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|121:|| 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|
|122:|| 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|
|123:|| 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|
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|
|125:|| 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|
|126:|| 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|
|127:|| 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|
|128:|| 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|
|129:|| 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|
|130:|| 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|
|131:|| 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|
|132:|| 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|
|133:|| 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|
|134:|| 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|
|135:|| 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|
|136:|| 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|
|137:|| 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|
|138:|| 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|
|139:|| 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|
|140:|| 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|
|141:|| 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|
|142:|| 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|
|143:|| 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|
|144:|| Google Responds To The Senate Anti-Trust Hearing|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss Google's response to the hearing.
|Sept 23, 2011|
|145:|| 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|
|146:|| 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|
|147:|| 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|
|148:|| 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|
|149:|| 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|
|150:|| 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|
|151:|| 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|
|152:|| 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|
|153:|| 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|
|154:|| 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|
|155:|| 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|
|156:|| 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|
|157:|| 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|
|158:|| 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|
|159:|| 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|
|160:|| 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|