Joking aside, there is nothing to be neutral about when pondering Oracle's attempts to sue Google for copyright infringement on 37 Java APIs. It's got the Open Source community up in arms, but Google may have shot itself in the foot, and the results could end up having a huge impact in the future.
According to a report in ReadWrite:
Have a Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Yahoo account? If so, you might want to change your password, stat. According to cybersecurity firm Trustwave, hackers using a nasty piece of work called the Pony Botnet Controller have stolen usernames and passwords for nearly two million accounts. The firm determined that a malicious keylogger installed on users’ computers was to blame.
In addition, CNN reported that the accounts hacked were:
Big content is effectively censoring Google in a way that the Chinese goverment can only dream of and no one appears to be stopping them.
Search engine Google is in hot water after a privacy watchdog saw orange and ruled that its method of bringing in personal data from its many different online services violates Dutch data protection law.
As we ramp up to Black Friday this year, I’m up to my armpits in new tablets, so much so that I’m convinced some must be having unprotected sex and making tablet babies. Of course, each tablet has its own unique advantages and disadvantages.
If maintaining your presence on social media is becoming a burden, Google may be able to help.
Is Google an Internet company or a renewable energy developer? Sometimes it’s hard to tell. The company on Thursday was at it again, announcing that it was joining with the investment firm KKR to buy into six solar photovoltaic power plants being built by Recurrent Energy in California and Arizona. The plants total 106 megawatts of generating capacity.
Google should know how to push Android. And with the Nexus 5 it proves it. When it comes to delivering a smartphone that is well thought out, does enough to hit every mark, and delivers a great Android experience, the Nexus 5 is on point.
Google just gave you some new features in Gmail that add a level of functionality to email that makes it more than email. It's like they don't want you to go anywhere else but Google. Aw. Google likes me. It really, really likes me.
The accountants at Google must be sweating in their boots after Brazilian judges ordered them to hand over private data collected through its Street View program.
The Rikomagic MK802 IV LE is an ARM-powered PC-on-a-stick that can be plugged into the HDMI port of a TV or monitor.
LG and Google are delivering the first Android 4.4, KitKat, phone. The Nexus 5 is going to be available in every color imaginable as long as they are either white or black.
Ematic has debuted a 13.3-inch tablet specifically designed for watching videos and streaming music clips from sites like YouTube.
Google's web-centric Chrome operating system (OS) was originally coded to run on laptops and desktops. However, it seems as if Chrome OS may be evolving into an operating system that could ultimately run on tablets, hybrids and convertible notebooks.
Google has made Google+ very difficult to avoid. Now, it is leveraging Google+ to get you more involved in selling its ads. Opting out is pretty simple. But, you need to work at it.
The great thing about social networks is that everyone on them is susceptible to becoming Soylent Green for advertisers. Facebook really doesn't give a damn about your privacy. Google just announced that it will take your Google+ reviews and chuck them up in ads. You won't care because fake friends are so much easier than real friends.
If you are wondering why the Nexus 5 is so important, or what makes it worth the wait then, look no further than Kit Kat, or Android 4.4 and wearable devices.
They won't do evil, but Googlers will patent human, normal day, people stuff like, say, how do you divide a restaurant check between four people. Yes, Google has applied for a patent for splitting the check, presumably for a mobile app. They pay people really good money at Google, and give them great perks.
Apple is still growing its market share as a vendor of smartphones, but in all other categories, Google rules the roost. Who is doing better, Google or Apple? Depends on how you want to spin it.
The modern tablet market - created by Apple - has most recently been taken over by Google’s Android platform. However, Android is badly fragmented and the only pure player of scale seems to be Samsung, a corporation aggressively seeking an alternative.