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281: 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
282: 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
283: 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
284: 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
285: 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
286: 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
287: 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
288: 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
289: new post   FTC Member : Launch of Google Buzz was 'Irresponsible Conduct'
"Even the most respected and popular online companies, the ones who claim to respect privacy, continue to launch products where the guiding privacy policy seems to be, 'Throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks.'"
Mar 17, 2010
290: new post   Alert - HitWise says Facebook Passed Google for a Full Week
"Facebook Inc. edged past Google Inc. (GOOG) to become the most visited U.S. Web site for the week ended March 13, the first time the Internet giant has been topped since 2007, according to Hitwise."
Mar 16, 2010
291: new post   Google: Most of The Internet is Our Competition
"We face formidable competition in every aspect of our business, particularly from companies that seek to connect people with information on the web and provide them with relevant advertising. "
Mar 10, 2010
292: new post   Google Execs Convicted of Privacy Violations in Italy
In a case that could have major implications for Internet freedom, three Google executives were convicted of privacy violations after a video of an autistic boy being abused was posted online.
Feb 24, 2010
293: new post   Alert: EU Opens Antitrust Investigation Into Google
"The European Commission has launched an anti-trust investigation against Google after three online companies alleged that the internet giant's search functions were penalising their businesses."
Feb 24, 2010
294: new post   Google DoubleClick Ad Serving For Publishers (DFP)
"The new DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP) from Google is a platform that helps you more effectively sell, manage, deliver and track both directly and indirectly sold advertising campaigns across your website."
Feb 22, 2010
295: new post   Google Admits Flaws in Buzz Network Testing
"...testing of its controversial social network Buzz was insufficient. The firm has had to make a series of changes to the service after a ferocious backlash from users concerned about intrusions of privacy."
Feb 16, 2010
296: new post   Google Responds to Outrage Over Google Buzz Privacy Hole
"... we heard from people that the checkbox for choosing not to display this information was too hard to find, and based on this feedback, we've changed the notice to make it very clear,"
Feb 12, 2010
297: new post   Massive Privacy Hole in Google Buzz Found
"My privacy concerns are not trite. They are linked to my actual physical safety, and I will now have to spend the next few days maintaining that safety by continually knocking down followers as they pop up..."
Feb 12, 2010
298: new post   Google Starts ISP Service
Google tempts fate by biting hand that feeds it: "We're planning to build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks..."
Feb 10, 2010
299: new post   Google Launches Buzz
"You will automatically follow the people you e-mail and chat with on a regular basis."
Feb 9, 2010
300: new post   Google Book Plan Runs Into Resistance From US Department of Justice
"The amended settlement agreement still confers significant and possibly anti-competitive advantages on Google as a single entity," the DOJ said."
Feb 5, 2010
301: new post   Google Teams with NSA to Help Ward Off Cyberattacks
"Google and the NSA declined to comment on the partnership. But sources with knowledge of the arrangement, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the alliance is being designed to allow the two organizations to share critical information without violating Google's policies or laws that protect the privacy of Americans' online communications.
Feb 4, 2010
302: new post   Page and Brin To Give Up Majority Control of Google By 2014
Jan 23, 2010
303: new post   GOOG Q4 Just In. Surprise: Google Continues to Print Money
"Revenues for the full year ended up being $23.65 billion, up from $21.8 billion in 2008. Net income for 2009 was $6.5 billion."
Jan 21, 2010
304: 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
305: 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
306: new post   YouTube Opens Movie Rental Service
Jan 21, 2010
307: new post   Google Investigating Inside Help Over Hack
Jan 18, 2010
308: new post   Google Becoming "Giant Monopoly" - German Minister
Reuters: "...Google Inc is becoming a "giant monopoly" like Microsoft and could face legal action if it does not become more transparent, Germany's justice minister said."
Jan 10, 2010
309: new post   Nine Startup Dreams and Industries Google Crushed in 2009
"...Google left a lot of collateral damage. A lot of folks, from tiny startups with high-fallutin' dreams to established industries, have found themselves in the path of the search behemoth."
Dec 31, 2009
310: new post   Google's AdMob Purchase Draws Antitrust Regulatory Scrutiny
"Google's purchase of mobile advertising provider AdMob for $750 million has drawn closer regulatory scrutiny as U.S. antitrust officials have asked Google for more information on the deal.."
Dec 28, 2009
311: new post   In Google We Trust - 60% Govt now Using Google Docs
"Does this mean that we've now handed the majority of our state governments' operational data to a single privately-controlled company which has well-publicized partnerships with other governments such as China?"
Dec 25, 2009
312: new post   Google Found Guilty of Violating Copyright
"A Paris court on Friday found U.S. Internet giant Google guilty of violating copyright by digitising books and putting extracts online..."
Dec 18, 2009
313: new post   Report: Google Close to Buying Review Site Yelp
TechCrunch says multiple sources confirm that Google is in the final stage of acquisition discussions with Yelp, a community review site.
Dec 18, 2009
314: new post   Google's Nexus One Phone
Dec 14, 2009
315: new post   Google Launches Public DNS
Dec 3, 2009
316: new post   Google Clarifies "First Click Free"
Dec 1, 2009
317: new post   Google Chrome OS Source Code Released
"Google is about a year away from releasing Chrome OS. There will be no beta today, and no products to announce, but the main news is that the "code is fully open," he said, allowing Google developers to work on the project hand-in-hand with the community."
Nov 19, 2009
318: new post   Google Dashboard To Show Data Associated With Your Google Account
Nov 5, 2009
319: new post   Google Maps Navigation (Beta) For Android 2.0
"This new feature comes with everything you'd expect to find in a GPS navigation system, like 3D views, turn-by-turn voice guidance and automatic rerouting."
Oct 28, 2009
320: new post   Eric Schmidt on What the Web Will Look Like in 5 Years
Oct 28, 2009
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