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How Apple's profits stack up against Google and Microsoft

With Apple's earnings posting today, and Microsoft's and Google's last week, we now have the financial results for three of the largest consumer technology companies in the world. It's safe to say that the second quarter of 2013 has been a tough one for all involved.<p>All three companies disappointed …

Google TV: silent but not forgotten at I/O 2013

Android is coming to our TVs, but has Google already lost the battle for the living room?<p>It's easy to miss the Google TV booth here at I/O 2013, hidden in the corner of the third floor. That may not be an accident: there was apparently no room in the company's sprawling three-and-a-half-hour …

Google Earth enters fourth dimension, highlights humanity’s heavy hand

Satellite imagery lets you follow terrain changes over time.<p>Roughly four years ago, Google engineers started working with the US Geological Survey to …

Google Brings its Cloud Messaging Service from Android to Chrome

Google on Thursday announced it has brought its Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) service from Android to Chrome. The company is promising apps and extensions in the browser that leverage GCM will consume less bandwidth and use up less battery life on users’ machines.<p>If you don’t use a service like GCM, …

Senator demands DOJ, FBI seek warrants to read e-mail

Last month, Sen. Mark Udall and a handful of other privacy-focused politicians persuaded the IRS to promise to cease warrantless searches of Americans' private correspondence.<p>Now Udall, a Colorado Democrat, is taking aim at the Justice Department, which has claimed the right to conduct warrantless …

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