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Google apologizes for “Hitler” name on maps

BERLIN (AP) — Google apologized Friday after a Berlin intersection briefly regained its Nazi-era name, Adolf-Hitler-Platz, on the Google Maps service. Google spokeswoman Lena Wagner said the company quickly took down the name after the […]

01/10/2014

Google mousepad (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Google launches private ferry service for workers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google workers commuting from San Francisco to the company’s campus in Mountain View can now make the trip on an 83-foot, Wi-Fi-equipped catamaran. The San Jose Mercury News reported Wednesday that Google […]

01/09/2014

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Bye bye, bile? Websites try to nix nasty comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL CAPS. Top it off with a violent threat. And there you have it: A recipe for the worst of online […]

12/26/2013

Chinese employees cheer a customer after he bought a new iPhone at an Apple store in Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Apple lands elusive iPhone deal with China Mobile

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long-sought deal to sell the iPhone through China Mobile should enable Apple to boost its profits and build customer loyalty in an important, growing market. China Mobile, the world’s largest […]

12/23/2013

Google mousepad (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Google’s top searches peer into society’s mindset

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Death, devices and celebrity drove the quest for more information on Google’s search engine this year. Three of the world’s four fastest-rising search requests on Google were triggered by the deaths […]

12/17/2013

LG Electronics' smartphone G Flex. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Can smartphones snap out of technological stupor?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — This may be remembered as the year smartphones became boring. Although high-definition displays on smartphones have gotten bigger and their cameras have gotten better, the pace of gee-whiz innovation has dawdled. […]

12/13/2013

Hundreds of fans funnel hot air from computer servers into a cooling unit to be recirculated at a Google data center in Mayes County, Okla. The green lights are the server status LEDs reflecting from the front of the servers. (AP Photo/Google, Connie Zhou, File)

Tech firms vie to protect personal data, profits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even as Silicon Valley speaks out against the U.S. government’s surveillance methods, technology companies are turning a handsome profit by mining personal data and peering into people’s online habits. The industry’s […]

12/10/2013

Hundreds of fans funnel hot air from computer servers into a cooling unit to be recirculated at a Google data center in Mayes County, Okla. The green lights are the server status LEDs reflecting from the front of the servers. (AP Photo/Google, Connie Zhou, File)

Tech giants call for controls on gov’t snooping

LONDON (AP) — Major technology companies, stung by poor publicity for having helped the U.S. government access personal data, on Monday issued an open letter to President Barack Obama asking for tighter controls on surveillance. […]

12/09/2013

A computer screen shows a password attack in progress at the Norwich University computer security training program in Northfield, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

Tech Tips: Guide to protecting Internet accounts

NEW YORK (AP) — Security experts say passwords for more than 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts have been compromised and circulated online, just the latest example of breaches involving leading Internet companies. Some […]

12/04/2013

Cecilia Abadie models her Google Glass as she talks with her attorney outside of traffic court Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Woman fights ticket for driving with Google Glass

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to what is believed to be the first traffic citation alleging a motorist was using Google’s computer-in-an-eyeglass. The device, known as Google Glass, features […]

12/03/2013

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Tech workers boost Silicon Beach home prices, rent

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Tech workers flocking to Southern California’s Silicon Beach are driving already-high home prices and rents even higher. As companies like Google and Facebook set up shop in neighborhoods west of the […]

11/30/2013

Cheap Motorola smartphone available in US early

NEW YORK (AP) — Motorola will start selling a cheap smartphone in the U.S. more than a month ahead of schedule. The company says it was able to produce the Moto G phones faster than […]

11/26/2013

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