Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Google hires founder of controversial 4chan

The consensus is that Christopher Poole will help invigorate Google+, or other Google social-networking efforts. But Poole made his fame by posting controversial photos of female celebrities on 4Chan; is that sort of ploy in the cards for Google?

Google wants you to be able to vote online

Google was awarded a U.S. patent for a voting user interface (VUI). The interface would appear along with search results and would allow the user to vote for one or more contestants competing in a campaign.

A.I. and virtual reality may propel future of retail

Retail is no longer about having the latest products on shelves in brick-and-mortar stores or having a cool website. Artificial intelligence and virtual reality are the new tools consumers will use to go shopping.

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