Foxconn has entered into a patent agreement with Microsoft ensuring that devices powered by Google's Android and Chrome operating systems will pay royalties to Microsoft.
A Japanese court has ruled that the autocomplete feature of Google's search engine is libellous and that the search giant must remove terms linking a man with alleged criminal activity.
Google is now legally bound to make changes to search results after the European Commission concluded that the search giant dominated search results in Europe. Under the agreement Google will have to label search results of their own, such as Google News, and in some cases offer links for rival search engine results.
Google has dominated the online search business for years, but recent stats from comScore has revealed that the search giant's share is slipping while its competitors are gaining.
AV-Test, which is an independent Internet security group, says that the search engine Bing and Russia’s Yandex are far more likely to send a person to a malicious website than most other search engines available.
With the proliferation of social media and our increasing use of things like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ the question about what happens to all that information after we pass on from this world is one that we really need to deal with just as we do with out real world possessions.
Whether or not the Microsoft Surface will be a success is still open to debate, but there is a growing feeling that the Redmond company is going to bring a smaller version of the Surface to market at some point this year.
Google has set up the Glass Collective, an investment syndicate that will provide seed funding to entrepreneurs who want to employ Glass in what could become the next big thing after smartphones and tablets.
Microsoft knows that in order to stay competitive they will need to focus their shift away from the desktop PC. As part of that plan, the software giant plans on developing a new line of 7-inch Surface tablets.
Neeraj Arora, WhatsApp’s business development head, has denied rumors that the service is in sales talks with Google. Earlier rumors posited that WhatsApp had been discussing a buyout with Google for a month, and that the search giant was offering $1 billion for the service.
Google is enhancing the fight against human trafficking with the establishment of the Global Human Trafficking Hotline Network and $3 million of new funding for Polaris Project, Liberty Asia, and La Strada International, bringing Google's total contribution to anti-trafficking to $14.5 million.
Google is removing tens of thousands of apps from its Play Store a continued effort to battle spam and remove non-compliant software.
Google is rumoured to be in talks to acquire WhatsApp for $1 billion, which could greatly enhance the messaging service of future Android builds.
Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle and a consortium of other companies have filed a complaint with the European Commission alleging that Google is conducting itself in an anti-competitive manner when it comes to its mobile operating system Android.
The old saying about everything being bigger in Texas may soon change to being faster as well. Google recently announced they would be extending their Fiber service into the Austin, Texas region.
Baidu Incorporated, which is the largest Internet search engine in China, is in the process of developing something very similar to Google Glass. Baidu says their version will focus on facial recognition and image search.
Authorities in India are investigating search giant Google for alleged violation of competition rules after it asked users for information about their local areas for use on Google Maps.
Google's biggest search engine rival in China, Baidu, has confirmed that it is working on a prototype for digital eyewear similar to Google Glass.
Google will launch a second-generation version of the Nexus 7 tablet in July, according to sources cited by Reuters, paving the way for stronger competition in the already crowded tablet computer market.
Google is doing a trial-run for yet another one of their ever expanding list of services. This time, it's a same day delivery service.