Google has unveiled a surprise corporate overhaul forming a new parent company dubbed Alphabet, which will include a handful of independent companies.
Thousands are fighting for the right to be forgotten on the internet, a place where embarrassments are rarely erased, writes Alistair Fairweather.
The whistle-blowing site has accused Google of handing information to the US authorities without notifying it until almost three years later.
Social media, games and fitness dominate the app stores of three of the major smartphone platforms in South Africa, writes Arthur Goldstuck.
Forget freezing eggs – firms should welcome pregnancy as a chance to invest in its staff.
Although we are living in an age of infinite information, existing in a comfortable bubble has never been easier, writes Alistair Fairweather.
Google is removing the results of searches of some people’s names in line with a court ruling, which has protected people’s “right to be forgotten”.
Google South Africa was down for all of a few minutes, if you blinked, you missed it. Some didn't though, because they don't blink.
To have a private company make decisions that affect the media via an opaque process is to invite a legal, ethical and practical disaster.
Do requests to delete data lead to an 'internet with borders'? Ombud Franz Krüger explores.
Johnny Depp's film "Transcendence" highlights that the battle for "the singularity" - the merging of man and machine - is closer than we think.
Not many people have heard of Vic Gundotra. Yet millions of us have used one or more of the products he championed during his eight years at Google.
It sprang from the brain of one man, Tim Berners-Lee, and is the fastest-growing communication medium of all time.
The London-based firm DeepMind, set up by a chess-prodigy-turned-neuroscientist, is Google's biggest European acquisition.
An appeals court has ruled that Apple did not use patented technology owned by Google unit Motorola Mobility in making its iPhones.
AT CES this week, Yahoo head Marissa Meyer stepped up the ailing search company’s battle plans as it prepares to take on Microsoft and Google.
Google and Yahoo! are fuming over revelations that the agency intercepted their users' records.
Google's latest app Wallet has represented a challenge to the Passbook program that Apple built into the iPhone's operating system.
Analysts estimate that Twitter could be valued at as much as $15-billion if it comes to market at the end of this year.