(CBS) - International soccer star David Beckham will be available for a live chat Thursday, thanks to Google+ Hangouts.
The interview will be live at Google on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 12 p.m. EST at youtube.com/davidbeckham.
Afterward, you can join Becks for a Google+ Hangout session at around 1:30 p.m. EST. If you have questions for the famous footballer, post them on his Google+ profile using the hashtag #GoogleBeckham.Continue »
He accused the White House of being in the employ of "Silicon Valley paymasters." Murdoch claimed Google was profiting from advertisements sold against pirated materials. He also called the search company a "piracy leader." (Read more about Murdoch's Twitter tirade here), reports CNET's Greg Sandoval.Continue »
The news didn't sit well with microblogging service Twitter, whose general counsel Alex Macgillivray came out swinging with this tweet: "Bad day for the Internet. Having been there, I can imagine the dissension @Google to search being warped this way."
Welcome to 2012's first high-tech cat fight.Continue »
(CBS/AP) - Album sales in the U.S. rose more than 3 percent last year for the first gain since 2004 - a sign that rising digital sales are finally stemming the decade-long decline of compact discs.
The uptick to 458 million album sales was helped by the hugely popular sophomore album "21" from British singer Adele, which sold 5.8 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Huge interest in Adele also led to the sales of 856,000 copies of "19," her debut album from 2008.Continue »
(CBS) - Google has found itself in a firestorm over breaking its own policies.
If you type in words "This post is sponsored by Google Chrome" an odd array of small blogs that feature posts with titles like: "Google Chrome Benefits Small Business," "Google Chrome Helps Small Business Find Success Online," or "A Bit About Google Chrome."
On Dec. 24 at 7 a.m. EST OnStar users will be able to press the blue OnStar button and get an update on Santa's whereabouts. This is the third year the company will provide this service.Continue »
(CBS) - Google and the North American Aerospace Defense Command kick off their countdown to track Santa Claus today.
On Dec. 24 at 2 a.m. EST you can start tracking Old Saint Nick using Google Maps or Google Earth, for a 3D experience. The tracker will also be available via Google Maps on smartphones.Continue »
(CBS) - The Android team released a sweet video to wish us happy holidays.
Santa makes an appearance at the Googleplex in Mountain View, Calif. to spread cheer and presents. The video features Android devices - of course. Old Saint Nick is seen using a tablet to follow along with the song "Jingle Bells."
Gotta love those Googlers.Continue »
(CBS) - British rapper Dan Bull released a new protest song today called "SOPA Cabana."
The catchy tune features photos of 86 people and a cat holding up lyrics to the song to protest the "Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)."
Tech Dirt reported that Bull asked for volunteers on his Facebook page and the "whole video was put together over the last few hours."Continue »
Remember how you felt when the iPad 2 was released in March? How about the frustration you felt when Egypt shut down the Internet to deter protesters? Many of us will never forget the emotions that stirred upon learning of Steve Jobs' death.
It was a passionate and emotional year for technology. We kicked off 2011 witnessing social media used as an essential tool in the organizing and documenting of the Arab Spring.
(CBS) - Google Zeitgeist released a moving video of 2011's top searches.
"What mattered in 2011?" was the question posed in Google's introduction to their list of fastest-growing searches of the year.
It was the year of Apple, as three of the top 10 searches were related to the company. The company's co-founder Steve Jobs came in at No. 9, while the iPad 2 came in at No. 10 and iPhone 5 came in at No. 6.
So who was No. 1?Continue »
"Our support will free more than 12,000 people from modern-day slavery, and prevent millions more from being victimized," Google said on their website.Continue »
(CBS) - President Barack Obama quietly launched a Google+ page Wednesday continuing to build his reputation as the social media President.
During his 2008 presidential campaign candidate Obama built a movement by using sites like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Many dubbed him as the first Internet President because of his savvy use of websites and social media.
Will you be adding him to your circle?
The service has been in beta since this summer. New features include the ability to purchase songs right from the online music player, deeper integration with Android devices and content partnerships. A new feature called the Artists Hub creates a market place for unsigned musicians.
If the Google Music catches on, it will certainly give iTunes and Spotify some competition. The service works by uploading your music to the cloud. You can access your library on the web via the Google Music homepage.Continue »