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Google, Group Polarization, and Jon Stewart

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Today wing nuts can easily go on Google and create their own hate-filled echo chamber. Therefore, Google, the king of search, is unintentionally aiding in group polarization.

Google Sued: Sex, Religious Discrimination

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lisa Derrick

Former Google employee James Bara has filed suit against the search giant, citing sexual and religious discrimination in violation of the US Civil Rights Act.

Googlee Deforestation With The Cloud | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

One of the most effective ways to battle global warming would be to curb deforestation around the world. Google is helping today on the monitoring fro...

China's Google Scandal

James A. Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James A. Lewis

The focus of American spying is traditional statecraft -- arms sales, military capabilities and plans, political intentions. China's goals, though, are very different, and we should call them on it.

Google Books: A High Bar for Approval

Peter Brantley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Brantley

Those of us who have been following this case closely are left scratching our heads by the actions taken by Google and its partners since the Department of Justice's intervention.

An Epic Internet Copyright Battle on the Horizon? Microsoft and News Corp. vs. Google, Maybe

Jonathan Steinsapir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Steinsapir

If Microsoft and News Corp. go forward with a deal whereby News Corp. demands that Google stop indexing its websites, don't be surprised if it leads to one of the most important copyright lawsuits in history.

Cheney's Legacy

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Where were the critics of Obama's Flight 253 handling when it took President Bush six whole days to comment about Richard Reid's failed attempt to blow up an airliner with a shoe bomb?

Google's Post-Recession Culture: Perks Are Out, Be Happy You Have A Job

AllThingsD | Peter Kafka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Hey Googlers! All those perks -- the great food, the high-end daycare, the fancy bathrooms -- that the company is famous for? Overrated, your bosses ...

Big Bird Google Doodle Celebrates Sesame Street's 40th Anniversary (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google's doodle looks a bit different: instead of the regular primary-colored G-O-O-G-L-E, Big Bird, the giant yellow bird character from the children...

Google Connects DC's Low-Income Families With Free Wireless

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Google giving airports nationwide with free WiFi this holiday season may inspire good cheer, but the company is taking social philanthropy even furthe...

More Power to Google in China: Why Does US-Backed Get a Pass?

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Peter Scheer

Baidu is often described in the press as China's "home-grown" internet portal. But its stock trades on the NASDAQ exchange. And it is today majority-owned by institutional investors with names like Fidelity and Morgan Stanley.

China Authors: "Google Violated Our Copyrights"

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A group representing authors in China has accused Google of violating copyrights with its digital library, a claim that Google de...

Google Books Settlement: Key Players Comment

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's been three years since the lawsuit was filed that launched the Google Books Settlement, a long series of back-and-forth negotiations about the co...

Ins and Outs for 2010

Julia Plevin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Julia Plevin

The first thing I do everywhere January 1 is review the INs and OUTs for the new year. Someday my insights will be really valuable, but for now I offer them to you for free.

Google Cofounder Gives To Charity That Helped Him Escape Anti-Semitism

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

How many times do you use Google every day? Next time you're checking stocks, researching at work or cyber-stalking an ex-boyfriend, take a minute to ...

Go Ogle Has Droid Rage

Rich Nadworny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rich Nadworny

Maybe Google leading with machismo was a good idea for capturing some marketing share from Apple's iPhone, but now you have to wonder if Google hasn't crossed the line to homophobia.

Google China History: TIMELINE Of Google's Biggest China Controversies (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google threatening to leave China earlier this week came as a surprise to some, but the relationship between the two has a history of issues. The l...

Subject: Our Marketing Plan

The New Yorker | Ellis Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If you already have a blog, make sure you spray-feed your URL in niblets open-face to the skein. We like Reddit bites (they're better than Delicious),...

Get Busy Committee on Changing the Face of Hip Hop Forever

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Lately, rap has been getting a bad rap because there's no true voice for the hip hop community. That changed last week when the Get Busy Committee dropped their new album Uzi Does It.

Best CEOs Of The Decade (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Grace Kiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The 2000s certainly seem like a ghastly decade. The era's already fabled financial debacles -- among them, Enron's bankruptcy, the burst of the tech b...

Ken Auletta's Google Book: Eric Schmit Wants To Build "$100 Billion Media Company"

TechCrunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Googled is not published yet, but I managed to get my hands on a copy of the uncorrected proofs. One of the most startling assertions Auletta makes ri...

Making Money In Yogaland

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

Yogaworks has opened a new studio in New York, at the corner of Broadway and Grand Street. It's got bamboo floors and showers with impressive pressure. The only thing missing? People.

Google China Updates: Liveblogging News And Reactions To Google's "New Approach"

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

We'll be live-blogging developments pertaining to Google's recent actions in China. Send reactions, tips, and news here. WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20 ...

Google Android 2.0: Screenshots Of New Platform Leaked (PHOTOS) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

We hope you Android lovers out there are sitting down, because we're about to knock your socks off. Android 2.0 hasn't been released, announced, or ev...

Google Canary Island Street View Catches Man Peeing (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The UK Google is inviting users to "take a holiday to the Canary Islands and Hawaii using Street View." However, there's a catch: the sunny Canary Is...