"OMG, that's a bullshit question. Eat one, you doofus." One as-yet-to-be-determined day in the future, computers will talk back to us in this manner. But, thankfully, it would appear that Computers with Attitude are not yet on the near-horizon.
Brussels is moving towards a regulatory showdown with Google after the European commission's competition chief accused the company of diverting internet users to its own services.
Google and a New York redevelopment organization are providing a Manhattan neighborhood with free public WiFi Internet access, making it the largest area of coverage in New York City.
Here we go again.
By James Palmer
Microsoft is pressuring European regulators to take a harsher line on Google after America's FTC let the search giant off without punishment.
Google has reluctantly conceded defeat in its latest effort to combat online censorship in China, after a year of behind-the-scenes brinkmanship over sensitive search terms banned by authorities.
The Federal Trade Commission closed its investigation against Google for antitrust violations Thursday.
A volatile year for initial public offerings has paved the way for a potentially meager 2013, with just a few dozen companies filing to go public within the last six months, none of which are considerable in size.
Who would have thought that an elderly Tory peer would become a leading innovator in internet law? Yet that is what Lord McAlpine has become.
Silicon Valley has long been the paradise where ideas are born and funded.
Rachel Whetstone, the Briton who has been head of communications and public policy at Google for several years, has been poached by Uber for a similar role.
Google's "mobilegeddon" algorithm update last month got all the headlines, but a secretive refresh a week later was more painful to many websites.