Topic: Google Maps
Google investigation will focus on search results and advertising. Federal Trade Commission's launch of Google investigation could parallel federal probe of Microsoft in the 1990s.
06/26/2011 02:49 pm
Rio de Janeiro has complained for years that Google Maps overstates the size of the city's favelas or shantytowns. It's one of many diplomatic disputes worldwide over Google's online maps.
04/27/2011 04:28 pm
We're fast approaching the day when the Verizon iPhone goes on sale, and many people – especially AT&T customers – are wondering if it's worth it. While every situation is unique, here are a few reasons why you might want to stick with AT&T.
02/02/2011 04:42 pm
In the 1990s, many people knew the Internet by a different name: AOL. America Online was the lens through which millions viewed the Web. At the time, there was little reason to look anywhere else. In 2011, Google has come perhaps the closest to once again luring people into a single vision of the Internet – from Google search and YouTube to Gmail and Android phones. To keep people in the Google way of life, the company constantly launches new services. In fact, Google has an official "20 percent" rule that asks every employee to spend "one day a week working on projects that aren't necessarily in our job descriptions." These extracurricular experiments live at GoogleLabs.com, a self-described "playground" where anyone can try out the almost-finished projects. Recent alumni include Google Maps, Alerts, and its SMS text message directory service. The current collection showcases 50-plus "bubbling test tubes." There's no guarantee that any will graduate to full Google status, but here are five projects that are worth donning a virtual lab coat to test for yourself.
01/03/2011 05:28 pm
Net neutrality: The FCC has the power to issue regulations that protect net neutrality, but digital advocacy groups say the rules that passed do not accomplish this.
12/22/2010 12:35 pm
Costa Rica and Nicaragua are at loggerheads over control of a remote island on the San Juan River. Google Maps and The Hague have been sucked into the dispute.
11/30/2010 01:25 pm
Android Gingerbread – the 2.3 iteration of Google's Android mobile OS – could hit phones as soon as the end of this month.
11/15/2010 02:29 pm
Google has unveiled a handful of tools to help Americans find their local polling station by zip code – and track the latest poll numbers once they've left.
11/02/2010 11:27 am
It's finally time to head to the polling stations, but many are asking, 'where do I vote?' Finding voting locations by zip code and by street address is easy using these sites.
11/02/2010 12:47 am
Google Street View has been expanded to include imagery from Brazil, Ireland – and Antarctica.
10/01/2010 01:09 pm