Funnyman Jon Stewart has shown on more than one occasion that he can tackle the more serious issues with a dash of humor and come out making a fresh point. He's doing that now with Google and Verizon's proposal to define net neutrality.
Last week, we joined the rest of the news and blog world in worrying about what Verizon and Google's net neutrality "deal" would mean for the future of the Internet. Now, the two companies iterated a spirit of openness, but it's too early to sigh in relief yet.
Do you like paying one flat fee to access the entire internet? Well, enjoy it while it lasts, because Google and Verizon are about to create a tiered-access internet.
Microsoft has figured out a clever way to inject some innovation into its search service, Bing, with a contest called the "King of Bing Maps." It's paying off, as Bing is getting a leg-up on its arch nemesis, Google Maps.
Despite Google's recent troubles in China, and the subsequent dire predictions of a Google-less Asia, the company just scored a major coup which will essentially give it 90 percent of the search market in Japan, the second wealthiest country on...
Google just released one of its biggest updates in a long while. It's called "Caffeine," and it fundamentally changes the way Google performs searches. Before, Google saw the Internet as a series of layers, and explored it as if going through a stack of paper one piece at a time. So how about now?
Citing hacking vulnerabilities, Google has announced that the company will no longer use Windows-based computers. All incoming employees get two choices instead: Macs with OS X or PCs running Linux. That's some pretty rough news for Microsoft, no doubt. Google...
Google always changes up the way their logo looks on their main search page to commemorate various holidays. But today? They've taken it to the next level: the entire logo is a playable game of Pac-Man. Oh, my.
Google just unveiled an ambitious new project called Google TV, a new system that would bring the Web, online videos and all the goodies the big G has to offer over from your computer and onto your TV. The video above does a good job of explaining the deal, but here's the boiled-down version: via either set-top boxes or through TVs with Google TV built-in, Google software and hardware will treat live TV like any other web content. That's to say, you'll be able to do a search for 30 Rock and it'll find all episodes coming up for you to watch or record as well as all episodes on places like Hulu and Netflix. With more robust features like Android app support coming as well, it seems like we're just seeing the tip of this iceberg. Will Google be able to successfully infiltrate your living room? Time will tell, but my first impression of this is that it's very, very impressive.
Google's laying down a big keynote today at its Google I/O developers conference, and one of its biggest announcements is the new Chrome Web Store. It'll be offering both free and paid apps that will run on its upcoming Chrome OS, as well as the Google Chrome browser on Mac, PC and Linux.