Google’s Facelift: Meet the new “nav-bar”

May 5, 2010

Google’s Web search engine is getting a bit of a facelift.

The company said on Wednesday that Web surfers will begin to see a new column of tools running down the left side of all their search results, as well as a slightly new look for Google’s famous multicolor logo (the shadows on the Google logo will be less pronounced).

Meebo enlists Google, Microsoft in new social networking standard

April 19, 2010

With social networking services booming, website operators are increasingly looking for ways to make their sites play well in the social world.

Microsoft’s Kin tries to improve your social life (video)

April 12, 2010

kinMicrosoft officially entered the feature-phone wars on Monday, unveiling its new Kin device at a media event in San Francisco.

Apple’s Jobs and Google’s Schmidt: Let’s do coffee

March 27, 2010

An unusual — and unverified – photograph posted on the Internet by Gizmodo is triggering a minor sensation in tech circles.  Google and Apple may be at war, but — if this snapshot of CEOs Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt casually chatting over a coffee is to be believed — the generals of the two tech superpowers may have discussed matters of state via an intimate, streetside tete-a-tete on Friday.

Yahoo concerned about search share slipping (video)

March 23, 2010

Yahoo’s share of the online search market has been sliding gently since Microsoft introduced its revamped Bing last June. It’s something of a concern for Yahoo, which has teamed up with Microsoft on search advertising in an attempt to rival market leader Google. But it risks becoming an also-ran in the fast-moving business.

Google opens another app market

March 10, 2010

Online app stores are all the rage these days, whether for Apple’s iPhone, Nokia’s handsets or Google’s Android mobile phone software.

Microsoft-Yahoo deal means “Yahoo!” for all: Schneider

February 19, 2010

hilaryschneider_0034A day after EU regulators cleared Microsoft and Yahoo’s search partnership, Yahoo Americas EVP Hilary Schneider went “Yahoo!” when asked what the alliance means for everyone. “The deal means more money,” Schneider said at the PaidContent 2010 conference in New York on Friday.

Microsoft’s Mehdi sees Bing in the black

February 3, 2010

Microsoft’s Bing search engine hasn’t put a dent in Google’s mastery of the market yet, but executive Yusuf Mehdi thinks it could do so soon, once the search ad partnership with Yahoo is completed.

Bill Gates late to Twitter party

January 21, 2010

Bill Gates may have been one of the prime movers in the computer age, but now he’s  just another middle-aged late adopter.

CES: Ford’s Mulally digs hands-free, in-car Pink Floyd

January 7, 2010

Here’s Ford CEO Alan Mulally getting excited about the new MyFord Touch in-car tech system, launched today at CES.