If Google+ Heads to the Grave, at Least It’ll Have Direction

Google’s social network may look a lot different after its leader departs. Google may be about to drastically alter its social plans with Google+, now that the executive in charge of the project, Vic Gundotra, is leaving the company. At least that’s what a couple of anonymous sources are telling TechCrunch. Gundotra announced his departure on Thursday, and TechCrunch says […]

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Google, Amazon, Microsoft Plan $3.6M for Open Source Projects After Heartbleed Bug

Google, Amazon, Microsoft and at least nine other companies plan to contribute $100,000 or more per year over the next three years to the Core Infrastructure Initiative in the wake of the Heartbleed bug that targeted the free encryption protocol OpenSSL Google, Amazon, and Microsoft are among a collection of technology giants backing a $3.6 million effort to support open […]

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This Is What’s Really Powering Google’s Ambitious, Long-Shot Projects

Tech stocks have declined lately, but Google’s core business remains strong as the company powers ahead with futuristic “moonshots” from wearable devices to robots and drones Google’s core online advertising business continues to generate gobs of cash, allowing the company’s braniac founders to pursue all manner of futuristic initiatives. From computerized eyewear to self-driving cars to robots and drones, Google […]

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Apple Wants $2 Billion from Samsung, but the Real Target Is Google

Apple’s multibillion-dollar legal battle against Samsung is aimed at Google’s Android mobile operating system Apple and Samsung are set to resume their patent battle when the two tech titans square of in California federal court on Monday. The conflict between two of the most powerful technology companies in the world — with billions of dollars at stake — has been escalatingfor years, and […]

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Google Will Start Encrypting Your Searches

The tech behemoth is pushing back against hackers and government surveillance Google is making users’ searches more private as part of the company’s larger efforts to improve information security in light of last year’s revelations regarding government surveillance in the U.S. Google will introduce encrypted search results globally on a yet-unannounced release schedule. However, Google has already started encrypting searches […]

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Google Is ‘Pretty Sure’ Your Data Is Secure

At the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Eric Schmidt, the tech giant’s executive chairman, said the company improved its encryption system following the leak of classified data by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden Speaking at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Friday, Google’s Eric Schmidt said he is “pretty sure” your data is safe. The Google executive chairman […]

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