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Thursday, January 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


Browser upgrades should boost Web surfing

The three leading browser makers have all released new versions of their software in recent weeks. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Mozilla’s Firefox and Google’s Chrome now offer faster page loading, streamlined …


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.