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Self-driving cars seen as a boon for people with disabilities

As self-driving cars move toward becoming a reality for the general public, many blind or aging people and those with disabilities see a new opportunity for mobility approaching.


Comcast customers won’t need cable box with upcoming apps

Comcast says later this year you won’t need a cable box to watch cable as the company follows its rivals in offering TV-watching apps.


EU expands battle with Google with Android antitrust probe

The European Union is broadening its battle with Google, alleging that the technology giant rigs the global market for mobile apps by making its Android operating system give preferential treatment …


Supreme Court rejects challenge to Google’s online library

The Supreme Court turned away a challenge Monday to Google’s online book library from authors who complained that the project makes it harder for them to market their work.


Google to test self-driving cars in Phoenix area

Google is bringing its self-driving vehicles to Phoenix to see how the SUVs perform in Arizona’s sweltering summer.


Google buys more land in The Dalles

Google has acquired 74 acres in The Dalles, making room for the company to add considerably to its growing data-center campus along the Columbia River.


The consumer tablet is dying; long live the business tablet

Tablets may never again be the consumer sensation they once were, but they are finding new life among professionals. Unlike early models, newer tablets are meant to be used with …


Google gives federal plan for self-driving car

Google wants Congress to create new federal powers that would let the tech giant receive special, expedited permission to bring to market a self-driving car that has no steering wheel …


Google is hitting the road – literally – for user feedback

Google is about to embark on an old-school search, swapping its Internet algorithm for a custom-built van that will cruise across the U.S. to find out how people use its …


Apple planning product launch on March 21

Apple will hold its spring product launch on March 21, one day before it squares off with federal prosecutors over the government’s demand for help unlocking an encrypted iPhone.


Google provides 1st peek at next Android operating system

Google is previewing the next version of its Android operating system two months ahead of schedule in an effort to get the upgraded software on more mobile devices.


Online prank renames Portland bridge after Jean-Luc Picard

A new Portland bridge got a new name this week – at least on Google Maps.


Google donates $1M to help fight Zika virus spread

Google is donating $1 million to fight the spread of the Zika virus and help engineers and data scientists determine where it will hit next.


Google self-driving car strikes public bus in California

An accident report filed with California’s Department of Motor Vehicles says a self-driving car being tested by Google collided with a public bus on Valentine’s Day.


Amazon is America’s most-loved company, annual ranking shows

Amazon.com has reclaimed the top spot as America’s most-loved company in an annual ranking of some of the country’s largest companies.


Google to test self-driving cars in Kirkland

Google says it will begin testing its self-driving cars in Kirkland, Washington.


Google parent Alphabet tops Apple as world’s most valuable company

Alphabet, Google’s new parent company, topped Apple as the world’s most valuable business in after-hours trading Monday after reporting surging earnings.


2015 Outdoors: Spotlight

Hike It Baby, a social media-based group of parents looking for a supportive social family hiking experience, stands out as the area’s fastest-growing outdoor organization.


Google’s driverless car drivers ride a career less traveled

Driverless cars already have logged more than 2 million miles in six years of sometimes tedious testing on private tracks, highways and city streets located mostly near Google’s Mountain View, …


Volunteers use Google Trekker cameras to record area trails for online viewing

The world will soon have virtual access to paddling the Little Spokane River, biking the Centennial Trail and hiking across the suspension bridge at the Bowl and Pitcher. Volunteers this …


Reactions vary as Google Trekker records area trails

Most people who encountered Google’s Trekker on Spokane-area trails last weekend smiled and seemed curious. As the device perched on a volunteer hiker’s back was making 360-degree images at Riverside …


‘The Interview’ comes to YouTube, Google

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Interview” is available for rental on a variety of digital platforms including Google Play, YouTube Movies, Microsoft’s Xbox Video and a separate Sony website beginning …


Volume of encrypted email rising amid spying fears

SAN FRANCISCO – 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 …


Google’s purchase of Nest proves interest in smart homes

SAN FRANCISCO — When our Internet-connected gadgets and home appliances all learn to talk to each other, Google wants to be at the center of the conversation. This imagined future …


Motley Fool: Google’s consistent growth merits long-term consideration

Recently sporting a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio near 25, a market value close to $300 billion and a stock price north of $800, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) might seem like a stock …


YouTube says the battle with TV is already over

NEW YORK — YouTube vs. TV? YouTube says the battle — if there ever was one — is over. In a flashy presentation to advertisers Wednesday night, Google Executive Chairman …


Google stock remains attractive even as value continues to soar

Google’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) stock, recently trading for more than $800 per share, is up more than 30 percent this year and has averaged annual growth of more than 20 percent …


Calif. governor to sign bill to OK driverless cars

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown plans to sign legislation today at the headquarters of Google Inc. that will pave the way for driverless cars in California.


Motley Fool: Google’s future appears bright for stockholders

Google is not a one-hit wonder. The company built its dominance on search, delivering relevant information to those who seek it. It monetizes this through advertising, which remains 96 percent …


Google sells small tablet, challenges Kindle Fire

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is unveiling a small tablet computer bearing its brand in a challenge to Amazon’s Kindle Fire. The Nexus Seven is designed specifically for Google Play, the …