Google gets ultimatum from Germany

Germany has issued an ultimatum to the search engine Google to start answering user questions via email or face the consequences.

Google continues to rake in the cash

Google made more than a few dollars in its latest quarter, raking in a cool $14 billion in revenue.

YouTube beats Big Content rap

Attempts by Big Content to accuse YouTube of piracy have crashed into the iceberg which is the US legal system.

Report: Google Chromebooks are off to a slow (mainstream) start

Google's web-centric Chrome operating system debuted on July 7, 2009, with the very first Intel-based Chromebooks shipping on June 15, 2011.

Android meant for cameras, not smartphones

Smart cameras are finally starting to show up, but according to outgoing Android boss Andy Rubin, they could have been around for years. Speaking at an event in Tokyo, Rubin said Android was originally conceived as an operating system for cameras, not phones. 

Google assists in Boston marathon bombings

In the aftermath of the Boston marathon bombings, Google has deployed its Person Finder tool which combs available records to track down friends or family in the wake of disaster. 

Google Glass specs fail to excite

Google has released its policies for its "internet for four eyes" project – Google Glass.

Google beats Microsoft Bing in security realm

Microsoft’s Bing search engine is five times more likely to serve up malicious sites in search results than Google, according to German research outfit AV Test.

Schmidt triggers drone alert: privacy matters

Google chairman Eric Schmidt believes more regulation is needed in the civilian drone market. The use of drones by law enforcement and enthusiasts is skyrocketing, but it is also raising new concerns about privacy, reports the BBC. 

$129 Asus Qube launches on April 23

The Qube can best be described as a $129 set-top box powered by Google's rapidly evolving television platform that runs a specially designed UI designed by the industry heavyweight itself.

Microsoft-Google war goes thermonuclear

Software giant Microsoft has kicked off a nasty marketing war directly against Google and ended any pretence of niceness between the pair. The Vole has released a series of attack ads in the US which have upped the ante considerably in its trade war against Google which began five months ago.

Intel renews efforts in server market

The maker of fashion bags, Intel, is planning to push out a lot more hardware to the lucrative server market.

Google competitors complain about, er, Google

European regulators have received yet another complaint about Google’s business practices, and this time it comes from Fairsearch Europe, a coalition of Google competitors.

Report: Google testing two new Chrome devices

Google's web-centric Chrome operating system debuted on July 7, 2009, with the first Intel-based Chromebooks shipping on June 15, 2011.

Giant IT employee class action kicks off

The great and glorious names of the tech business are facing a class action over what might have been a trade cartel to control employee movements.

Apple suffers more patent setbacks

It has been a very bad week for Apple on the patent front. First the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) informed Apple that it could not trademark the iPad mini, then it said it would no longer enforce Apple's "rubber band" user interface patent. In other words, the USPTO made it clear that Apple can't go around patenting the English language and Newtonian physics.

Opera blinks in a fortissimo manner

Opera has sang that it is following Google as the search engine outfit forks WebKit and builds a new rendering engine called Blink.

European investigators launch full attack on Google

The failure of Google to change its privacy policy in Europe has led six countries to coordinate an enforcement push.

Nexus 7 will arrive in July

Google is rumoured to be introducing a revamped Nexus 7 this July, which means it should land roughly a year after the first one.

eBay shares soar on back of bullish manifesto

eBay has driven up its share value after making bold forecasting claims. In its forecast of annual earnings the net giant said it would push for an earnings growth  of 15 percent to 19 percent over the next three years.