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How Google Explains the World

Nish Gera | Posted 08.12.2014 | Technology
Nish Gera

The whys, whats and hows of human existence, from the mundane to the existential, are now being asked in the Google search bar, countless times a day. These seven Google Autocomplete questions show a sliver of these.

Trust: The Church and Facebook

Trey Lyon | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion
Trey Lyon

You don't undo those things with better packaging, or a new release of an old product. You have to do the deep, soul-baring, painful work of repentance and asking forgiveness -- and do it without caring if this person ever comes to your church or not.

Correcting the Record

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 09.07.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

The world is revolving more and more around search results. Google, Bing, Yahoo -- all return slightly different results for any search (so don't neglect to check all of them). What really matters is that you are presented prominently and at your best.

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.

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 06.04.2014 | Technology

You think you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google. Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with ju...

Europe's New Google Rule Has Many Americans Angry And Confused

AP | By MARTHA MENDOZA and TOBY STERLING | Posted 07.25.2014 | Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Europe's moves to rein in Google — including a court ruling this month ordering the search giant to give people a say...

Do You Have a Right to Privacy... From Google?

Michael Gregg | Posted 07.23.2014 | Technology
Michael Gregg

From Google Search's exhaustive indexing of personal information, to revenge porn sites and surveillance cameras, is personal privacy still relevant?

Google's Already Being Asked To Kill Links People Don't Like

Reuters | Alexei Oreskovic | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc is already getting requests to remove objectionable personal information from ...

Europe's High Court Has No Business Telling Google How to Edit Its Search Results

Peter Scheer | Posted 07.14.2014 | Technology
Peter Scheer

The EU court decision is an embarrassment. It reads like a bureaucracy interpreting tax regulations, not a high court balancing first principles of free speech and individual privacy.

What You Say Online Can and Will Be Used Against You

Russ Warner | Posted 06.30.2014 | Technology
Russ Warner

Don't post anything online that you wouldn't want your mother or the police knowing.

How Are You Winning In Social Media?

John McElhenney | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
John McElhenney

Let's talk about what's working in social media and what's not. First let's get the overall stats out-of-the-way. This handy chart helps us identi...

5 Ways You Look Out-Of-Date In Your Job Search

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 06.01.2014 | Fifty
Susan P. Joyce

Fortunately for most of us, a job search is NOT something we do often enough to be really skilled at it. So, when the time comes to find a new job, we must look at what is effective now -- not what worked when we last hunted for a job 2, 5, or 10 years ago.

Google Answers Even More Of Your Creepy Questions

Posted 03.19.2014 | Comedy

If all our creepy, weird and embarrassing Google searches had to be filtered through an actual human being, we would probably never show our faces on ...

Google Doesn't Look Like This Anymore

AP | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.14.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Web surfing through the Internet's main gateway now looks slightly different on personal computers, thanks to a few cosmetic ch...

European Commission's Investigation of Google Can't Become a Song That Never Ends

David Balto | Posted 05.01.2014 | Business
David Balto

The verse started with Google proposing a settlement, then the European Commission market tested it, Google's competitors put pressure on the European Commission to reject it and the verse repeats. We are now on the third repeat of the chorus.

Smart Job Search Strategy: Defensive Googling

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 04.20.2014 | Fifty
Susan P. Joyce

The actions of someone else -- who has the same name you use in your job search -- could be sabotaging your job search.

50 Google Searches to Avoid a Layoff or Bad Employer

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Use these Google searches to dig up information that can help you avoid a bad employer or to show you the signs that your current employer is struggli...

29 Awesome Things You Didn't Know About Google (But Should)

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.08.2014 | Technology

What would the internet be without Google? Sure, there are other search engines out there, but the world's biggest and arguably its best one serves up...

The Biggest Stereotype Of Every State In America In 1 Map

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.29.2014 | Technology

On Tuesday, President Obama will report to Congress on the condition of the country. But over the weekend, we got another taste of the state of the Un...

Video's Hidden 'Secret Sauce' Marketers Need To Know

Scott MacFarland | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

When a video is produced and shared, it has many benefits. Video has several powerful characteristics that make it a great storytelling medium. What we tend to forget is that SEO and quality score are also impacted.

If Google Were A Guy, He'd Have A Very Difficult Job

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

In the midst of all our Google searches -- the serious, the funny, the disgusting and embarrassing -- do we ever think what it would be like if one ma...

Software Takes Command: An Interview with New Media Theorist Lev Manovich, Part 1

Illya Szilak | Posted 02.15.2014 | Books
Illya Szilak

Many of us have become daily producers/reproducers of cultural content, and it is technology that has made this possible.

Google Autocomplete: Poetry and Prejudice

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2014 | Technology
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

The Autocomplete function of Google Search is both annoying and fascinating. When you start typing in the first letters or words of your search into the Google search box, Autocomplete takes a guess at what you are looking for and "completes" the search phrase by offering you multiple query phrases.

Google Makes It Harder Than Ever To Search For Child Porn

AP | By SYLVIA HUI | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

LONDON (AP) — Google and Microsoft have introduced software that makes it harder for users to search for child abuse material online, the companies ...

Separated By The Partition, Childhood Friends Reunite In Sweetest Google India Ad

Posted 11.14.2013 | Good News

When we first came across this new Google India advertisement, we watched it without English subtitles. But it didn't matter -- because In the end, we...