May 16, 2013 |
Google I/O, the search company's annual developers conference, continued today in San Francisco. The many projects discussed at the conference so far reveal Google's overall vision of a single, integrated platform that anticipates and addresses users' needs for information online, The Washington Post's Hayley Tsukayama writes: That's the goal of every tech titan — Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook — who are trying to be all things to...
May 15, 2013 |
Google offered users a peek at the future of its Maps service Wednesday, announcing that it is giving the widely-used service a complete makeover, including bigger maps and more interactive features. The company's maps program has more or less become the standard for people trying to get from point A to point B in the Internet age. But the company is making drastic changes to the service's familiar layout and pulling in more information from other Google services. The Maps makeover was one of several products that Google...
May 14, 2013
ENERGY Price-fixing probe targets 3 oil firms European antitrust authorities have launched investigations into at least three oil companies on suspicion of price-fixing. Britain's BP, Royal Dutch Shell and Norway's Statoil confirmed that they are subjects of the inquiry announced Tuesday by the European Union's executive arm, the European Commission. Statoil said a raid at its headquarters in Stavanger, Norway, was carried out with the assistance of Norwegian...
March 1, 2012 |
January 25, 2012 |
Google doesn't make much money from its Android phones, but chief executive Larry Page recently vowed in an earnings call that that was about to change. A push by the company to create clearer online profiles of Web surfers may turn the promise into reality, analysts say. Google this week announced a shift in its privacy policies that will allow it to follow the activities of users as they move across the firm's Web sites, including its highly popular YouTube, Gmail and main...
October 24, 2012 |
On Tuesday, Facebook announced its third-quarter results, with slightly higher revenues than analysts had expected and indications that mobile ads were showing results. Facebook shares rallied in after-hours trading on the news, which should help to quiet calls from some corners that the social network's young CEO needs to be replaced by a professional manager in the aftermath of its troubled IPO . Reuters columnist John C. Abell, for instance, wrote in July that "Facebook needs its spiritual leader...