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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.