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Sorry Spokane, Google chooses Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — After seeing Facebook pleas and flash mobs, and even cities temporarily renaming themselves “Google,” the search engine giant said Wednesday it has chosen Kansas City, …


Apple has Web TV competitors

CHICAGO – An increasing number of consumers are watching online videos, but the trend hasn’t led to the demise of pay-TV services such as cable and satellite. “For now, the …


Paul Allen sues Google, Apple, other tech companies

Microsoft Corp. co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen is suing nearly a dozen major technology companies, including Google Inc. and Apple Inc., alleging that they infringed on four Web technology patents …


Google wins copyright dispute

A federal judge handed Google Inc. a major victory Wednesday by rebuffing media company Viacom Inc.’s attempt to collect more than $1 billion in damages for the alleged copyright abuses …


Google balances censorship issues

SAN FRANCISCO – Google Inc. didn’t stop wrangling with censorship when the company moved its search engine out of mainland China to shed its restraints on what can be shown …


Google calls itself ‘Topeka’ for day

Want the scoop on what everyone’s talking about at the office? Why not “Topeka”? As an April Fools’ gag, Web search giant Google changed its name on its U.S. search …


Group rallies for Spokane to be Google test site

Efforts to woo lightning-quick Internet access to Spokane culminated Wednesday with a gathering staged for the search-engine giant Google. “Hey, Google!” the group of about 70 yelled in unison. “Pick …


‘Hey Google’ effort draws supporters to Riverfront Park

Efforts to woo lightening-quick Internet access to Spokane culminated Wednesday with a gathering staged for the search-engine giant Google.


Wednesday event promotes Spokane Google bid

Promoters of an effort to make Spokane one of two Google test sites for upgraded, high-speed Web communications want the public’s help. A group called Hey Google, Pick Spokane is …


‘Hey Google’ effort to hold rally Wednesday in Spokane

An effort to promote Spokane as one of two Google test sites for upgraded, high-speed Web communications wants the public’s help. A group called Hey Google, Pick Spokane is staging …


Cities battle to lure Google

SAN JOSE, Calif. — They’re swilling Google-tinis in Sarasota, and vowing to Google-ize the names of their first-born children up in Duluth. Topeka has been temporarily rechristened Google, Kansas. And …


Spokane wants Google gigabit

The city of Spokane is trying to line up citizen support to become a test site for high-speed broadband service compliments of Google. Officials said Wednesday they’re asking residents to …


Google attacks traced to China

SAN FRANCISCO – The Internet attacks that may end up driving Google Inc. out of China originated from two prominent schools in the country, according to a story published late …


Google unveils test plan to boost broadband speed

SAN FRANCISCO – In an ambitious bid to revolutionize how consumers use the Internet, technology giant Google Inc. said it will build a network that would be 100 times faster …


Google to build ultra-fast broadband networks

Google Inc. plans to build a handful of experimental, ultra-fast broadband networks around the country to connect consumers to the Internet and ensure that tomorrow’s systems can keep up with …


China cyberattacks in spotlight

BEIJING – “Your Honourable institute is invited,” read the e-mail sent a few days ago to Sharon Hom, director of Human Rights in China, urging her participation in the eighth …


China attacks exploited flaw in Outlook browser

SAN FRANCISCO – Security-software maker McAfee Inc. said Thursday that a flaw in Microsoft Corp.’s Internet browser was exploited in recent cyberattacks on Google Inc. and others that have caused …


Google threatens to leave China

SAN FRANCISCO – Google Inc. will stop censoring its search results in China and may pull out of the country completely after discovering that computer hackers had tricked human rights …


Google confirms plans to sell own mobile phone

Google Inc. began selling its own mobile phone Tuesday, a much-anticipated move aimed at protecting its online advertising empire as people increasingly surf the Web on handsets instead of personal …


Google adds ‘real-time’ data to search results

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Fresh information from blogs, news sites, Twitter and other popular hangouts will appear in Google’s search results more quickly as the company aims to give people …


Voters can help trail get all Googley-eyed

Spokane’s Centennial Trail is a finalist to be Googled by trike. Say what?


Google to offer free Wi-Fi at Spokane airport

Tech company Google is providing free airport wireless connections at 47 U.S. airports for the holiday season. Spokane, Seattle, Portland and Bozeman are in that group.


Microsoft, Yahoo agree to combine online efforts

SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft finally persuaded Yahoo to surrender control of the Internet’s second most popular search engine and join it in a daunting battle – taking on the overwhelming …


Microsoft, Yahoo agree on long-sought search deal

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft finally persuaded Yahoo to surrender control of the Internet’s second most popular search engine and join it in a daunting battle — taking on the overwhelming …


Google ups ante in duel with Microsoft

SUN VALLEY, Idaho – Google Inc. is hoping to gain greater control over how personal computers work by developing a free operating system that will attack Microsoft Corp.’s golden goose …


Finding someone to blame can take a lot of time

According to industry experts, print is dead and no one reads newspapers, books or magazines anymore. This can make earning a paycheck as a freelance writer rather challenging. However, being …


Nation in brief: Google apologizes for computer glitch

Computer users doing Google searches during a nearly one-hour period Saturday morning were greeted with disturbing but erroneous messages that every site turned up in the results might be harmful. …