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Big technology: Geo-engineering

A professor argues that it's possible to put a break on climate change by injecting sulfates above the stratosphere.

By January 22, 2008


Facebook buys Instagram...but for what?

Facebook doesn't need users, community, or a startup that's not yet profitable, no matter how hip it is, says Molly Wood. What's this huge purchase really about?

By April 9, 2012


OpenDNS: SOPA will be 'extremely disruptive' to the Internet

David Ulevitch, whose company claims over 30 million people using its domain name services, trekked to D.C. to oppose the Stop Online Piracy Act. He left disappointed.

By November 17, 2011


Google, OpenDNS add geo speed boost to Net

A technology to cut delays in Net communications is now built into parts of the Internet. Next up: signing up partners such as Akamai and creating an official standard.

By August 30, 2011


Can any browser be considered 'safe'?

A recent NSS Labs report on browser security rates Internet Explorer versions 8 and 9 head-and-shoulders above Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera for blocking socially engineered malware, but these results may be misleading.

By August 19, 2011


Ask, by any name, is still a search engine

New mobile app adds community Q&A, but the search results are where the value is.

By May 19, 2011


Google.org's human aims could be good business

Philanthropic concerns drive Google.org, but breakthroughs discovered in the name of good can present business opportunities.

By January 28, 2011


Google's Mayer checks into elite club

Marissa Mayer is now the youngest person on Google's operating committee, and she'll be in charge of Google's location-based services, not to mention its future plans.

By October 12, 2010


Google Street View gets back on the road

After being sidelined over unauthorized collection of people's Wi-Fi data, Street View cars hit the road again in some countries, but will no longer collect any such data.

By July 9, 2010


Yahoo tries to find a place on the map

While Foursquare, Yelp, and Google Latitude took off, Yahoo hit the snooze button on Yahoo Maps. Now it's working with Nokia in an attempt to play catch-up.

By May 24, 2010