|Forum: Google, Alphabet Inc., Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues|
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|561:|| Google's Purchase of DoubleClick Opposed By German Watchdog|
"The proposed $3.1bn merger of search giant Google and online advertising company DoubleClick would lead to "a massive violation of data privacy rights", a German privacy watchdog has warned."
|Oct 4, 2007|
|562:|| Google Boosts Corporate E-Mail Service|
"Google Inc. is sprucing up its corporate e-mail service by adding new security tools and more than doubling the storage capacity of e-mailboxes, underscoring the online search leader's ambition to enlarge its role in the business software market."
|Oct 3, 2007|
|563:|| 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|
|564:|| Google Will End European Ad Agency Money Back Scheme|
"The programme, called Best Practice Funding, will wind up at the end of 2008."
|Sept 20, 2007|
|565:|| Google Hires Creative Lab Unit Exec|
"Google Inc., looking to lure more ad dollars from a broader range of marketers, hired a well-known Madison Avenue executive to work with ad agencies on new ways Google products can be used in advertising."
|Sept 19, 2007|
|566:|| Volkswagen Subpoena Seeks YouTube User Identity|
"Volkswagen has filed a subpoena seeking the identity of a YouTube user who posted a Nazi-themed parody of a recent VW Golf commercial. Volkswagen's move underscores the privacy risks to a blossoming community of users on sites like YouTube and Yahoo Video, and social-networking sites like Facebook and MySpace."
|Sept 17, 2007|
|567:|| Google Wants Global Privacy Laws|
"Search site Google has called on governments and business to agree a basic set of global privacy rules. Without global standards the health of the internet was at risk, the firm's privacy chief Peter Fleischer told a UN agency conference in Strasbourg."
|Sept 14, 2007|
|568:|| Google to Sponsor $30 Million Moon Competition|
"Google Inc. is bankrolling a $30 million out-of-this-world prize to the first private company that can safely land a robotic rover on the moon and beam back a gigabyte of images and video to Earth, the Internet search leader said Thursday."
|Sept 13, 2007|
|569:|| Google Likely to Bid in the 700-MHz Spectrum Auction|
"For proponents of an open mobile web, open-access spectrum could also spark a slew of new applications, which is precisely why Google's reported interest in the auction is something to watch closely." - Wired
|Sept 12, 2007|
|570:|| Google to Publish AP News|
"...Friday began hosting material produced by The Associated Press and three other news services on its own Web site "
|Aug 31, 2007|
|571:|| Google Finds Solution to YouTube Profitability With Ads|
"The ads, which appear 15 seconds after a user begins watching a video clip, take the form of an overlay on the bottom fifth of the screen, not unlike the tickers that display headlines during television news programs."
|Aug 22, 2007|
|572:|| Google Sued by American Airlines Over Keyword Triggered Ads|
"American Airlines Inc. yesterday filed a lawsuit against Google Inc., claiming the search company is infringing on the airline's trademarks by using them as keyword triggers for paid advertisements by other companies."
|Aug 17, 2007|
|573:|| Google's Embeddable Maps Due Next Week|
"Google will shortly roll-out a new feature on its mapping service that will allow users to easily embed maps directly into web pages."
|Aug 14, 2007|
|574:|| Google Video Exits Monetization Business|
"The company will stop offering download-to-own and download-to-rent programs on Wednesday, according to an e-mail message sent to customers yesterday."
|Aug 11, 2007|
|575:|| Google Now Selling Expanded Storage|
"Web search and Internet services company Google Inc. on Friday began selling expanded online storage, targeted for users with large picture, music or video file collections."
|Aug 10, 2007|
|576:|| Google's Acquisition of Postini Gets Antitrust OK|
Google Inc. has received U.S. antitrust approval to acquire Web-based security provider Postini, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.
|Aug 8, 2007|
|577:|| Google Joins OIN (Open Invention Network)|
"today we became a licensee of the Open Invention Network (OIN), an innovative patent-sharing organization founded to create a legally protected environment for anyone who works with Linux...."
|Aug 7, 2007|
|578:|| Music Publishers Join YouTube Copyright Suit|
"A trade association representing major music publishers signed on as plaintiffs in an existing lawsuit accusing YouTube of copyright infringement, joining a growing list of parties who argue Google Inc.'s video-sharing service routinely violates intellectual-property rights."
|Aug 7, 2007|
|579:|| FCC Stops Short on Google's Plea to Resell Access|
"The agency stopped short of a broader requirement sought by potential bidder Google Inc. that would force the winner to resell access to its network on a wholesale basis."
|Aug 1, 2007|
|580:|| Google to Bid for U.S. Airwaves on Condition of Open Wireless Market|
"Google Inc said on Friday it would take part in a major auction of wireless spectrum airwaves, meeting a minimum required bid of $4.6 billion (2.2 billion pounds), if U.S. regulators added a sale condition that Google said would promote an open wireless market."
|July 23, 2007|
|581:|| Google Expands Print Ads Program|
"Google Inc. is expanding a test program that lets online advertisers buy ad space in newspapers, as the publishing industry struggles to offset business that has moved to the Internet."
|July 18, 2007|
|582:|| Google's Brin on Facebook: "we'd certainly be open to talking"|
"Google co-founder Sergey Brin said his company would be happy to talk with Facebook about potential ties but that the social network did not appear to be courting takeover bids."
|July 13, 2007|
|583:|| ACCC Sues Google on Misleading & Deceptive Advertising|
"Google Inc. is being sued by the Australian government on allegations that advertising links on its Web site mislead consumers."
|July 12, 2007|
|584:|| Analysts: Google Will Take 90% of Market|
"Google Inc., owner of the world's most popular Internet search engine, will take 90 percent of the market over the next decade through increased spending on research and development, analysts at Cowen & Co. said in a note Wednesday."
|July 12, 2007|
|585:|| Google MyMaps Gets Additional Functionality|
"From Wednesday at 6 a.m. PDT (1300 GMT), MyMaps users will have the capability to create personalized maps which plot the locations of everything from local fuel supplies, to the newest earthquakes, worldwide."
|July 11, 2007|
|586:|| 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|
|587:|| German Court Says No to Gmail Name|
"Google was banned from using the name "Gmail" for its popular webmail service by German court, following a trademark suit filed by the founder of G-Mail, German mail system."
|July 5, 2007|
|588:|| 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|
|589:|| Google Gadget Ventures Launched: Funding Available|
"Google Gadget Ventures is a new Google pilot program dedicated to helping developers create richer, more useful Google Gadgets."
|June 28, 2007|
|590:|| Google To Build $600 Million Datacenter in Iowa|
""Google's decision to make Iowa the home of their newest server farm will have a tremendous impact on Council Bluffs, western Iowa and our entire state," Culver said."
|June 22, 2007|
|591:|| 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|
|592:|| Google Launches YouTube Local Language Sites|
"...the world's most popular video-sharing site introduced local-language sites in nine countries on Tuesday that will all just go by YouTube."
|June 19, 2007|
|593:|| Google Testing Video Fingerprinting On YouTube to Guard Copyrights|
""Today we're experimenting with video identification tools," Chen wrote in a blog posted online."
|June 15, 2007|
|594:|| Google Wants 'Open' Wireless Networks|
"Google and its allies may have lost key Capitol Hill votes on Net neutrality laws last year, but now they're mounting a counterattack: a lobbying effort to extend similar rules to forthcoming wireless broadband networks."
|June 14, 2007|
|595:|| Google and Intel Partner on Energy Efficiency|
"Web search leader Google and semiconductor maker Intel launched a broad-based programme on Tuesday to introduce more energy-efficient personal computers and server systems to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions."
|June 13, 2007|
|596:|| Google Responds to E.U. Working Party Letter|
"In the spirit of transparency, we're publishing our response to the Working Party's letter." However, nothing has changed.
|June 12, 2007|
|597:|| Google and Microsoft Trade Barbs in Dueling AntiTrust Claims|
Microsoft said Google's acquisition of DoubleClick went over the line, while Google claims Vista went over the line...
|June 11, 2007|
|598:|| Watchdog group calls Google's privacy policies the worst|
"In a report released today, London-based Privacy International assigned Google its lowest possible grade. The category is reserved for companies with "comprehensive consumer surveillance and entrenched hostility to privacy."
|June 10, 2007|
|599:|| 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|
|600:|| Google Acquisitions Timeline|
"My goal is to make this the Definitive List of Google Acquisitions."
|June 4, 2007|