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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.
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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.

Google makes Hangouts more enterprise friendly

Google is looking to make your work day a bit more social and is taking its Google Hangouts into the business arena.

British hacker Gary McKinnon launches SEO startup

Hacker Gary McKinnon has reinvented himself as an online search expert, after winning a 10-year fight against extradition to the US for breaking into military computers to look for evidence of UFOs.

Baidu reports strong mobile ad sales, echoing Facebook

Chinese search giant Baidu reported a 34 percent jump in profit for the second quarter, with mobile ad sales accounting for almost a third of revenue for the first time.

EU hears Google, Microsoft, Yahoo on 'right to be forgotten'

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo are meeting with European data protection authorities Thursday to discuss how to implement a recent ruling that gives people the right to have personal information excluded from search results.

Facebook isn't giving up on search

Facebook reported Wednesday that it now handles an average of more than 1 billion searches a day, but it still has work to do to provide a comprehensive search tool.

Google tried to buy music giant Spotify

Google reportedly tried to buy popular music streaming service Spotify late last year, but the talks broke down and the deal didn't go through.

Mozilla ships Firefox 31, adds search to new tab page

Mozilla released Firefox 31, patching 14 vulnerabilities, debuting a search box on the new tab page and adding a Google-provided service that detects and blocks known malicious files before they're downloaded.

Internet Search In Depth

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)

More innovation means less control. Is that bad?

Innovation in mobile computing, search and social media increasingly means taking control away from users, says Mike Elgan, but at what cost?