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Google figures out how to stop people from lying on the Internet

Google has worked out a way to quash lying on the internet. The New Scientist reports that Google is interested in the idea of ranking websites based on facts, not merely the prevalence of incoming links.

Google is breaking up its struggling social network Google+

Google is breaking its Google+ social network into two separate entities, Photos and Streams, Google's Bradley Horowitz revealed in a Google+ post on Sunday (via Gizmodo).

Google close to sending solar-powered drones into the sky

Google has announced at Mobile World Congress that it is close to an official launch of its Project Titan solar-powered drone program. The first drones could be flying before the end of the year.

Google pays $25 million to acquire the '.app' domain

Google has acquired exclusive rights to the new top-level domain ".app" in a deal with ICANN worth $25 million. One of several that the tech giant has applied for in recent years, it is currently unknown how the company will use the domain.

Facebook up to 2 million advertisers, mostly small businesses

Small to medium-sized business owners know how difficult and expensive it can be to advertise. However, with social media giants such as Facebook, this super platform can be the most viable and popular way for most to reach their targeted audience.

Apple may enter the car industry

Industry insiders are speculating that Apple is considering entering the car industry, joining Google and Tesla Motors in the production of electric cars.

Google unveils YouTube for Kids, available now on Android and iOS

Google has unveiled its long-anticipated YouTube for Kids app that promises to give parents control over what video content their children consume and the ability to limit viewing hours while creating an attractive interface for kids.

FBI seeks wider warrant powers - Google says, 'No!'

The news is, on the last day of public hearings, Google charged that expanded FBI cyber-search warrant power gives the Bureau free reign to violate search and seizure protections and privacy rights through the "practice of covert entry warrants."

Google: FBI plan to expand hacking power a 'monumental' threat

Google is warning that a US government plan to expand the Federal Bureau of Investigation's hacking powers is a "monumental" constitutional threat.

Google search autosuggests ISIS for 'How Can I Join...'

Google's search engine feature known as autosuggest, automatically threw up ISIS as a suggestion when a user searched for "How can I join." The BBC reported on the news on February 5, after which the search giant took swift action.

Microsoft's Outlook email app nears top of iOS charts

Yesterday Microsoft released a new version of Outlook for iOS and Android phones that seems to be going down well with consumers, now sitting in the "Best New Apps" list and climbing rapidly.

France wants to make Facebook, Google accountable for hate speech

France is hoping to make internet companies such as Google and Facebook accountable for social media posts promoting terrorism, Bloomberg reports.

WikiLeaks demands answers after Google gives emails to U.S. gov't

The whistleblower website WikiLeaks is demanding Internet giant Google explain why it handed over emails and other electronic data of three of its senior staffers to the United States government.

Google chief exec predicts end of Internet

Davos - According to Google's chief executive Eric Schmidt, the future of the Internet is for it to vanish due to becoming all-encompassing to the point where it will no longer be noticed.

Google might be working on a better way to compete with Apple Pay

Google might soon implement some major changes to its mobile payments service in order to better compete with Apple Pay.

San Francisco to offer free transit to seniors, disabled

San Francisco - Free transit passes will be offered to senior and disabled San Francisco residents starting in March, city officials decided Tuesday.

Male birth control, without condoms, will be here in a few years

Vasalgel, a reversible form of male birth control, is about to enter human trials. Vasalgel could hit the market by 2017.

Google's autonomous car ready to hit the road

Google has announced that the first finalised prototype of its much-vaunted self-driving vehicle is set to be tested on the road and could be hitting the roads of Northern California as early as next month.

Google & Microsoft fight hotels banning personal Wi-Fi hotspots

Microsoft and Google are amongst other big-name companies joining together to lobby the FCC into declining a petition by the hotel industry that requests permission to block users' personal Wi-Fi hotspots whilst staying in the hotel.

How Google+ videos will be more prominent

Not satisfied with just improving photo quality, Google+ will now automatically enhance videos added to Google's social platform.

Google may already be working on an Android 5.0 Lollipop update

Android 5.0 Lollipop isn't even available for most Android phones yet, but Google may already be working on an update for the software.

Google wants to launch a 'buy' button to hurt Amazon

Google has become the latest company to explore the launch of a “buy” button and other additional shopping features as it looks to beef up its e-commerce arsenal to fight off Amazon, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Spanish newspapers suddenly regret forcing Google out of Spain

The Spanish Newspapers Publishers' Association (AEDE) has called on the Spain government and European competition authorities to stop Google shutting its operation down there, the Spain Report says.

YouTube adds new 'video to GIF' creation tool

YouTube is all set to become "GIF central", with its new video-to-GIF creation tool, which appeared last night on a select number of videos.

Google removed Amazon's app from the Play Store

The official Amazon app was removed from the Google Play store after Amazon let slip that the app features its own "hidden" app store.

Why Android won't take over the world

IBM is tracking online holiday shopping this year through a partnership with over 8,000 brands. For data nerds, it has some interesting insights.

Yahoo replaces Google as Firefox search engine

Yahoo is set to replace Google as the default search engine on the Mozilla Firefox browser. The deal, announced by Yahoo, will end the 10 year partnership between Mozilla and Google.

Microsoft, Yahoo pitch to replace Google as iPhone search engine

Last week, Yahoo and Mozilla announced a new partnership that would place Yahoo's search engine as the default in Mozilla's Firefox browser instead of Google's.

Google to offer genome storage facility

The Internet search giant Google has added its name to a number of other companies offering cloud computing and genome storage for scientists.

Google scraps mystery barges because they were fire hazards

Mountain View - Now you see them, now you don't. For months, those Google barges floating on both coasts in the U.S. were sparking a lot of public curiosity and were touted by Google as a place where tech enthusiasts could learn more about new technology.
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