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The winner of the 2014 Doodle 4 Google contest was created by 11-year-old Audrey Zhang. (Photo credit: Google)

NY girl’s doodle on Google’s homepage

LEVITTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — An animated version of a doodle created by an 11-year-old Long Island girl is featured on Google’s homepage. Audrey Zhang is the national 2014 Doodle 4 Google contest. The drawing went […]

06/09/2014

A Vodafone branch in central London. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)

Cellphone operator reveals scale of gov’t snooping

LONDON (AP) — One of the world’s largest cellphone companies on Friday revealed the scope of government snooping into phone networks, saying authorities in some countries are able to directly access its network without seeking […]

06/06/2014

A Google Data Center (Photo credit: Google)

Volume of encrypted email rising amid spying fears

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The volume of email cloaked in encryption technology is rapidly rising as Google, Yahoo, Facebook and other major Internet companies try to shield their users’ online communications from government spies and […]

06/03/2014

In this photo taken Wednesday, May 14, 2014, a Google self-driving car is shown in an exhibit at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

A look at 3 roadblocks facing driverless cars

Google Inc. is pushing hard to bring cars driven by computers — not people — to market. To do so, the Silicon Valley giant persuaded states including California to pass laws explicitly legalizing the still-emerging […]

05/30/2014

In this photo taken Wednesday, May 14, 2014, a row of Google self-driving cars are shown outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

How Google got states to legalize driverless cars

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — About four years ago, the Google team trying to develop cars driven by computers — not people — became convinced that sooner than later, the technology would be ready for […]

05/30/2014

FILE - In this May 30, 2007 file photo, Google employees work on their laptops at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 revealed how very white and male its workforce is — just 2 percent of its Googlers are black, 3 percent are Hispanic, and 30 percent are women. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

White and male, Google releases diversity data

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed Wednesday how very white and male its workforce is — just 2 percent of its Google employees are black, 3 percent are Hispanic, and […]

05/29/2014

(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Workers in tech case likely to get average of $4K

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly 60,000 high-tech workers are likely to receive an average of $4,000 apiece in a settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple and Google conspired in an illegal cartel of Silicon […]

05/23/2014

This Wednesday, April 23, 2014 photo provided by Google shows the Google driverless car navigating along a street in Mountain View, Calif. (AP Photo/Google)

Calif. adopts rules for self-driving car testing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California has new rules that govern the testing of self-driving cars on public roads. The rules, approved Monday by state attorneys, require a human to be in the driver’s seat when […]

05/21/2014

Google mousepad (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Google buys corporate mobile-device manager Divide

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has bought Divide, a startup that helps companies manage the mobile devices that employees are increasingly relying upon to get their work done. Financial terms of the acquisition announced Monday […]

05/19/2014

The Google Glass "Bold" prescription frames in "shale" color rests on a table at the Google Glass Basecamp space at Chelsea Market, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Google resumes Glass sales in the US

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is once again selling its Internet-connected eye wear to anyone in the U.S. as the company fine-tunes a device that has sparked intrigue and disdain for its potential to change […]

05/14/2014

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