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Has Google Gone Too Far With Gmail Ads?

Google's decision to revamp the way it presents Gmail by divvying up incoming email into different category folders is making some users increasingly unhappy.

Will Peer-To-Peer Payments Save the Mobile Wallet?

For all the hype about the rise of mobile payment technology -- use-your-smartphone-to-pay systems -- the reality is that it has been slow to catch on. But there is one place where it's starting to gain real traction: peer-to-peer exchanges.

5 Signs Google Is Selling You Out

Google built its empire on innovations that served consumers well, but it's building its future on serving those consumers, and their personal data, up to advertisers.

Hot Stocks for a Cool Market: Google

Summer's heating up, but apparently the stock market didn't get that memo. Still, there are plenty of places for burned investors to find respite. In...

Android Is Soaring, So Why Are Google Shares Sinking?

Google's shares have fallen 15% in the last three months while the S&P 500 has traded flat. This share price decline seems odd when contrasted with the spectacular success Google has been experiencing with its Android mobile OS. But there are good reasons Wall Street isn't impressed.

Google Rolls Out Gmail 'Priority Inbox' to Fight Email Overload

Google has announced an upgrade to its popular Gmail service called "Priority Inbox," which aims to learn which emails are most important to you, and surfaces those to the top of your email queue. As email arrives, you can mark it more or less important. Thus, over time Gmail will "learn" which emails are most important to you.

Why Skype Should Skip IPO, Take a Buyout Deal

Earth to Skype: Forget those lofty IPO plans. If Cisco Systems or a telecom company comes knocking on your door with a multibillion dollar buyout offer, take the money and run, say institutional investors and Wall Street soothsayers.

Taming the Inbox: Can Google Sort Your Email?

You've got gigabytes worth of email, but how do you sort through it all? Google hopes to help with a new tool, called "Priority Inbox," that will highlight important messages in Gmail.

Three Reasons Why Google's Valuation Could Vault

The conventional wisdom gaining strength these days is that Google is past its hot-growth prime. But unnoticed by many investors are at least three businesses that could give Google's stock the kick it's looking for.

Inside Job Possible in Google Cyber-Attack

Google is now investigating whether some of its own employees helped carry out the recent cyber-attack in China, which exposed Gmail accounts of U.S. companies and Chinese dissidents. News reports also say foreign reporters based in China were targeted by the hackers, too.