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Google adds Hotpot ratings to search results

The search giant is now incorporating ratings and reviews of local places from its Hotpot service into its regular search results.

By February 2, 2011


What is Google Hotpot?

Google Hotpot tries to guess where we want to go -- and because it's Google, it's often right. Along with recommendations from your mates, could Hotpot replace reviews?

By January 5, 2011


Google mixes local and social reviews in Hotpot

In a new crack at a social technology, Google launches a service to review businesses and find what your friends recommend. Google Maps for Android dovetails with it.

By November 16, 2010


Globalgig extends mobile broadband plans

The mobile broadband provider's new Home & Abroad plan offers inclusive coverage for Australia, US, UK and Ireland.

By March 13, 2014


'Google Places' Yelp rival comes to iPhone

Look out, Yelp and Urbanspoon, Google's elbowing into your turf with an easy-to-use Places app for iPhone.

By January 12, 2011


OKCupid stakeout finds men prefer women who cheat

A fascinating experiment suggests that man predominantly use dating Web sites to hook up and prefer women who admit they're cheating. The reverse experiment has very different results.

By August 13, 2013


Siri now gives Chinese prostitutes the cold shoulder -- report

After Apple's voice-activated assistant reportedly directed some users to Chinese brothels, the company made some adjustments to Siri's attitude on the subject, state-run media reported.

By October 30, 2012


Google Videos bins your movies, but can we expect websites to live forever?

Google is closing its Google Videos site and binning your old movies. But can we expect our Web to live forever and preserve our stuff online?

By April 18, 2011


Google Maps 5.3 for Android tells you where you've been and for how long

Maps 5.3's location-history dashboard sucks in your data from Google Latitude to let you know just how much of a dirty stop-out you are.

By April 5, 2011


Check-ins come to Google Latitude app

The once-ambiguous location-sharing platform is turning more into a competitor to Foursquare, Yelp, and Facebook Places.

By March 21, 2011