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Google is making some changes to its most well-known product: search. The tweaks, updates and beta projects are all part of Google's attempt to make searches faster and more relevant.

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CNNMoney: Internet blackout for thousands begins Mondayupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 10:06:00

Hundreds of thousands of Internet users whose computers are infected with a particularly nasty virus are now unable to access the Web.

Apple's Siri is becoming a better conversationalistupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 13:50:00

You've probably seen the new Apple TV ads with actor John Malkovich having what looks like the most charming chat of his life with Siri, the voice-activated "personal assistant" on the iPhone 4S.

Yahoo launches Axis 'search browser'updated: Thu May 24 2012 11:49:00

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.

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.

'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 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."

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.

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.

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.

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."

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

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

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

Google search is about to get way more personal.

Could Chrome overtake Internet Explorer in the browser wars?updated: Wed Jan 04 2012 09:26:00

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.

CNNMoney: Chrome overtakes Internet Explorer 8updated: Fri Dec 16 2011 15:01:00

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 is no longer the world's most-used browser, according to a Web analytics firm. But its replacement isn't a different version of IE: It's Chrome, Google's upstart Web browser.

Facebook, Google refer suicidal people to help linesupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 17:46:00

Computer networks can't feel or understand jokes, but software engineers have hardwired some compassion.

Scramble for 'dot africa' internet domain name updated: Tue Dec 13 2011 12:53:00

A proposed new ".africa" internet domain name will provide a stronger brand identity than current little known country domains, while preventing registration revenues flowing abroad, say backers.

Xbox upgrades aim to be 'future of TV'updated: Mon Dec 05 2011 12:22:00

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.

CNNMoney: Feds shut down dozens of online mortgage relief scamsupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 16:18:00

The federal government is cracking down on scammers who target struggling homeowners looking to lower their monthly mortgage payments.

Can Google+ beat Facebook? That's the wrong questionupdated: Mon Nov 14 2011 22:22:00

Perhaps it's the recent launch of Google+ Pages for brands. Perhaps it's because Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg called Google+ a "little version of Facebook." Or perhaps people just enjoy battles between tech titans. Whatever the reason, I've been asked at least three times in the past week about whether Google+, Google's social networking service, will ever beat Facebook.

CNNMoney: Google and Microsoft play game of Yahoo chickenupdated: Mon Oct 24 2011 15:35:00

These are seriously ugly times for Yahoo, yet the struggling Internet company is getting courted like the prettiest girl in school.

8 killed in Indonesia ferry stampedeupdated: Wed Sep 28 2011 08:52:00

At least eight people were killed when an explosion triggered a stampede on a docked ferry in central Indonesia Wednesday, authorities said.

Santorum asks Google to clean up search results for his nameupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 15:56:00

Former U.S. Sen. and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has a well-known Google problem.

CNNMoney: Microsoft's plan to stop Bing's $1 billion bleedingupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 12:41:00

Bing, Microsoft's two-year old search engine, is losing nearly a $1 billion a quarter, with no sign of letting up.

CNNMoney: Yahoo's Carol Bartz out as CEOupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 08:17:00

The ax has swung. Carol Bartz is out as Yahoo CEO, ending a fraught tenure that culminated in months of speculation about when she would be ousted.

Google explores re-ranking search results using +1 button dataupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 08:02:00

Google is making plans to turn its +1 button into a crowdsourcing tool that helps it re-order search results and fight web spam.

CNNMoney: Google braces for illegal drug ad fineupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 08:32:00

Internet search operator Google is bracing for a fine that could top $500 million, after a federal probe of illegal online pharmacy ads placed on the website over the past three years.

CNNMoney: Google faces new $423 million antitrust suitupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 12:31:00

In the latest of a recent slew of antitrust complaints filed against Google, French search company 1plusV said Tuesday it would seek $423 million in damages from the American search giant.

Google adding search by voice, picturesupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 18:57:00

The plain Google search box will soon be able to handle more than taps on a keyboard.

Google taking more cautious stance on privacyupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 04:09:00

Google, now an Internet giant, is learning that it needs to take more careful steps in regards to privacy.

App-searching app Do@ reimagines mobile searchupdated: Tue May 24 2011 08:12:00

A small startup with a nearly unsearchable name introduced a new model for mobile search Monday.

Google awaiting court order before changing Argentina search engineupdated: Thu May 19 2011 14:25:00

Google has not altered its search engine in Argentina despite a court order to do so because the company has not yet received an official order from the court, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

Five things Microsoft may do with Skypeupdated: Wed May 11 2011 09:00:00

Tuesday's announcement that Microsoft is buying Skype is obviously huge business news, but millions of consumers aren't focused on that.

CNNMoney: Why Google threw Overstock in the penalty boxupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 14:55:00

Web retailer Overstock.com, which never does anything quietly, fired off a press release Monday announcing its release from the "penalty box" Google threw it into after it was caught violating the search engine's policies.

Google, Bing still calling each other copycatsupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 10:13:00

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.

CNNMoney: DOJ's Microsoft prosecutor: Google is a monopolyupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 19:28:00

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.

CNNMoney: Google mimics Facebook with new +1 buttonupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 11:59:00

Facebook has the "Like" button. Now Google has the "+1" button.

CNNMoney: Microsoft accuses Google of antitrust violationsupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 11:23:00

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.

Scaling the paywallupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 06:25:00

CNN's Emily Reuben explains several ways to work around limits to paid website access.

The internet vs. the NYT paywallupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 06:25:00

The New York Times plans to add a paywall to its website on Monday in the United States. And the internet isn't too happy.

CNNMoney: New York Times paywall coming March 28updated: Thu Mar 17 2011 16:22:00

The New York Times announced "digital subscriptions" on Thursday, revealing the long-awaited details of its paywall plan. Starting March 28, non-subscribers will be able to read only 20 online articles for free each month.

CNNMoney: Websites to Google: 'You're killing our business!'updated: Fri Feb 25 2011 16:40:00

Google made one of the biggest changes ever to its search results this week, which immediately had a noticeable effect on many Web properties that rely on the world's biggest search engine to drive traffic to their sites.

Google declares war on content farmsupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 07:40:00

Google has announced a major algorithmic change to its search engine, subtle in nature and perhaps unnoticeable to many users, but one that should dramatically improve the quality of Google's search results.

Google cracking down on content farms with Chromeupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 12:12:00

Content farms, those generators of spammy Web pages engineered to show up high in search results, are getting a closer look from Google -- a move that could dampen their visibility.

CNNMoney: Valentine's gift searches: Fido tops hubbyupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 14:21:00

Valentine's Day is clearly a gift-getting day for the ladies, but most men hope to get at least some love back as well.

Google: Sting proves Bing copied search resultsupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 04:46:00

Microsoft's search engine Bing is copying results from Google, the dominant search engine on the internet, has claimed.

Humans vs. automated search: Why people power is cool againupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 09:26:00

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?

Nativity story told via social mediaupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 16:40:00

A popular online video tells the story of the birth of Jesus through Google searches, tweets and Facebook updates.

Bing battles Google with prettinessupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 10:00:00

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.

'Being bad' no longer good on Googleupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 16:54:00

Google on Wednesday said it has developed an "algorithmic solution" to a defect in its search engine that caused websites with tons of scathing, angry reviews to rise to the top of search results.

European Commission to investigate Googleupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 08:06:00

The European Commission said Tuesday it will investigate whether Google abused its dominant position in online search in violation of European Union rules.

The 'Facebook killer' won't look like Facebookupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 09:28:00

In the spring of this year, the "Facebook alternative" Diaspora achieved extensive media coverage -- including an article in the New York Times -- and raised tens of thousands of dollars in funding from online donors.

Could Facebook be bluffing on search-engine plans?updated: Thu Oct 14 2010 15:13:00

Facebook this week announced a major partnership with Bing. Your Facebook connections now affect the search results delivered by Microsoft's search engine.

Bing likes Facebook's help in searchupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 17:32:00

You may start seeing some familiar faces in Bing search results soon.

Parent survey says social networks don't protect kids' privacyupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 08:08:00

Most parents think their children share too much information online -- and that search engines and social networks aren't doing enough to protect privacy, according to poll results released Friday.

Yahoo revamps its search engineupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 07:23:00

Yahoo is rolling out a new search experience today, making its web search more streamlined and visual, improving its mobile search and adding a list of hot search topics to the Yahoo front page.

Which words does Google Instant blacklist?updated: Wed Sep 29 2010 07:44:00

Some folks at the Hacker publication 2600 decided to compile a list of words that are restricted by Google Instant.

CNNMoney: Google's social networking weaponsupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 13:43:00

Google has quietly been stocking up on tools it will need to challenge Facebook in the social networking game, and says it's on the verge of launching a "social component" to a number of its core products.

Google Instant search feeds our real-time addictionupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 13:23:00

Google this week released its Instant Search feature, which displays live search results as soon as you begin typing.

CNNMoney: Google launches live-updating 'Instant' searchupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 16:55:00

One of the Internet's most iconic images -- Google's search screen -- is being overhauled.

New Google Instant shows search results as you typeupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 14:26:00

Tired of waiting the tenths of a second it takes to get Google search results?

Google Instant gives results as you typeupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 14:26:00

Google announces a new search feature that delivers you results without ever pressing the search button.

Google CEO: 200,000 Android devices sold each dayupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 12:42:00

Google CEO Eric Schmidt said on Wednesday that Google believes that some 200,000 new Android devices are being sold each day, leading to significant revenue in the form of increased mobile search traffic.

How Bing is out-innovating Googleupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 15:04:00

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.

CNNMoney: Public data snatched from 170 million Facebook profilesupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 12:29:00

Public but personal details from more than 170 million Facebook profiles were harvested from the site and made available in a downloadable torrent file this week.

CNNMoney: Microsoft sales spike on soaring Windows demandupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 18:06:00

Microsoft Corp. on Thursday reported that its quarterly sales soared, thanks to gains across all of its key product lines.

CNNMoney: Baidu profit doubles in record quarterupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 04:28:00

While Google struggles with the Chinese market, local search giant Baidu is soaring to new heights. Baidu said Wednesday that its earnings doubled in the most recent quarter as its sales hit a record high.

1,000 images per page on new Google searchupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 16:43:00

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.

Analysis: Google and China agree on a fictionupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 09:34:00

Google got its Chinese visa extended Friday, but that doesn't mean the company is having a good trip or that China's censorship has gone away.

CNNMoney: China renews Google license, ending standoffupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 11:28:00

Google said Friday that it has renewed its license with the Chinese government to continue operating in that country, ending a standoff over censorship.

Google apologizes for results of 'Michelle Obama' image searchupdated: Thu Nov 26 2009 00:47:00

For most of the past week, when someone typed "Michelle Obama" in the popular search engine Google, one of the first images that came up was a picture of the American first lady altered to resemble a monkey.

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