Below is a look at some of the best players still available in the MLB Draft after Monday's first round and compensation round. To read Dave Perkin's pick-by-pick analysis of each of the 60 picks from Monday night, click here.
Google famously gives its engineers "20% time," allowing them one day a week to work on side projects that interest them. That arrangement launched one of the most critical online tools in the Japanese relief effort: Google's Person Finder, which allows people to search for and post information about missing loved ones.
As speculation about Google's ongoing acquisition discussions with Groupon hits a fever pitch, the daily deals site went out and did a string of acquisitions of its own. Groupon said Wednesday it has acquired Ludic Labs, a San Mateo, Calif., startup that runs a self-service advertising and deals platform for local businesses.
Google has no plans to resume using its Street View cars to collect information about the location of Wi-Fi networks, a practice that led to a flurry of privacy probes after the company said it unintentionally captured fragments of unencrypted data.
The cyber attack that breached Google's systems in 2009 managed to gain access to the password codes used in online programs, including e-mail, calendar and business applications, according to news reports Tuesday.
During her four years as an entrepreneur, Trina Nelson has seen plenty of ups and downs. But nothing prepared her for the crisis last December, when the American economy lay in tatters and her Dallas-based catering business nearly collapsed.
Move over, Microsoft Money and Quicken. As tax season approaches, and the new realities of life in recession set in, consumers increasingly are turning to free, Web-based personal finance tools to manage their money.
Software giant Intuit has embraced the Net Promoter Score (NPS) to help it get closer to its 20 million customers. The Mountain View, Calif., company, best known for Quick-Books and TurboTax, tracks separate NPS scores for more than 35 lines of business and uses the data to improve its service and products and thus turn disgruntled users into happy ones.
As Google's CEO, one of Eric Schmidt's duties is to represent the company in public. Co-presidents and co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin limit their appearances, presumably because they value their privacy, but also because they seem to prefer it that way. Less time glad-handing means more time thinking big thoughts, working with their fellow Google engineers and, frankly, kitesurfing and other recreational activities.
As president of Google, Larry Page has pushed his people to take risks that have led to hot new applications like Gmail and Google Maps. Lately he has been thinking far outside the walls of his company. Page sees a world of opportunity - in areas ranging from energy to safer cars. But he also sees a world of timidity; not enough people, he worries, are willing to place the big bets that could make a difference in meeting humanity's biggest challenges.
Good thing Google has an on-site dentist. One of the sweetest perks - literally - enjoyed by employees at the company's Mountain View, Calif. headquarters is the unlimited supply of bite-sized chocolates found in its well-stocked cafeterias.