Google Maps 6.0 Will Show You The Inside Of Certain Locations

Google Maps 6.0 Will Show You The Inside Of Certain Locations

Getting lost inside the sprawling wonderland that is any IKEA is likely a shared experience, and one that may happen less for Android smartphone users. Google Maps 6.0 rolled out some changes on Tuesday, including indoor mapping of certain retail locations and airports. [More]

Fake Bank Of America Google+ Account Has 27 Times More Followers Than Real One

Fake Bank Of America Google+ Account Has 27 Times More Followers Than Real One

UPDATE: As predicted, the obviously fake BofA page has been pulled down by Google, because why should anyone be able to have fun at the expense of Bank of America? [More]

Amazon Fire Could Be A Big Bummer For Android

Amazon Fire Could Be A Big Bummer For Android

Good news for Amazon’s Kindle Fire is that it could be poised to be a serious competitor to the iPad. Bad news for Google and its Android operating system, which the Fire runs on, is that if it does rival the iPad, Google probably won’t see much benefit. [More]

Berliner Suckered Into Paying $680 For Free Government Forms

Berliner Suckered Into Paying $680 For Free Government Forms

A woman from Berlin Googled for US citizenship application info and thought the site she landed on was an all-in-one place for taking care of all her forms. She forked over $680, and what she got back were forms she could have gotten from the government for free. [More]

Three Reasons To Go Android, And One To Keep You On The iPad

Three Reasons To Go Android, And One To Keep You On The iPad

The iPad will dominate tablet sales until 2014, according to a new report from research firm Gartner. But Android models will take about 17% of the market this year, and there are a few reasons to consider one, according to our computer-savvy cousins at Consumer Reports. [More]

Google Makes Even More Sites Redundant With Introduction Of Flight Search

Google Makes Even More Sites Redundant With Introduction Of Flight Search

You no longer need to go to Google to search for a site that will let you search for flights. Instead, the internet titan provides a way to search — and book — flights without ever leaving Google. [More]

Google Buys Zagat To Improve Search Results & Google Maps

Google Buys Zagat To Improve Search Results & Google Maps

In an “effort to bolster” its “local reviews and ratings,” Google announced today that it has purchased Zagat, the company known for its quotation-heavy restaurant, movie, shopping and other review guides. [More]

That Standard & Poor's Google Downgrade Sure Didn't Last Long

That Standard & Poor's Google Downgrade Sure Didn't Last Long

Last week Standard & Poor’s took Google down a peg after it announced a $12.5 billion acquisition with Motorola Mobility by downgrading Google’s stock from “buy” to “sell” and lowering its target price from $700 to $500. When Google’s price dipped below that Target, S&P reversed course. [More]

Google Adds To Tablet & Smartphone Business With
Purchase Of Motorola Mobility

Google Adds To Tablet & Smartphone Business With Purchase Of Motorola Mobility

Software giant Google announced this morning its intention to buy Motorola Mobility Holdings, the smartphone and tablet arm of Motorola, for $12.5 billion, or $40 per share–a 63-percent premium over Friday’s closing price for Motorola stock. [More]

Google+ Adds Games, Wisely Segregates Them Into Their Own Corner

Google+ Adds Games, Wisely Segregates Them Into Their Own Corner

One of the most irritating aspects of social networking is the tendency of FarmVille-style game aficionados to inundate their friends with meaningless clutter in the form of game progress updates. Google+ is set to start integrating the addictive cash cows into its own service, but is showing mercy on its users by sticking them under a “games” tab. To be fair, Facebook’s “hide” function also allows you to block game news from your feed. [More]

Google Maps Error Makes Guests Miss Weddings And Funerals

Google Maps Error Makes Guests Miss Weddings And Funerals

A week after her story went up in the Star Ledger, a woman is happy to report that Google Maps is no longer telling people that her driveway is the entrance to the state park. That’s good, but now there’s a new story of people missing weddings and funerals because Google Maps shows a church as being clear on the other side of town from where it really is. [More]

Shut Down Google Account Was Flagged For Kiddie Porn…But Not Really

Shut Down Google Account Was Flagged For Kiddie Porn…But Not Really

Last week, Google users look on in horror as we shared the story of Dylan, a man who was a huge fan of Google’s Web services until he was suddenly locked out of his account with no warning or explanation. His Twitter campaign had the intended effect, getting the attention of a senior VP at Google who fast-tracked an appeal and got Dylan an explanation and his account access back. So what really happened? [More]

Fraudsters Already Exploiting Google+

Fraudsters Already Exploiting Google+

It was inevitable. With the creation of Google+, a new social network already boasting over 20 million users, the scammers were sure to follow. Here’s a note a probable fraudster sent to reader Geoff through his Google+ profile, informing him that someone died in Africa and he needs to be contacted about a “business transaction” of “magnitude.” [More]

Google Books Announces E-Reader Deal With Harry Potter Books

Google Books Announces E-Reader Deal With Harry Potter Books

If there were ever two unstoppable money-making forces, it would be Google and the Harry Potter franchise. So it makes perfect sense that those two market dominators would team up for Google’s eBooks. [More]

Google Deletes Last 7 Years Of User's Digital Life, Shrugs

Google Deletes Last 7 Years Of User's Digital Life, Shrugs

Something happened to Dylan’s Google account, and it’s been disabled. He doesn’t know what happened to the account, and no one at Google with the power to help him is interested in acknowledging the problem or letting him back in to the cloud-based services where all of his correspondence and much of the digital trail from the last few years of his life is stored. Google doesn’t own Twitter, though (yet), and he has taken to Twitter to try to draw attention to his problem and urge anyone who will listen not to trust Google with their digital lives. [More]

Google Warning Infected Users About Malware

Google Warning Infected Users About Malware

Google has started putting a yellow box with a warning at the top of search results pages for users who may have been infected with a certain kind of malware. [More]

Google Maps Says My Driveway Is The Entrance To State Park

Google Maps Says My Driveway Is The Entrance To State Park

For more than 23 years, Laurie has lived in a New Jersey home bordering a state park. And for two decades, her driveway went unmolested by folks looking for the park entrance. But now she’s got six signs up in her drive to tell people that her land is not for their recreational use, all because of a goof on Google Maps. [More]

How To Move Your Photos From Facebook To Google+

How To Move Your Photos From Facebook To Google+

If you’re betting Google’s would-be Facebook killer, Google+, will end up MySpace-ing Facebook, you may as well go all-in and transfer all your photos over to the new site, which is currently in an invitation-based testing phase. [More]