A new Google Chrome extension sets out to replace photos in your Facebook news feed by swapping out cuddly kids with anything of your choosing.
(CBS/AP) Google is buying the Frommer's brand of travel guides.
Google, which bought the Zagat restaurant review service in September, plans to use Frommer's guides to hotels and destinations around the world to complement the Zagat listings.
Zagat listings have been added to Google's custom search results and Google Maps. With the purchase of Frommer's guides, the conclusion could be drawn that eventually travel ratings will soon appear in search results.Continue »
(CBS News) Google is changing its search algorithm again. This time the search giant is trying to weed out sites that may infringe on copyrights.
Instead of removing sites that may be violating copyright laws, Google has a workaround that technically doesn't censor the Web yet may appease copyright holders.
The company said in a blog post Friday:
"Starting next week, we will begin taking into account a new signal in our rankings: the number of valid copyright removal notices we receive for any given site. Sites with high numbers of removal notices may appear lower in our results."
Copyright infringement has been a contentious topic for copyright holders and net-neutrality advocates.
In January, Google joined sites like Wikipedia and Reddit in an online protest to the sister bills Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). The search giant felt the bills went too far and would stifle innovation. Supporters of the bills sought powerful protection for copyright holders.
The move to change its algorithm shows a willingness to work with organizations like the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America. However, it will not remove websites from its index unless the company receives a valid copyright removal notice.
Google says it has received copyright removal notices for more than 4.3 million in the last 30 days. Sites that believe they've been incorrectly targeted may apply to have the removal reversed.
Most people use a form of cloud computing everyday, but the term has yet to become engrained in the mainstream lexicon.
So what the heck is cloud computing?Continue »
Citing sources close to the matter, AllThingsD reports that it's not clear what position Mayer has in mind for Stanton, but it is likely a "big one."Continue »
The penalty announced Thursday by the Federal Trade Commission matches the figure that The Associated Press and other media outlets had reported last month. It's the largest fine that the FTC has imposed against a company for violating a previous agreement with the agency.Continue »
But now, she says, she uses it all the time.
One month in to wireless service being provided in six New York City subway stations, commuters like Langmead are happy to have chances to connect when their trains head underground and pull into one of the stations with Wi-Fi.Continue »
To make up for the delay, Google plans to send the gadget free to everyone who pre-ordered it.Continue »
The company, Redwood City, Calif.-based Wildfire, helps businesses such as Cirque du Soleil and Spotify manage social media efforts across the Internet.Continue »
Google broke its promise.
Britain's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) received a letter from Google in which the company admits it kept a "small portion" of the electronic information collected from the U.K. and other countries.Continue »
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(CBS News) Google Talk, the popular chat client also knowns as "Gtalk" or "Gchat," went down Thursday morning.
At 6:40 a.m. ET Thursday morning, the Google Apps Status Dashboard stated: "We're investigating reports of an issue with Google Talk. We will provide more information shortly."Continue »