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121: new post   Google ".biggest threat to privacy." in Genetics DB Plan
"Search giant Google has been accused of being the "biggest threat to genetic privacy" for its alleged plan to create a searchable database of genetic information."
Mar 30, 2006
122: new post   Google & CIA Invest in Future of Web Monitoring
"...the intelligence community and Google have funded the same startup, at the same time. No one is accusing Google of directly collaborating with the CIA. But the investments are bound to be fodder for critics of Google, who already see the search giant as overly cozy with the U.S. government, and worry that the company is starting to forget its 'don't be evil' mantra."
July 29, 2010
123: new post   Google - The French Disconnection
"Jean-Noel Jeanneney, who heads France's national library and is a noted historian, says Google's choice of works is likely to favor Anglo-Saxon ideas and the English language."
Feb 21, 2005
124: new post   Google 1Q profit rises 69%.
" Google Inc. reported on Thursday its quarterly net profit rose 69 percent, topping expectations, driven by market share gains in its Web search business, sending its stock up 2.8 percent after-hours."
Apr 19, 2007
125: 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
126: new post   Google 2nd QTR 2008 Results: Profit Up 35 pct
"With online and international traffic increasing, Google today reported a nearly 35 percent jump in profit for its second quarter, compared with the same period last year."
July 17, 2008
127: new post   Google 4Q Profit Misses Expectations
"For all of 2007, Google earned $4.2 billion, or $13.29 per share, a 37 percent improvement over $3.1 billion, or $9.94 per share, in 2006. Revenue in 2007 totaled $16.6 billion, a 56 percent increase from $10.6 billion in 2006."
Feb 1, 2008
128: new post   Google 4Q Profit Up 82%, Share Price Drops
Despite a near doubling of fourth quarter profit, the price of Google shares was off sharply in after-hours trading.
Jan 31, 2006
129: new post   Google Account Creates Privacy and Security Issues
"When Google detects their cookie from any of their products (Google Groups, AdSense, Google Checkout, Gmail, to name a few) on your computer, they force you to log in through the same Google account. This causes both privacy and security issues."
Apr 21, 2008
130: new post   Google Accused of Hypocrisy on Privacy
"In court documents defending a lawsuit brought against its Street View mapping tool it has asserted that "complete privacy doesn't exist."
Aug 2, 2008
131: new post   Google Acquires BumpTop
"Today, we have a big announcement to make: we're excited to announce that we've been acquired by Google!"
May 2, 2010
132: new post   Google Acquires GrandCentral Web-calling Service
"Google Inc. has acquired GrandCentral Communications, a start-up that lets users manage their existing phones and voice mailboxes over the Web as if they were a single account, the company said on Monday."
July 3, 2007
133: new post   Google Acquires Invite Media
"People familiar with the transaction say Google's plan is to leave Invite running as a stand-alone unit, which will work at arm's length with exchange's like Google's AdX..."
June 2, 2010
134: new post   Google Acquires Jaiku
"Jaiku is joining Google. While it's too soon to comment on specific plans, we look forward to working with our new friends at Google over the coming months to expand in ways we hope you'll find interesting and useful."
Oct 9, 2007
135: new post   Google Acquires JotSpot
"JotSpot co-founder and CEO Joe Kraus announced the acquisition on a blog Tuesday morning, saying that being part of search giant Google will give JotSpot access to "world-class" data centers and engineers."
Oct 31, 2006
136: new post   Google Acquires Keyhole Corp.
"Keyhole's technology combines a multi-terabyte database of mapping information and images collected from satellites and airplanes with easy-to-use software."
Oct 27, 2004
137: new post   Google Acquires Keyhole Corp
"Keyhole's technology combines a multi-terabyte database of mapping information and images collected from satellites and airplanes with easy-to-use software."
Oct 27, 2004
138: new post   Google Acquires Like.com Visual Search and Image Comparision Engine
"Visual search and shopping startup Like.com has confirmed that it's being acquired by Google."
Aug 23, 2010
139: new post   Google Acquires Metaweb For Better Answers To Search Queries
"We've acquired Metaweb because we believe working together we'll be able to provide better answers (to search queries),"
July 17, 2010
140: new post   Google Acquires Mobile Visual Search Firm, Plink
"Google has made its first ever UK acquisition, buying mobile visual search startup Plink for an undisclosed sum."
Apr 12, 2010
141: new post   Google Acquires Online Slide Presentations Company: Zenter
"...acquired the assets of Zenter, a company that provides software for creating online slide presentations."
June 20, 2007
142: new post   Google Acquires Online Travel Guide Ruba
Ruba is a visual travel guide and tour review site that provides travelers with visual guides written by other travelers. The blog post is embedded below. Google has confirmed the acquisition.
May 22, 2010
143: new post   Google Acquires Online Video Hosting Platform Episodic
"Episodic's publishing suite lets users manage and measure video content, and use the platform's monetization services which enable ad insertion and credit card transactions for both live and on-demand video streaming."
Apr 3, 2010
144: new post   Google Acquires Panoramio
June 1, 2007
145: new post   Google Acquires PeakStream
"Google has acquired PeakStream, a start-up selling tools for writing software that can take advantage of multicore processors as well as graphics and gaming chips, according to published reports."
June 6, 2007
146: new post   Google Acquires Picasa
Picasa was used for photo-blogging, a recent feature in blogger.com
July 13, 2004
147: new post   Google Acquires Postini
"With this transaction, we're reinforcing our commitment to delivering compelling hosted applications to businesses of all sizes. With the addition of Postini, our apps are not just simple and appealing to users -- they can also streamline the complex information security mandates within these organizations," said Eric Schmidt, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Google.
July 9, 2007
148: new post   Google Acquires Real-Time Traffic Mapping Company, Waze
"To help you outsmart traffic, today we're excited to announce we've closed the acquisition of Waze."
June 11, 2013
149: 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
150: new post   Google Acquires Security Company: GreenBorder Technologies
"Google Inc. said on Tuesday it has bought Internet security startup GreenBorder Technologies Inc., which creates secure connections to protect e-mail and Web users from malicious or unwanted computer code."
May 30, 2007
151: 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
152: new post   Google Acquires Social Technology Company, Slide
"As the Slide team joins Google, we'll be investing even more to make Google services socially aware and expand these capabilities for our users across the web."
Aug 6, 2010
153: new post   Google Acquires TalkBin, A Feedback Platform For Businesses
"TalkBin offers a platform that lets customers give immediate feedback to local businesses (users submit their opinions and critiques via mobile applications, and it looks like the businesses can read and respond to them from a web app). TalkBin's homepage shows screenshots of both Android and iOS applications, but I can't find them on either marketplace (I'm not sure if the apps were pulled or if they simply haven't been released yet)."
Apr 26, 2011
154: new post   Google Acquires Writely.com
Google continues to build out web services stable.
Mar 9, 2006
155: new post   Google Acquires Zingku
"Zingku released a statement this afternoon saying that the two companies had entered into an agreement, although the precise terms were not spelled out. While no official statement has been released by Google, the company has since confirmed the acquisition, telling GOS "it is true that we acquired certain assets and technology of Zingku. We believe these assets can help build products and features tha will benefit our users, advertisers and publishers.""
Sept 28, 2007
156: new post   Google Acquires ZipDash Under The Radar
"Trolling through the 2004 annual report that Google filed today, we notice that the search company has a new subsidiary, Zipdash Inc. As far as we can tell, this is a previously undisclosed acquisition...."
Mar 31, 2005
157: new post   Google Acquires iOS App, Snapseed, Nik Software
"Today I'm excited to welcome +Nik Software to the Google family!"
Sept 17, 2012
158: new post   Google Acquires reCAPTCHA
Sept 16, 2009
159: new post   Google Acquisitions Timeline
"My goal is to make this the Definitive List of Google Acquisitions."
June 4, 2007
160: new post   Google Adds Limited Traffic Data to Maps
For a few dozen big cities in the US.
Feb 28, 2007
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