Google’s search engine can deliver Web pages from every corner of the world, but the Internet company is increasingly interested in getting you information about the pizza parlor around the corner.
Google has granted $5 million to non-profit organizations to be used toward journalism innovation programs. The Knight Foundation is the recipient of $2 million of that coffer, while Google is looking to invest the other $3 million in similar organizations outside the United States.
For the first time ever in the search world, Microsoft’s Bing overtook Yahoo in August search share, according to the latest data from Nielsen. Bing’s 13.9% share edged out ever- so-slightly Yahoo’s 13.1%.
Google fired the latest salvo in the smartphone war with Apple on Thursday, jazzing up the allure of its Android phones with new voice recognition capabilities.
For weeks, techies have speculated about Google Me, the company’s secret project to take on social networking king Facebook.