Google Now tipped for Chrome browser

It appears that Google's Chrome web browser will soon be getting fast access to Google Now.

Google settles with US states over Street View data grab

Following legal action, Google's going to pay just $7 million in the US for its Street View snooping, uncovered three years ago.

Social networking is essential for business

Businesses must work on fitting around a changing landscape known as "shareconomy" or risk being left behind, Ovum has warned. The analyst company said that in the future employees will face a different way of working life, never tethered to one location and able to share and access knowledge more easily.

Google Shopping hits your favorite gizmos

Google is bringing Google Shopping product listings to mobile devices. Google has been serving up product listings on desktop search results for quite a while, but now it is taking them to cramped mobile screens as well. A simple Google search on a phone or tablet will now result in several listings popping up above the organic search results.

Google showcases Project Glass tech at SXSW

Google showcased a number of Project Glass apps this week South by South West (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.

Google's Chrome OS remains locked down and secure

Google's rapidly evolving web-centric Chrome OS managed to stave off hordes of hackers this past weekend at Mountain View's Pwnium (3) hack event.

Android 4.0 (ICS) + outpaces Gingerbread share

Mountain View keeps track of its Google Android distribution (version) numbers and has done so for quite some time.

Linux founder loves his Chromebook Pixel

Linux founder Linus Torvalds loves his new Google Chromebook Pixel, which he believes puts most other laptops to shame.

Google reveals warrantless FBI data requests

The FBI attempted to get data on more than a thousand Google accounts last year without a warrant, Google has revealed.

How gaming could help cure cancer

Amazon, Facebook and Google have teamed up with Cancer Research UK to design and develop a mobile game to accelerate cures for cancer.

Time Warner exec says you don't want gigabit internet

Time Warner Cable chief technology officer Irene Esteves has claimed that ordinary consumers don't want super-fast internet speeds.

Google co-founder Sergey Brin says Glass the future, terms smartphones "emasculating"

Google co-founder Sergey Brin recently took to the TED stage to talk about Mountain View's Project Glass.

Google launches Facebook-like sign-in button

Google's taking a leaf out of Facebook and Twitter's book with the launch of Google+ Sign-In, which allows users to log into web sites using their Google+ credentials.

Google not interested in opening retail stores

Despite reports to the contrary, a high ranking Google exec has denied that Mountain View is planning to open brick-and-mortar stores like Apple and Microsoft in an effort to promote Nexus devices, the Chromebook and Google Glass.

Google's Pixel Chromebook is multi-OS friendly

Samsung's $250 ARM-powered Chromebook is famous for running multiple flavors of Linux, yet Google's flagship x86 Pixel is even more friendly to loading alternative operating systems than its predecessors.

Google still promoting pirate sites, says stroppy RIAA

Record labels are accusing Google of continuing to promote pirate sites to the top of search results, despite commitments from the company that it wouldn't do so.

Video: Google debuts touch-screen Chromebook Pixel

Google has introduced the Pixel, a high-end $1,300 touch-screen Chromebook powered by a 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5 processor. 

Touchscreen Google Chromebook may launch this year

We've heard this rumor before, but it's now looking a little more solid: it appears that Google's working on a touch-screen version of its Chromebook internet device.

Google's Nexus 7 not as popular as iPad, Kindle Fire

Mountain View's Google-branded tablet may not be as popular as Apple's iPad or Amazon's Kindle Fire, but the company did manage to sell a very respectable 4.5-4.6 million Nexus 7 devices since launching last summer.

Yahoo revamps itself with site redesign

Yahoo's glory days have long since past, with the site playing second fiddle to Google for years now.