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Google replaced Andy Rubin, who co-founded and oversaw Android, with Sundar Pichai, senior vice president for Chrome and Apps. The change signals Google's evolving thinking about its two operating systems and two growing businesses, hardware and mobile.
Netflix said Wednesday that it would begin offering United States customers the ability to share their video watching habits with their friends on Facebook.
A study traces government use of an off-the-shelf program called FinSpy to monitor the electronic activities of individuals, often in countries with a record of political repression.
Google says it is doubling its office space near Seattle, just miles from the campuses of Amazon and Microsoft, and stepping up the hiring of engineers and others who work on cloud technology.
French regulators have asked prosecutors to investigate Microsoft’s Skype unit over its failure to register as a telecommunications operator, raising the question of what constitutes a telephone company in the age of Internet-based communications.
The French government is calling for a law requiring Internet service providers to give all traffic on their networks equal priority, saying existing rules were insufficient.
Google acknowledged on Tuesday that it had violated people’s privacy during its Street View mapping project when it casually scooped up passwords, e-mails and other personal information from unsuspecting computer users.
The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Tuesday, selections include Pinterest's new tool for helping businesses track the number of visitors it sends them, more ideas about how to use voice mail and a prediction that Android tablets will overtake iPads this year.
Another lawsuit is raising the issue of sexual discrimination at Silicon Valley venture capital firms.
On its Web site, Windermere, a real estate firm, has begun using an online tool from Inrix, a company that does crowdsourced traffic estimates. It gives those looking for a home an hour-by-hour prediction of the drive times to their workplaces.
Dell has agreed to open its books to the billionaire activist investor Carl C. Icahn, signaling a possible truce on one front in the battle over the computer maker’s proposed $24.4 billion buyout.
A start-up company called uMoove says it will offer eye and head tracking to anyone, including device makers like Apple and developers who make mobile apps.
At the South by Southwest Conference, Google gave a demonstration of its Project Glass and showed how some apps would work with the eyewear.
The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Monday, selections include revenue implications for a rush to mobile advertising, a new fight over domain names and an animated look at server problems with the new version of SimCity.
BlackBerry is hoping to achieve a comeback with the arrival of its new phone in the United States later this month.
Readers respond to Nick Bilton's column, which discussed a new kind of digital etiquette in society where asking for directions, leaving a voice mail message and saying "Thank You" in an e-mail can be considered rude.
The Never-Ending Language Learner is a computer that reads the Web and seeks to understand the meaning of words and phrases in context. The project at Carnegie Mellon University, funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Google, began as a purely automated endeavor, computer algorithms roaming the Web. But it now relies on human helpers as well as algorithms.
CreativeLive and other online companies have tapped into an audience of customers who are motivated to hone skills that might enhance their careers.
Computer algorithms are capable of trading stocks, arranging dates, winning “Jeopardy” and even choosing bra sizes. But increasingly, behind the curtain, there is a human helper.
Philips, the lighting giant, is announcing that it will create an official developer's kit to attract companies to make products that work with its Web-enabled Hue, an LED bulb customers can control from a smartphone. It's another step on the road to the so-called connected home.