| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Google has released a set of free tools for developers to let their apps play video on the cheap Chromecast TV-connected device -- a move that could quickly bring hundreds of new Internet video services to the TV, boosting Google's strategy to get a...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:32 AM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Feb 5, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Google Inc. cleared out a key antitrust case, among other battles it faces, by agreeing to terms with European officials over allegations that the Internet giant abused its search-engine dominance to promote its own services over those of competitors....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:40 AM
Google took its biggest step to support smartwatch devices Tuesday by announcing Android Wear, a version of its mobile software designed specifically for wearable devices.
Following Google's announcement, LG and Motorola both announced new smartwatch...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:08 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- For years, Google has been the search engine that connects people to all points on the Internet.
Now it also wants to be the company that connects people's homes to the Internet.
The search giant said Monday that it agreed to buy Nest...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The release of two new iPhones designed for high-end and budget-conscious consumers helped Apple significantly grow its marketshare during the fourth quarter of 2013 and widen the gap over close rival Samsung in the U.S.
Owners of the iPhone made up 42%...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Google Inc. has agreed to sell Motorola Mobility to Lenovo Group for $2.91 billion, the Silicon Valley company confirmed Wednesday.
Chief Executive Larry Page confirmed the deal in a blog post Wednesday, after reports from Reuters, China Daily and...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:30 PM
It's official: Google is hanging up on the money-losing Motorola Mobility smartphone and mobile devices division, but will keep most of the Motorola patents.
The Internet giant announced a deal Wednesday sell the Motorola group to China's Lenovo Group...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:18 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Google's deal to sell its Motorola Mobility unit to Lenovo for $2.9 billion delivered a double-barreled shocker to the tech industry as the sale promised to scramble the playing field for mobile devices.
The transaction marks an...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:38 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Does Google have an encore?
The technology giant stunned the world with the surprise announcement Wednesday that it was selling its money-losing Motorola Mobility division to Lenovo.
Now Google is gearing up to unveil its fourth-...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:55 AM
WWED: What would Edison do?
What would the inventor whose patents made so much of modern life possible have to say about this development:
A Google-owned company has just filed for a patent for a stick-on temporary neck tattoo, a kind of electronic...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn said today that a request by Decatur-based Archer Daniels Midland for millions of dollars in tax incentives to stay in Illinois should not be considered until lawmakers first reform the state's highly indebted public employee pension...