​Why Google Is Strong-Arming Artists Into Signing With YouTube Music Key

Cello rock n' roller Zoë Keating is really upset that Google is trying to force her to sign over the rights to her music for its new streaming service, YouTube Music Key. If she won't play ball, she'll lose all of YouTube's monetization options, and her account will be demoted to a third-party account just like any… » 1/23/15 7:11pm Friday 7:11pm

Google Is Striking Deals With Sprint and T-Mobile to Become a Carrier

More information regarding Google's plans to become a wireless carrier is leaking out from the reliable tech news spigot The Information. Google is reportedly prepared to enter the wireless carrier business by striking deals with Sprint and T-Mobile for access to mobile voice and data networks. » 1/21/15 5:20pm Wednesday 5:20pm

Find Out What Google Thinks You Want to See in Ads (And Change It) 

No one really likes online advertisements. But they do help to pay for your Gmail hosting and the occasional brilliantly written article on the web. If you're going to be served up ads by Google then you may as well make sure that they're about topics you're interested in. Here's how you can find out what Google… » 1/21/15 1:06pm Wednesday 1:06pm

Google (and Friends) Just Invested $1 Billion in SpaceX Internet

Following earlier reports that Google was finalizing a $1 billion investment in Elon Musk's zany new space internet project, SpaceX has confirmed a new round of funding worth—you guessed it—$1 billion. The new investors include not only Google but also Fidelity, Founders Fund and others. The new investors now own … » 1/20/15 4:39pm Tuesday 4:39pm

Report: Google's Finalizing a $1 Billion Investment in SpaceX Internet

It looks like Google is going to throw a ten-figure sum into Elon Musk's space internet dream. Both The Information and The Wall Street Journal report that the search giant is finalizing a $1 billion investment in SpaceX's recently revealed effort to offer global internet service through small satellites. It's a crazy… » 1/19/15 6:30pm Monday 6:30pm

Google Wants To Sell You Concert Tickets Right On The Search Page

In the Google Utopia, no-one will ever have to click past the search page; all worldly desires can be fulfilled from the results page. Or, at least, that seems to be the plan. You're probably familiar with things like weather and sports scores popping up in search; now, Google's going to serve you event tickets… » 1/17/15 10:19am 1/17/15 10:19am

NASA and Nissan Are Building a Self-Driving Car For Cities… and Space

NASA and Nissan just announced a five-year partnership in the development of a self-driving car that will not only tackle city streets but also alien planets. Most of the research will take place in Silicon Valley, where both organizations already have research facilities. And believe it or not, NASA wants to learn… » 1/09/15 9:30am 1/09/15 9:30am