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Google News Leaves Spain: a Story of Corruption and Ignorance

Enrique Dans | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Enrique Dans

This has once again highlighted the corruption that has come to characterize this country, whereby just about anybody with the money can dictate their terms to the government, where newspapers will sell their editorial line in return for government cash and where the government has no idea about what the Internet really is and doesn't care anyway.

Why Europe Is Afraid of Google

Alain Elkann | Posted 12.09.2014 | World
Alain Elkann

If you own a 90 percent market share, or in some countries even more than that, you are de facto the entry gate to the digital world. If you then decide to discriminate against competitors, or favor your own products over everyone else's -- even when the quality is inferior and without full transparency to the users -- this is an unhealthy market situation.

Google's EU Antitrust Woes Extended

AP | Posted 11.09.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's antitrust body is again rejecting Google's offer to settle a case claiming it abuses its dominant position in I...

How The 'Right To Be Forgotten' Rule Is Backfiring

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.22.2014 | Media

When the European Union's so called "right to be forgotten" policy was instituted in May, news outlets worried that the ruling could have a negative i...

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.

How to Register Your Authorship With Google

Chris Abraham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Chris Abraham

My church tells me that the only way to get into Heaven is for the Lord to know you by name. Likewise, with Google's latest algorithm update, Hummingbird, Google now demands that you trade your anonymity for a spot at the top of Google search.

A Hilarious Conversation Between Siri And Google Voice

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.28.2013 | Technology

What happens when two of the most popular digital voices speak to each other? A whole lot of confusion, that's what. Artist Michael Silber wanted to p...

Facebook Moves Into Google's Home

AP | By PETER SVENSSON | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook Home, the new software that takes over the front screen of a smartphone, is a bit of a corporate home invasion. Facebook is...

The New Pathway of Journalism, Thanks to Google

Kal Raustiala | Posted 01.27.2013 | Technology
Kal Raustiala

The proposal to create a new form of copyright in links raises two important questions. Will such a rule actually benefit newspapers? And will it ultimately benefit us -- the readers of the news?

Google Planning Big News For Next Week's Event

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 10.22.2012 | Technology

It's nearly impossible for companies to keep soon-to-be launched products a secret anymore. Swirling around the web are a host of predictions about...

Google To Make Merchants Pay For A Spot On Shopping Search Results

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 05.31.2012 | Technology

Looks like Google's free shopping search results won't be free much longer. In a May 31 post on its Google Commerce blog, the company announced tha...

Google Dictionary

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.30.2012 | Technology

The Google dictionary is no mere picture book, even though it's composed entirely of photos from Google image search. The 1,240-page printed volume...

Getting the News -- Chris Dixon

Michael_Young | Posted 04.24.2012 | Media
Michael_Young

This week we spoke to Chris Dixon, co-founder of Hunch. We thought we'd ask Chris what his news routine was -- when you're on the cutting edge of tech, information is vital.

Google Tweaks Its Algorithm

AP | Posted 11.25.2011 | Technology

By Eric Carvin, The Associated Press BOSTON -- Google News, which has long relied on automation to deliver news content from countless providers, h...

Google News: Humans Beat Robots, at Last!

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.14.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

After almost a decade, Google is somewhat sheepishly admitting that humans are, well, useful after all.

Google Turns News Reading Into A Game

Posted 09.13.2011 | Technology

Bored with the standard news reading experience? Google News is now giving out news topic badges to their readers based on reading activity. Anno...

Google To Open Research Institute

AP | Posted 09.10.2011 | Technology

BERLIN -- Berlin's oldest university says it is partnering with Google and three German institutions to start a research institute. Humboldt Universi...

Live From Cannes: The Future According To Eric Schmidt

Dylan Byers | Posted 08.23.2011 | Technology
Dylan Byers

Google chairman talks of the next trillion-dollar industry.

New Features For Google News

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 07.16.2011 | Technology

Google News: now a little easier to navigate. The search giant's aggregate news product has added a new feature to its Top Stories page that collap...

How Yahoo Can Save Itself

Danny Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Wong

Yahoo may just yet redeem itself with its latest search engine update, Search Direct. This advancement in the usability of search engines is incredible.

Groupon.com and Google

Michael Tasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Tasner

My concern is that Groupon may have made a mistake not taking the money now.

Pakistan Floods: They Are Not Over Yet

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

Compassion for Pakistan is still needed because the first phase of flooding is not over. The river floods are devastating but slow moving.

Google News and the Arrogance of Cyber-Power

Richard H. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Richard H. Smith

Every morning my first Internet destination has been Google News. Until this week -- when Google News rolled out what detractors have called its "New Coke," which, to my mind, presents a technical nightmare and an aesthetic atrocity.

Google Allowing Users To Customize Their News

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Google Inc. is giving its users the chance to tailor the news to fit their interests. As part of a new look unveiled Wednesday,...

Google News Gets Its First Human Editors Ever

Business Insider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google News is experimenting with human news curation. Editors from a "small set" of partner news organizations started curating Google News yesterda...