Technology keeps bringing us closer to a world where people can communicate freely across language barriers.
In a long line at an airport security checkpoint, the man in front of me wearily reached into his travel cases and began to unload his electronic gear into the gray plastic bin.
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout shows you the simple way you can turn off Google's web history.
E-mail can be a lovely way to connect, an easy and instant medium for getting back or keeping in touch, a canvas for hellos and sorrys and XOXOs.
In a big swerve in policy, Google has decided to allow people to sign up using nicknames or other pseudonyms on its growing social network, Google+.
Two weeks ago, Google published its much-anticipated Gmail app in the Apple app store.
Love or hate Google, you probably don't expect this sort of message from one of the largest and most innovative Internet and technology companies in the world:
One of the most highly anticipated apps for Apple devices was made available on Wednesday. At least, until it wasn't.
The new-look Gmail that Google accidentally told us about last week is now rolling out to all users.
Richard Forester believes Robyn's email was hacked
Google announced Wednesday it will be slowly shuttering Google Labs, its experimental site for projects that aren't quite products.
Google on Tuesday unveiled Google+, yet another attempt by the search giant to overcome its past miscues in the social networking space.
It's the security nightmare scenario: A website stuffed with sensitive documents leaves all of its customer data unprotected and exposed.
It's happened to all of us. You're going about your business, using multiple keyboards to tap out missives of variable sum and substance, and one to ten seconds after hitting send ... BAM!
On Wednesday, Google announced that hundreds of users of its Gmail service -- including high-ranking U.S. and South Korean officials, journalists and Chinese political activists -- had been targeted by hackers who sought to steal their passwords and monitor their e-mails. Google concluded the attack came from a provincial capital in eastern China, which is also the location of a technical reconnaissance center for the Chinese military.
The targeted phishing scheme that struck hundreds of top U.S. government officials' personal Gmail accounts was neither difficult to perform nor incredibly sophisticated.
Hundreds of personal Gmail accounts, including those of some senior U.S. government officials, were hacked as a result of a massive phishing scheme originating from China, Google said Wednesday.
CNN's John Vause speaks with Andrew Lih about cyber attacks on Google Gmail accounts.
Yahoo is rolling out an upgraded version of its e-mail service to its 284 million users.
Maybe there aren't as many fools out there as Google thought.
Facebook has the "Like" button. Now Google has the "+1" button.
There are over 60 million bloggers in China, and he was among the first ones. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout talks to Isaac Mao.
The battle of Chinese censors to block political commentary on the internet is akin to "a snake swallowing its own tail," said Isaac Mao, an influential Chinese blogger.
Google on Wednesday announced yet another e-mail feature designed to defuse one of the true time bombs of modern digital existence: information overload.
Google has been catching heat lately for the fact that it temporarily lost the e-mails of tens of thousands of Gmail users.
Tens of thousands of Google e-mail users got a shock early this week: All of their e-mails and contacts disappeared.
Imagine opening up your e-mail and finding years of correspondence gone.
All signs point to a job market that is very slowly improving. The latest labor market figures show gains in health care, temporary work, leisure and hospitality. Headhunters say competition is heating up for talent in science, technology, engineering and math.
Google's announced yet another awesome Gmail feature today. Called e-mail delegation, the feature will allow you to easily manage multiple Gmail accounts without signing in and out of Gmail and switching accounts manually.
As anyone passing through a U.S. airport discovered last week, privacy is a precious thing.
Twitter is testing a new People tab, positioned next to the Home, Profile and Messages tabs on the home page.
At the Web 2.0 conference, Google's CEO describes a new technology that could revolutionize the way you shop.
Google disclosed recently that its Street View project had inadvertently collected personal data, and the company has faced an onslaught of investigations from two U.S. federal agencies and several European governments.
Facebook is launching a new product barrage aimed at capturing the heart of its 500 million users' digital lives: their inboxes.
Facebook is inviting the press to a special event Monday, leading some to speculate that the company is set to overhaul its Messages product.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about "sharing" info and "connecting" people to each other more than Kanye West talks about himself. And the site's mission statement hits those themes hard, saying Facebook's goal is to give people "the power to share and make the world more open and connected."
Remember when the only way you could electronically ruin your life after imbibing a few G 'n' Ts was by picking up the phone? "I stilll lurrvvvee you... even if you are a lying jerk who still kisses like a reptile at age 34. Please take me back! I'm outside your building... It's raining and my shoes are all squishy."
Regretting that drunken tweet from Friday?
After months and months of your cubicle walls contracting in on you like some kind of demonic fun house, it's finally time for that most coveted of reprieves: a vacation!
Ever since the early days of AOL Instant Messenger (and ICQ for all you diehard chatters out there), the internet has provided us with a splendid way to reach out to others, connect with them across the channels of humanity and completely and utterly waste their time.
Recently, we received the following netiquette question from a relatively self-aware reader:
Google is adding a new feature in Gmail that will automatically spotlight important e-mails and separate out the ones you can wait to read later.
Gmail users who feel swamped by a virtual flood of messages will get some help sorting them out.
Google announced Wednesday that it will allow users to make phone calls over the Internet through its Gmail service, encroaching on territory that has thus far been dominated by Skype.
Ever have that sick-to-your-stomach, "Oh crap!" moment after sending an e-mail?
Here are a handful of people who used the web in creative ways to land a new job.
Google began offering an encrypted option for Web searchers on Friday and said it planned to roll it out for all of its services eventually.
Hotmail, the world's most widely used e-mail service, is getting a major overhaul from Microsoft in a bid to fend off competitors like Google's Gmail.
Thursday marks the sixth birthday of Google's pioneering e-mail service: Gmail.
Google has added an additional security measure to Gmail that can help alert you to hackers potentially hijacking your e-mail account and using it for nefarious ends.
Mark Knichel's e-mail in-box is a funky grid of color.
Google Buzz, the search engine's latest foray into the social networking realm, hasn't been out of the tech headlines since its launch last week.
Responding to criticism of the privacy settings on Buzz, Google moved over the weekend to address concerns about its new social network service.
Google Buzz, Google's new social networking service announced this week, isn't particularly original.
Iranian authorities have imposed a virtual information blockade after opposition leaders issued a call for supporters to take to the streets during an important government anniversary on Thursday, people inside the country are saying.
The government of Iran announced on Wednesday it would suspend Google's e-mail service as it prepares to unveil a national e-mail service for Iranians, according to a news report.
Foreign correspondents in at least two Beijing, China, bureaus of news organizations have had their Google e-mail accounts attacked, with e-mails forwarded to a mysterious address, according to the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China.
Gmail experienced problems on Thursday, with some users reporting slowdowns and service outages.
The Obama administration has unveiled a government "app store" designed to push the federal bureaucracy into the era of cloud computing.
Google said Tuesday's widespread Gmail outage occurred when the company took some servers offline to perform routine maintenance, causing its remaining routers to become overloaded with traffic.
Call it the Summer of Accountability.
Google spent Wednesday morning trying to get developers excited about the next generation of Web technologies by showing off how future Web applications will mimic desktop apps.
Many people found Google's search site was extremely slow or inaccessible Thursday, and other reports pointed to troubles with other properties including YouTube, Gmail, Google Analytics, Google Maps, Google Docs, AdSense, and Blogger.
Google has released a new Web-based version of Gmail that gives iPhone and Android phone users a more sophisticated version of the online e-mail service, including access to messages that's faster and that works even when offline.
No budget for a new computer in this recession? It's a common malady these days.
Showing that its Web application priorities extend to the mobile world, Google on Wednesday demonstrated a version of Gmail for the iPhone that could be used even when the phone had no network connection.
Significantly increasing the utility and competitiveness of its Web-based e-mail service, Google is enabling an experimental ability to read, write, and search Gmail messages even while not connected to the network.
What happens when a business throws out its scheduling and collaboration tools and replaces them with Google's low-cost, online business software? To find out, we at Blumsday migrated our entire shop of roughly a dozen employees and contractors to test out Google Apps.
Can Google protect us from ill-advised emailing? TIME's reporter finds out
Here's the scenario: It's Friday night, and what began as an innocent happy-hour margarita morphed into a few pitchers. After all, those tacos were salty
Yahoo Inc. is offering free e-mail accounts under two new designations in an effort to attract Web surfers unhappy with their current addresses
Facebook fans are getting a new toy this week. With the launch of Facebook Chat, users will be able to communicate in real time with friends on the site.
It's an impressive hat trick: Apple not only takes the No. 1 slot on this year's list of America's Most Admired Companies but also tops the global survey - and wins the highest marks for innovation too. That's probably no coincidence. In an industry that changes every nanosecond, the 32-year-old company has time and again innovated its way out of the doldrums. Rivals always seem to be playing catch-up.
Past the lava lamps in the lobby and the cubicles decorated with cricket jerseys, a programmer sits in front of two flat-screen monitors touch-typing code. Another is plopped in a beanbag chair balancing a laptop on his knee. In a corner, near an electronic keyboard, a turbaned Sikh relaxes in a massage chair, eyes closed. Interspersed among the cubicles are a foosball table, billiards, darts, a chessboard, and a board game called carrom. A tent-shrouded chair sports a sign, FORTUNES TOLD HERE.
Besides leaving the hospital with a birth certificate and a clean bill of health, baby Mila Belle Howells got something she won't likely use herself for several years: her very own Internet domain name.
Social networking Web sites are increasingly juicy targets for computer hackers, who are demonstrating a pair of vulnerabilities they claim expose sensitive personal information
At Google it always comes back to the food. For human resources director Stacy Sullivan, it's the Irish oatmeal with fresh berries at the Plymouth Rock Café, located in building 1550 near the "peop...
At Google it always comes back to the food. For human resources director Stacy Sullivan, it's the Irish oatmeal with fresh berries at the Plymouth Rock Café, located in building 1550 near the "people operations" group. "I sometimes dream about it," she says. "Seriously." As a seven-year veteran of the company, engineer Jen Fitzpatrick has developed a more sophisticated palate, preferring the raw bar at the Basque-themed Café Pintxo, a tapas joint in building 47. Her mother is thrilled she's eating well at work: "She came in for lunch once and thanked the chef," says Fitzpatrick. Joshua Bloch, an expert on the Java software language, swears by the roast quail at haute eatery Café Seven, professing it to be the best meal on campus. "It's uniformly excellent," he raves.
For years, I had a colleague who adamantly refused to use our corporate e-mail. His coworkers didn't like the nuisance of having to remember to send messages to his personal account.
Ed Anuff spent nearly eight years building portals for large corporations. But now he wants to reverse all that to become part of a movement that's exploding the Web into millions of tiny chunks an...
Between your cell phone and home phone, your long-distance carrier and Internet provider, you face a stack of telecom bills every month. Are you getting the best deal you can? Probably not. Could y...
Between your cell phone and home phone, your long-distance carrier and Internet provider, you face a stack of telecom bills every month. Are you getting the best deal you can? Probably not. Could you save by dealing with fewer companies? Maybe.
The dreaded April Fool's Day. For some it's no more than the occasional whoopee cushion or a prank phone call.
Being a member of the tech media has its advantages sometimes. We get a first look at new gadgets and are able to spend time talking with inventors and businesspeople who are helping to shape the world of tomorrow.
Online bazaar eBay Inc. is the most trusted U.S. company for privacy, according to a new consumer study released late on Wednesday.
Search engine Google's new free e-mail service, "Gmail," is under fire from privacy groups even before it has been officially launched.
Google has already changed the world of online search. And now it looks like it's about to revolutionize e-mail too.
Google Inc., the world's No. 1 Internet search provider, plans to begin testing a free search-based e-mail product called Gmail, as it battles rivals Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp.'s MSN.