The question isn't whether Siri is a search engine that can replace Google's search box. It's a different kind of search -- one that could be the future.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- It sounded pretty good until Eric Schmidt said it: Siri, the so-called personal assistant app on Apple's iPhone 4S, is the new face of search. Siri is threatening to sideline the tried-and-true search box that Google turned into MORENov 9, 2011 11:27 AM ET
Both daily deal sites are thriving, but as Tim O'Shaughnessy sees it, LivingSocial outpaces Groupon where it matters most: innovation.
FORTUNE – Few areas in tech are more buzz-worthy than the daily deals space right now. Groupon, often dubbed the world's "fastest-growing company," recently filed for an IPO, while LivingSocial, which reportedly picked a team of underwriters for its own public offering, isn't far behind.
But as LivingSocial CEO Tim O'Shaugnessy sees MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 27, 2011 2:57 PM ET
Drivers Ed for Copyright violations.
In a move to thwart copyright violations on its YouTube Subsidiary, Google (GOOG) has instituted a new Copyright Violations Schooling program along with new policies for users who are found to have violated YouTube's copyright rules.
It is probably exactly what you expect: When YouTube gets a report of a copyright violation, the video is removed and the uploader has to watch the "school" video below, which goes into detail MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 14, 2011 5:53 PM ET
Larry Page's first as Google (GOOG) CEO. We're on hand live.
Revenues of $8.58 billion a 27% increase over first quarter 2010 revenues of $6.77 billion. Paid Clicks Up 18%; Cost Per Click Up 8%:
4:35PM: Larry Page dropped in to say everything is going as planned, specifically the Executive switchover. Also thanks Jonathan Rosenberg who is usually on these calls but announced his resignation last week..
4:40: CFO Patrick Pichette seems very excited about MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 14, 2011 3:09 PM ET
Analysts are publishing their forecasts for Google's Q1 2011 earnings.
Thursday's earnings call will be the first under new CEO Larry Page and analysts are expecting to get some guidance on the direction of the company. Overall the outlook is positive with expectations of Google (GOOG) beating guidance and the Street.
Interestingly, there isn't much talk about the ITA purchase, which has now gotten Federal approval.
Here we go...Seth Weintraub - Apr 12, 2011 2:16 PM ET
Speakers at Brainstorm GREEN have been stopping by Fortune's virtual conference to take questions from online attendees:
Bill Weihl, Green Energy Czar, Google (GOOG)
What comments might [you] have about the "Bloom Box" replacing a National Grid?
Weihl: There's a role for both distributed generation and centralized power plants -- I expect we'll see both -- and the Bloom Box will play a part in distributed generation.
Last year Google bought a decommissioned papermill MOREApr 6, 2011 3:28 PM ET
With a new CEO and a departing Products VP, there is some room for interest.
Google (GOOG) announced today that their First Quater 2011 Financial Results conference call will take place on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time).
This will be the first earnings call under Larry Page who has a reputation for the unorthodox. Also, Google earnings calls are usually hosted by Product VP Jonathan MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 5, 2011 10:30 AM ET
Google has long been a media company in denial. Now it's beefing up YouTube to become a studio system for a new era of content production. Keyboard cat, meet the evening news. By Dan Mitchell, contributorFor more than half a decade, people have been debating whether Google is a media company. The question is ultimately pointless, though it keeps being asked in large part because every time it comes up, Google MORE Mar 28, 2011 1:24 PM ET
The search behemoth accuses the communist state of tampering with, but not completely blocking, users of Gmail in China.
The Guardian reports that China and Google (GOOG) are at it again. Google is now accusing China of tampering with access to Gmail from within China. Customers and advertisers have increasingly been complaining to Google about their Gmail service in the past month. Attempts by users to send messages, mark messages as unread and MORESeth Weintraub - Mar 21, 2011 1:08 AM ET
Google's model of making a few bucks per article may make the most sense in the long run.
Focus Online, the third largest German publisher, is Beta-testing Google's (GOOG) publishing system, according to the Guardian. The One Pass system is a web-based tool for publishers who want to charge micro-payments for content rather than use a subscription service. Each piece of content is paid for through Google's Checkout system and for the trouble, MORESeth Weintraub - Feb 22, 2011 12:40 PM ET
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