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81: new post   Google Screenwise Program Will Pay You To Reveal Your Surfing
Participants will receive a $5 Amazon gift card code for simply installing the Screenwise browser extension. Users can earn another $5 Amazon code for every three months that they continue in the Screenwise program, totalling up to $25 total credit in Amazon codes.
Feb 8, 2012
82: new post   E.U. Regulator Tells Google To Pause Privacy Changes
In a letter to Google's chief executive Larry Page, Europe's 'Data Protection Working Party' wrote that "we call for a pause in the interests of ensuring that there can be no misunderstanding about Google's commitments to information rights of their users and EU citizens, until we have completed our analysis".
Feb 3, 2012
83: new post   French Court Fines Google Maps Over Unfair Competition
The French company provides the same services for a fee and claimed the Google strategy was aimed at undercutting competitors by temporarily swallowing the full cost until it gains control of the market.
Feb 2, 2012
84: new post   Busting Google : The Justice Departments $500 Million Dollar Sting
"We simply know from the documents we reviewed and witnesses we interviewed that Larry Page knew what was going on."... The government built its criminal case against Google using money, aliases and fake companies-tactics often used against drug cartels and other crime syndicates, according to interviews and court documents. Google agreed to pay a $500 million forfeiture last summer in a settlement to avoid prosecution for aiding illegal online pharmaceutical sales.
Jan 25, 2012
85: new post   Google's New Privacy Changes Mean Users Must Be Logged In Across All Its Services
Google has already been collecting some of this information. But for the first time, it is combining data across its Web sites to stitch together a fuller portrait of users.[br][br]Consumers won't be able to opt out of the changes, which take effect March 1. And experts say the policy shift will invite greater scrutiny from federal regulators of the company's privacy and competitive practices.
Jan 25, 2012
86: new post   Facebook Coalition To Google, Don't Be Evil, Focus On The User
When engaged, this "Don't be evil" bookmarklet did indeed do one simple thing: It turned back the hands of time, and made Google work the way it did before the integration of Google+ earlier this month.
Jan 24, 2012
87: new post   Google Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2011 Results
"Google had a really strong quarter ending a great year. Full year revenue was up 29pct, and our quarterly revenue blew past the $10 billion mark for the first time," said Larry Page, CEO of Google.
Jan 19, 2012
88: new post   Google Admits Abusing Its Data From Kenyan Rival, Mocality
Google has admitted that employees in its Kenyan office have pillaged a local rival's database to try to sell their competing products to its customers.[br][br]In an embarrassing lesson for any company that is growing fast internationally, Google - motto: Don't be evil - was caught out by its victim, Mocality, in a sting operation.
Jan 13, 2012
89: new post   Sens. Herb Kohl and Mike Lee call for Google antitrust probe
The chairman and top Republican on the Senate antitrust subcommittee have asked regulators to investigate Google Inc.'s search practices, saying they were concerned the company was biasing results to favor its own products.: "We believe these allegations regarding Google's search engine practices raise important competition issues, We are committed to ensuring that consumers benefit from robust competition in online search and that the Internet remains the source of much free-market innovation."
Dec 20, 2011
90: new post   U.S. Government Shuts Down Scams Promoted Via Google AdWords
The crackdown announced Wednesday renews questions about the role that Google's massive advertising network plays in enabling online misconduct.
Nov 17, 2011
91: new post   Google Launches Android-Based Music Store With Added Google+
Google has launched an online music store in the US, which will allow devices running its Android software to buy, store and stream MP3 files.[br][br]Google is also integrating its new service with its Google+ social network.
Nov 17, 2011
92: new post   Google Explores The Possibility of Making a Bid for Yahoo
Google is exploring the possibility of helping to finance a possible deal by others to acquire Internet search company Yahoo,
Oct 24, 2011
93: new post   Google Third Quarter Results: Revenues Of $9.72 Billion
Google reported revenues of $9.72 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2011, an increase of 33pct compared to the third quarter of 2010.
Oct 13, 2011
94: new post   Google's Purchase Of ITA Software Approved By Federal Judge
U.S. District Judge Robert Wilkins in Washington today approved a consent decree between Google and the Justice Department that allows the acquisition as long as Google makes travel data available to search-engine rivals and lets the government review any complaints it's acting unfairly. Wilkins said he found the agreement to be in 'the public interest.'
Oct 5, 2011
95: new post   Google Starts Experimenting To Make Ads Look More Like 'Circulars'
The online search giant is working with advertisers such as Best Buy Co. and Macy's Inc. to create Web-based circulars, similar to the ad inserts included in newspapers. The new service will be available starting tomorrow, Mountain View, California-based Google said.
Oct 3, 2011
96: new post   Larry Page Says Google Biggest Threat Is Google
"There are only companies that have good fast decisions. As companies get bigger, they slow down decision making, and that's a big problem."
Sept 28, 2011
97: new post   79% Americans Favor FTC's Investigation of Google
The survey, which was fielded from September 15-18, polled 1,005 adults aged 18 and older across the United States. It found that most Americans are uneasy with Google’s dominance of the Internet in general and the search advertising market in particular.
Sept 23, 2011
98: new post   Google Responds To The Senate Anti-Trust Hearing
WebmasterWorld Members discuss Google's response to the hearing.
Sept 23, 2011
99: new post   Google Doesn't Cook Anything
Google's executive chairman has denied that the company fixes its search results to promote its own websites and services.[br][br]Eric Schmidt told a congressional hearing in Washington: "May I simply say that I can assure you we're not cooking anything."[br][br]The Senate Judiciary subcommittee on anti-trust is looking at whether Google abuses its market position.
Sept 22, 2011
100: new post   Yelp Responds To Senate Committee Over Google Antitrust Hearing
We have responded to these requests and told officials that we believe Google has acted anti-competitively in at least two key ways: by misusing Yelp review content in their competing Places product and by favoring their own competing Places product in search results.
Sept 21, 2011
101: new post   Google Wallet Launches on Sprint and working with Visa, American Express and Discover
Today we're releasing the first version of the app to Sprint. That means we're beginning to roll out Google Wallet to all Sprint Nexus S 4G phones through an over-the-air update.
Sept 19, 2011
102: new post   Google to Face Senate Antitrust Panel This Week
"Google is a great American success story, but its size, position and power in the marketplace have raised concerns about its business practices, and raised the question of what responsibilities come with that power," said Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut,...
Sept 19, 2011
103: new post   Google Flight Search Engine Debuts
Starting today, when you search for flight information on Google, for example 'flights from Chicago to Denver,' you will see a 'Flights' link in the left-hand panel. This link leads to our new Flight Search feature, and is offered in addition to the flight schedules which have been available since May. You can also access the Flight Search feature directly at google.com/flights.
Sept 14, 2011
104: new post   Google Acquires Restaurant Reviewer, Zagat
Google has acquired Zagat, one of the most well-known names in restaurant reviews. Zagat is best known for its small guidebooks (the dead-tree sort) that offer reviews and recommendations on restaurants around the world. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
Sept 8, 2011
105: new post   Google to Settle with U.S. Government for $500 Million
Google Inc. has reached a $500 million legal settlement with the U.S. Justice Department to avoid prosecution over allegations that it knowingly accepted hundreds of millions of dollars in ads from Canadian online pharmacies. [br][br]The Justice Department said that the forfeiture was one of the largest ever in the U.S. and represented the gross revenue received by Google as a result of Canadian pharmacies advertising on Google, plus gross revenue made by Canadian pharmacies from their sales to U.S. consumers.
Aug 24, 2011
106: new post   Google To Acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn
Internet giant Google has announced a deal to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn.[br][br]A joint statement said the boards of both companies had unanimously approved the deal, which should be completed by the end of this year, or early in 2012.[br][br]Mobility develops and manufactures mobile phones, while Motorola Solutions covers wider technologies for corporate customers and governments.
Aug 15, 2011
107: new post   FTC Probe of Google Focuses on Android, Web Search
Federal Trade Commission officials are focusing their antitrust investigation on several key areas of Google Inc.'s business, including its Android mobile phone software and Web search related services, people familiar with the probe say.
Aug 11, 2011
108: new post   Google To Acquire Social Group Company, Fridge
Austin Chang, Fridge's founder, just told us that the company is being acquired by Google+ for an undisclosed amount.[br][br]Starting next week, his four-person team will be working on Google+ from New York. Come August, most of them will relocate to Google's Mountain View office.
July 21, 2011
109: new post   Google To Back HTC In Patent Fight With Apple
Asked if Google would help foot HTC's legal bills should they lose, he said: "We will make sure they don't lose, then." He added that the search giant will continue to support its Taiwanese partner in this legal skirmish but declined to go into details.
July 19, 2011
110: new post   Head Googlers Opt out of Google+
Mark Zuckerberg, Google founders Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and a whole raft of Google's top brass have suddenly activated the privacy settings on their Google+ profiles.[br][br]Even though they want you to expose your entire life to world+dog over the interwebs, they would rather not.
July 17, 2011
111: new post   Google's 2nd Q Generates $9 Billion Revenue
Google announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011.[br][br]'We had a great quarter, with revenue up 32pct year on year for a record breaking over $9 billion of revenue,' said Larry Page, CEO of Google. 'I'm super excited about the amazing response to Google+ which lets you share just like in real life.'
July 15, 2011
112: new post   Google, Microsoft, AOL In Patent Lawsuit Over Street-Level Views
Google, Microsoft, and AOL have found themselves the target of a lawsuit over a Louisiana company's patent on street-level views in online maps.[br][br]In plain English, it appears Transcenic holds the patent on taking panoramic images and navigating them, Google Street View-style. The company is seeking both damages and a court order for Google, et al, to stop infringing on their patent.
July 6, 2011
113: new post   Nortel Patent Auction: Was Google Bored Or Confident By Bidding PI
"Google was bidding with numbers that were not even numbers," one of the sources said. "It became clear that they were bidding with the distance between the earth and the sun. One was the sum of a famous mathematical constant, and then when it got to $3 billion, they bid pi," the source said, adding the bid was $3.14159 billion.
July 4, 2011
114: new post   Google Fails In Its Bid to Dismiss Street View Suit Over Privacy-Violation Claims
Google Inc. must face a lawsuit claiming its data collection using Wi-Fi networks for its Street View program, which allows users see photographs of roadsides, violates wiretapping laws, a judge said.[br][br]U.S. District Judge James Ware in San Francisco denied Google's bid to dismiss claims that the data collection, which included e-mails, user names, passwords and other private data, violated federal wiretap laws. Ware granted Google's request to dismiss claims based on state statutes.
July 1, 2011
115: new post   F.T.C. To Serve Google Inc. With Civil Subpoenas
The new FTC investigation, by contrast, will examine fundamental issues relating to Google's core search-advertising business, which still accounts for the majority of its revenue. Those issues include whether Google, which accounts for around two-thirds of Internet searches in the U.S. and more abroad, unfairly channels users to its own growing network of services at the expense of rivals'.
June 23, 2011
116: new post   Google Executives Face Senate Subpoenas Over Business Operations
In a letter dated June 10, the Democratic chairman and leading Republican on the antitrust subcommittee asked Google to provide one of the company's two senior executives before Congress's August recess.[br][br]The subcommittee would 'strongly prefer' Page or Schmidt at the proceeding, 'which will address fundamental questions of business operations rather than merely legal issues,' U.S. senators Herb Kohl and Mike Lee wrote. Kohl, a Wisconsin Democrat, is chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, and Lee, of Utah, is the panel's ranking Republican.
June 23, 2011
117: new post   comScore: Google's Sites Exceeded 1 Billion Uniques In May
Google's websites had more than a billion unique visitors in May, the first time an Internet company has hit that benchmark, according to comScore data released Tuesday.[br][br]Over the past year, Google's unique visitors per month have increased 8.4pct to just over one billion. During the same period, Microsoft maintained the No. 2 position with 905 million unique visitors in May, up around 15pct, while Facebook's count surged by 30pct to about 714 million visitors. In May, Yahoo saw 689 million visitors, up 10.8pct over the past year, though it was surpassed by Facebook in October.
June 22, 2011
118: new post   Report: Google To Acquire AdMeld for $400 Million
Google has agreed to acquire international online-advertising outfit AdMeld for $400m, according to a report citing "multiple sources". An ad-related deal of this size will almost certainly bring more antitrust scrutiny onto the company.
June 10, 2011
119: new post   Google Acquires Social Analytics Company, PostRank
Google has acquired PostRank, a four-year-old social start-up that measures social media engagement for online sites, stories and authors.
June 6, 2011
120: new post   Google Thwarts Gmail Phishing Campaign
Google detected and has disrupted this campaign to take users' passwords and monitor their emails. We have notified victims and secured their accounts. In addition, we have notified relevant government authorities.
June 2, 2011
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