June 1, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - As soon as the credits rolled on "The Internship," Rachel Kang, a 20-year-old UC Berkeley sophomore from Torrance, headed straight back to her apartment to Google jobs at Google Inc. "I have always loved Google. I think everyone does. The movie just cemented my appreciation even more," Kang said after seeing a sneak preview of the film last month. "I do think a lot of people will be even more drawn to the company than they are now. " That's just what Google wants to hear.
April 16, 2013 |
After two explosions rocked the Boston Marathon and shook the nation, Americans took to social media to express their grief and solidarity with the victims. At least three people were killed and 144 injured. Within hours, #PrayForBoston was trending, and posts on Facebook and Twitter offered housing to stranded runners or their families. By Monday night, entries in Google Docs with contact numbers for those willing to offer a pullout couch or extra beds numbered in the thousands.
May 25, 2011 |
At Google Inc.'s annual developer conference a year ago, three executives of software start-ups that build business applications for the Internet cloud stood on the stage to praise the benefits of doing business on Google's new Apps Marketplace. Since then, that Google connection has been like striking gold. Two of the start-ups, SlideRocket and Manymoon, have been sold to larger companies after their customers increased rapidly. The third, Atlassian, which builds software tools that help companies streamline their product development, won a $60-million funding round from Accel Partners of Palo Alto.
December 29, 2011 |
If you've ever had your laptop stolen, watched your toddler baptize your PC with Pepsi, or had your MacBook come to a cold, dead stop, you know that the digital memories we store on our home computers are anything but indelible. But now there's a special place coalescing where data never dies: It's called the cloud. Internet giants Google Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Facebook Inc. have relied for years on cloud computing, where information is split up and stored across large networks of remote servers, rather than all in one place.
July 27, 2010 |
Even as Google Inc. downplayed problems with its contract with the city of Los Angeles, it kicked up its competition with Microsoft Corp. another notch in the lucrative market of selling e-mail and other software by introducing a new version of its applications aimed at government. Google announced the advance Monday after winning a key security clearance to sell software to the federal government. Although the clearance does not encompass classified data, Google is banking that the federal government's seal of approval will give customers at other levels of government more confidence that its online software is a safe and reliable way to store sensitive information, 90% of which is not classified.
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July 16, 2013 |
Can kidz rite 2day? Despite popular perceptions that the onslaught of texting, tweeting and other digital technologies is ruining students writing skills, a national survey of teachers released Tuesday found such advantages as greater creativity, personal expression and increased collaboration. Teachers gave more than half their students grades of good to excellent for effectively organizing writing assignments, considering multiple viewpoints, synthesizing content from multiple sources, using appropriate style and tone, and constructing strong arguments in the survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.
September 3, 2013 |
Microsoft's $7.2-billion bid for the world's second-largest cellphone business isn't really about phones. The acquisition of Nokia's devices and services unit gives the software giant a crucial new chess piece as it seeks to reinvent itself to compete in a much bigger and more complex game against rivals Apple and Google. In this new battlefield, the ultimate goal is to see who can produce the broadest range of gadgets, software and online services that all work seamlessly together in your house or business.
July 9, 2009 |
Google Inc.'s plan to launch its own computer operating system is a direct assault at the heart of Microsoft Corp., and its bold move could fundamentally change the way personal computers are used. Under Google's new operating system, dubbed Chrome OS, people would play games, store photos and work on spreadsheets free of charge via the Internet, reducing the need for powerful software and massive hard drives on their personal computers.
October 25, 2010 |
Microsoft Corp. has won a series of high-profile contracts to provide e-mail services to government workers in three states, giving it a major boost in its ongoing battle with technology rival Google Inc. The Redmond, Wash., software giant won contracts last week in California and New York that would cover hundreds of thousands of state and city employees. Two weeks earlier, Microsoft secured a similar deal with Minnesota. The tech titans are fighting over an estimated $20-billion market to provide e-mail and office software to governments, businesses and consumers.
March 26, 2010 |
It took just one word for Apple Inc. to make headlines. "Yep," wrote Apple chief Steve Jobs in an e-mail. The message was addressed to Andrea Nepori, an Italian blogger who wrote to firstname.lastname@example.org this week. He asked the reclusive Apple founder whether he'd be able to sync his free e-books to the iPad, due to hit U.S. stores next week. Jobs' affirmation wasn't the real news. That particular detail was listed on Apple's website before Nepori's inquiry. The response itself is what prompted bloggers to fly off the handle.