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201: new post   Google's YouTube Wants More Screen Time, Incl. Your TV, With Leanback
"The company charted its course during the launch of a new product called Leanback, described by some as web video for couch potatoes."
July 8, 2010
202: new post   Google Buys Travel Software Company ITA & Enters the Travel Business
"...today we have signed an agreement to acquire ITA, a Boston-based software company specializing in organizing airline data, including flight times, availability and prices."
July 2, 2010
203: new post   Google CEO Schmidt On Social Network ". I won't say,"
"Google chief executive wouldn't publicly deny that the company is set to hatch a rival social network to Facebook during a speech today in London, adding fuel to rumors that the search giant may launch a social service called Google Me later this year."
July 1, 2010
204: new post   Google News Redesigns
Google's midlife crisis of design faith continues. This time Google news gets the treatment.
July 1, 2010
205: new post   France Antitrust Regulator Wants Clarification From Google Over AdWords
"It told the companies to clarify over the next four months the procedures resulting in the suspension of an advertiser's account."
June 30, 2010
206: new post   Judge rules in favor of YouTube over Viacom
"Viacom's US$1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit against Google's video-sharing site YouTube has been dismissed by the court..."
June 23, 2010
207: new post   Google Music Service To Take a Big Bite At The Apple
WSJ: "Google Inc. is preparing to roll out a music download service tied to its search engine later this year, followed by an online subscription service in 2011, according to people familiar with the Internet giant's discussions with the music industry."
June 22, 2010
208: new post   Google Street View WiFi Appears To Have Collected Email and Passwords
"'However, we can already state that Google did indeed record email access passwords [and] extracts of the content of email messages,' CNIL said."
June 19, 2010
209: new post   Googler Details Zero Day Exploit
"...the issue was reported June 5th, 2010 (a Saturday) and then made public less than four days later. 'Public disclosure of the details of this vulnerability and how to exploit it, without giving us time to resolve the issue.'"
June 11, 2010
210: new post   Google Clones Bing Homepage Image of Day
Google has stolen a feature straight away from Bing and now features a homepage picture of the day as the backgroun (AKA Bing Background)
June 10, 2010
211: new post   Google protests Apple's iPhone Developers Agreement
"Artificial barriers to competition hurt users and developers and, in the long run, stall technological progress," Hamoui said. AdMob recently disclosed that roughly one-third of the ads it served in April were for devices running the iPhone platform.
June 9, 2010
212: new post   Google Street View WiFi Data Collection Lawsuit Amended
"A just-amended complaint in a class-action lawsuit first submitted two weeks ago claims that a patent Google submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in November 2008 shows that the search giant purposefully created technology to gather, analyze and use data sent by users over their wireless networks."
June 5, 2010
213: 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
214: new post   Google To Release Chrome O/S 'Late Fall'
"The Chrome operating system will be centred around the web browser, with all software including high-end applications such as those used in photo and video editing housed in external servers known as a cloud."
June 2, 2010
215: new post   Google Phases Out Windows O/S Over Security Concerns
"'We're not doing any more Windows. It is a security effort,' said one Google employee."
June 1, 2010
216: new post   Google, Finally, Acquires AdMob
"We believe that mobile advertising can play a significant role in every single marketing campaign. We're passionate about the unlimited possibilities in this space. Today, with AdMob, our work to make them a reality begins."
May 28, 2010
217: new post   EBay, Facebook, Yahoo, Want An End To Viacom YouTube Lawsuit
"Yahoo! Inc., IAC/InterActiveCorp, EBay Inc. and Facebook Inc. urged a judge to dismiss Viacom Inc.'s copyright-infringement lawsuit against Google Inc.'s YouTube video-sharing website."
May 27, 2010
218: new post   Google Says It Generated $54 Billion Of U.S. Economic Activity In 2009
"In our report, we're announcing that in 2009 we generated a total of $54 billion of economic activity for American businesses, website publishers and non-profits."
May 25, 2010
219: 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
220: new post   FTC Closes Google AdMob Investigation:"Not Likely to Harm Competition"
"These concerns, however, were outweighed by recent evidence that Apple is poised to become a strong competitor in the mobile advertising market, the FTC's statement says."
May 21, 2010
221: new post   Google TV
"Google TV is a new experience for television that combines the TV that you already know with the freedom and power of the Internet. With Google Chrome built in, you can access all of your favorite websites and easily move between television and the web. This opens up your TV from a few hundred channels to millions of channels of entertainment across TV and the web."
May 21, 2010
222: new post   Google To Acquire Global IP Solutions For $68.2 Million
"Global IP Solutions, which is listed on the Oslo stock exchange, makes the underlying processing software for voice and video calls over internet networks. As well as providing technology that allows users of Yahoo Instant Messenger to make voice calls, GIPS technology also powers voice calls for Cisco's WebEx system and voice and video technology for IBM's Lotus Sametime."
May 18, 2010
223: 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
224: new post   Google to offer encrypted search next week
"Earlier this year, we encrypted Gmail for all our users, and next week we will start offering an encrypted version of Google Search..."
May 15, 2010
225: new post   Google Admits Street View Logged MAC Addresses and Payload Data
"Google has admitted that for the past three years it has wrongly collected information people have sent over unencrypted wi-fi networks."
May 15, 2010
226: 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
227: new post   Rosetta Stone Vs Google, Sponsored Listings, Case Dismissed
"In the suit filed in 2009, Rosetta claimed Google profits by allowing rivals that pirate its technology to buy the top "sponsored link" ad on search results pages."
Apr 30, 2010
228: new post   Google CEO, Eric Schmidt: A Quirky IPO
"Eric Schmidt talks in detail about Google's IPO"
Apr 28, 2010
229: new post   Ten Nations Band Together To Raise Concerns Over Google Privacy Issues
Officials from Germany, Canada, France and seven other countries are raising privacy concerns about Google's mapping service and the company's fumbled foray into social networking...the officials said the online search leader "too often" forgets people's privacy rights as it rolls out new technologies.
Apr 27, 2010
230: new post   Prominent Google Engineers Flee Facebook
Matt Cutts and Other Engineers Deactivate their Accounts
Apr 25, 2010
231: new post   Report: Google's Password System Hit By Hack In December
"But the theft leaves open the possibility, however faint, that the intruders may find weaknesses that Google might not even be aware of, independent computer experts said."
Apr 20, 2010
232: new post   Google First Quarter Profits Beat Expectations
Internet giant Google has reported a 37% rise in first-quarter net profit, beating analysts' expectation.
Apr 16, 2010
233: 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
234: new post   Photographers Sue Google Over Book Search Pictures
"This is a civil action that arises under the laws of the United States and is designed to redress the most widespread, well-publicized, and uncompensated infringement of exclusive rights in images in the history of book and periodical publishing,"
Apr 8, 2010
235: new post   Google To Issue Privacy Reset For Buzz
"The search giant will ask all its users to confirm or change their privacy settings, starting on 5 April."
Apr 5, 2010
236: 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
237: new post   F.T.C. Is Said to Have Looked Into Amazon-Google Ties
NY Times: "John Doerr's recent departure from the board of Amazon.com was prompted by a federal inquiry into the close ties between Amazon and Google, said people with direct knowledge of the matter."
Apr 2, 2010
238: new post   FTC Urged to Probe Google Buzz
"11 American lawmakers from the House of Energy and Commerce Committee penned a letter to FTC chairman Jon Leibowitz, asking his office to investigate allegations that Google revealed personal details of its users without first securing their consent."
Mar 31, 2010
239: new post   Court Docs Reveal YouTube Smoking Guns - 80% of Page Views Pirated Material
"... Chen talked about "concentrating all of our efforts in building up our numbers as aggressively as we can through whatever tactics, however evil." ... ...Senior YouTube employee in an instant message that 'the truth of the matter is probably 75-80 percent of our views come from copyrighted material. The startup's [YouTube's] strategy was, at its core, a decision to profit from copyright infringement. It doesn't matter whether YouTube showed ads on its video pages or not (for years, it did not, apparently concerned about just this issue); to Viacom, the entire business strategy was a way of profiting from infringement"
Mar 20, 2010
240: new post   NYT: Google, Sony and Partners Team Up With Google TV
"Google and Intel have teamed with Sony to develop a platform called Google TV to bring the Web into the living room through a new generation of televisions and set-top boxes..."
Mar 18, 2010
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