Stories tagged: Google
Thu., April 21, 2016, 7:41 a.m.
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.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 6:32 p.m.
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.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 8:54 a.m.
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 …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
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.
Thu., April 7, 2016, 5:49 p.m.
Google is bringing its self-driving vehicles to Phoenix to see how the SUVs perform in Arizona’s sweltering summer.
Tue., March 29, 2016, 12:27 p.m.
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.
Wed., March 23, 2016, 3 p.m.
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 …
Thu., March 17, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
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 …
Fri., March 11, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
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 …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 11:35 a.m.
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.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 11:31 a.m.
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.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
A new Portland bridge got a new name this week – at least on Google Maps.
Thu., March 3, 2016, 7:16 a.m.
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.
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 9:49 a.m.
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.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 3:20 p.m.
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.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 9:42 a.m.
Google says it will begin testing its self-driving cars in Kirkland, Washington.
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016, 3:13 p.m.
Alphabet, Google’s new parent company, topped Apple as the world’s most valuable business in after-hours trading Monday after reporting surging earnings.
Sat., Dec. 26, 2015, 4:28 p.m.
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.
Sat., Oct. 3, 2015
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, …
Sun., Sept. 27, 2015, 12:01 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 27, 2015
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 …
Wed., Dec. 24, 2014, 9:26 a.m.
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 …
Wed., June 4, 2014
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 …
Sun., Jan. 19, 2014
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 …
Sun., Sept. 22, 2013
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 …
Thu., May 2, 2013, 7:37 a.m.
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 …
Sun., March 31, 2013
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 …
Tue., Sept. 25, 2012, 10:57 a.m.
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.
Sun., Sept. 9, 2012
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 …
Wed., June 27, 2012, 11:14 a.m.
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 …