Could online gaming power Google's social networking platform?

Google is reportedly building a social networking service that could potentially pose a serious challenge to Facebook. Although little is known about the platform, it seems likely that online gaming will play a pivotal role in ensuring the success of "Google Me." seeks a better way to search for answers

If you want the answer to a question like "How far apart are sonny and cher in age?" you can't get it from a simple Google search, but is launching a new beta site that aims to make difficult queries like this easier to answer.

Google now selling Apps to the government

Hoping to grab some money away from the federal government's current $76 billion per year computing and software budget, Google today announced that it has a special version of its Apps platform for official government use.

Yahoo Japan teams with Google, not Bing, for search technology

Yahoo Japan has decided not to follow Yahoo Inc in moving to use Microsoft's Bing as its search engine, and has signed a deal with Google instead.

The world is almost out of Internet IP addresses

Experts say that it is only a matter of time before there are no more of the 4 billion potential combinations of 32-bit IP addresses online.

Google signs long-term wind power deal

Google's signed a 20-year deal to buy power from an Iowa wind farm as part of its plan to become carbon neutral.

Google completely overhauls image search results

After years of refining its specialized search engine that sweeps the Web for images instead of text, Google is launching a brand new version of Google Image Search that provides more results in an easier-to-use interface.

Can Windows Phone 7 take on Android and Apple?

Thousands of Windows Phone 7 prototypes manufactured by a number of industry heavyweights - such as Asus, LG and Samsung - are currently making their way to developers.

Google says farewell to the Nexus One

Google marked the end of an era today with the final shipment of Nexus One smartphones to its online store. 
Once the popular devices are sold out, the Nexus One will no longer be available online from the Mountain View-based company.

Google acquires MetaWeb because it can

Behind the scenes of the top search engine must really be boring, as there's a team of technicians that do nothing but work on improving Google search results. And now there's a whole new company in its arsenal to add to that.

5 Apps You Can Build With New Android App Inventor

Somewhere inside of you is a Steve Jobs, a Bill Gates, a Mark Zuckerberg, stinking up the place with fabulosity. So, go make an App, today is your day.

Google launches site to track its fiber deployment

In case you hadn't heard, Google is working to bring ultra high-speed fiber optic networks to communities around the country. Now, you can track exactly where this project is making progress.

Apple buys digital mapper Poly9 to fight Google

Realizing that Google's mapping and location services are still superior to what it has, Apple has reportedly acquired a Canadian mapping company called Poly9.

Bing continues to gain market share, will focus on mobile

Microsoft's search engine continues to grow in market share in a come-from-behind story that has been a great success for the company, and it will now strengthen its efforts to gain notoriety in the mobile space.

Is Symbian a lost cause?

Can Symbian effectively compete against other popular mobile operating systems such as iOS4 and Android?

MediaTek accelerates Android adoption with low-cost SoC

MediaTek is expected to significantly accelerate the adoption of Android in Western mobile markets with its low-cost, System-On-a-Chip (SoC) platform for smartphones.

Google investing in social gaming giant Zynga: sources

Perhaps Google was just too tired of reading about how it is becoming overthrown by Facebook, so now Google is reportedly investing hundreds of millions of dollars into one of Facebook's biggest cash cows.

New Google tool lets anyone become an Android developer

Google's launched a new software tool that it says allows anybody to become an Android developer.

YouTube debuts 4K streaming video

Yeah, 1080p - like its 720p predecessor - was cool back in the day. But now Google has taken YouTube to the next level with a full 4K of HD video goodness.

No-name company sues pretty much every mobile phone maker

NTP Inc, a company that has been labeled a "patent troll," has filed patent infringement lawsuits against Google, Microsoft, Motorola, Apple, HTC, and LG.