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Google Once Made A Promise Not To Be Evil. Will Alphabet Uphold It?

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 08.11.2015 | Technology

When Google filed to become a public company in 2004, it did so with one of the clearest company mottos in history: "Don't be evil." What Google...

The Biggest Moments From 20 Years Of Google History

AP | Damon Beres | Posted 08.11.2015 | Technology

Google, which Monday announced it's reorganizing under a new parent company called "Alphabet," is one of the biggest and best-known companies in...

Google Announces 'Alphabet,' Its New Parent Company

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.11.2015 | Technology

Larry Page has a new job. The former Google CEO announced in a blog post Monday that he is now CEO of Alphabet, a new "collection of co...

This Google Chrome Extension Replaces ‘Political Correctness’ With Something More Accurate

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.10.2015 | World

Election cycle coverage just got a little more palatable thanks to a new Google Chrome extension. New Zealander Byron Clark set up his web...

Do We Really Want Empires of Connected Things?

Philip N. Howard | Posted 08.07.2015 | Technology
Philip N. Howard

The technologists and venture capitalists who go to events like CES love comparing the current internet of things to the Wild West: lots of people doing crazy, creative things on the frontiers of computer science and engineering. The comparison is a good one, but one that makes the case for FCC guidance.

The Image of a Government Versus the Face of its People

Maryam Zar | Posted 08.06.2015 | World
Maryam Zar

Today, we are at crossroads, not only in American politics but in American minds, of our view of Iran. Do we forgive the transgressions of the past and forget the chants of Death bestowed upon the Great Satan, whose citizen were marched on television blindfolded and branded spies; or do we refuse to see a population that is consistently asking for less Islam in their government and more freedoms akin to the democracy we implement here at home?

Why a Presidential Candidate Is Driving a Giant Coffin Called the Immortality Bus Across America

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.06.2015 | Media
Zoltan Istvan

On my tour called the "Immortality Bus," I'm hoping to share with others that we should support a society and culture that is strongly pro-science and pro-longevity. My team and I plan to have embedded journalists aboard the bus, documenting our trip and enlivening the conversation.

Google's Internet Balloons Connect Remote Locations To The Web

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.05.2015 | Media

Fast Company: Sri Lanka Is The First Country To Deploy Google's Balloon-Based Internet Google is on a mission to get everyone around the globe f...

Google To Expand Its Superfast Fiber Internet Service

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.05.2015 | Technology

San Antonio, Texas, just took one giant step into the future. Mayor Ivy Taylor announced Wednesday that Google Fiber, a high-speed Internet and ...

8 Companies Making a Dent in the Digital Divide

EBONY.com | Posted 08.04.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

Back in 2014, when it became public knowledge that the big tech players (Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Google) weren't hiring enough women and people of color, there became what seemed like a national call to action to get these underrepresented groups ready for tech careers.

Desperately Seeking Trustworthy News

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.04.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

Maybe I'm desperate for trustworthy news and progress in that direction, but possibly good news surfaced recently that I missed on first reading. F...

Elon Musk, Superintelligence, and Maximizing Social Good: A Weekend at History's Largest Gathering of "Effective Altruists"

Melody Y. Guan | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Melody Y. Guan

From July 31st to August 2nd, the Google Quad campus in Silicon Valley was overtaken by a motley crowd of over 400 entrepreneurs, academics, technologists, and activists, all attendees of the Effective Altruism (EA) Global conference.

Retro Google Clone Will Transport You Back To The 1980s

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 08.03.2015 | Technology

Ever wonder what Google might have looked like in the 1980s? Though the search engine wasn't around back then, chances are it might have looked someth...

Google Rejects 'Right To Be Forgotten' Order In France

Associated Press | Damon Beres | Posted 07.31.2015 | Technology

PARIS (AP) — Google is rejecting an order by the French data privacy agency to remove search results worldwide upon request, saying European la...

How to Engineer a Lady MacGyver

Samara Bay | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Samara Bay

Hollywood's quintessential TV show engineer - who was somehow both an 80's everyman complete with feathered haircut and also an action hero possessed of a profound understanding of the pure sciences - was Angus MacGyver.

The 2 Best Air Travel Search Engines Right Now

Shindy Chen | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Shindy Chen

Summer travel's on all of our minds. So, here are my latest favorites for finding the best airfare prices online right now--after all, there's more to travel search than Orbitz and Priceline.

OK, Google: Please Collect Air Pollution Data With Street View Cars

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.30.2015 | Technology

Imagine asking your phone to calculate the optimal route for cycling to work while enjoying the best air quality, or calculating whether it's better t...

Google Translate's Mobile App Just Got Even More Magical

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology

The Google Translate app can be a godsend for travelers and language learners. And it just got even better. In January, the mobile app debuted a...

Android Loyalty Drives OS Share Trend

Michael R. Levin | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Michael R. Levin

Apple Enjoys Brand Loyalty, while Samsung, LG, Others Trade Customers Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) released analysis of the result...

Google's New Feature Will Help You Avoid Other Humans

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology

What happens when you carefully research a hot new walk-in-only restaurant, make big plans to go, then find it's completely packed when...

Why Can You Uber it to Someone's Home in China But You Can't Google or Facebook Them?

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

While there is disagreement about its numbers -- its own estimates of a million rides a day are disputed -- what is not in dispute is that Uber may have achieved the seemingly impossible: as a tech company in the business of consumer data collection, it has cracked the Chinese market.

Inspiration Going Viral

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Are you the sort of person who can't resist slowing down at an accident because you feel compelled to look? I confess I'm ambivalent about accident s...

What I'm Googling: "Only Guy In Yoga Class"

Hassan S. Ali | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Hassan S. Ali

A great thing about Google: the autocomplete function lets you know you're not the only deeply insecure guy asking this or any question. Then a bad thing about Google: it can raise questions as much as it answers them.

These Big Businesses Have All Committed To Climate Action

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

 WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday announced a new collaboration between major U.S.-based companies on climate change, teasing wh...

You May Soon Be Able To Get The Perfect Gmail Address

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 07.27.2015 | Technology

Nobody wants a Gmail address that looks like this: XxXLorenzoLigato93@gmail.com.  But for those of us who weren't lucky enough to get the usernam...