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Microsoft promises Windows 10 will be familiar on all devices, even holographic headsets

...integrated with Cortana, the company's voice-activated answer to Siri. Microsoft is expanding Cortana to serve as a search engine and personal assistant, capable of answering questions and responding to commands such as "Play music" on desktop...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-21/microsoft-promises-windows
Google to close Spain's Google News, block Spanish news reports from 70 international editions

...highest court, which decided that Europeans have a right to scrub unflattering or outdated information from Google's search engine that pops up in a search of their names. That case started in Spain.Under the new "Right to be Forgotten" rule...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-11/google-close-spains-google
Online resources cater to high schoolers studying college options

...the director of college counseling at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., says he understands the attraction of a search engine or online chatroom, especially at high schools where there might be one guidance counselor for as many as 1,000...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-11-01/how-pick-college-data-crunchers-hop
Lost Purple Heart reunited with family after Aiken auction

...name into eight online databases, including a national memorial site to confirm his service history and genealogy search engines to find living descendants.A final report showed that Harley Curtiss Kempter was born in 1915 in Clinton, Iowa...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-10/lost-purple-heart-reunited-f
Put down the smartphone and make a real connection

...cannot read maps anymore because they depend on GPS. People cannot problem solve or investigate because they depend on search engines. And people are losing their ability to communicate with one another because they have become socially stunted.A...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2014-10-24/put-down-smartphone-and-
IPO allowed Google to make big bet it can become indispensable

...companies in the past 10 years.The ambitious expansion has extended Google's empire far beyond the influential search engine that processes more than 100 billion queries each month and still brings in most of the company's projected $67...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-23/ipo-allowed-google-make-bi
Single PayPal likely to partner with eBay competitors, aggressively fight for mobile space

...company was plagued this year with a data breach and an algorithm change at Google that led to fewer hits from the search engine. In its most recent quarter, core marketplaces revenue rose just 9 percent to $2.17 billion, versus a 20 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-30/single-paypal-likely-partn
Scandal, sex, post-it art: Censorship accusations as Google cuts search results in Europe

...said while the court gave Google little practical guidance on how to implement its decision, it effectively gave the search engine a responsibility similar to those traditional publishers always had - judging whether an information is in the public...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-03/scandal-sex-post-it-art-ce
Europe's move to rein in Google faces opposition in US

...given to the individual.The judgment applies to search engines operating within the European Union. In practice...will ultimately be scrapped."The danger is that search engines now are faced with an uncertain legal future which...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-25/europes-move-rein-google-f
Tesla opening access to its electric car patents

...to all comers at no charge. Google was more interested in expanding the market for mobile devices and ensuring its search engine and other digital services supported by advertising would be prominently featured on them.The strategy has worked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-12/tesla-opening-access-its-e