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Yelp DITCHES Google Deal, Walks Away From Buyout Offers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Yelp has turned down Google's offer to buy the company for over half a billion dollars, TechCrunch reports. Google was reportedly in advanced talks t...

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 News Drops AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Google News has stopped hosting new articles from the Associated Press the search giant confirmed Monday, in a sign that contract negotiations between...

Etch-A-Sketch and Google Announce E-Books for Kids

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Gerald Sindell

A new e-book reader for kids will capitalize on the highly refined Etch-a-Sketch two knob interface and will include a ventilator to simulate the breath of reading parents, but will not display text. Or pictures.

Google Caffeine: New Google Search Version Launching Soon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Back in August, we were shocked to learn that Google was working on a new version of its search engine. The secret project, known officially as Google...

A Holiday Wish List That No One Should Fulfill

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Here are the "top ten" things our government could do in 2010 to reverse our nascent economic recovery. Of course, it shouldn't do any of these things - but its record causes me grave concern.

China Accuses Google Of 'Malicious Revenge' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The official newspaper of China's ruling communist party has accused Google of seeking "malicious revenge" after a malware warning appeared by one of ...

Eric Schmidt To Newspapers: Don't BLAME Google, We Can Help

Wall Street Journal | ERIC SCHMIDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

With dwindling revenue and diminished resources, frustrated newspaper executives are looking for someone to blame. Much of their anger is currently di...

How 'Polls' Rank in the Google Zeitgeist

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My column for the week manages to combine polling, the Google 2009 Zeitgeist list, the Gallup Poll and Rasmussen. Click here to read it all. Also, sin...

Google Wave Review: New App "Crashes On Beach Of Overhype" | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

But this service is way overhyped and as people start to use it they will realize it brings the worst of email and IM together: unproductivity....

Google Books: Right Goal, Wrong Solution

Peter Brantley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Peter Brantley

Google suggests that the worthiness of its pursuit justifies a prompt settlement in the Book Search case. But in fact, it is the very enormity of the issue that demands it be deliberated publicly, not haggled over privately.

I've Seen The New Google Phone (And It's The Droid)

Ron Galloway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ron Galloway

Last summer I wrote a post entitled "Will Verizon Get The iPhone?" in which I argued the point that at some point in 2010 the iPhone will make its way...

Google Wave RELEASED For Wider Testing (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

**See update and demonstration video below** Google Wave, a highly-anticipated new communication and collaboration tool, is being released to 100,0...

Warner Music, YouTube Strike Deal To Bring Back Music Videos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Warner Music Group has completed a deal with YouTube (GOOG) that will bring back music videos for Green Day, U2, Madonna and other artists to the vide...

Google and Amazon: Making Theft and Price-Fixing the Legal Default

Alex Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alex Green

An agreement between Google, The Authors Guild of America, and the Association of American Publishers has touched off the most vociferous battle between technology companies since the inception of the Internet.

New Media and Social Change: How Nonprofits Are Using Web-Based Technologies to Reach Their Goals

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Josh Nelson

The Hatcher Group set out to examine how a group of nonprofits working on state-level advocacy issues are using new media technologies to promote their agendas.

VIDEO: New York Times Digital Chief: Has "Unbelievable Margins" from Google AdSense

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.11.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

Martin Nisenholtz, who heads digital operations at The New York Times Company, says that companies who create low cost, highly verticalized and contextualized content will get "very rich" from AdSense.

Google Strikes Back Against "Nonsensical" AT&T in Broadband Spat

Sam Gustin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Sam Gustin

Google has struck back against AT&T in the ongoing battle over net neutrality, the idea that broadband providers like AT&T should not discriminate against services that compete with their own offerings.

'Googlle': Google Logo Spelled Wrong In Celebration Of 11th Anniversary (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

**See photos below** Why is the Google logo spelled wrong? On the Google homepage, the Google doodle appears to have a typo: it reads "Googlle" ins...

Let My Data Go!

Brian Fitzpatrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Brian Fitzpatrick

By not locking our users, we force ourselves to focus more on innovation as a means of retaining our users, and we'd love nothing more than to see every web service company follow suit.

Google Earth Launches Climate Simulator Starring Al Gore (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Al Gore stars in a Google Earth climate simulator video that shows the potential effects of climate change in different emissions scenarios. The vide...

Google Chrome Makes Internet Explorer Ten Times Faster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 zips through JavaScript nearly ten times faster than usual when Google's new Chrome Frame plug-in is partnered with th...

Google Book Settlement 1.0 Is History

Pamela Samuelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Pamela Samuelson

The parties are now going back to the drawing board to negotiate an amended settlement agreement. However, the GBS deal can't be fixed by tweaking a few details.

Recent Gmail "Crash" Forces Spammers to Awkwardly Approach Potential Customers in Person

Ben Berkon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ben Berkon

"If this is a trend [with Google], I don't know how I'm going to convince people that 'gorgeous sluts are waiting to meet you,'" said an anonymous spammer.

GMail Returns After Outage: Vent About How It Affected You

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

GMail, which had been experiencing problems accessing contacts and sending messages, has been fixed. All the service capabilities of the Google Mail a...