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|201:|| Google's First Quarter 2011 Results|
Google reported revenues of $8.58 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2011, an increase of 27% compared to the first quarter of 2010. Google reports its revenues, consistent with GAAP, on a gross basis without deducting traffic acquisition costs (TAC). In the first quarter of 2011, TAC totaled $2.04 billion, or 25% of advertising revenues.
|Apr 15, 2011|
|202:|| Google Hotpot Moving to Places|
Rolling Hotpot into Google Places helps simplify the connection between the places that are rated and reviewed and the more than 50 million places that already have an online presence through Google Places...
|Apr 12, 2011|
|203:|| Google CEO, Larry Page, Completes Reorganization Of Management Team|
He said that when Google announced Page would become CEO, the company was clear his top priority would be to create clear lines of accountability and responsibility across Google. After carefully examining how things were done at Google, Page decided to make management changes to streamline the product and engineering structures with essentially one lead managing each functional group, he said.
|Apr 8, 2011|
|204:|| Google's YouTube To Get 'Channels' In a Bid To Compete on Net TVs|
The site is planning a series of changes to its home page to highlight sets of "channels" around topics such as arts and sports. About 20 or so of those channels will feature several hours of professionally produced original programming a week, some of these people said. Additional channels would be assembled from content already on the site.
|Apr 7, 2011|
|205:|| Google Loses Italian Autocomplete Defamation Case|
"On Tuesday, lead counsel Carlo Piana wrote on his blog that the Court of Milan has upheld its earlier decision to order Google to filter out libellous search suggestions. These are the suggestions that pop up in Google's search input bar, proposing what the user might be wanting to search for. [br][br]People searching via Google for Piana's client, who remains publicly unnamed, were apparently presented with autocomplete suggestions including truffatore ("con man") and truffa ("fraud").[br][br]Google lost its bid to claim the protection of the E-Commerce Directive's safe harbour provisions, which partly shields hosting and ISPs from liability for content held on or transmitted over their systems. However, the court viewed the autocomplete suggestions as being produced by Google itself."
|Apr 5, 2011|
|206:|| Google Will Get Independent Audits Over Buzz Privacy|
Google will be subjected to independent privacy audits for the next 20 years over charges that it "violated its own privacy promises".[br][br]"Google Buzz fell short of our usual standards," Google said in a blog post.
|Mar 30, 2011|
|207:|| Google's CEO Larry Page Wants to Return Google to Its Roots|
Page's mandate now is to renew Google's energy and drive, and in some ways he is the perfect person to perform that task. He is also perhaps the quirkiest person to ever run a $30 billion company. Google has had a wild ride over its first 12 years. It's about to get even wilder.
|Mar 20, 2011|
|208:|| Google to Take Another Try at Social Networking|
"... the service will offer photo, video and status message sharing. Everything users share on Circles will be shared only with the most appropriate circle of social contacts in their lives, not with all your contacts in bulk. Circles may be shown off at an event co-hosted tonight by the ACLU, an organization focused on privacy and the liberties it affords. It may not be a big public launch yet, but it's clear that this is a major product in the works at the very least."
|Mar 13, 2011|
|209:|| US Senate to Investigate Google for Antitrust Issues|
Google's dominance in Internet search are among the issues the Senate's leading legislator on antitrust issues plans to scrutinize in the months ahead. [br][br]Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) specifically called out Google as a potential cause for concern. The senator in December urged the Justice Department to conduct a "careful review" of the search giant's attempted acquisition of travel search software firm ITA.
|Mar 11, 2011|
|210:|| Google Ventures, Sequoia, Salesforce Give HubSpot $32M|
Google Ventures today joined Sequoia Capital and Salesforce.com Inc. in a $32 million Series D round for HubSpot. The company has now raised $65 million.[br][br]"We agree with HubSpot's belief that search engines, social media and mobile devices have fundamentally changed how businesses should market themselves," said Rich Miner, a partner at Google Ventures and a co-founder of Android Inc. (which Google acquired in 2005), in a statement. "We're thrilled to support their efforts to help thousands of small and medium businesses reach potential customers."
|Mar 9, 2011|
|211:|| Google One Pass Launched, A Digital Content Management Service|
Google One Pass, a service that lets publishers set their own prices and terms for their digital content.[br][br]With Google One Pass, publishers can customize how and when they charge for content while experimenting with different models to see what works best for them, offering subscriptions, metered access, "freemium" content or even single articles for sale from their websites or mobile apps.
|Feb 16, 2011|
|212:|| 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|
|213:|| 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|
|214:|| 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|
|215:|| 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|
|216:|| 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|
|217:|| Google and MySpace In New Search Deal|
"Terms of the agreement were not disclosed."
|Dec 16, 2010|
|218:|| 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|
|219:|| 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|
|220:|| 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|
|221:|| 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|
|222:|| Google eBooks eBookstore Launches In U.S.|
"Google eBooks will be available in the U.S. from a new Google eBookstore."
|Dec 6, 2010|
|223:|| 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|
|224:|| 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|
|225:|| 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|
|226:|| 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|
|227:|| 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|
|228:|| 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|
|229:|| 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|
|230:|| Co Founder of Google Maps Quits for Facebook|
"Rasmussen said another reason for leaving was that Google was becoming too unwieldy."
|Nov 1, 2010|
|231:|| 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|
|232:|| 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|
|233:|| 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|
|234:|| 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|
|235:|| 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|
|236:|| 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|
|237:|| 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|
|238:|| Google Buys Schedule Management Startup Plannr|
"Google has just bought Seattle-based mobile planning startup Plannr..."
|Sept 28, 2010|
|239:|| 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|
|240:|| Eric Schmidt Sees Bing As Google's Biggest Threat|
"Bing is fighting the war Google won last decade."
|Sept 25, 2010|