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Jack M. Germain
EFF Sues Google for Snooping on Students
12/03/15 9:56 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 990 Words

... Electronic Frontier Foundation on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, alleging that Google has used personal student data mined from its school Chromebook distribution, and requesting an investigation and an injunction against the practice. The EFF also on Tuesday...

Katherine Noyes
Google's Astonishing Android About-Face
05/24/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1409 Words

... can sometimes feel like there's a surprise around every corner here in the Linux blogosphere, but it's not often we get to see a company the size of Google make a dramatic shift. That, however, is just what last week afforded when...

Richard Adhikari
Google's Dirty Little Android Secrets Leaked
02/14/14 2:24 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 640 Words

... Android operating system, which Google touts as open, isn't. Google imposes strict restrictions on smartphone manufacturers and app developers in its Android mobile application distribution agreement, or MADA, according to excerpts of documents revealed by Ben Edelman, an associate professor at the...

Kris Holt
Google May Let 34 More Cities Munch on Fiber
02/20/14 1:19 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 775 Words

... Google has revealed plans to expand its Google Fiber Internet service to as many as 34 new cities. Google Fiber offers connection speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps -- around 100 times faster than the average U.S. speeds of 9.8 Mb/sec, according...

Rachelle Dragani
Google Doles Out Cash for Apps Referrals
03/11/14 11:38 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 689 Words

... Google on Monday launched a referral program for its office apps. It will hand out $15 referral bonuses to Google Apps customers who convince new users to sign up for the service. Word-of-mouth praise already has attracted many new users for services...

Jack M. Germain
Is Google Thwarting Android-x86 Development?
03/26/14 1:56 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1033 Words

... Google been spreading FUD to discourage computer makers from using an Android OS retooled to run on legacy computers? The maintainer of the Android-x86 Project has suggested that the Justice Department should investigate whether Google has been interfering with adoption of the...

John P. Mello Jr.
Google+ Changes Rules of Engagement
04/02/14 11:09 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 700 Words

... your popularity on Google's social network, Google+, got a little easier Tuesday, as the would-be Facebook competitor added page view analytics. Now, when members view their profile page -- which metrics show isn't that often -- they'll see a number beneath...

Chris Maxcer
Google This: Yahoo Wants Apple's Search Business
04/18/14 11:53 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 893 Words

... Google has dominated the world of search for years, so much so that "Google" is not only synonymous with searching -- it's a verb, too. Who hasn't told someone to google something? That's awesome mindshare, and its power is translated to billions...

Richard Adhikari
Google+ Daddy Vic Gundotra Bails
04/25/14 5:57 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 667 Words

... Gundotra, who moved Google into the social media world, first with the ill-fated Buzz and then with Google+, on Thursday announced his departure from the company. "Now is the time for a new journey," he wrote, fittingly, on Google+. The announcement was...

Rob Enderle
'I Am Google': Pride Comes Before a Fall
05/19/14 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1586 Words

A small uproar occurred when a Google product strategist learned there were fewer people than he'd expected at an event he'd volunteered to speak at. As he stormed out, he uttered the immortal words, "I Am Google," to the event organizer (whom he...

John P. Mello Jr.
Google+ Helps Prolific Photogs Tell Short Stories
05/21/14 10:59 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 777 Words

... shutterbugs are familiar with this bugaboo: They shoot scads of photos of a vacation or event, but they never quite get the time to put the pics in a form where they can be shared with friends and family. Google now has...

Kris Holt
Google Starts Purging Search Results in Europe
06/26/14 3:44 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1369 Words

... Google has started to remove search results in certain cases in Europe, in compliance with the European Union's new "right to be forgotten" rules. The EU last month ruled that the company must allow individuals to request the removal of links to...

Richard Adhikari
Google's GAL Makes Glowing I/O Debut
06/27/14 11:08 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 648 Words

... of the many notable things to come out of Google's I/O conference this week was the announcement that 40 new auto industry companies representing 25 brands had joined the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), which Google formed earlier this year. Google also...

Rob Enderle
The Big Winners at Google I/O 2014
06/30/14 6:38 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1275 Words

... you watched the keynote at last week's Google I/O , Nvidia clearly was the big winner. It was showcased in TVs, mobile devices and automotive as the supplier of a key technology . Other brands were mentioned, but it was Nvidia that...

Kris Holt
Supreme Court Turns Deaf Ear to Google's Street View Appeal
06/30/14 4:34 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 824 Words

... Supreme Court has declined Google's appeal of a lower-court ruling in a class-action lawsuit that alleges it violated federal wiretap laws with its Street View cars. The court left in place a decision the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed...

Kris Holt
Google AdWords Nixes the Raunchiest Stuff
07/07/14 1:08 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 870 Words

The company said it made the AdWords change, which it announced in March and recently brought into effect, "as an effort to continually improve users' experiences with AdWords." Advertising policies were updated to reflect the updated stance on sexually explicit content, which is now prohibited from AdWords. Google ...

Katherine Noyes
Sprint Jumps Aboard Google's Apps for Business Bandwagon
07/24/14 4:18 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 553 Words

... will begin selling Google Apps for Business services to enterprise customers starting next month through a new partnership announced Wednesday. Included in Sprint's mobile-focused offering will be a full array of deployment and support services, along with value-added services such as single...

Rachelle Dragani
Google Hangouts Get Down to Business
08/01/14 11:32 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 495 Words

... Google on Wednesday unveiled a handful of new features for Google Apps for Business designed to attract more enterprise customers. Google Hangouts, its video chat service, will be further integrated into Google's enterprise suite, entitling Google Apps for Business customers to the...

Katherine Noyes
Google May Start Grooming Little Googlers
08/19/14 3:30 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1005 Words

... Google is working on a plan to allow kids under 13 to have their own personal accounts on services such as YouTube and Gmail, according to reports. Under the new system, parents will be able to set up accounts for their children,...

Peter S. Vogel
Google Autocomplete's Brushes With Libel
08/25/14 9:03 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 909 Words

... an automated Google feature that ostensibly helps users with a search be a basis for libel? Courts in Germany, Italy and Hong Kong have had to field that question. Google's position is that there is no human intervention, and that its algorithm...

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