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Covers come off Google's augmented reality glasses

Google has revealed further details of its augmented reality glasses, which pull in information about the wearer's world and sync with Google services.The Project Glass technology will be designed to let wearers see calendar, maps, search and most features of the Google+ social network while carrying out day-to-day activities, Google has confirmed.

April 4, 2012 by

'Don't be evil' code exposes Google's Plus bias

Google has started showing links to "People and Pages on Google+" with search results, favouring results from its own social network while ignoring more relevant links from rival social networks. This is not only bad for users, it could be even worse for Google.

January 23, 2012 by

Google+ and Google search: an SEO play?

The flap over Google playing up Google+ in its search results continues. Now, Harvard professor and security expert Ben Edelman has weighed in on the debate. His argument: by embedding Google+ into search, Google is essentially prodding people to join its social network out of SEO fear.

January 12, 2012

Google: Microsoft is our biggest competitor

Google's main product is search and its main competitor is Microsoft, though Facebook has started to nibble at the company's other ventures.Google's chief executive Eric Schmidt admitted in an interview carried out weeks ago but published on the C-SPAN website on Monday that Google faces competition from the Facebook social network and from specific technologies for mobile devices.

December 28, 2011 by

NBN Co names new COO

The global search for the National Broadband Network Company's new chief operating officer has come to a close, with a suitable candidate found and installed into the outfit to spearhead the construction and roll-out of the country's new fibre backbone.

November 20, 2011 by

Google employee: We don't 'get' platforms

Engineer Steve Yegge blasts search giant's inability to comprehend how to build out a platform that attracts developers, citing Google+ as example and labeling the social network a "knee-jerk reaction".

October 12, 2011 by

Singapore tops Google+ APAC users

Dominance of Google search engine key to user growth in city-state, new report states, but some users confess irregular visits to new social network due to lack of updates.

September 2, 2011 by

Google optimises Earth for Android tablets

Google has updated its version of Google Earth for Android to take advantage of the large screen-size and processing power of tablets.In a blog post on Thursday, product manager Peter Birch said the update added support for fully-textured 3D buildings, as well as a new action bar making it easier to search the imagery and navigate layers of information.

May 6, 2011 by

Google's for kids: Riverbed founder

Founder and CEO of network optimisation company Riverbed Technology, Jerry Kennelly yesterday slammed search giant Google for its overly casual work ethic, saying staff will soon become too embarrassed to work there.

March 22, 2011 by

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