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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.

Facebook sees more developers go Android-first

Facebook is seeing a trend in Europe of app developers going "Android-first." That's significant because for years, Apple's iOS operating system for iPhone and iPad has been the preferred first stop for any company launching an app.

Google to launch cancer detection pill

Google is more commonly associated with the Internet and computing technologies. The tech company also has a health body, and it has announced it is developing a pill to detect cancer.

Video: Google VP smashes Baumgartner's stratosphere jump record

Roswell - A Google vice president, Alan Eustace, 57, broke Felix Baumgartner's 2012 parachute jump world record Friday when he dived from a balloon near the top of the stratosphere, breaking the sound barrier during a freefall that lasted four-and-a-half minutes.

Op-Ed: BBC vs Google over 'the right to be forgotten'

The BBC is to publish a continually updated list of its articles removed from Google. This is a direct challenge to Google's controversial "right to be forgotten" rule.

Man with Google Glass had 'Internet addiction disorder'

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

Google 'hires' camel for Street View images of Liwa Desert

Abu Dhabi - Although Google typically captures its Street View images by mounting its Trekker on top of a car, Google soon realized they needed to "hire" a camel if they wanted to capture photos of a remote desert area.

Op-Ed: The murky future of Google+: Doomed, or primed for a comeback?

As Ello enters the social media world with enough vigor to challenge Facebook for its users, what might happen to the slumbering social giant, Google+?

How ads will be following you around the Web, thanks to Facebook

Starting today, Facebook is rolling out a new ad technology designed to show you ads outside of Facebook, based on what the social network knows about you.

Op-Ed: Google vs Murdoch — When giants disagree

Sydney - A recent open letter from Rupert Murdoch to the European Commission accuses Google of being anti-competitive. That’s not good news for Google, which is currently under anti-trust investigation in the EU.

Google HR boss says 58 percent of resumes get trashed because of one spelling mistake

Google HR boss Laszlo Bock likes to cite a startling figure: 58% of résumés have typos. "Typos are deadly because employers interpret them as a lack of detail-orientation, as a failure to care about quality," he says.

Berlin asks Google to reveal details of search algorithm

Berlin has asked Google to reveal details of the search algorithm that has helped it achieve its status as the world’s largest Internet search engine.

Google to quit ALEC; Schmidt cites climate change 'lies'

Mountain View - Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt announced Monday that the Internet giant would no longer support the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), citing the conservative pro-business group's climate change denial and "lies."

YouTube is paying millions to keep its biggest stars on the site

Google has announced that it will be spending money on some of YouTube's biggest stars to help them develop new show ideas. This comes as the site faces competition from Facebook over control of the most popular online personalities.

Google might postpone its radical plan to change the way Android phones are sold

Google might delaying its rumored Android Silver program, a re-branding effort that would give high-end Android smartphones a more unified, premium brand similar to Apple's, according to Amir Efrati at The Information.

Op-Ed: Will Google choose to turn your volume down?

What's going on behind closed doors about the decisions being made for our Internet's future? Have we trusted the wrong people?

More evidence that Google's next big tablet might be coming soon

It's been about two years since Google introduced a large-sized tablet to its lineup, so it's not surprising that the company might have a new one coming down its pipeline.

Mark Zuckerberg makes a move to threaten Google's search business

Facebook is testing a tool that will allow users to search for posts using keywords. Bloomberg reports that some Facebook users on the mobile app have been given the option to search for old posts from their Facebook friends.

Op-Ed: Sayonara SEO firms, hello content relations

Oh search engines; you glorious portals to millions of tidbits of information that have made settling arguments over useless facts painless.
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If you search “cartoon avatars”, you get 612,000 images on Google, from Disney to anime characters by the swarm.
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From left to right - Eric Schmidt with Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
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Google driverless car operating on a testing path.
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A healthy Columbia Glacier in Alaska in 1984.
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Nexus 10, the newest tablet from Google.
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