Yahoo COO Gets $58M Parting Gift
Google Street View Unravels CAPTCHAs
Android Gets Chrome Remote Desktop
Review: Windows Embraces the Past
Google Earnings, Sales Disappoint
Henrique de Castro may have walked away from Yahoo with a termination on his corporate records, but the recently fired COO is walking away with a large sum of money in his pocket -- $58M to be exact.
The latest software Google uses for its Street View cars to read street numbers in images for Google Maps works so well that it also solves CAPTCHAs, those puzzles designed to defeat bots.
You're out on a sales call, and use your Android mobile device to grab a file you have back at the office on your desktop. That's a bit easier now with Google's Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android.
Even as Microsoft prepares for a future dominated by touch-screen devices, it is steering Windows to embrace the past, with the divide between old and new less pronounced in the latest update.
First-quarter earnings growth for Google faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in ad prices while spending more money to hire and invest.