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Chinese bloggers question official’s suicide

BEIJING — Tens of thousands of Internet users have gone online to question reports in China’s state-run media saying an anti-corruption official found dead with 11 stab marks to his body had taken his own life. The body of Xie Yexin, who worked as an anti-corruption official in the central…

Android smartphone share to rise, prices to fall

WASHINGTON — Google’s Android mobile operating system will power nearly half of the smartphones worldwide by the end of next year, technology research company Gartner said Thursday. Worldwide smartphone sales will reach 468 million units this year, up 57.7 percent from 2010, increase to 630 million units next year and…

Google makes Web search more social

WASHINGTON – Google is making Web search more social, weaving posts from the Twitter, Flickr, Blogger and other accounts of a user’s friends into search results. The move is an expansion of “Google Social Search,” which the Internet giant introduced in 2009. Instead of featuring at the bottom of a…

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