Google has bought Wavii, a Seattle startup behind an application that condenses online content for time-pressed Web surfers.
Google will pay a $7 million penalty to settle a multistate investigation into the Internet search leader’s collection of emails, passwords and other sensitive information sent over wireless networks several years ago in neighborhoods scattered around the world.
Google’s stock price topped $800 for the first time Tuesday amid renewed confidence in the company’s ability to reap steadily higher profits from its dominance of Internet search and prominence in the increasingly important mobile device market.
Microsoft is so confident it has the Internet’s best email service that it’s about spend at least $30 million to send its message across the U.S.
With Google’s stock hovering at record highs, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt plans to sell more than 40 percent of his stock in the Internet search leader this year.
The makers of Blekko believe they’ve built a great alternative to Google, but they’re also realistic. They know their two-year-old Internet search engine won’t ever supplant Google as the most popular place to search on laptop and desktop computers.
Google tweaked their image searching function in order to make it more difficult to find pornography and other sexually-explicit photos.
Google Maps have found their way back to the iPhone.
Apple Inc.’s pencil-thin, smaller iPad will cost much more than its competitors, like Seattle-based Amazon’s Kindle, signaling the company isn’t going to get into a mini-tablet price war.
It’s high season for consumer electronics. Manufacturers of various gadgets are unveiling their holiday lineups. Seattle-based Amazon and Redmond-based Microsoft and Nintendo are all coming out with new and improved products just before the holidays. There’s probably something high tech on your wish list!