By an overwhelming margin, respondents to our latest ZDNet poll agree with the government's decision to file antitrust charges against Google. But how to cure the problem is another story. And just what does Buffy the Vampire Slayer have to do with all this?
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The United States Department of Justice is taking Google to court, alleging that the search giant is violating antitrust law. Do you think they’re right?
As privacy concerns grow, companies like Google and Facebook that rely on data collection and advertising for revenue are increasingly in the spotlight. But is it really possible to give up Google's vast range of services? Here are my recommended alternatives.
Developers who write extensions for Chrome are on notice. Keep it simple, or risk getting kicked out of the Chrome Web Store. But what's the real reason for the sudden crackdown? Evidence suggests shady ad networks are Google's real target.
Most of the commentary I've read so far about the loss of Google Reader has been about its use as an RSS client. But that's a red herring. The real victims were companies that had planned in 2005 and 2006 to build RSS sync engines. Google stomped them out of business like Godzilla sweeping through Tokyo.
A new report says Google's wholly owned Motorola subsidiary is working on a top-secret "X phone," with a tablet not far behind. What will its Android handset partners think?
Google's search suggestions for Windows 8 are like a treasure map for haters. But guess what Bing users see when they begin typing Google-related searches?
Microsoft has finally taken its battle against Android directly to the source. In a German courtroom today, Microsoft's lawyers announced they were adding Google as a defendant in a patent-infringement lawsuit against Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility.
Google's purchase of the popular Frommer's series of travel guides gives it a premium source of information to combine with its search products. It also poaches a partner that exclusively provides data for a featured app in Windows 8.
This is how monopolies work. If you use Opera to create or edit posts on Google's Blogger network, you'll see a nagging message. And you'll keep seeing those nags until you switch to Chrome.