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1: new post   French Court Rules Google Must Remove Moseley Images From Search
The court has ruled that Google must remove the nine images in question. The case also wants Google to automatically filter the images, and delete any links to them.
Nov 6, 2013
2: new post   Google Announces New Flat Logo and "App Launcher" Nav Menu
Google makes its new flat logo and "app launcher" style nav menu official, will roll out over the next few weeks...
Sept 20, 2013
3: new post   Report: Google Looks At New Ad Tracking ID, AdID, To Replace Cookies
Google is developing an anonymous identifier for advertising, or AdID, that would replace third-party cookies as the way advertisers track people's Internet browsing activity for marketing purposes.
Sept 18, 2013
4: new post   Court Rules Google U.S. Streetview Privacy Case Can Proceed
"In a major legal setback for Google, a federal appeals court here said on Tuesday that a lawsuit accusing the Internet giant of illegal wiretapping could proceed."
Sept 11, 2013
5: new post   Google Argues It Is Not Covered by UK Privacy Laws
"In a submission to the High Court, however, Google has argued that as an American company it is not covered by British privacy laws. It said there was "no jurisdiction" for the case to be heard here because its consumer services are provided by Google Inc, based in Silicon Valley, rather than Google UK."
Aug 19, 2013
6: new post   Google Second Quarter 2013 Results: Revenue $14 Billion, Up 19pct
"Google had a great quarter with over $14 billion in revenue, up 19pct year on year," said Larry Page, CEO of Google.
July 19, 2013
7: new post   U.K. Regulator Gives Google 35-Days to Delete Street View WiFi Data
"Failure to abide by the notice will be considered as contempt of court, which is a criminal offence."
June 21, 2013
8: 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
9: new post   Google Files Facial Password Patent
The document - which was filed in June 2012 but has only just been published - suggests the software could track a "facial landmark" to confirm a user not only looks like the device's owner but also carries out the right action.
June 6, 2013
10: new post   Google Makes Maps Personal
"What if, instead, you had a map that's unique to you, always adapting to the task you want to perform right this minute?"
May 18, 2013
11: new post   German Court Rules Google Must Remove Autocomplete Entries If Defamatory
If Google disagrees with a claim that an entry is defamatory, it could have to settle the matter in court.
May 15, 2013
12: 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
13: new post   Google's First Quarter 2013 Results: Revenues of $13.97 Billion
On a consolidated basis, Google Inc. revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 were $13.97 billion, an increase of 31pct compared to the first quarter of 2012.
Apr 19, 2013
14: new post   Google To Retire Its Affiliate Network
Google is to shutter it's Affiliate Network over the next few months.
Apr 17, 2013
15: new post   Europeans Reach Deal With Google on Searches
"Google will not have to change the algorithm that produces its search results, the people said. Under the proposal, Google agrees to clearly label search results from its own properties, like Google Plus Local or Google News, and in some cases to show links from rival search engines."
Apr 15, 2013
16: new post   Google's Open Source Patent Pledge: We Wont Sue You First, Unless Attacked
"...the Open Patent Non-Assertion (OPN) Pledge: we pledge not to sue any user, distributor or developer of open-source software on specified patents, unless first attacked."
Mar 29, 2013
17: new post   Google Says, Google News Is Not A Marketing Service
Google News is not a marketing service, and we consider articles that employ these types of promotional tactics to be in violation of our quality guidelines.
Mar 28, 2013
18: new post   Google Settles U.S. Street View Data Collection Case With $7 Million Fine
US Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the legal settlement.
Mar 12, 2013
19: new post   Google May Open Some TLDs To The Public
Assuming the company gains control of such top-level domains as .search, .app, .blog, and .cloud, it doesn't seems to want to restrict their use to its own products.
Mar 11, 2013
20: new post   Bars Line Up to Ban Google Glasses
Privacy concerns may doom Google Glasses even before they are launched. "...bar in Seattle, Wash. has formally announced their intention to prohibit the product from its establishment
Mar 10, 2013
21: 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
22: new post   German Legislators Will Allow Google To Display "Snippets" of Publishers Content
Google this week ducked a European legislative bullet after lawmakers in Germany reached a compromise to water-down the language of a law that had been described by many as a draconian "Lex Google".
Mar 1, 2013
23: new post   Report: Google's Offer Extensions To Roll Out Before End Of February
Google's Offer Extensions, which pair ads in search result pages with Groupon-like deals and special discounts, is set to roll out to all advertisers by the end of February...
Feb 22, 2013
24: new post   Google Wins Landmark AdWords Appeal In Australia Over Competitor Names
The ACCC in 2007 accused Google of engaging in "misleading and deceptive" behavior when it displayed ads for a company called CarSales in search results related to Honda Australia.
Feb 6, 2013
25: new post   Google to Acquire Channel Intelligence For $125 Million
Channel Intelligence, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Google Inc. for $125 million in cash.
Feb 6, 2013
26: new post   Report: YouTube Preparing To Launch Paid Subscriptions
YouTube has reached out to a small group of channel producers and asked them to submit applications to create channels that users would have to pay to access.
Jan 29, 2013
27: new post   Google In Talks With Privacy Groups To Limit Government Access To Users' Data Without Warrants
The company has been talking to advocacy groups and companies about joining a lobbying effort to change the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act, said Chris Gaither, a Google spokesman.
Jan 28, 2013
28: new post   Google Reports 4Q Revenues of $14.42 Billion, Up 36pct
Google Inc. reported consolidated revenues of $14.42 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2012.
Jan 22, 2013
29: 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
30: new post   Google Ends Patent Claim With Microsoft Over Video Compression Technology
Google has now asked the US International Trade Commission, which handles patent disputes, to withdraw both claims.
Jan 9, 2013
31: new post   Google and FTC Agree Settlement Over Antitrust
The FTC announced the results of its lengthy investigation into Google's practices today and will require Google to make minor changes to resolve complaints by competitors and advertisers.
Jan 3, 2013
32: 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
33: new post   E.U. Gives Google January Deadline Over Antitrust
EU regulators said they would end their investigation into the allegations if Google came "forward with a detailed commitment text in January 2013".
Dec 20, 2012
34: new post   F.T.C. To Delay Decision On Google Antitrust Investigation
Google had been preparing a letter with voluntary concessions to end the agency's investigation of its practices in the Internet search market without a formal settlement or lawsuit, the people have said.
Dec 19, 2012
35: new post   Google Moves To Start Charging Small Business For Google Apps
Google wants to provide small businesses that use the free version of the software with dedicated customer support, something only paying customers currently get. "We're not serving them well," he said of the free users.
Dec 7, 2012
36: new post   Google In Australia Found Guilty of Libel for SERP Listing
"In that sense, Google Inc. is like the newsagent that sells a newspaper containing a defamatory article. While there might be no specific intention to publish defamatory material, there is a relevant intention by the newsagent to publish the newspaper for the purposes of the law of defamation."
Nov 28, 2012
37: new post   U.S. Judge Approves $22.5 Million Fine for Google Over Privacy Settings
It's looking like Google may have to soon cough up the $22.5 million fine it agreed to pay in order to settle Federal Trade Commission claims that it illegally bypassed user privacy settings in Apple's Safari Web browser.
Nov 19, 2012
38: new post   Google Loses Defamation Lawsuit
A Melbourne man has won a defamation case against search giant Google over images of him alongside well-known Underworld figures that appeared in its search results.
Oct 31, 2012
39: new post   Google Share Price Drop, Profit Down By 20 pct
Shares of Google plunged after the company's third-quarter results missed expectations of strong growth, and inadvertently were released well before the market's close.
Oct 19, 2012
40: new post   E.U. Tells Google to Fix Privacy Policy: May Have Global Impact
Report: Google's controversial privacy policy is in breach of an E.U. law which requires companies to give an "opt-out" option.
Oct 15, 2012
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