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Google considering investment in new subsea cable across the Pacific Ocean

(Reuters) – Google Inc is considering an investment in a new cable across the Pacific Ocean, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter. The move comes as technology companies send an increasing amount of traffic across private networks, the report said. (http://on.wsj.com/1isOMAv) Google took a stake…

Google unveils self-driving cars that don’t need steering wheels or brake pedals

By Alexei Oreskovic RANCHO PALOS VERDES Calif. (Reuters) – Google Inc is building cars that don’t have steering wheels, accelerator pedals or brake pedals, in an ambitious expansion of the Internet company’s efforts to develop self-driving cars. The small electric cars, which seat two passengers, are currently prototypes that Google…

Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe will pay $325 million to settle hiring collusion lawsuit

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – Four major Silicon Valley companies have formally agreed to pay $324.5 million to settle claims brought by employees who accused them of limiting competition by colluding not to poach each other’s talent. The settlement, between Apple Inc, Google Inc, Intel Corp, Adobe Systems Inc and…

Google developing tablet with advanced vision capabilities

(Reuters) – Google Inc is developing a new 7-inch tablet that can capture 3-D images, and plans to produce about 4,000 of these prototypes beginning next month, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people briefed on the company’s plans. The device, which is part of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects…

Google gets take-down requests after European court establishes ‘right to be forgotten’

Google Inc is already getting requests to remove objectionable personal information from its search engine after Europe’s top court ruled that subjects have the “right to be forgotten,” a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The world’s No. 1 Internet search company has yet to figure out how…

‘Right to be forgotten’: Google hit with takedown requests after European court ruling

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc is already getting requests to remove objectionable personal information from its search engine after Europe’s top court ruled that subjects have the “right to be forgotten,” a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The world’s No. 1 Internet search…

Google hopes ride-alongs will steer Americans to embrace its self-driving robot cars

Google Inc’s self-driving car technology likely will not be available for several more years. But the Internet company is already beginning the job of making the public comfortable with the futuristic vehicles. A fleet of Google’s robot cars ferried more than two dozen reporters around Mountain View, California, on Tuesday,…

Oracle wins copyright ruling against Google over Android operating system design

By Dan Levine and Diane Bartz SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Oracle Corp won a legal victory against Google Inc on Friday as a U.S. appeals court decided Oracle could copyright parts of the Java programming language, which Google used to design its Android smartphone operating system. The case, decided by…

Google, Facebook, and Twitter team up to oppose new FCC net neutrality plan

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Over 100 leading technology companies, including Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Amazon.com Inc, have written to U.S. telecom regulators to oppose a new “net neutrality” plan that would regulate how Internet providers manage web traffic. The letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman…

Apple, Google to pay $324 million to settle suit over salary war conspiracy

Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley, sources familiar with the deal said, just weeks before a high profile trial had been scheduled to begin.…

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