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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 …


Web developers upset with free site offer

An offer to set up free business websites has sparked criticism by Spokane Web development companies that say it undercuts their efforts to provide quality commercial Web services. Three Web …


Excerpt from Google Drive terms of use

Google’s terms of service includes a reference to users giving Google rights to materials they upload. Some have interpreted that to mean that all content stored in the new Google …


Google Drive sparks intellectual property concern

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is facing suspicion and confusion as it tries to persuade people to entrust personal documents, photos and other content to the company’s new online storage service. …


Oracle tells jury Google stole idea

SAN FRANCISCO – Oracle began Monday trying to convince a jury that Google’s top executives have long known that they stole a key piece of technology to build the Android …


Google gets more personal with search results

Google is sifting through the photos and commentary on its blossoming social network so its Internet search results can include more personal information.


Google settles pharmacy ad probe for $500 million

Google Inc. has agreed to pay $500 million to settle a U.S. government investigation into the Internet search leader’s distribution of online ads from Canadian pharmacies illegally selling prescription and …


Google enhances its image by beefing up solar program

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) is looking to get a little better return on its cash – by creating a $280 million fund with which SolarCity can expand its residential leasing program. …


Google takes new swing at social networking

SAN FRANCISCO — Can Google Inc. make friends? The Internet search giant, whose goal is to organize information, will try to organize people with a social networking service designed to …


Google Health shutdown affects 280 in Spokane

A Google Health pilot program to collect and manage personal health records for some Spokane residents will shut down Jan. 1. The closure will affect about 280 Spokane patients who …