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801: new post   US Senate to Investigate Google for Antitrust Issues
Google's dominance in Internet search are among the issues the Senate's leading legislator on antitrust issues plans to scrutinize in the months ahead. [br][br]Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) specifically called out Google as a potential cause for concern. The senator in December urged the Justice Department to conduct a "careful review" of the search giant's attempted acquisition of travel search software firm ITA.
Mar 11, 2011
802: new post   US calls for China Google Probe
"The US has called on Beijing to investigate the recent cyber attacks on Google, which have prompted the search giant to threaten to leave China."
Jan 21, 2010
803: new post   UTube Sues Google's YouTube
"Since Google announced in early October that it plans to purchase YouTube, visitors to utube.com have skyrocketed, from a few thousand per month to more than 70,000 per day, Universal Tube said in its suit."
Nov 2, 2006
804: new post   Under Pressure - Google Finally Moves to Decrease DMCA Notice Response Times
"...we're announcing four changes that we'll be implementing over the next several months..."
Dec 2, 2010
805: new post   University In U.S. Joins Google Book Scan Push
"The University of California has joined Google Inc.'s bid to scan the book collections of the world's great libraries, the organisations said on Tuesday, marking renewed momentum for a project nearly derailed by stiff resistance from publishers."
Aug 9, 2006
806: new post   Viacom "backs off" From Demand For YouTube User Viewing Habits
"Google, owners of YouTube, will now hand over the database but without data that could identify users."
July 15, 2008
807: new post   Viacom Lawsuit On Google's YouTube Threatens Internet Freedom
"A one billion dollar lawsuit against YouTube threatens internet freedom, according to its owner Google."
May 27, 2008
808: new post   Viacom Renews Attack On Google
"Viacom ramped up its offensive against Google yesterday, saying that it would not back down from its $1 billion lawsuit against the internet search engine."
Dec 18, 2007
809: new post   Viacom Sues YouTube For $1 billion
"Media conglomerate Viacom said Tuesday it filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Google and its Internet video sharing site YouTube over unauthorized use of its copyrighted entertainment."
Mar 13, 2007
810: new post   Vint Cerf: Google Shouldn't Force Users To Reveal Real Names
"Using real names is useful," Cerf said. "But I don't think it should be forced on people, and I don't think we do."
Mar 5, 2013
811: new post   Volkswagen Subpoena Seeks YouTube User Identity
"Volkswagen has filed a subpoena seeking the identity of a YouTube user who posted a Nazi-themed parody of a recent VW Golf commercial. Volkswagen's move underscores the privacy risks to a blossoming community of users on sites like YouTube and Yahoo Video, and social-networking sites like Facebook and MySpace."
Sept 17, 2007
812: new post   WSJ : Google GBuy To Compete with PayPal
"GBuy will feature an icon posted alongside the paid-search ads of merchants, which Google hopes will tempt consumers to click on the ads..."
Feb 8, 2006
813: new post   WSJ : Google In talks to buy YouTube
Oct 6, 2006
814: new post   WSJ: Google Wants Its Data Fast-Tracked Across The Net
"'If we did this, Washington would be on fire,' says one executive at the cable company who is familiar with the talks, referring to the likely reaction of regulators and lawmakers."
Dec 15, 2008
815: 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
816: new post   WSJ: There's No Avoiding Google+
"Google+ is Google," says Vice President Bradley Horowitz. "The entry points to Google+ are many, and the integrations are more every day."
Jan 3, 2013
817: new post   Watchdog group calls Google's privacy policies the worst
"In a report released today, London-based Privacy International assigned Google its lowest possible grade. The category is reserved for companies with "comprehensive consumer surveillance and entrenched hostility to privacy."
June 10, 2007
818: new post   Wave Of Layoffs in Wake of Panda
"Seeing a 40% decline in sales since Google adjusted its algorithm, online ergonomic-products retailer Ergo In Demand Inc. in Central Point, Ore., reduced its 17-person staff to five, moved to a 4,500-square-foot office space from one more than double in size and cut $4,000 in monthly software subscriptions. [br][br]Many small but growing Web retailers say they have been punished since Google, which handles nearly two-thirds of all Web searches, moved in late February to weed out "content farms," or sites that post information without attention to quality or by copying text from other sources such as government websites."
Apr 22, 2011
819: new post   What Should You Offer For Google Stock?
"... remains unscheduled and Google has as yet to even select an exchange"
June 15, 2004
820: new post   Why Groupon Said "No" to Google's $5 Billion Overture
"Confirming lots of speculation, a source close to Groupon board members tells us that anti-trust concerns ultimately forced Groupon to turn down Google's $6 billion offer. This source says the view on Groupon's board was that a Google-Groupon merger would draw more regulatory scrutiny than any other deal Google has ever done."
Dec 9, 2010
821: new post   Wired: Google's Larry Page on Why Moon Shots Matter
Larry Page: I worry that something has gone seriously wrong with the way we run companies. If you read the media coverage of our company, or of the technology industry in general, it's always about the competition. The stories are written as if they are covering a sporting event. But it's hard to find actual examples of really amazing things that happened solely due to competition.
Jan 17, 2013
822: new post   Yahoo Google Outsourced Ad Deal Yields Positive Results
Apr 17, 2008
823: new post   Yahoo and Google To Revise Ad Partnership
"Internet search leaders Yahoo and Google have given the Justice Department a revised version of their search advertising partnership in hopes of winning antitrust approval,..."
Nov 4, 2008
824: 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
825: new post   YouTube After Five Years and Two Billion Views Per Day
"That's nearly double the prime-time audience of all three major U.S. television networks combined."
May 17, 2010
826: new post   YouTube Blocks the Phrase "No Credit Cards"? Huh?
When a meme goes mainstream: "...the phrase "no credit cards" gives an error message when anybody includes that phrase in a comment to a video on Youtube."
Dec 29, 2010
827: new post   YouTube Call To Video News Publishers
June 29, 2009
828: 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
829: new post   YouTube Cuts 30,000 Illegal Clips
"Video-sharing service YouTube has wiped nearly 30,000 files from its website after Japanese media companies said their copyright was being infringed. "
Oct 20, 2006
830: new post   YouTube Goes Full Hollywood With Movies on Demand Service
YouTube will imminently launch a movie-on-demand service charging users to stream mainstream Hollywood movies off the world's largest video sharing site, TheWrap has learned. [br][br] The new service means a full-bore challenge to Apple's iTunes service, currently the most powerful player in paid video streaming, and a welcome new revenue stream for Hollywood as home entertainment revenues continue their steep decline. [br][br] The service may start as early as this week or next, and is expected to be announced soon by YouTube. [br][br] Major studios including Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Brothers and Universal have licensed their movies for the new service, as have numerous independent studios, including Lionsgate and the library-rich Kino Lorber, according to movie executives with knowledge of the deals in place.
Apr 26, 2011
831: new post   YouTube Liable for up to $150,000 Per Video?
"MySpace's parent company News Corp has teamed up with media heavyweights including General Electric's NBC Universal and Viacom as part of a speedy reaction to the Google-YouTube deal. The aim? To explore YouTube's legal position when it comes to the use of copyrighted content. Lawyers for the groups say YouTube could be responsible for $150,000 per unauthorized video."
Oct 18, 2006
832: new post   YouTube Opens Movie Rental Service
Jan 21, 2010
833: new post   YouTube Opens Movie Rental Service
"Video-sharing site YouTube is taking its first steps into the online movie rental business."
Jan 21, 2010
834: new post   YouTube Pays Off Labels With Equity
"The music companies collectively stand to receive as much as $50 million."
Oct 19, 2006
835: new post   YouTube Plans Revenue Sharing With Users
"Chad Hurley, co-founder of YouTube, said Saturday that his wildly successful site will start sharing revenue with its millions of users."
Jan 28, 2007
836: new post   YouTube Screening Room
"YouTube has added long form videos/movies, in the form of deals with indie filmmakers, and launched its YouTube Screening Room."
June 19, 2008
837: new post   YouTube Starts Subscription Service Trial
YouTube, ... said the launch was part of an effort to enable "content creators to earn revenue for their creativity".
May 10, 2013
838: 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
839: new post   YouTube to Extend Video Monetization
"Now, when you upload a video to YouTube that accumulates lots of views, we may invite you to monetize that video and start earning revenue from it."
Aug 26, 2009
840: 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
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