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Five cool things about Google Fiber (and one not so cool thing)updated: Fri Jul 27 2012 12:07:00

Never before have so many people all of a sudden thought, "I wonder if Kansas City is a nice place to live?"

Cracking down on cyber safetyupdated: Thu Jul 26 2012 08:13:00

Dave Clemente of Chatham House discusses how the U.S. will defend itself against online terrorist attacks.

Is the government doing enough to protect us online?updated: Thu Jul 26 2012 08:13:00

More than 400 million people trust Google with their e-mail, and 50 million store files in the cloud using the Dropbox service. People manage their bank accounts, pay bills, trade stocks and generally transfer or store huge volumes of personal data online. Who is ultimately in charge of making sure all this information is secure: the government, the companies or the users?

Google honors young scientistsupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 15:27:00

Brittany Wenger learned about artificial intelligence during a seventh-grade school project. She was immediately enthralled, bought a book on programming and taught herself how to code.

Google stops taking orders for 16GB Nexus 7updated: Mon Jul 23 2012 11:57:00

Demand for Google's 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet seems to have well exceeded the tech giant's expectations.

Google takes on the drug cartelsupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 19:36:00

Google's technology certainly can map out driving directions and organize e-mail (or even make cars drive themselves). But can its digital tools take down drug cartels?

Marissa Mayer takes over at Yahoo!updated: Thu Jul 19 2012 14:47:00

Former Google executive Marissa Mayer has taken over as CEO of Yahoo! CNN's Zoraida Sambolin has this profile.

Marissa Mayer can revive Yahoo, and the Webupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 14:47:00

This week's announcement that Yahoo is hiring away Google executive Marissa Mayer as its latest CEO has been met by both Wall Street and the tech industry with yawns or worse.

Marissa Mayer: From Google 'geek' to Yahoo CEOupdated: Tue Jul 17 2012 09:06:00

Google's first female engineer, Marissa Mayer, has made a career out of bucking expectations -- and she did so once again on Monday by announcing she will leave Google to be the new CEO of Yahoo, the struggling company that once was Google's main competitor.

Why Google Plus isn't dead -- well, yetupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 16:53:00

Google Plus, Google's much-chided version of Facebook, celebrated its first birthday last week.

Google unveils streaming-media 'globe' updated: Wed Jun 27 2012 16:52:00

Google unveiled a new home server called Nexus Q on its Google Play store in the minutes before the company's Google I/O conference in San Francisco began.

Google removes terror videosupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 05:38:00

Google agreed to remove some 640 terrorist videos from YouTube at the request of law enforcement officials in the UK.

Google reports 'alarming' rise in government censorship requestsupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 06:53:00

Western governments, including the United States, appear to be stepping up efforts to censor Internet search results and YouTube videos, according to a "transparency report" released by Google.

Apple's new mobile operating system snubs Googleupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 10:56:00

The MacBook Pro, with a shiny new high-definition screen, may have been the sexiest star of Apple's keynote address at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday.

Apple's 'thermonuclear war' on Google?updated: Tue Jun 12 2012 10:56:00

Business Insider's Jay Yarow on how Apple's changes on its mobile devices is being viewed as a message to Google.

What to expect from Apple's event todayupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 11:29:00

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, the annual gathering where the secretive company hosts folks who make a living writing software for its products, kicks off today.

Google to offer more 3-D, offline mapsupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 17:36:00

Google unveiled some upgrades to its mapping software on Wednesday ahead of Apple's expected announcement that it will ditch Google Maps on iPhones and iPads in favor of its own technology.

The spread of Misinformation onlineupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 08:39:00

Google's executive chairman discusses the spread of misinformation online in modern warfare.

Google warns users of state-sponsored hackingupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 08:39:00

Google has started warning users when it thinks they may be targets of government-sponsored hackers, the Internet giant announced.

Goodbye Google Places, hello more Google Plusupdated: Wed May 30 2012 15:16:00

Google Places is gone, replaced by a new feature that combines its Google Plus social site and renowned restaurant reviewers Zagat.

Marissa Mayer: Google's leading womanupdated: Tue May 22 2012 09:26:00

Marissa Mayer joined Google at the age of 24, and now she is the VP of Local, Maps and Localization Services.

CNNMoney: Enough on Facebook! Buy Google or Appleupdated: Fri May 18 2012 16:16:00

Facebook is finally trading. And even though the stock didn't explode out of the gate, the company is still worth more than $100 billion. It shouldn't be.

Death threats over Iranian rapper's workupdated: Thu May 17 2012 22:07:00

CNN's Reza Sayah reports on an Iranian rapper who is facing death threats over one of his songs.

Iran threatens to sue Google for not labeling Persian Gulfupdated: Thu May 17 2012 22:07:00

Iran is taking on one of the world's biggest Internet giants, threatening to sue over something that is not on its maps.

Google revamps search, tries to think more like a personupdated: Wed May 16 2012 13:35:00

So, let's say you're doing a Google search for "Kings." Did you mean the L.A. hockey team or the Sacramento basketball team? Maybe the TV show? Or maybe you actually wanted to know something about monarchs.

CNNMoney: Half of U.S. cell phones are now smartphonesupdated: Wed May 16 2012 12:48:00

Smartphones are now more common than "dumb" phones.

Facebook investing 101updated: Tue May 15 2012 09:12:00

Christine Romans explains in detail who will be able to purchase Facebook stock the day of the social media giant's IPO.

Opinion: Sci-fi nightmares of a world ruled by Facebook, Apple and Googleupdated: Mon May 14 2012 11:28:00

By 2023, hideously powerful technology companies like the Weyland Corporation will rule the world. At least that's the storyline in "Prometheus," Ridley Scott's much-anticipated prequel to "Aliens," which will be released next month.

Court affirms protection of Google/NSA communicationsupdated: Fri May 11 2012 15:52:00

U.S. authorities are not required to release any internal National Security Agency communications it had with Internet giant Google Inc. after a 2010 cyber attack in China, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

Google gets license to operate driverless cars in Nevadaupdated: Tue May 08 2012 11:30:00

If you want to salute, race or flirt with other drivers in Nevada, you could soon be out of luck with some cars.

Driverless car takes blind man for spinupdated: Tue May 08 2012 11:30:00

Google demonstrates a self-driving car with a blind man.

Israeli concerns of Google programupdated: Fri May 04 2012 09:35:00

CNN's Elise Labott looks at why the Israeli government has concerns of a program from Google.

Why reining in Google is good for usupdated: Fri May 04 2012 09:35:00

I don't like feeling stuck in a particular operating system, social network or piece of software. It's not that I won't commit to a product or company -- it's that I don't trust any of them enough to get married to one of them. Once they own me, they'll start either selling my data to other companies, limiting my Web experiences to the ones that help sell their clients' products or otherwise screwing with me as a consumer and person.

Bonjour Google! Gmail adds auto-translationupdated: Wed May 02 2012 11:29:00

Technology keeps bringing us closer to a world where people can communicate freely across language barriers.

Facebook IPO puts bankers on back footupdated: Sun Apr 29 2012 01:24:00

As Wall Street makes final preparations for the largest technology debut by value in history, it has also faced what some bankers and investors have come to see as a series of snubs from Facebook.

'Zerg rush' chews up Google search resultsupdated: Fri Apr 27 2012 12:20:00

Feeling besieged by pesky little problems today? You might want to be careful with your Google searches.

Google develops 'smart glasses'updated: Fri Apr 27 2012 12:20:00

Mario Armstrong, HLN Contributor, explains how Google is testing augmented reality glasses.

Google Drive files could end up in ads, even though you still own themupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 17:25:00

The combination of Google's new storage service, Google Drive, and the company's recently unified terms of service and privacy policy, have riled the Internet into demanding to know why Google seemed to be claiming ownership of their customers' files.

Google expands its cloud-computing offerings with 'Drive'updated: Tue Apr 24 2012 15:44:00

Google expanded the digital world of cloud computing on Tuesday, announcing the rollout of "Google Drive."

'No permission' Android apps can see and share your dataupdated: Mon Apr 23 2012 17:47:00

Savvy Android users tend to be wary of installing apps that request seemingly unnecessary permissions. When an app wants access to data or functions on your phone, such as your contacts list or the ability to send text messages, it can signal potential security or malware risks.

Google co-founder: China, Apple, Facebook threaten the 'open Web'updated: Mon Apr 16 2012 11:00:00

Google's search engine was created when most of the Web's information was open and available to anyone willing to capture it. In today's more restrictive environment, Google co-founder Sergey Brin and CEO Larry Page may not have even tried to start the company.

Android faces first big court challengeupdated: Sun Apr 15 2012 23:15:00

Google's Android operating system will face its first big court challenge on Monday as a trial gets under way in California to consider a claim from software group Oracle that could top $1bn.

CNNMoney: Freaky Friday the 13th: Risk returns to marketupdated: Fri Apr 13 2012 12:52:00

China is slowing, inflation is sleeping, bank stocks are slipping and Google is splitting. Got all that?

Google+ rolls out new lookupdated: Thu Apr 12 2012 06:03:00

Google announced on Wednesday that it is rolling out a significant redesign for its social networking platform Google+, which will allow users to create a more customized experience on the site.

CNNMoney: Can Google get its groove back?updated: Wed Apr 11 2012 16:24:00

Is Google's future so bright, it has to wear shades?

When did Facebook become so uncool?updated: Tue Apr 10 2012 14:46:00

Something strange happened Monday on the Internet.

Opinion: In the digital age, everyone is becoming a spookupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 11:39:00

In a poll published last week by the American magazine Consumer Reports, 71% of adults polled confessed to being very concerned about Internet companies abusing their personal information. But what this poll failed to ask was whether we fear governmental abuse of our online data as much as abuse from private companies.

Poll: Google more popular than Apple, Facebookupdated: Mon Apr 09 2012 17:05:00

America's top technology companies have approval ratings that most politicians can only dream of, according to a new poll.

CNNMoney: Silicon Valley is desperate for designersupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 10:29:00

In the Silicon Valley hierarchy, coders have always ruled the roost, but right now there's a different skill set on the industry's most-wanted list: designers.

Record Google fine to be split among law enforcement, Justice Departmentupdated: Mon Apr 02 2012 18:29:00

The Justice Department on Monday announced the distribution of a record $500 million civil fine paid by the Internet search engine giant Google in the wake of what the government called the unlawful sale of prescription drugs over the Internet. Google, the Justice Department said, was on notice as early as 2003 that online pharmacies were advertising prescription drugs online to users in the United States, but failed to prevent the practice.

Employers asking for Facebook passwordsupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 08:05:00

HLN's Vinnie Politan gets some legal advice on what you should do if your employer asks for your social media passwords.

Opinion: Is the social web an asteroid for the Google dinosaur?updated: Fri Mar 30 2012 08:05:00

For all the creative destruction that the Internet has wrought over the last decade, there has been one constant: Google's remarkable dominance of the internet economy.

Google launches monthly user-activity featureupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 18:08:00

Weeks after a policy change that sparked privacy concerns, Google has rolled out a new feature that will give users a monthly update to help them keep track of their activity across Google's multiple sites and tools.

These modern whistle-blowers don't get itupdated: Mon Mar 19 2012 08:35:00

Back when I was a kid, they were called "whistle-blowers": employees of corrupt companies or government agencies, who went to the press with shocking stories of criminality or abuse.

Google exec: We won't break users' trustupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 21:09:00

After concerns over a revamped Google privacy policy surfaced last month, some questioned whether the Web giant is still living up to its longstanding motto: "Don't be evil."

Google and super-powerful phones the stars of mobile showupdated: Wed Feb 29 2012 11:57:00

The tech industry is currently all about mobile. Smartphones are seeing huge growth, and there are a huge number of players trying to get a slice of the money consumers are spending. Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is the one big opportunity for companies to show off the models they are hoping will capture the imagination of customers.

How to prepare for Google's privacy changesupdated: Wed Feb 29 2012 10:44:00

On Thursday, Google's much-discussed new privacy policy goes into effect.

How to turn off Google's web historyupdated: Wed Feb 29 2012 10:44:00

CNN's Kristie Lu Stout shows you the simple way you can turn off Google's web history.

Google Plus users spent just 3.3 minutes there last monthupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 17:17:00

Users spent just 3.3 minutes on Google+ in January compared to 7.5 hours for Facebook, according to a new comScore report.

Manage (and make cash with?) your data onlineupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 09:01:00

It's a truth of the modern digital age: If you're using a Web service for free, you're not the customer. You're probably the product.

Attorneys general have 'strong concerns' about Google privacy rulesupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 18:18:00

The top government lawyers from three dozen states sent a letter to Google on Wednesday, expressing "strong concerns" with the privacy policy the Web giant intends to roll out soon.

CNNMoney: Driverless cars are sneaking up on youupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 14:21:00

The "driverless cars" of science fiction fame are closer to reality than you think.

CNNMoney: Microsoft: Google violates our users' privacy tooupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 13:28:00

Last week, Google was caught circumventing Apple's Safari browser privacy settings. Microsoft chimed in Monday with a "me too" complaint, saying that Google is also dodging around Internet Explorer's privacy settings.

Did Google intentionally track you?updated: Tue Feb 21 2012 13:15:00

A few days ago, controversy erupted when news broke that Google and other online advertising companies bypassed privacy protections in order to track users of Apple's Safari web browser and iOS mobile devices.

Google tracks unknowing Apple usersupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 13:15:00

CNN's John King speaks with Jonathan Mayer, the grad student who cracked the code that allowed Google to track users.

Parents need more privacy info about kids' apps, feds sayupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 08:33:00

Is that app you just downloaded surreptitiously gathering data to push targeted ads to your 6-year-old? Quite possibly.

CNNMoney: Google caught skirting Safari privacy settingsupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 18:09:00

In the latest high-profile flap over online data privacy, Google has been caught bypassing the privacy settings on Apple's Safari Web browser, letting advertisers track users in unintended ways.

Is Romney developing a Santorum 'Google problem'?updated: Fri Feb 17 2012 16:40:00

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum's "Google problem" is well documented.

What makes a YouTube video funny? Google wants to knowupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 12:48:00

How do you know if your YouTube video is funny? Google says you can start by counting the "LOLs."

Will a standardized system for verifying Web identity ever catch on?updated: Wed Feb 15 2012 07:37:00

My neighbor recently discovered a four-digit passcode that unlocks the front doors to our apartment building.

CNNMoney: Baidu: Is China's Google better than Google?updated: Tue Feb 14 2012 13:25:00

Baidu is often referred to as China's Google. That might be insulting to Baidu.

Google wins grudging approval for Motorola dealupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 21:10:00

Competition regulators on both sides of the Atlantic have voiced unease with Google's $12.5bn acquisition of Motorola Mobility, with the US Department of Justice in particular raising a "significant concern" with the transaction.

CNNMoney: Google's new 'entertainment device' is comingupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 10:13:00

The tech world is all abuzz about Google's mysterious new "entertainment device."

Jury strikes down patent troll's claim to own the Webupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 07:56:00

After threatening web companies for more than a decade, Michael Doyle and his patent-holding company Eolas Technologies ? named after the Irish word for knowledge ? may be finished.

Google gets new privacy policyupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 14:58:00

Google gets a new privacy policy. CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports.

Google knows too much about youupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 14:58:00

If you use Google, and I know you do, you may have noticed a little banner popping up at the top of the page announcing: "We're changing our privacy policy and terms." It gives you the choice to "Learn More" or, another option, the one I'm betting most people followed, to "Dismiss."

Path CEO: 'We thought we were doing this the right way'updated: Thu Feb 09 2012 07:35:00

"We thought we were doing this the right way. It turns out, we made a mistake."

CNNMoney: Facebook is great. But $100 billion great?updated: Thu Feb 02 2012 15:05:00

Facebook is a great company. It proved that in its IPO filing. A billion dollar annual profit and $3.9 billion in cash for something that didn't even exist 10 years ago? That's impressive.

Twitter to delete posts if countries askupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 13:52:00

CNN's Jonathan Mann looks at the controversy over Twitter's announcement it will delete posts if countries request it.

Twitter CEO: 'You don't pull the batteries out of the microphone'updated: Tue Jan 31 2012 13:52:00

Twitter did not participate in the recent online "blackouts," in which Wikipedia and others made their websites inaccessible to U.S. visitors for a day, because it would have been counterproductive, the company's CEO said Monday night.

Google seeks to clarify new privacy policyupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 16:49:00

Seeking to blunt a sharp backlash to recent privacy policy changes, Google has offered to share "the real story" about a system that compiles information about users based on their activity on all of Google's sites and products.

CNNMoney: How Google keeps your secrets privateupdated: Thu Jan 26 2012 08:24:00

How does a company that collects so much information from its users keep all that data private?

First ever look inside Google New Yorkupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 15:18:00

For the first time, Google chairman Eric Schmidt invites cameras inside the company's iconic New York offices.

Google to merge user data across its servicesupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 15:18:00

Google plans to start combining information the company collects about each user of its various websites and services into a single profile, the company announced on Tuesday.

Google swerves, allows nicknames on Google+updated: Tue Jan 24 2012 13:46:00

In a big swerve in policy, Google has decided to allow people to sign up using nicknames or other pseudonyms on its growing social network, Google+.

CNNMoney: Facebook to Google: 'Don't be evil'updated: Mon Jan 23 2012 16:02:00

Facebook, Twitter and MySpace have a message for Google: "Don't be evil."

CNNMoney: Stocks gain 2% for the week, despite slow Fridayupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 16:28:00

U.S. investors were unwilling to place any big bets Friday, as key Greek debt talks remain unresolved.

CNNMoney: Google shares tank as profit comes up shortupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 09:44:00

A search for Google on Friday will return some pretty ugly results.

Google says social network has 90M usersupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 18:51:00

Google's infant social network experienced a recent growth spurt.

CNNMoney: Dark day for Wikipedia, other sitesupdated: Wed Jan 18 2012 07:53:00

Wikipedia was one of several websites that were shut down Wednesday in protest of anti-piracy bills before Congress that critics say could amount to censorship.

CNNMoney: Why Google's new search might be illegalupdated: Wed Jan 18 2012 05:21:00

There's nothing illegal about being so big that you dominate a market.

Google search undergoes 'most radical transformation ever'updated: Tue Jan 10 2012 12:01:00

Google search is about to get way more personal.

CNNMoney: The new four horsemen of techupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 08:01:00

It's 2012, the year that many believe will mark the end of the world. But if the four horsemen of the Apocalypse don't show up, you might want to make some smart investments for the long haul with a different kind of four horsemen.

CNNMoney: Facebook seeks world champion hackerupdated: Wed Jan 04 2012 19:11:00

Think your programming skills are world class? Facebook wants you to prove it at its second annual Hacker Cup challenge.

4 big moves Google should make in 2012updated: Tue Jan 03 2012 07:46:00

In peeking ahead to predict what 2012 holds for Google, it's informative to look back at the eventful year it had. While one can't help but see the big product introductions -- a social network, a mobile-payment system, a music store -- it's the deletions that are much more interesting.

CNNMoney: Google+ off to better-than-expected startupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 12:31:00

The Google+ social network has topped 60 million users, according to founder Paul Allen, who also made the bold prediction late Tuesday that Google+ would reach 400 million users by the end of 2012.

CNNMoney: Dow jumps 330 pointsupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 16:11:00

U.S. stocks surged Tuesday as concerns about the European debt crisis eased and investors welcomed signs of strength in the U.S. housing market.

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