Google Autocompletes for "Is Google Down?"

THE LITTLE SEARCH ENGINE THAT COULDN’T DEPT.

This morning, portions of the southwest were unable to access Google and all its services (Gmail, Google Plus, YouTube, etc). And while it only lasted about an hour, that was plenty of time for people to overreact (and rush to be the first to Tweet about the difficulties of Googling “Why is Google down?” Hilarious!) Once the smoke cleared and things were back on track, we decide to take a look at the most common Google searches on the near-Armageddon.

Apple's New Tax-Dodging App

iRS DEPT.

Apple is known for being amazing innovators in the field of electronics — but apparently they’re also ingeniously inventive when it comes to avoiding paying taxes! It was recently revealed that the company established an elaborate system of shell companies in various countries that let them avoid paying TENS OF BILLIONS of dollars in taxes! Stiffing Uncle Sam? There’s an app for that!

Reasons Atari Filed for Bankruptcy

PONG BUT NOT FORGOTTEN DEPT.

Yesterday, 1970s video game pioneer Atari filed for bankruptcy, stunning many in the business community who thought it went out of business years ago. How this once-mighty game maker fell on hard times will fill MBA textbooks for years to come. Until that time, we’re filling our blog with the following:

Reasons Why Google Has Delayed Its Nexus Q Streaming Device

BOULEVARD OF BROKEN STREAMS DEPT.

Google was pretty excited about their “answer” to Apple TV — the Nexus Q. So it was surprising when the cyber-behemoth announced that it was suspending the launch of the media streaming doodad…indefinitely. Reps said they wanted to take time out to make it “even better,” which shouldn’t be hard, given that the Nexus Q can only stream content from Google Music, Google Play, and (Google-owned) YouTube.

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