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Why Microsoft is waving the magic Wand

Another Microsoft acquisition is almost as interesting as the one from earlier this week.

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Google's Larry Page may be working on flying cars

Google's Larry Page is reportedly investing $100 million in trying to build flying cars.

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Google Now On Tap is bringing Android full circle

How a seemingly small change is making a monumental difference -- and turning untapped potential into practical power.

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Google dives into the future with a focus on A.I.

With much of what Google announced during the first day of its I/O developer conference focused on helping users answer questions before they even think of them, artificial intelligence is proving critical for the company's strategy.


An HTTPS hijacking click-fraud botnet now infects almost 1M computers

Over the past two years, a group of cybercriminals has infected almost 1 million computers with malware that hijacks search results, even when they're served over encrypted HTTPS connections.

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Google could face $3.4B fine in EU antitrust probe

Google could face a record fine of up to €3 billion ($3.4 billion) as soon as next month as part of a six-year European Commission antitrust investigation into the company's search engine dominance.

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EU searches for huge penalty in Google antitrust case

Google will be fined €3 billion by the European Union. So say secret sources close to the Euro bloc, which has been probing Google's search monopoly since 2009...

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Google’s EU antitrust problems could get compounded by Getty Images' complaint

Getty Images, a long-time critic of Google’s image search functionality, plans to file a competition law complaint against the search giant with the European Commission.

Yahoo's Firefox deal risks dropping into the red

Yahoo's deal with Mozilla making the search provider Firefox's default in the U.S. increasingly looks like a bad deal for Yahoo.

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News Corp. files antitrust charges against Google in Europe

News Corp. is fighting Google at the European Commission over what it calls improper scraping of content for use in search results, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

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France fines Google for not being forgetful enough

The French data protection authority has fined Google €100,000 for failing to implement the so-called right to be forgotten as it ordered.

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OS X 10 tips and tricks

If you're upgrading to OS X 10 (El Capitan), or even if you've been using it for a while, these tips, tricks and utilities are sure to make your life a lot easier.

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Algorithms and experiments make strange bedfellows at SXSW

Data has to be a two-way street, these panelists agreed.

Why publishers should pay more attention to on-site search

Parse.ly CEO Sachin Kamdar sits down with Ophélie Lechat, at SitePoint, to discuss how important on-site search is to publishers, and what you can do to further leverage the data it collects.

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Computerworld's 2016 Premier 100 Technology Leaders: Highlights and stats

Facts and figures about the honorees’ 2016 budgets, purchasing plans, staffing needs and more.

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Computerworld's 2016 Premier 100 Technology Leaders: Photos and profiles

The full listing of honorees with their photographs and short profiles. Download the PDF to print and share with your colleagues.

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Google gives a boost to mobile search speed

Google said it will alert users in their search results page to corresponding webpages that have been optimized to run fast on smartphones and tablets.

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Google wants you to be able to vote online

Google was awarded a U.S. patent for a voting user interface (VUI). The interface would appear along with search results and would allow the user to vote for one or more contestants competing in a campaign.

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How to get a job in IT consulting

Whether it's for a global giant or a small boutique firm, working as a tech consultant is never dull. Here's everything you need to know to launch or further a career in IT consulting.

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Yahoo to slash jobs and close web properties in major turnaround plan

Yahoo will cut 15 percent of its workforce and close some online services in a major turnaround plan announced Tuesday.

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