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|201:|| Google Preparing Groupon Competitor: Google Offers|
Google Offers looks and operates much like Groupon or LivingSocial.[br][br]Users receive an e-mail with a local deal-of-the-day. They then have the opportunity to buy that deal within a specific time limit (we assume 24 hours). Once enough people have made the purchase, the Google Offer is triggered and users get that all-too-familiar $10 for $20 deal for that Indian restaurant you've never tried.[br][br]From what we can tell, Google Offers will be powered by Google Checkout. It also includes Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, Google Buzz and e-mail sharing options.
|Jan 21, 2011|
|202:|| Google Earnings Rise, Top Estimates|
Net income rose 29 percent to $2.54 billion, or $7.81 a share, from $1.97 billion, or $6.13, a year earlier.
Bloomberg says, "Google benefited from its core search-engine business as advertisers stepped up efforts to reach consumers through the Internet."
|Jan 20, 2011|
|203:|| Eric Schmidt to be Google chairman, Larry Page now CEO|
Major management changes at Google shift Eric Schmidt to Executive Chairman and Larry Page to CEO.[br][br]In Schmidt's words, "For the last 10 years, we have all been equally involved in making decisions. This triumvirate approach has real benefits in terms of shared wisdom, and we will continue to discuss the big decisions among the three of us. But we have also agreed to clarify our individual roles so there's clear responsibility and accountability at the top of the company."
|Jan 20, 2011|
|204:|| YouTube Blocks the Phrase "No Credit Cards"? Huh?|
When a meme goes mainstream: "...the phrase "no credit cards" gives an error message when anybody includes that phrase in a comment to a video on Youtube."
|Dec 29, 2010|
|205:|| Google Purchases Huge New York City Office Building|
"...the web search titan just dropped $1.9 billion to acquire one of the largest and most historic buildings in all of the Big Apple. At nearly 3 million square feet, 111 Eighth Avenue, the former Port Authority building, sits like a beached, red-brick cruise ship overlooking New York's Chelsea neighborhood. The building is so big, in fact, that it has elevators large enough to accommodate 18-wheel semi-trucks."
|Dec 23, 2010|
|206:|| Google and MySpace In New Search Deal|
"Terms of the agreement were not disclosed."
|Dec 16, 2010|
|207:|| As Google Shows More of Its Own Content, The Critics Cry Foul|
"Google Inc. increasingly is promoting some of its own content over that of rival websites when users perform an online search, prompting competing sites to cry foul."
|Dec 13, 2010|
|208:|| Why Groupon Said "No" to Google's $5 Billion Overture|
"Confirming lots of speculation, a source close to Groupon board members tells us that anti-trust concerns ultimately forced Groupon to turn down Google's $6 billion offer. This source says the view on Groupon's board was that a Google-Groupon merger would draw more regulatory scrutiny than any other deal Google has ever done."
|Dec 9, 2010|
|209:|| Tripadvisor Blocks Reviews from Google|
"TripAdvisor confirmed the move today in an email, stating that while it continues to evaluate recent changes to Google Places it believes the user does not benefit with the "experience of selecting the right hotel"."
|Dec 9, 2010|
|210:|| Google Shows Chrome PCs, With Shipments In 2011|
"The Web-centric computers, intended as an incursion into territory dominated for years by Microsoft Corp and Apple Inc, will ship around the middle of 2011."
|Dec 8, 2010|
|211:|| Google eBooks eBookstore Launches In U.S.|
"Google eBooks will be available in the U.S. from a new Google eBookstore."
|Dec 6, 2010|
|212:|| Under Pressure - Google Finally Moves to Decrease DMCA Notice Response Times|
"...we're announcing four changes that we'll be implementing over the next several months..."
|Dec 2, 2010|
|213:|| Google Set to Launch E-Book Venture - Google Editions|
"In recent weeks, independent booksellers, which are expected to play a big role in Google Editions, began receiving contracts from their trade group."
|Dec 1, 2010|
|214:|| E.U. Opens Investigation Into Google Over Alleged Abuse Of Dominant Position|
"The European Commission has decided to open an antitrust investigation into allegations that Google has abused a dominant position in online search,"
|Nov 30, 2010|
|215:|| UK: Google To Delete Street View Personal Data|
"Google is to delete the sensitive information, including full emails and passwords, it illegally captured from Wi-Fi networks when its Street View cars mapped the UK's towns and cities."
|Nov 19, 2010|
|216:|| Google Launches Boutiques, Personalized Shopping|
"...a personalized shopping experience that lets you find and discover fashion goods, by creating your own curated boutique or through a collection of boutiques curated by taste-makers-celebrities, stylists, designers and fashion bloggers."
|Nov 17, 2010|
|217:|| Google Sues the United States Govt (Interior Dept)|
"When the request for bids on the email contract was ultimately posted, Google said, it stated that Microsoft's technology was the department's 'product selection of choice,' based on market research on security controls, among other factors."
|Nov 3, 2010|
|218:|| Google in 'significant breach' of UK Data Protection Laws|
"...the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) will audit Google's data protection practices."
|Nov 3, 2010|
|219:|| Co Founder of Google Maps Quits for Facebook|
"Rasmussen said another reason for leaving was that Google was becoming too unwieldy."
|Nov 1, 2010|
|220:|| Google To Give 3 Months Notice Of Rejecting AdWords In France|
"Google has pledged to overhaul its rules and procedures for blocking certain advertisers from buying 'sponsored links' on its search engine as part of a settlement with French authorities..."
|Oct 28, 2010|
|221:|| Networks Blocking Shows On Google TV|
"Spokespeople for the three networks confirmed that they are blocking the episodes on their websites from playing on Google TV, although both ABC and NBC allow promotional clips to work using the service. "
|Oct 22, 2010|
|222:|| Canada and Spain On 'Violations' By Google's Street View|
"Now, not to be outdone, Canada and Spain have raised a stink over privacy too."
|Oct 20, 2010|
|223:|| Google Reports Q3 Financials - Up 23% over 2009|
"Google reported revenues of $7.29 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2010, an increase of 23pct compared to the third quarter of 2009."
|Oct 15, 2010|
|224:|| Googles Marissa Mayer Moves to Location - Local Services|
"...Mayer's search duties will be taken on by Udi Manber, vice president of engineering for Web search, according to the person familiar with the change. Manber, a veteran of Yahoo! Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., joined Google in 2006."
|Oct 13, 2010|
|225:|| Google Creepy Line Policy|
"Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, has described his company's policy: 'Google policy is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it.'"
|Oct 11, 2010|
|226:|| Google Sees Display Advertising Becoming More Sophisticated|
"...we think display advertising is about to go through the biggest and most important revolution in its history."
|Sept 29, 2010|
|227:|| Google Buys Schedule Management Startup Plannr|
"Google has just bought Seattle-based mobile planning startup Plannr..."
|Sept 28, 2010|
|228:|| French Court Convicts Google and Eric Schmidt of Defamation|
"A Paris court has convicted US search engine giant Google and its chief executive Eric Schmidt of defamation over results from its "suggest" function, a French legal affairs website has revealed."
|Sept 26, 2010|
|229:|| Eric Schmidt Sees Bing As Google's Biggest Threat|
"Bing is fighting the war Google won last decade."
|Sept 25, 2010|
|230:|| Google to Sue "rogue Pharmacies"|
"Google is taking legal action in an attempt to stem the tide of rogue pharmacies advertising on its sites."
|Sept 23, 2010|
|231:|| Schmidt: Facebook Should Open Up Its Data To Google|
"Google wants the data in Facebook and CEO Eric Schmidt isn't afraid to say that they'll find a way to get it."
|Sept 16, 2010|
|232:|| Google's Plans For Social Networking|
"With your permission, knowing more about who your friends are, we can provide more tailored recommendations. Search quality can get better."
|Sept 15, 2010|
|233:|| Justice Department Probes Google's ITA Software Deal|
"The U.S. Justice department is looking into Google Inc's takeover of airline ticketing software firm ITA Software Inc, to determine whether the deal would exert too much influence on the online travel industry, the Wall Street Journal said."
|Sept 7, 2010|
|234:|| Google Pays $8.5 Million To Settle Google Buzz Class-Action Lawsuit|
"Google is spending US$8.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed over the rollout of its Google Buzz social-networking service."
|Sept 4, 2010|
|235:|| Texas Opens Inquiry into Google Search Ranking|
"Google Inc.'s methods for recommending websites are being reviewed by Texas' attorney general in an investigation spurred by complaints that the company has abused its power as the Internet's dominant search engine."
|Sept 4, 2010|
|236:|| German Court Rules Against Google In YouTube Copyright Case|
"The wording of the court statement appears to be a major blow to YouTube's business model, but Google Germany spokesman Henning Dorstewitz told The Associated Press YouTube will appeal the decision detailed in the 60-page ruling."
|Sept 4, 2010|
|237:|| Ebay To Ban Google Checkout|
"Starting next July, eBay will no longer let Google provide transaction checkout services on eBay Web sites. It won't allow any checkout service except its own PayPal-featured service. Google Checkout doesn't offer PayPal."
|Sept 1, 2010|
|238:|| Google Street View Car Searched by Paris Regulators Over Data Collection|
"A car used by Google Inc. to collect data for its Street View mapping service was stopped and searched yesterday near Paris, less than a week after France's privacy regulator criticized the program's resumption."
|Aug 26, 2010|
|239:|| 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|
|240:|| Rumor: Google Chrome O/S Tablet In Prep|
"There's no reason that Google can't release tablets on both Chrome OS and Android, so this could very well pan out to be true."
|Aug 18, 2010|