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How Googling others affects voting, hiring and dating

A new study confirms the importance we place in personal search results. Plus, tips on improving what others see about you.

By Oct. 14, 2012


Fortune-tellers allegedly con clients by Googling the dead

Two of Romania's renowned fortune-tellers are exposed as alleged cons. Instead of connecting to the dead through a special hotline, they reportedly Googled their customers, checked their social networks, and spied on them.

By May. 8, 2012


Save a step when googling with Search Highlighter

Highlight a word to google it with this Chrome extension.

By Mar. 29, 2012


Googling 'zerg rush' sends you to battle to save your search results

Google's latest Easter Egg asks you to search for the phrase "zerg rush," forcing you into combat to vanquish attacking Os before they gobble up your results.

By Apr. 27, 2012


Civil servant fired for googling, um, 'chest'

An Australian civil servant googles a rude colloquialism on his government-issued laptop. Snooping software catches him and a court upholds his firing, despite the fact that he was googling from home.

By Feb. 6, 2011


Googling for iTunes?

Googling for iTunes?

By Aug. 15, 2005


Tweeting uses less juice than googling, says Twitter

Sending hundreds of millions of messages and search queries through Twitter adds up to real energy consumption, though it's less than a Google search, says Twitter.

By Apr. 19, 2010


Out-Googling Google, a la Krugle

Krugle has managed to beat Google at its own game. The company is doing well, in part, because it's done a good job of figuring out how to profit from open source.

By Sep. 27, 2007


A moment of silence, not even Googling, for earthquake victims

A week after the Sichuan earthquake lit up instant messengers and Twitter, Google statistics show a huge drop in searches during a national moment of silence.

By May. 25, 2008


Googling clean energy: Green tech week in review

Google's ponies up for renewables; sucking up CO2 for baking soda; corn ethanol doubts multiply; 'ocean fertilization' draws fire; and the EPA to weigh in on 'greenwashing.'

By Nov. 30, 2007