Google mapping comes under CBI scrutiny

CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against Internet giant Google over Mapathon 2013, an event organised by the US company, for allegedly violating laws by mapping sensitive areas and defence installations, prohibited by law.

Vint Cerf informs about internet problems through video

In a video recently posted by Google, a Vint Cerf cartoon explains the Internet address system and some hassles it faces.

Google under fire from regulators on EU privacy ruling

Google`s handling of "right to be forgotten" requests from European citizens came under fire by regulators after the search engine firm restricted the removal of Internet links to European sites only, a person familiar with the matter said.

Google offers big prize for small power box

Google is offering a million-dollar prize for a breakthrough that would make solar or wind generated electricity more enticing for everyday uses.

Commonwealth Games 2014: Google celebrates with doodle

Google celebrates the opening ceremony of one of the largest multi-sports event, Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow with a doodle on its homepage.

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo top online searches during FIFA World Cup

He may not have been able to deliver the World Cup to Argentina but Lionel Messi topped the google search results for forwards during the just-concluded event in Brazil along with Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Google unveils `Project Zero` hacker squad to defend people against cyber-attacks

Tech titan Google on Wednesday unveiled `Project Zero` - a team of elite hackers designated for checking internet security holes and defending people from cyber-attacks.

Smart tap glucose level with Google`s contact lens

Google`s smart contact lens, that can measure blood sugar level, is on its way to be commercialized with the tech giant collaborating with Novartis to develop it.

Google+ abandons need to use real names

Google+ apologized Tuesday and stopped requiring people to use their real names while mingling in the online social network, as it looks to gain ground on market leader Facebook.

Looking into unauthorised digital certificates issue: Govt

The government today said it is looking into the matter raised by tech giants Google and Microsoft which have said that the National Informatics Centre (NIC) has issued unauthorised digital certificates.

Control Google Glass with your thoughts

Focus hard and you will be able to control Google Glass with your thoughts alone. Yes, your power of thoughts can give the computer eyewear commands to do certain things, like taking a picture and even posting it to Facebook.

Restricting web searches curtails freedom of expression, says Google`s top lawyer

Google`s chief legal officer, David Drummond has explained the shortcomings of the ruling handed down by the European Union in May this year, which said that people have the right to be forgotten.

Now correct Google Now with `No, I said` command

Google has come up with a new voice command `No, I said` that helps users correct Google now.

More first-time moms surfing Google for pregnancy queries

The Google search engine has come to the rescue of would-be moms. According to researchers, more and more first-time mothers are using the internet to seek answers to their queries related to pregnancies.

Google begins reinstating some links it had removed

After widespread criticism, Google has begun reinstating some links it had earlier removed under the controversial "right to be forgotten" ruling.

Orkut departure adds another project to Google’s kitty of exits

Within a month of people bidding goodbye to the iconic Ambassador car, the time has come for good old Orkut to depart forever. The original social networking site that once had a huge collection of scraps and photographs is being phased out by Google due to lack of takers.

Google reverses decision to delete British newspaper links

Google Inc on Thursday reversed its decision to remove several links to stories in Britain`s Guardian newspaper, underscoring the difficulty the search engine is having implementing Europe`s "right to be forgotten" ruling.

Rodriguez most searched player after Portugal`s surprise exit

As the 2014 FIFA World Cup approaches its business end, Colombian star James Rodriguez became the most searched player on the planet.

RIP Orkut! Google to shut down website on Sep 30

Orkut, Google`s first social networking site, will cease to exist after September, with the Internet giant deciding to shut down the service launched 10 years ago.

Google begins removing some results in Europe

Google has begun deleting some search results at the request of users, following a May court ruling that European Union citizens have a right to ask for the removal of irrelevant or embarrassing personal information that pops up on a search of their names.