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1 year 4 days ago

Connecting with Runners from the Marathon

If you are looking for information about someone in Boston during the time of the explosion, or if you have information about yourself that you want family or friends to see, you might be able to find out more with the Google Person Finder. Click here for the link.

2 years 3 months ago

Wikipedia goes dark for a day

Wikipedia will black out the English language version of its website Wednesday to protest anti-piracy legislation under consideration in Congress, the foundation behind the popular community-based online encyclopedia said in a statement Monday night. The website will go dark for 24 hours in an unprecedented move that brings added...

2 years 6 months ago

Google to finance home solar systems

NEW YORK (AP) - Google says it will invest $75 million to help 3,000 homeowners install solar panels on their roofs. The search giant announced Tuesday that it will establish a fund that local solar installers will be able to tap so they can offer financing plans to prospective buyers....

2 years 8 months ago

'Jeopardy!' host injured chasing burglar

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is scheduled for surgery after he snapped his Achilles tendon while running after a woman who he says stole cash and other items from his San Francisco hotel room. The 71-year-old Trebek tells reporters he spotted the woman in his room...

2 years 9 months ago

Facebook's big news

Facebook is rolling out video calls. It's powered by Internet phone company Skype. Facebook said Wednesday that it is also rolling out a group chat feature. Facebook users can now create instant group chats if they want to quickly message a small group of their friends. CEO Mark...

2 years 10 months ago

Making Google work for you

Whether you are an expert or just use it when you need to answer a question, Google is where many go to find answers. Are you using it to the best of your advantage? NewsFirst can help you get the most out of your search engine. Your search shouldn't...

2 years 11 months ago

Apple details iPhone tracking for Congress

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is telling Congress that its iPhone location tracking is meant to improve service, not stalk customers. The company outlined its stance in a letter released Monday by the House of Representatives. An Apple Inc. vice president, Guy Tribble, is set to testify Tuesday before...

2 years 11 months ago

Dog fighting app causes uproar

NFL star Michael Vick and the Humane Society of the US are among the critics calling on Google to drop a dog fighting video game developed for use on the company's Android mobile phones. Kage Games, LLC has created the beta version of the game "Dog Wars" which it...

3 years 2 months ago

Hey kids! Draw your own Google Doodle

Google's holding an art contest for school kids, grades K-12, with some sweet incentives. First of all, the winner will be featured on Google's homepage. Added bonus--a $15K scholarship for the winner and a $25K technology grant for the winner's school. MORE INFORMATION

3 years 5 months ago

Google to bring Dead Sea Scrolls online

Now accessible only to experts, Google will put the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls online. The project will grant free access to the 2,000-year-old text which are considered one of the greatest archaeological finds of the last century. The scrolls, which consist of thousands of fragments, will be uploaded...

3 years 6 months ago

Google to invest in offshore wind power project

A consortium of technology and investment companies including Google has devoted $1.8 billion to building a network of transmission lines to connect future offshore wind farms along the Atlantic from New Jersey to Virginia. Google has teamed up with investment firm Good Energies, Japanese industrial conglomerate Marubeni and Maryland...

3 years 6 months ago

Czech Republic bans Google Street View

The Czech Republic's privacy watchdog says Google has not been granted permission to expand its mapping feature Street View because it invades peoples' privacy. The Office for Personal Data Protection last week refused Google the necessary registration for Street View in the eastern European country but did not explain...

3 years 7 months ago

Online resources: Boulder County Fire

Maps of the Fourmile Canyon Wildfire area, lists of homes burned, resources for how you can help--they're all online. Here's a rundown of sites for quick reference: Boulder County Office of Emergency Services Federal government Incident Web Site Google Fire Map

3 years 7 months ago

Google introduces instant search results

This is cool--you have to try this--Google is accelerating its search engine by displaying the results as soon as you begin to type in your request. The new "Instant Search' introduced Wednesday means you'll start to see an ever-evolving set of results with each character you type into the...

3 years 9 months ago

Patent holder sues smart phone makers

A patent-holding company that won a settlement of more than $600 million from the maker of the BlackBerry is suing six other makers of phones and phone software. Apple Inc., Google Inc., Microsoft Corp., HTC Corp., LG Electronics Inc. and Motorola Inc. are targets of the lawsuits. The...

3 years 9 months ago

MapQuest goes after Google Maps

DENVER (AP) - In 2008, Google Maps surpassed MapQuest as the leader among websites giving people online directions. Now Denver-based MapQuest wants those eyeballs back. Starting today, MapQuest is testing a fresh look that general manager Christian Dwyer says should make its home page look cleaner and simpler and...

3 years 10 months ago

Google accidentally collected private data

Google representatives say they're working with authorities to address privacy concerns over its mapping service. Last month, Google acknowledged it had mistakenly collected data over public Wi-Fi networks in more than 30 countries. Authorities fear the collection may violate privacy laws. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal held a news...

3 years 10 months ago

Woman sues Google for unsafe directions

A woman who says she relied on Google for walking directions in Utah that got her hit on a major roadway has filed a lawsuit against the Internet company claiming it supplied unsafe directions. Lauren Rosenberg filed the $100,000 lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Utah. It also...

3 years 11 months ago

Job of the Day: Google Colorado

Google is renowned for its corporate culture, named one of the Top 5 companies to work by Forbes. But you don't have to move to Silicon Valley to join Google, the company currently has openings at its Boulder and Thornton sites. "No one sits behind a closed door and we...

3 years 11 months ago

Eager beavers build world's largest dam

A Canadian-based ecologist said Friday that he has located the world's largest beaver dam in northwestern Canada using Google satellite technology. Ecologist Jean Thie located the 2,788-foot (850-meter) dam using Google Earth and NASA technology while researching the rate of melting permafrost in the country's far north. Situated...

4 years 2 months ago

Google to build ultra-fast broadband networks

Google plans to build experimental, ultra-fast Internet networks in a handful of communities around the country. The search company said Wednesday that its fiber-optic broadband networks will deliver speeds of 1 gigabit per second to as many as 500,000 Americans. Google Inc. says those systems will be more than...

4 years 2 months ago

Google enlists NSA to fight off cyberattacks

The Washington Post is reporting that Google has teamed up with the National Security Agency to halt cyber-attacks. While the agreement is still be finalized, Google is seeking help analyzing an espionage attack that the firm says originated in China. The series of incursions targeted Google's source code -...

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