it is acquiring the travel brand Frommer’s from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.“The Frommer’s team and the quality and scope of their content will b…

Google Plans to Slash 4,000 Jobs at Motorola Mobility

Google Plans to Slash 4,000 Jobs at Motorola Mobility

KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Google will remake Motorola Mobility, the cellphone maker it bought this year, beginning with job cuts. The search engine giant plans to lay off 20 percent of Motorola Mobility’s workforce and close …

Google Ordered to Pay Record $22.5 Million for Violating Privacy

Google Ordered to Pay Record $22.5 Million for Violating Privacy

KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Federal Trade Commission has ordered Google to pay $22.5 million for violating user privacy on its Apple’s Safari browser. It’s the biggest FTC fine ever issued for a company violation. The federal a…

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