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Google Drive gives users online storage similar to a hard drive’s, allowing access to files from computers and other devices.

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Google Drive gives users online storage similar to a hard drive’s, allowing access to files from computers and other devices.

A Look Back at Google Drive’s Long Road to the Finish Line

  Google Drive sure took the long way to get here. Details of a storage service called “GDrive” first came out in March 2006, a few months before Twitter launched and almost a year before Apple’s first iPhone made its...

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Indonesia had the slowest average loading speed on desktop computers, clocking in at 20.3 seconds.

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Indonesia had the slowest average loading speed on desktop computers, clocking in at 20.3 seconds.

Who’s Fastest? Google Measures Web Speeds Around the World

If you feel the need for online speed, log on in the Slovak Republic or South Korea. Earlier this month, Google measured Web page load speeds on desktop computers and mobile devices in 50 countries with the fastest Internet connections....

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When killing technology, sometimes a bat is required.

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When killing technology, sometimes a bat is required.

Yahoo, Google: Proud Product Killers

For top Internet executives, a failed project is apparently something to brag out. In earnings calls during the past few days, chief executives for Google and Yahoo boasted about how many products they had shuttered. Last week, Google CEO Larry...

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Nationwide Mutual Insurance is the latest business to support the switch to Apple and Android phones.

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Nationwide Mutual Insurance is the latest business to support the switch to Apple and Android phones.

Nationwide Workers Reach for IPhones in Latest Blow to RIM

As soon as Nationwide Mutual Insurance allowed its employees to use iPhones and Android smartphones for work last October, people started ditching their BlackBerrys. Since then, about 15 percent of the company’s 7,000 BlackBerry users have traded in their devices,...

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Greenpeace gave Apple low marks for its failure to use clean energy to power the massive data centers that run its iTunes store and iCloud synchronization service.

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Greenpeace gave Apple low marks for its failure to use clean energy to power the massive data centers that run its iTunes store and iCloud synchronization service.

Greenpeace Says Apple, Amazon Clouds Are Dirty, But They Disagree

In 2009, as Apple tried to prove its green credentials with environmentalists, Steve Jobs said he thought the company had made big strides to win over its loudest critic: Greenpeace International. After years of withering attacks, the group had tempered...

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Google's Project Glass: Terminator-like functionality, but Terminator style?

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Google's Project Glass: Terminator-like functionality, but Terminator style?

Like Google, Oakley Has Been Working on Its Own ‘Project Glass’

Google generated a lot of buzz over its effort to display information on eyeglasses, Terminator-style. Less clear is whether the search giant can create something cool enough that would make someone like Arnold Schwarzenegger want to wear it. Crafting a...

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos holds up the Kindle Fire at a news conference last year.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos holds up the Kindle Fire at a news conference last year.

Google’s Page ‘Quite Focused’ on Lower Ends of Tablet Market

Where does Google see its future in the tablet market? Try the bargain bin. Responding to a question about tablets during the company’s earnings call today, Google Chief Executive Larry Page said: “We definitely believe that there is going to...

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A new poll found that more than a third of respondents had an unfavorable opinion of  Twitter.

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A new poll found that more than a third of respondents had an unfavorable opinion of Twitter.

‘Tweeting Is for the Birds,’ Says Poll

Twitter Inc. may not want to tweet this: More than a third of adults have an unfavorable opinion of the micro-blogging site, almost equal to the percentage who have a favorable view of it, according to a new poll. Search giant...

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Google is experimenting with glasses that could one day offer features similar to a smartphone.

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Google is experimenting with glasses that could one day offer features similar to a smartphone.

Google Experiments With Glasses: Could It Replace Your Smartphone?

So many of us live through our smartphones, be it checking messages, taking photos, talking to friends, listening to music or looking up directions as we walk down the street. What if we did all of that through our glasses?...

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The ability of companies to use what we say for their own commercial purposes is increasing.

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The ability of companies to use what we say for their own commercial purposes is increasing.

Say What? The Potential, Pitfalls of Data-Mining What We Tell Devices

Some of what we type into our digital devices is data-mined and used to help advertisers send us more targeted ads. But how about the queries or commands we say into our smartphones? Is that the next frontier for data-mining?...

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