Facebook scheduled a special media event for January 15, further fueling speculation that it will finally unveil its first piece of hardware, the Facebook smartphone that so many rumors were talking about in the not-so-distant past.
FTC will not bring charges against Google in antitrust investigation
Earlier today, the FTC wrapped up a 19-month investigation of Google's business practices (which we have covered extensively), agreeing not to bring charges against the company. There is a catch, however.
FTC’s antitrust investigation against Google could end this week
Google has added new languages to its list of Knowledge Graph optimized search results that include French, Japanese, Russian, Italian, German, Spanish, or Portuguese. The users who perform searches in these languages will get localized search results in their respective languages filled with information from Google's Knowledge Graph.
When struck by illness, we’ve all been guilty of playing doctor by relying on information that’s available online to self-diagnose. Google, being the all-knowing search meister, gets enough queries on medicines and medications that it’s now introducing a quicker and easier way to learn the A-Z of your favorite pharmaceutical drugs.
Future Google to provide search results even before you search for them
World’s largest online search engine Google is looking to improve its results by providing information on things you wonder on daily basis but never Google. For this purpose the company is conducting a study involving about 150 people and asking questions related to stuff they want to know about.
Microsoft attacks Google with “Scroogled” campaign
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has two investigations opened on Google’s business practices. One of the concerns Google’s Search business, the company’s main revenue stream, and the other is related to Google’s use of standard-essential smartphone patents in legal battles against some of its main rivals.
Google voice search app for iOS scores better than Siri
A quick test of Google's newly released voice search app for iOS reveals its superior performance over the native Siri. Even though limited to web based searches, Google voice search renders quicker and more accurate results compared to Siri. Anyone surprised?
Google Search and Maps now feature Amber Alerts to help find missing kids
When a child goes missing, it's a really serious situation and finding them is a community effort. Not only are there people always looking for the kids, but another important part in finding them is letting everyone know that they're missing. Google is helping out with that by adding Amber Alerts to their Search and Map functions. They are working with other countries to get their missing children programs included.