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Google acquires Gecko Design for next-gen products

Google has acquired Gecko Design, which will become part of the Internet company's unit developing cutting-edge products like Glass and balloons for Internet access.
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Watch out Spotify; Google's building YouTube 'Music Key'

Google is reportedly eying the creation of a YouTube music subscription service to take on the likes of Spotify and Pandora.

Google acquires Jetpac to boost image recognition know-how

Google has acquired Jetpac, known for image recognition and processing.

Google broadens its malware sleuthing to sniff out deceptive downloads

Google is expanding its safe browsing technology to notify Web users of downloads that appear benign, but actually make unwanted changes to their computers.

Microsoft makes Bing search more chatty

Microsoft has added some new smarts to its Bing search engine that lets you phrase queries in a way that feels more natural.

Twitter sets the stage for video ads

Twitter is looking to boost its advertising business by letting more businesses pay to include video in their tweets.

Google backs $300M undersea fiber optic cable to Japan

Google is joining forces with five Asian telecommunications firms to build and operate an underwater cable system from the U.S. to Japan to support rising bandwidth usage and better link its data centers in other parts of the world.

Google offloads mystery barge to marine company

The Boston-based barge and marine contracting company that bought one of Google's mystery barges is still trying to figure out what to do with it.

Some are twisting the facts in requests to be forgotten, Google says

Some of those seeking to scrub their histories from the Web under Europe's "right to be forgotten" rule are being economical with the truth when making their requests, Google said Thursday.

One of Google's mysterious barges is on the move

The Maine-docked Google barge, which created so much curiosity and brouhaha last fall, is on the move.

Internet Search In Depth

Alex Burinskiy: OkCupid -- it's not me, it's you

So OKCupid has rushed to Facebook's defense by announcing that it, too, experiments on users' profiles. Is this any way to run a social site?

The Danger of Google's Development Cadence

Instead of updating products every six weeks, as Google promised at the I/O developer conference, the company might want to slow down and make sure its products and services actually represent what its customers want.

How to sort your Facebook feed by time on mobile

Weddings. Job promotions. News articles. Facebook thinks it knows what the best stories are to drop in your news feed. But some users might want to see things their own way.

Trust issue looms large for tech companies capitalizing on personal data

As tech companies increasingly rely on analyzing and selling user data to boost revenue, trust is emerging as one of the defining issues of the year for the IT sector.

7 Ways to Create a Successful Integrated Marketing Campaign

Marketing experts share their strategies for developing a successful marketing campaign in today's multichannel, mobile, social-media-driven world.

Does Google Glass Pose Safety, Health and Security Risks?

Google Glass ranks among the most anticipated of wearable technologies. But a pair of glasses with a small computer screen above one eye is bound to raise concerns about security, privacy, and even the health and safety of the person wearing it.

Don't start selling until you see the whites of their eyes: Google patents 'pay-per-gaze' ads

Although we are constantly surrounded by advertisements both online and offline, companies have no way to know whether we've actually seen what they're selling. That could change in the future, with the help of Google Glass.

Google's next act: Diversify and conquer

Center stage at this year's Google I/O was a company honing its vision for a future beyond search

Mobile Players Offer a Mix of Messages in TV Ads

Apple, Samsung and Microsoft take divergent paths to selling their smartphones via TV commercials. The winning approach: Focus on your own unique features, and resist potshots at the competition.

When Marketing with Social Media, One Has to be a Little Wary:R. Balakrishnan (Balki)

R. Balakrishnan (Balki)