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    “Waze!” a popular smartphone mapping app, has reportedly been in talks with Facebook for several weeks. The possible acquisition could mount to as much as $1 billion. According to several sources including Bloomberg, report that other large tech companies, including Google, are considering a bid for the start-up. Sources like Bloomberg reports...

Google is known to be very adamant about keeping things related to its name only for itself. Recently, it asked Language Council of Sweden not to enter the word “Ogooglebar” in Swedish language dictionaries. In Swedish it means “something that cannot be found on the web using a search engine”. The language council considered the word for inclusion, but then...

Google recently announced something that will give relief to a lot of those “copycats” who are rather inspired by Google’s inventions. Google has said that it will not be suing others over parents, unless “first attacked”. Hence, Google’s patented cloud software can easily be used by others. Waging such legal battles is not an easy task for companies looking...

Many governments have taken controversial and much criticised steps toward internet and its activities. Now, France has joined the list of those who will take the heat and fire for “internet tax” that it wants to impose on data collection activities by Facebook, Google and other technology companies. Technology companies and online businesses are known to use...

According to Wired, Google asks for a search warrant as a pre-requisite to fulfill requests about data access of users’ emails or any other documents stored in Google’s cloud. According to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act in the United States, where Google is based, law enforcement authorities can ask for an access to any data that has been stored for...

According to Mashable, Google is working on safer passwords for better security that will be difficult to break into. Google is said to be working on some kind of a high-tech ring that will be worn around users’ fingers through which they will log into their Gmail accounts. There might even be a key card that can be plugged into a computer’s USB port. Internet...

Google France seems really aggressive over France’s conduct that it has threatened to exclude all French media sites from its search results if the country will finalize its plans to ask search engines payment on the content. According to Google’s letter to several ministerial offices in France, the law is very threatening to its existence. The law was brought...