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41: new post   Report: F.T.C. Moves Closer to Google Antitrust Case
Four of the FTC commissioners have become convinced after more than a year of investigation that Google illegally used its dominance of the search market to hurt its rivals, while one commissioner is skeptical, the sources said.
Oct 13, 2012
42: new post   Google Offering Business Credit Card For AdWords Purchases
"...we'll invite businesses to use AdWords Business Credit in the UK and extend more invitations in the US later this month.
Oct 9, 2012
43: new post   Google Settles U.S. Authors Book Scanning Lawsuit
The settlement lets US publishers decide which works should, or should not, be in Google's library.
Oct 4, 2012
44: new post   Google Spring Cleaning Shuts Down AdSense for Feeds, Classic Plus Search
Starting October 2, we'll begin to retire this feature, and on December 3 we'll close it.[br][br]Classic Plus is a Google Search feature that lets people upload or select images to use as a background on Google.com. Users won't be able to upload new pictures starting from October 16...
Oct 2, 2012
45: new post   Senate Committee Warns Google, Microsoft And Yahoo: Dodgy Movers
"U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, late on Tuesday sent letters to Google, Microsoft and Yahoo alerting them to how their search engines are being gamed through search engine optimization tactics as part of a wider scam involving moving services..."
Sept 26, 2012
46: new post   FTC: Google Probe Will Be Done by Year End
"The Federal Trade Commission is moving expeditiously to decide if Google used its search clout to harm competitors and expects to complete its investigation by the end of the year, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz said on Wednesday."
Sept 20, 2012
47: new post   Google Acquires iOS App, Snapseed, Nik Software
"Today I'm excited to welcome +Nik Software to the Google family!"
Sept 17, 2012
48: new post   Google crafts algorithms to get more women in more positions
Engineering has historically been male-dominated, but geek culture runs particularly deep at the Chocolate Factory, where job interviews involve marching potential recruits through a battery of logic puzzles and coding challenges that rival most oral dissertation exams. Google-watchers say that tendency has increased since Larry Page became the company's CEO in 2011. A programmer himself, Page has assembled an inner circle of top product engineers to help steer the company, most of whom have been men.
Aug 26, 2012
49: new post   Google ordered to disclose all paid "commenters"
"... the search giant "has failed to comply" with a 7 August order to provide the names of parties whose commentary on the suit may have been influenced by money."
Aug 22, 2012
50: new post   Google ordered to disclose all paid "commenters"
"... the search giant "has failed to comply" with a 7 August order to provide the names of parties whose commentary on the suit may have been influenced by money."
Aug 22, 2012
51: new post   Google and Opera extend search provider deal
Google Inc. has agreed with Norway's Opera Software ASA to integrate Google as the default search partner for the Opera mobile and desktop browsers
Aug 22, 2012
52: new post   Google Extends Patent Search With European Patent Office and Prior Art Finder
"Starting this week, you can do the same for the millions of ideas that have been submitted to the European Patent Office,"
Aug 15, 2012
53: new post   Google To Acquire Travel Assets, Frommer, From John Wiley and Sons
"On August 10, 2012, Wiley entered into a definitive agreement to sell all of its travel assets, including all of its interests in the Frommer's brand, to Google."
Aug 13, 2012
54: new post   Google Settles FTC Probe Into Privacy Charges With $22.5 Million
Google Inc will pay $22.5 million to settle charges that it bypassed the privacy settings of customers using Apple Inc's Safari browser, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday.
Aug 9, 2012
55: new post   Google Failed To Delete UK's Street View Personal Data, and Now 'In Breach' Of UK Data Privacy
"The ICO is clear that this information should never have been collected in the first place and the company's failure to secure its deletion as promised is cause for concern,"
July 27, 2012
56: new post   EU Regulator Says It May Seek Global Rules For Google
The European antitrust chief said Wednesday that any changes Google offered to settle concerns that it might be tilting Internet search results in its favor should be applied worldwide.
July 27, 2012
57: new post   YouTube Switching Users To Optional Google+ Profiles
"Starting today we're giving you the ability to change how you appear on YouTube..."
July 24, 2012
58: new post   Google 2Q 2012 Revenues $12.21 billion, Up 35pct
Google Inc. reported consolidated revenues of $12.21 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, an increase of 35pct compared to the second quarter of 2011.
July 20, 2012
59: new post   Google Shuts Down iGoogle, Talk Chatback, Google Video, Mini And Others
Today we're announcing a few more closures.
July 4, 2012
60: new post   Google Offers Concessions To EU Regulators To End Antitrust Investigation
Google has offered concessions to EU regulators in a move to end antitrust investigations.
July 3, 2012
61: new post   Google Launches Nexus 7, a $199 Tablet Computer
It will be sold for $199 from mid-July pitching it directly against Amazon's Kindle Fire.[br][br]It is set to be released in mid-July.
June 27, 2012
62: new post   AOL, Facebook, Google, Twitter Founding Members of Ads Integrity Alliance
The alliance led by StopBadware will help the industry fight back together against scammers and bad actors.[br][br]Bad ads reduce trust in the web and in online advertising.
June 14, 2012
63: new post   UK Reopens Google Street View Investigation
Specifically it wants to know what type of data was captured; when Google managers became aware of the issue; how the news was managed and why the full range of gathered data was not represented in a sample the firm presented to it in 2010.
June 13, 2012
64: new post   WSJ: Google's Monopoly and Internet Freedom: Google's Amit Singhal Responds
In a Wall Street Journal article titled "Google's Monopoly and Internet Freedom", Nextag's CEO makes the case, and in response, Google's Amit Singhal responds with "Setting the record straight: competition in search."
June 8, 2012
65: new post   Google Opens "Trusted Stores" Badge To US Merchants
Starting today, Google Trusted Stores is open to all U.S. merchants who want to apply.
June 7, 2012
66: new post   Report: Google Planning Fresh Assault On Local Ads With Business Builder
Google plans to have its newest small business service, which at one point it was calling Business Builder, up and running as early as July,...
June 4, 2012
67: new post   Google Shopping (Was Product Search) Shifting To Relevance and Pay-To-Rank
Ranking in Google Shopping, when the full transition is complete this fall, will be based on a combination of relevance and bid price, just like Product Listing Ads today. This will give merchants greater control over where their products appear on Google Shopping. Over time they will also have the opportunity to market special offers such as '30pct off all refracting telescopes.'[br][br]In addition, merchants who want to stand out from the crowd can choose to participate in our new Google Trusted Stores program.
May 31, 2012
68: new post   Google Says Its Revamped Search Engine Is Seeing More Traffic
"Early indications are that people are interacting with it more, learning about more things...and doing more [search] queries,"
May 30, 2012
69: new post   US Jury Finds Google Infringed Oracle's Java Copyrights in Android
Oracle: "The overwhelming evidence demonstrated that Google knew it needed a license and that its unauthorized fork of Java in Android shattered Java's central write once run anywhere principle,"
May 8, 2012
70: new post   Full FCC Report Released On Google Street View
The report points the finger at a rogue engineer who, it says, intentionally wrote software code that captured payload data information -- communication over the Internet including emails, passwords and search history -- from unprotected wireless networks, going beyond what Google says it intended. The engineer invoked his 5th Amendment right and declined to speak to the FCC.
Apr 30, 2012
71: new post   YouTube Could Face Massive Royalty Bill In Germany
A German court ruled today that Google-owned YouTube is solely responsible for the content that users upload and post on the video-sharing website, a decision that could have massive implications for the company.
Apr 20, 2012
72: new post   Google's Sergey Brin Reacts to Threats Against Net Openess and Access
The threat to the freedom of the internet comes, he claims, from a combination of governments increasingly trying to control access and communication by their citizens, the entertainment industry's attempts to crack down on piracy, and the rise of "restrictive" walled gardens such as Facebook and Apple, which tightly control what software can be released on their platforms.
Apr 16, 2012
73: new post   Google Reports Q1 Revenues Up 24pct Year on Year
Google reported revenues of $10.65 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, an increase of 24pct compared to the first quarter of 2011.
Apr 12, 2012
74: new post   Google's Larry Page 2012 Update
I believe that by producing innovative technology products that touch people deeply, we will enable you to do truly amazing things that change the world. It's a very exciting time to be at Google, and I take the responsibility I have to all of you very seriously.
Apr 6, 2012
75: new post   Australian Court Finds Google Liable For Misleading Ads
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said the ruling meant that not only Google, but other Internet search engines, would now be held responsible for "deceptive paid search results."
Apr 3, 2012
76: new post   Japanese Court Instruct Google to Disable Part Of Search Autocomplete
Google has been ordered to disable part of its autocomplete function in Japan after complaints it violates privacy.
Mar 26, 2012
77: new post   Google: It's Not A Search Company, It's a Data Mine
It's stunning when you stop and think about it. Search isn't just what Google does best, it's what it is in most people's minds.
Mar 23, 2012
78: new post   Japan Concerned Over Google's New Privacy Policy
The government has asked Google in writing to prepare clear explanations of the new rules and be ready to answer promptly user questions, even after the new policy is introduced.
Mar 2, 2012
79: new post   Google Bypassing iPhone Browser Privacy Settings
Google Inc. and other advertising companies have been bypassing the privacy settings of millions of people using Apple Inc.'s Web browser on their iPhones and computers tracking the Web browsing habits of people who intended for that kind of monitoring to be blocked.
Feb 17, 2012
80: new post   Report: Google Close to Launch of Cloud Storage Service
Like Dropbox, Google's storage service, called Drive, is a response to the growth of Internet-connected mobile devices like smartphones and tablets and the rise of "cloud computing," or storing files online so that they can be retrieved from multiple devices, these people said.
Feb 9, 2012
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