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As the Internet Becomes More Global, Language Matters More than Ever

Nataly Kelly | Posted 08.11.2014 | Technology
Nataly Kelly

As more people come online in various parts of the world, leading businesses will remain in a constant race to keep up with the languages needed to reach the same percentage of potential customers they reach today.

Google Helps Immortalize The Vanishing World Of Street Art

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.10.2014 | Arts

Street art is far from static in the ever-changing urban jungle. Building walls get ripped down, taking with them painstakingly detailed murals; ...

Google Makes A Big Satellite Buy

AP | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 08.10.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is buying Skybox Imaging in a deal that could serve as a launching pad for the Internet company to send its own fleet of...

For Germans, Google Is a Digital Feudal Lord

Wolfgang Mulke | Posted 08.10.2014 | World
Wolfgang Mulke

While European companies have to comply with comparatively strict data privacy protection laws, Google's hunger for information seems to know no bounds. That has led to demands for uniform data privacy protection standards for all participants in the market. Otherwise, the European companies reason, Europe will be dependent on the Americans in the digital age.

Anything Can Happen in a World Where Innovation, Not Government Intervention, Rules

David Balto | Posted 08.10.2014 | Technology
David Balto

Truly, the talk of threats to competition in the mobile device market could not be more wrong.

Monetizers and Snoops

David Sable | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
David Sable

Truthfully? I want to be protected from the monetizers as much as I want to be protected from the snoops -- although I can make a better case for the snoops.

An 11-Year-Old Created This Gorgeous Animated Google Doodle

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.10.2014 | Technology

The illustration on Google's homepage on Monday may look pretty whimsical, but it's spotlighting a very serious issue: clean water. Not bad for an 11-...

Look At The Insane Perks Google Interns Have That You Don't

AP | By MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 08.09.2014 | Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Sitting in a kitchen stocked with free food, a handful of 20-something Google summer interns weigh their favorite perks...

Bianca Bosker

Should Online Ads Really Offer Binge Drinkers A Booze Discount?

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 06.06.2014 | Technology

Does the Internet have a duty to protect us from ourselves? I began to wonder as I attempted to trick Facebook into believing I was single. Hoping ...

Finding the Right Tech Policy Solution

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 08.04.2014 | Technology
Eva M. Clayton

While the concerns that many proponents of strong net neutrality rules hold may seem sensible, the truth is that pursuing draconian regulations in a knee-jerk reaction is simply unnecessary and could potentially hamper future innovation.

Too Old to Drive? Think Again, Google to the Rescue.

Alicia Arnold | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business
Alicia Arnold

Independence is first and foremost in the American spirit. But, our society is at a crossroads. Within the next two decades 20 percent of the U.S. population will be over 65. This causes great debate when it comes to aging and driving.

Google's Head Of Strategic Planning: "I Don't Watch Silicon Valley"

Valerie Frankel | Posted 08.03.2014 | Technology
Valerie Frankel

At the C2MTL "creativity + commerce" conference last week in Montreal, I chatted with Abigail Posner, Google's head of strategic planning, about Google Glass, Silicon Valley, and the deeper meaning of memes. Our conversation, below:

Google+: A Playground For Predators? What Parents Need to Know

Sue Scheff | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

Parents may feel helpless in the shadow of the world's biggest Internet company, but we all have the power to change this, even if Google continues to be unwilling to make things right. Until Google lives up to its own "Do no evil" motto, it's up to parents to protect children.

The Secret Weapon of Success in the Google 'Internship' Movie

Christine Crandell | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Christine Crandell

Under the humor lies the dark reality of the struggle facing a large percentage of 50-somethings.

Are Brick and Mortar Banks and Checking Accounts Dying Due to Digital Wallets, Prepaid Debit Cards, Etc.?

Curtis Arnold | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Curtis Arnold

North American banks that don't clue in that their competitors now include companies like PayPal, T-Mobile and even the US Postal Service could be fac...

Google, Capitalist Dilemmas and Corporate Purpose: What We Want From Business?

Judith Samuelson | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Judith Samuelson

We are in great need of leaders in business, finance and in the classroom who will take a different path.

Should the U.S. Have Google's 'Right to Be Forgotten' Too?

John P. David | Posted 08.02.2014 | Technology
John P. David

Google recently unveiled a system which enables citizens of the European Union to ask the search engine to remove results from its listings. The move comes in response to a landmark European Union court ruling which gave people there the "right to be forgotten."

Why Translation Is Like Music

Nataly Kelly | Posted 08.02.2014 | Technology
Nataly Kelly

People often ask me if translation is art or science. The reality is, it's a combination of both. A good parallel for the translation profession is the music industry, which has been revolutionized by technology.

Apple Sweet Again: Sour Stories Stumble

Jonathan Littman | Posted 08.02.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Littman

The tide is finally turning on the negative press that has helped to depress Apple's stock.

Google Blocked For Many In China Before Tiananmen Anniversary

Reuters | Posted 08.02.2014 | Technology

BEIJING (Reuters) - Google services are being disrupted in China ahead of this week's 25th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstr...

Google Said To Be Building Its Own Fleet Of Satellites

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.02.2014 | Technology

Google is aiming for the sky. According to a Wall Street Journal report on Sunday, the tech giant is planning to invest more than $1 billion on a ...

The Right to Remember, Damnit

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 07.30.2014 | Technology
Jeff Jarvis

This is a most troubling event for speech, the web and Europe. The court has trampled the free-speech rights not only of Google but of the sites -- and speakers -- to which it links.

Of Rules, Responsibility, Google and Colleges

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 07.30.2014 | Books
Robert Whitcomb

The problems that Philip Howard tackles remind me of the growing dominance of process over content (or maybe call it substance). You see this in daily life with the increasing time demanded to keep up with endlessly updated computer programs (planned obsolescence!), and the hours needed to fill out tax returns and insurance forms.

The Week to Week News Quiz for 5/30/14

John Zipperer | Posted 07.30.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Don't feel bad if your bid for the L.A. Clippers didn't win; you still have a chance to score with our latest Week to Week news quiz.

Having a Mission Is What Real Businesses Do

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

Many entrepreneurs and small business owners make the mistake of not taking the time to craft a mission statement. They think it's just fluff and a waste of time.