The Media Equation
By DAVID CARR
Publishers in Europe and South America have joined anew in the fight against Google, arguing that it is picking their pockets every time it links to articles.
On Google, a Political Mystery That's All Numbers
BY JULIA ANGWIN Google Inc.'s quest to guess what we want before we want it has produced an unusual side effect: a disparity in the results the company presents about the presidential candidates.
A Wall Street Journal examination found that the search engine often customizes the results of people who have recently searched for "Obama"—but not those who have recently searched for "Romney."
Here's how it works: When a user searches for the name Obama, Google includes links about President Barack Obama in subsequent searches on terms such as "Iran," "Medicare" and "gay marriage." The altered results are labeled in gray type: "you ...