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Never Mind Google Streetview... We Need Google "Heat" View

Gavin D. J. Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gavin D. J. Harper

Google, you've developed a fantastic and sophisticated engine for processing imagery; can we please borrow it to save the world?

Google London Removes Employee Trash Cans To Promote Recycling

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Google's removal of employee trash cans is an ingenious idea. It costs nothing for a business to remove the item and direct employees to a centralized...

What I Learned About Dave Matthews, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Rania, Al Gore, and Myself By Checking Out the iGoogle Showcase

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

Dave Matthews loves to look at photographs of monkeys. Rachael Ray is a huge movie buff. Ashton Kutcher is a terrible speller. Queen Rania is crazy about Twitter. How do I know all this? I just finished surfing around Google's new iGoogle Showcase, a feature that allows you to check out the favorite gadgets of people from the worlds of entertainment, media, business, and more -- including me. You won't be surprised to learn that my top pick is the HuffPost gadget. But it's not just because it's my baby. Our tech team worked closely with Google to create a gadget that gives users a terrific feel for our fast-paced, constantly-refreshing, interactive approach to delivering news and opinion. It's a great way to keep up with the Huffington Post at a glance.

Google's Android to Run on Acer Netbooks

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Acer is set to be the first PC manufacturer to package its netbooks with Google's Android operating system. One of the finest selling points about Google's OS is that its free.

Justice Dept Investigating Recruiting Practices At Google, Yahoo, Apple

New York Times | Miguel Helft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Justice Department has begun an investigation into whether the recruiting practices of some of the largest technology companies violated antitrust...

Susan Boyle Placed Rather Than Won: Hollie Steel Cried Her Way into the Finals

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

it seems to me Susan's negative press in the tabloids and CNN, plus tweets on Twitter may have worked against her.

AOL Returns to the Green, Green Grass of Home

Jarvis Coffin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jarvis Coffin

Time Warner confirmed yesterday that it will spin off AOL as a stand-alone public company at the end of the year. So endeth one of the more notable chapters in the history of the Internet, so far.

AOL SPINOFF: Time Warner Board Approves Plans

Yahoo! Finance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) -- Time Warner Inc. says its board has approved plans to spin off AOL, the company's lagging Internet unit. The New York company, whi...

WATCH: Steve Ballmer Unveils 'Bing' Microsoft's New Search Engine

wsj.com | JESSICA HODGSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CARLSBAD, Calif.--Microsoft Corp. Thursday unveiled a major overhaul to its Internet search engine, as it enters a new chapter in its rivalry with Goo...

Google Wave: Google Introduces New Communications Platform

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SAN FRANCISCO — Google Inc. is hatching a new species of e-mail and instant messaging, but the Internet search leader first wants the hybrid ser...

Copyright Needs Limits, As It Restricts Innovation

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Defenders of expanded copyright restrictions imply that content owners have been on a losing streak and have few tools at their disposal. Wrong.

Google Increasingly Battles Facebook In Search

AP | JAY ALABASTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

TOKYO — Google has long been the king of search, dominating rivals including Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp. But it increasingly sees social netw...

Bill Keller: Google Is New York Times' "Frenemy"

The New York Observer | John Koblin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"Google is one of those companies that we generally refer to as a frenemy," said New York Times executive editor Bill Keller at his semi-annual newsro...

Google Drops Idea Of Buying Newspapers

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Google has considered buying a newspaper or using its charitable arm to support news businesses seeking non-profit status, but is now unlikely to purs...

Google Wants All World's Books and Will Pay All the Authors

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.29.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

Google's Book Search project has already scanned and indexed 7 million volumes. Pending approval from a Federal court, the project is due to expand globally.

You Can't Build a New Foundation with Dirty Energy

Billy Parish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Billy Parish

"New Foundation" is a good term, capturing both the unsustainable foundation of our past economic growth and framing out the kind of economy we need to build for the long-term.

WolframAlpha Vs. Google: Is It A Search Engine?

Huffington Post | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WolframAlpha has launched. No it's not an animal made on the Island of Dr. Moreau. It's a new search engine. Despite comparisons to Google it functio...

Free the Data: Breaking Down Silos With Google; Liberating Spreadsheets, Collaboration Beyond the Cell

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
J. Carl Ganter

Fusion Tables is a powerful research and story-telling tool -- equally accessible to journalists, scientists, students and the public.

Is Google Afraid of the Big, Bad, Wolf?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

If WolframAlpha teaches us anything it's that search, and the web itself, are evolving and morphing so fast that you can almost begin to imagine the sci-fi vision of the web becoming self-aware.

YouTube's Sells Exclusive "Click to Buy" Sponsorship to VISA

Daisy Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daisy Whitney

As it continues to mine new advertising models, YouTube said VISA has currently bought out the new "click to buy" ad option on YouTube.

Google Outage! Users Report Widespread Problems Using Google Apps

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SAN FRANCISCO — Millions of people were cut off from Google Inc.'s search engine, e-mail and other online services Thursday, sparking a flurry o...

Google Street View Banned In Greece, Pending "Additional Information"

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Greece's data protection agency has banned Google from expanding its Street View service in the country, pending "additional information" from the fir...

All the Things People Thought Google Would Do but It Hasn't

Nicholas Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nicholas Carlson

Here's a list of things people thought Google would do, but it hasn't.

Google's Attempt To Revolutionize Radio Ad Sales Fails

Wall Street Journal | JESSICA E. VASCELLARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Google Inc.'s foray into selling radio ads was supposed to show how its online-advertising brainpower could revolutionize an old-fashioned people busi...

Google Unveils Slew Of New Features For Computers, Phones

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Google Inc. unveiled a slew of new and future features on Tuesday, including one that will allow people to better coordinate Internet searches on thei...