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China Drops Rates, Amazon Drops A Profit: Markets Go Wild!

Phil Davis | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

Now China has lowered their lending rates - again!   That's right, first thing this morning, the PBOC announced another 0.25% rate cut ...

Google's 'Animal Farm' Moment

Tom Galvin | Posted 10.22.2015 | Technology
Tom Galvin

"Don't be evil" was famously created at Google's founding by an engineer who wanted something so bold that it would be impossible for the company to back away from it. But it has haunted Google ever since.

Google Seeks Allies In Its War Against Ad-Blocking

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.22.2015 | Technology

Google says European media firms, often the search giant's harshest industry critics, share a common threat because a surge in ad-blocking technology...

How Close are We to a Real Self-Driving Car?

Jonathan Rettinger | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology
Jonathan Rettinger

Over the past few years, we've all heard a lot of buzz about the trend toward "self-driving" cars. Today, every major car manufacturer is developing one; the same is also true for several leading technology companies.

YouTube Unveils Netflix Competitor

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 10.30.2015 | Technology

LOS ANGELES -- YouTube is taking on Netflix.  On Oct. 28, the video site will launch a new paid subscription service called YouTube ...

So, Tsu Me: Why Facebook Is Terrified of This Virtually Unknown Competitor and What It Could Mean For the Future of the Internet

David Fagin | Posted 10.27.2015 | Technology
David Fagin

Compensating users for their content? Giving a percentage to charity? All this "crazy talk" is apparently starting to spook Facebook to the point where, over the past few weeks, links to anything mentioning the site, including pics containing only text, have been inexplicably erased from millions of Facebook's user's profiles.

Yahoo Lands Search Deal With Google After Poor Third Quarter

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Unable to revive Yahoo's revenue growth on her own, CEO Marissa Mayer is hoping for a little help from her old friends at ...

The Ultimate Guide To Using Gmail Like A Complete Boss

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology

No one likes email, but it's an inevitable part of life for most modern humans. A 2013 study estimated that people spend 13 hours every...

Car Wars: Will the Phantom Menace Win or Does the Empire Strike Back?

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

The auto industry is on a collision course with the forces of digital disruption. You may think you have seen this movie before. Consider five forces of change that may well constitute the phantom menace in the Car Wars saga.

If Google Were A Guy, Our Jerk Search Would Be Over

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.20.2015 | Comedy

If you're a search engine and a comedy site targets you with four spoofs, you must be one meaty target. And so we bring you CollegeHumo...

Prime Minister of India and CEO of Google, Modi and Pichai at Google Headquarters

Sharad Khare | Posted 10.20.2015 | Technology
Sharad Khare

The dynamic Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and Google's new CEO Sundar Pichai took the stage to address the engaged and excited audience.

NYT Launches Virtual Reality Project With Google

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 10.20.2015 | Media

The New York Times announced plans on Tuesday to launch a virtual reality project with Google called NYT VR. The initiative kicks off in early N...

Is Google Fiber Discriminatory?

Alex Salkever | Posted 10.19.2015 | Technology
Alex Salkever

Google Fiber gets a thumbs up for racial diversity. But on every other measure of diversity for communities Google Fiber is either serving or plans to serve it falls flat.

Google Tries To Win Back Microsoft Defectors With Free Software

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.19.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is escalating an attack on Microsoft's lucrative Office software in an attempt to hit its longtime rival where it w...

Are Beacons the QR Code of 2015?

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 10.16.2015 | Technology
Jeanette Cajide

Beacon technology, currently used in some parks, museums, retail stores and restaurants, has failed to gain any meaningful traction in the last few years. It's a familiar feeling to me because it is reminiscent of a time in 2010 when marketers and advertisers rushed to implement a QR code strategy for their business.

Twitter Will Pay Its New Executive Chairman A 5-Digit Base Salary

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business

Twitter Inc said it would pay new Executive Chairman Omid Kordestani an annual base salary of $50,000 and a one-time grant of options to buy 800,000 ...

Google's Massive Book-Scanning Project Is Legal, U.S. Court Rules

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.16.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that Google's massive effort to scan millions of books for an online library does not viola...

The Search For The Right Song

Advertising Week | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
Advertising Week

By Doug Zanger The language of music has long been considered universal. But, to be fair, it's more likely that that the appreciation of music is a b...

How Facebook and Google's Algorithms Are Affecting Our Political Viewpoints

Megan Anderle | Posted 10.15.2015 | Technology
Megan Anderle

Now that the 2016 presidential election is a regular part of the news cycle and users are sharing their opinions daily, let's dive into all the ways, subtle and overt, that the most-used social network and the most-used search engine affect our political beliefs.

Your Android Phone Is At Risk, And It's The Manufacturer's Fault

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 10.14.2015 | Technology

Android fans enjoy a lot of flexibility from their smartphones -- but a new study from researchers at the University of Cambridge reveals th...

Twitter Names Former Google Exec As Chairman

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.14.2015 | Business

Twitter Inc said it appointed former Google executive Omid Kordestani as its executive chairman. Twitter's shares were up 1 percent to $29.36 in...

Tech Companies: Listen Up, and Speak out on Climate Change

Vrinda Manglik | Posted 10.14.2015 | Green
Vrinda Manglik

Environmental degradation is a root cause of migration to California from Central America. And immigrant communities are not protected from socioeconomic vulnerability or the impacts of climate change in the U.S.

Steve Jobs' Greatest Notoriety: Elevating Tim Cook

Mark Weinstein | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Mark Weinstein

Steve Jobs is back all over the media and movie screens these days - as Hollywood portrays its take of his genius and his warts. At the end of the day (not the movie), Jobs' greatest notoriety may indeed be elevating Tim Cook to be his successor.

Google Calls For Translation Help For Refugees In Germany

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.14.2015 | World

With some 8,000 migrants and refugees entering Europe's borders every day, people from France to Finland to Denmark have volunteered t...

Clean-Tech Innovation, From the Sexy to the Stodgy

Clint Wilder | Posted 10.12.2015 | Green
Clint Wilder

Instead of a legislated, extremely aggressive renewable portfolio standard target as in California and Hawaii, New York seeks to fundamentally change the way its power market values assets.