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Google to be part of new holding company, 'Alphabet'

...ventures far beyond the company's Internet search core.It will still use the Google name for its popular Internet search engine, mapping service and related products. But CEO and co-founder Larry Page said Monday the creation of the new...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-10/google-be-part-new-holding
Devices using voice-recognition technology bring more privacy concerns

...Apple's Siri assistant on mobile devices, Microsoft's Cortana and the OK Google feature for speaking to Google's search engine.Spoken commands can also be used to find something to watch on some TVs, and an upcoming Barbie doll will include...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-31/devices-using-voice-recogn
Microsoft debuts Windows 10: Why it's being given away free

...counting on Windows 10 to spur more use of other services. Microsoft makes money from selling advertising for its Bing search engine; it also collects fees from people who use premium versions of its Office software, OneDrive cloud storage and Skype...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-07-29/microsoft-debuts-windows-10-why-its
Google unveils cheapest Chromebooks yet as Microsoft slashes price on Surface Pro 3 tablet

...Android software for mobile devices, the Chrome system is set up so users will automatically begin using Google's search engine and other services, such as Gmail and YouTube. Google has used the Chromebooks as a prod to bring down the prices...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-31/google-unveils-cheapest-ch
Google hires woman as new CFO, luring Morgan Stanley exec from Wall St. to Silicon Valley

...Google has been at the forefront of upheaval during the past 15 years. Besides building the Internet's dominant search engine and digital ad network, the Mountain View, Calif., company also boasts the top mobile operating system in Android...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-24/google-hires-woman-new-cfo
Google's safe browsing system targets 'unwanted software'

...aggravating ads or redirect a browser's users to search engines or other sites that they didn't intend to visit...nettlesome sites in the rankings of its dominant Internet search engine so people are less likely to come across them in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-12/googles-safe-browsing-syst
Ride-sharing company Uber mulls Augusta entry

...into the Augusta area looks "promising," a company spokeswoman says.Last month, Uber began posting ads on job search engines such as Monster and Indeed seeking part- and full-time drivers in Augusta who would serve riders using the Uber...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-04-02/ride-sharin
Search, social & shopping: Pinterest turns 5

...to something new has turned its site into a learning and shopping hub that can be more useful than Google and other search engines for certain topics. Many people now go to Pinterest first when they are looking for ideas on planning a wedding...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-02/search-social-shopping-pin
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