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Google's search engine. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

European Parliament Votes To Break Up Google

European Union institutions are piling pressure on Google to change the way it operates its business and applies EU rules.
The European parliament on Thursday approved a non-binding resolution that calls for the unbundling of search engines from other services that internet companies offer, a practice that could in theory lead to the break-up of giant internet companies like Google.

11/28/2014

A microsatellite made by Skybox Imaging of Mountain View. (Skybox Imaging)

Google’s Purchase Of Skybox Imaging Could Be Satellite Fleet’s Launch Pad

Google is buying Skybox Imaging in a deal that could serve as a launching pad for the Internet company to send its own fleet of satellites to take aerial pictures and provide online access to remote areas of the world.

06/10/2014

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Larry Magid: Google Complies With European ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Ruling

Google is taking the first step in complying with a European court ruling that gives people the right to be forgotten online.

05/30/2014

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Tech Report: Google Improved Software Makes Search More Conversational

Google’s software improvement are aimed at making search more conversational. The company celebrates its 15th birthday this year and is making modifications as part of an update called ‘Hummingbird’.

09/27/2013

Google's search engine. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Turns 15, Overhauls Search Algorithm

Google says it recently overhauled the closely guarded formula that runs its influential Internet search engine to give better answers to the increasingly complex questions posed by Web surfers.

09/26/2013

Screenshot of the AltaVista search engine. (CBS)

Yahoo Shuts Down Internet Relic AltaVista

On Monday, its owner Yahoo Inc. sent AltaVista.com to the Internet graveyard to rest alongside order-almost-anything venture Kozmo.com and the butler from Ask Jeeves.

07/08/2013

Screenshot of the AltaVista search engine. (CBS)

Larry Magid: Internet Pioneer AltaVista Shutting Down

One of the internet’s first search engines is going away. Yahoo announced that it is shutting down AltaVista later this month.

07/02/2013

The Yahoo logo is seen on a sign outside of the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Yahoo Earnings Climb Despite Decline In Ad Revenue

Yahoo is making more money under CEO Marissa Mayer, even as the Internet company struggles to sell more of the ads that bring in most of its revenue.

04/16/2013

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Rumors Swirl Over Facebook Mystery ‘Press Event’

Facebook’s mystery “press event” on Tuesday could reveal a more robust search feature that would intensify the competition between the social networking giant and its rival Google Inc.

01/15/2013

Apple Introduces A New iPad

iPad, Android Tablet Search Engine Designed To Rival Google

Are tablet users looking for an alternative to Google and other search engines designed primarily for PCs?

01/04/2013

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