An Argentinian judge has ordered Facebook to remove a profile from its site that allegedly was defaming a local business.
One of the crucial mechanisms powering the Internet got a giant, years-in-the-making overhaul on Wednesday.
Yahoo has joined the browser wars with Axis, its very own tool designed to enhance its search with a clear eye toward the rapidly expanding mobile Web.
Google search is about to get way more personal.
Distractions in the workplace are inevitable, and they happen for a multitude of reasons.
A month ago, Google's three-year effort to push its Web browser, Chrome, took a major step when analysts said it had passed Mozilla's Firefox to become the second-most popular tool of its kind on the Internet.
"This is me and my daughter's first picture," a Los Angeles woman wrote on her portrait. "I'll always remember this moment and cherish this beautiful picture forever and ever. I'm so blessed this was captured."
An update rolling out Tuesday for the Xbox Live network aims to do what Microsoft has been teasing for a while -- turn a platform designed primarily for video games into one that will be the major hub for all television viewing.
The federal government is cracking down on scammers who target struggling homeowners looking to lower their monthly mortgage payments.
Are you looking forward to the season ahead? With Shivers of anticipation? Or just shivers? Robin Monheit gathered O's best gift buying advice and got even more tips from style experts Jesse Garza and Joe Lupo, authors of Life in Color (Chronicle).
These are seriously ugly times for Yahoo, yet the struggling Internet company is getting courted like the prettiest girl in school.
The Web should make things easier for travelers, but the sheer volume of services out there is often more overwhelming than useful. Unfortunately, you don't always know which outfits pay off until you've already invested your time. The Budget Travel team puts websites -- new and established -- to the test every day.
Bing, Microsoft's two-year old search engine, is losing nearly a $1 billion a quarter, with no sign of letting up.
Microsoft is trying to succeed where Google, Apple and Sony have all flopped: The software giant wants to change the way people watch TV.
Google launched a new flight search service on Tuesday, putting it in direct competition with travel search players including Orbitz and Kayak.
Even when Windows is sputtering, Microsoft still has plenty of gas left in the tank.
Post-recession penny-pinching has kept many Americans from jetting off in recent years. Still, your family has to go on vacation sometime.
Yahoo reported second-quarter earnings that met Wall Street estimates, but weakness in display and search revenue sent shares lower in after-hours trading.
There's an old joke in the tech world:
CNN's Josh Levs shows some of the best videos for and about dads.
With roller skating babies, dancing royal look-alikes and the fragrant Old Spice Guy popping up everywhere, web surfers can't avoid viral advertisements these days -- but do they actually work?
Google is an innovative, 21st-century technology company. So why is its stock trading at a valuation similar to companies from an industry that had its roots in the early 1800s?
Today hundreds of Internet giants, including Google and Facebook, are participating in the first worldwide "test flight" of a major engineering upgrade to the Internet's infrastructure.
Live TV on the Xbox and a more mature second generation of games for the Kinect were among the promises at a Microsoft briefing Monday in advance of the E3 video-game expo.
Bing is weaving even more Facebook into its search results in a bid to create a search experience that is unmatchable by Google. Whether it's better is, ironically, a matter of opinion.
There's no doubt about it: Airfares for this summer are higher than they were a couple of years ago, especially for business trips that don't require a Saturday night stay.
One hardly need look at the numbers to know that talk of the Royal Wedding is accelerating rapidly ahead of the April 29 event.
While search engines are busy crafting results pages to address our every whim, software engineers at Bing and Google have been peering at their competitors and crying foul.
Yahoo reported first-quarter sales and earnings in line with Wall Street's expectations, though net income slid 6% compared to last year.
Google Goggles gets rid of your keyboard and uses your camera to search the internet.
Computers used to be blind, and now they can see.
If you're looking to get away this summer, brace yourself: Airfares are likely to be 10% to 15% higher than last year, warns Rick Seaney, CEO of FareCompare.com.
Microsoft has a surprising ally in its argument that Google is an abusive monopolist: Samuel Miller, the prosecutor who led the federal government's first antitrust case against Microsoft more than a decade ago.
Google is pretty good with robots. Not so much with people.
Microsoft plans to file a formal complaint with the European Commission Thursday, accusing Google of abusing its position as the region's dominant search engine.
Yahoo is looking to one-up Google and its own search partner Bing, offering a new search experience it describes as the "fastest thing you have ever seen."
You may think you've done it all: You're careful with a buck, don't overindulge, and stash away as much as you can for future goals. But while it may not seem as if there's any more you can comfortably squeeze from your budget, there are ways to save more -- 10 pretty painless ways, in fact, to save $50,000 or more in almost every aspect of your life, from your everyday bills to your taxes and investments.
It's the festival that launched Foursquare and popularized Twitter.
Microsoft has dialed up its competition in the search-engine wars with the introduction of a daily deals facility on Bing.
Microsoft's search engine Bing is copying results from Google, the dominant search engine on the internet, has claimed.
Microsoft's booming holiday season led the company to record quarterly sales, which easily trumped Wall Street's forecasts, the software giant announced Thursday.
Yahoo reported fourth-quarter sales and earnings that lived up to Wall Street's expectations, with net income rising 120% compared to last year.
What's the best way to find great links on the web? Is it algorithmic search engines like Google, people-powered decision-making, or a combination of both?
Microsoft showed off a host of visual and search enhancements to its search engine Bing Wednesday, in hopes that better packaging will help it eat away at Google's online dominance.
CNN's John Sutter and Lisa Respers France duke it out over whether to shop online or hit the mall this holiday season.
One of our Twitter followers put it best:
Facebook just announced you can have an email address on the site. Drew Griffin and Josh Levs are "Taking the Lead."
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg favors the little guy, but that attitude can pose obstacles for popular websites that want to work with his company.
Google's 411 service will shut down for good on Friday, but that doesn't mean the end of free calls to business numbers.
Google has been working to make its web searches faster -- up to the point of guessing what you're searching for before you're finished typing with Google Instant.
Blekko's alternative search engine -- a $24 million venture-backed project that's been three years in the making -- is today launching its public beta.
When Microsoft and Facebook announced that they were partnering to integrate Facebook and Bing for social network-powered search, it confirmed something I thought Monday: Windows Phone 7 is the real Facebook phone.
Facebook this week announced a major partnership with Bing. Your Facebook connections now affect the search results delivered by Microsoft's search engine.
With Facebook integration and the ability to have group video chats, Skype is getting more social.
You may start seeing some familiar faces in Bing search results soon.
Upon his release from prison in the new "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," corporate raider Gordon Gekko reclaims his belongings: A gold watch and a mobile phone the size of a 2-liter bottle of soda.
Google is one of the smartest, most innovative companies in the world, but in its core business -- online search -- it's being routinely shown up by Microsoft's third-place search engine, Bing.
It's a pretty good time to be Microsoft -- but the company still has a lot to prove.
Microsoft Corp. on Thursday reported that its quarterly sales soared, thanks to gains across all of its key product lines.
Google took the wraps off a new look for Google Images Search on Tuesday, putting up to 1,000 images on the first results page and implementing a new image-based ad format.
Twitter intends to offer special deals and discounts to its users, the company revealed this week. Is this a smart move for the social messaging site, or just an attempt to leap aboard the "online deals" bandwagon?
Google on Thursday announced it will buy online travel software company ITA Software for $700 million cash, a move the search giant hopes will boost its visibility in the highly competitive airfare market.
You may have noticed that Google's simple white search page is much more colorful than usual.
If you search Google on Tuesday, you may notice that the information you're looking for is a bit "fresher" than it would have been on Monday.
Ever think that Google's homepage was just a little too sparse? If all of that white space bothers you, your prayers have been answered: Now you can customize your background on Google.com.
On a recent episode of the TV show "Modern Family," a character named Mitchell gets in his car and does something that's frustratingly familiar for early adopters of technology:
Microsoft posted a quarterly profit Thursday that surged from a year earlier and topped Wall Street's forecasts, thanks to momentum from Windows 7, the operating system released in October.
If there is perhaps one universal truth about the Web, it's that people want it now.
Microsoft's Bing search engine will not follow Google out of China. Executives have made that clear. But will they take the high road or the low road in their quest to win a bigger piece of a China's fast-growing Internet market?
Google is being scrutinized by European antitrust officials, who have notified the Internet search giant that three companies have complained about its practices.
Microsoft and Yahoo said Thursday that their online search deal has received approval from U.S. and European Union regulators, paving the way for the two companies to combine much of their Internet search business.
If you watched the Super Bowl Sunday night, you saw at least two unprecedented events: The New Orleans Saints won their first championship, and Google ran an ad for its search engine on television.
Microsoft posted quarterly profit and revenue Thursday that soared from a year earlier, driven by sales from the October release of Windows 7, the company's newest operating system.
Sensio previews the latest in 3D technology ahead of the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer opened up the largest consumer technology trade show in the world with a tone that was both reflective and energized, but without living up to much -- if any -- of the anticipation that preceded the speech.
Once the world's online search leader, Yahoo's share has sharply declined, putting it in danger of losing its relevance in a market increasingly dominated by Google.
Microsoft's Bing took a major step forward Wednesday in adding rich mapping and image data to its search engine, but until it assembles more data, pretty pictures aren't enough to beat the Google Maps juggernaut.
Microsoft's top search technology executive on Wednesday all but dismissed the likelihood that the company would pay newspaper owners and other publishers for removing their content from Google.
If Rupert Murdoch gets his way -- and he's not simply bluffing -- you may one day need to "Bing it" rather than "Google it" to find news stories online.
News Corporation is searching for revenue. Rupert Murdoch has made it clear he wants internet search engines to pay for online content produced by his company's outlets, including the Wall Street Journal and Fox News.
Microsoft has had discussions with News Corp over a plan that would involve the media company's being paid to "de-index" its news websites from Google, setting the scene for a search engine battle that could offer a ray of light to the newspaper industry.
This has been a wild week for tech news.
Microsoft Corp.'s stock soared early Friday after the software giant reported quarterly sales and profit that fell from year-ago results but easily beat Wall Street's forecasts.
Yahoo Inc. raised its outlook for the rest of the year on Tuesday as it reported third-quarter earnings that blew past analysts' forecasts.
From the mid-1980s to 1999, a period that marked the rise of the PC, Microsoft made a lot of people rich: Its shares soared 59% a year.
CNN.com writer John Sutter demonstrates the new Internet search-engine tools from Microsoft and Google.
Say you're buying a dog. You know the breed you want; you can picture it in your head. But what was the name? A bull terrier? A pit bull? A bull mastiff?
One of the largest Internet search engines is being accused of violating both federal and state laws by accepting advertising from online pharmacies it should have known were selling drugs without valid prescriptions.
With a few strokes of a giant purple pen, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and Yahoo's Carol Bartz finally signed a deal Wednesday that will turn Microsoft into the second-largest search company in the world, and turn Yahoo into a media-driven advertising broker.
CNN's Adrian Finighan conducts a very unscientific test to gauge how ingrained in the public consciousness Google is.
Microsoft knows a good thing when it sees it. And what Google has going on with its search advertising business is a good thing -- which, of course, is why Microsoft wants a bigger piece of it.
Microsoft and Yahoo reached a long-awaited partnership Wednesday in a bid to challenge Google's dominance in online search.
"Microhoo" is finally a done deal, but will it really be able to make a dent in Google's enormous search market lead?
Microsoft and Yahoo have finally come to a search deal and will announce the details of the agreement in the next 24 hours, according to a report.
Microsoft Corp. blamed weakness in the global PC and server markets for a sharp drop in quarterly revenue that badly missed Wall Street's forecasts.
Microsoft's new search engine, Bing, has been up and running for just a month, but it has already begun making waves in the lucrative search market.
In less than a week, Google announced an operating system to compete with Windows, while Microsoft announced that Office 10 will include free, online versions of its four most popular software programs -- a shot at Google's suite of web-based office applications.
On May 28, Microsoft proclaimed it would launch a new search engine that would compete in the vast hunt for search bucks. In an incredible act of sagacity, it announced that the name of the new search engine would be ... Bing. Uh-huh. Microsoft top elephant Steve Ballmer mentioned something about Bing being the "sound of found." No duh. I found it. Some time ago, in fact.
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