Google+ ‘Topics’ highlight active users and communities

Google's latest feature for its social network can make your home stream look a little bit less lonely. Next time you check Google+, you'll see a new block in your stream listing topics you can explore. The social network already has hundreds of topi…

Google and Facebook named as victims to $100 million scam

The tech companies that fell victim to a $100 million email scam reported in March are no inexperienced newbies fresh off their first funding round. According to Fortune, they're none other than Google and Facebook. When the incident was first expose…

Google iOS search now finds streaming movies, music and TV

Finding streaming content on your iPhone is getting easier. Google announced on Wednesday that the newest update to its search app on iOS devices will enable users to find TV shows, movies and songs on streaming services. That includes iTunes, Hulu,…

Uber self-driving lead steps aside due to Waymo’s lawsuit

While Waymo — the company formerly known as Google's self-driving car project — continues to sue Uber over stolen trade secrets, the former employee at the center of its charges will "be recused from all LiDAR-related work and management." Levandow…

Show off your 3D art in Tilt Brush’s new online gallery

Google's VR paint experience Tilt Brush just got a hefty update with a slew of new features that let users tweak the environment for more dynamic lighting and color options. But even more exciting: The community is getting its own Social Website wher…

Google’s AI and hardware push wasn’t crazy after all

Even though Google released its hardware products (the Home, the Pixel phones and its WiFi router) late last year, it's not until early this year that we'll likely see any initial impact on overall revenue. Well, the first quarter of 2017 is over, an…

Google brings ‘Hamilton’ experiences to students in the theater and virtual reality

 Yesterday, Google’s philanthropic arm, Google.org, gave 5,000 high school students across the country a chance to see the smash hit Hamilton: An American Musical. All of this was possible thanks to an $800,000 grant from the company which worked in collaboration with the Gilder-Lehrman Institute to cap off the students’ six-week unit on the founding of America with a matinee of… Read More

Alphabet’s efforts beyond search are ballooning into their own huge businesses

 Alphabet’s advertising business seems to be following the same pattern these days — but its operations beyond that look like they are beginning to grow into strong businesses in their own right. The company reported its first-quarter earnings today that outperformed what Wall Street expected, with its advertising business once again continuing to generate an enormous amount of money. Read More