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  • 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 …


  • 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 …

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