|Forum: Google, Alphabet Inc., Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues|
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|241:|| 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|
|242:|| 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|
|243:|| 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|
|244:|| 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|
|245:|| 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|
|246:|| 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|
|247:|| Protesters Gather At Google Plex Over Net Neutrality|
"We all want to stand together to ensure it is protected for the future. We would expect Google to take leadership in making that happen, not be on the front line of undoing that."
|Aug 16, 2010|
|248:|| Oracle Files Lawsuit Against Google Over Android |
"Google "knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle's Java-related intellectual property," Oracle said."
|Aug 13, 2010|
|249:|| Google To Acquire Jambool For $70 Million|
"...now buying Jambool and their Social Gold payment product, we've heard from multiple sources. The purchase price is $55 million plus another $15 million -$20 million in an earnout..."
|Aug 12, 2010|
|250:|| South Korean Police Raid Google Korea|
"South Korea's police said Tuesday its investigators raided the office of Google Korea in Seoul on suspicion that the local unit of Google Inc., operator of the world's largest Web search service, has illegally collected individuals' personal information for its map service."
|Aug 10, 2010|
|251:|| Google and Verizon Issue Joint Statement For Govt Regulation of Internet|
"Our joint proposal takes the form of a suggested legislative framework for consideration by lawmakers,"
|Aug 9, 2010|
|252:|| Google Acquires Social Technology Company, Slide|
"As the Slide team joins Google, we'll be investing even more to make Google services socially aware and expand these capabilities for our users across the web."
|Aug 6, 2010|
|253:|| Google and Verizon in Talks on Paying For Internet Priority|
"The agreement could eventually lead to higher charges for Internet users."
|Aug 5, 2010|
|254:|| Google Patent Application On Enhanced Document Browsing And Link Generation|
"According to one aspect, a method of enhancing document browsing includes receiving personal information relating to a user, generating descriptive information based on a content of a first document and the personal information, and identifying additional documents based on the descriptive information."
|Aug 3, 2010|
|255:|| Google: The Search Party Is Over|
"Google is rounding a corner that all the fruit smoothies at its Silicon Valley campus make it hard to pull back from. This year Google has joined the ranks of just about every great technology company before it, including IBM, eBay, Cisco, Microsoft, and Oracle. Google, against its will, and defying its massive cash hoard, is transitioning from a growth company to -- and there is no kind way to put it -- a cash cow. That ranks right up there with being a former supermodel..."
|July 30, 2010|
|256:|| Google & CIA Invest in Future of Web Monitoring|
"...the intelligence community and Google have funded the same startup, at the same time. No one is accusing Google of directly collaborating with the CIA. But the investments are bound to be fodder for critics of Google, who already see the search giant as overly cozy with the U.S. government, and worry that the company is starting to forget its 'don't be evil' mantra."
|July 29, 2010|
|257:|| UK ICO: Google Didn't Take "Significant" Details Over WiFi|
"On the basis of the samples we saw, we are satisfied so far that it is unlikely that Google will have captured significant amounts of personal data."
|July 29, 2010|
|258:|| Google Looking At Social Networking For Games|
When asked if Google's service might resemble Facebook's, Mr. Schmidt said "the world doesn't need a copy of the same thing."
|July 28, 2010|
|259:|| Google is Being Pressed To Reveal More Info Over WiFi Gathering|
"Google must come completely clean, fully explaining how this invasion of personal privacy happened and why,"
|July 22, 2010|
|260:|| Google Acquires Metaweb For Better Answers To Search Queries|
"We've acquired Metaweb because we believe working together we'll be able to provide better answers (to search queries),"
|July 17, 2010|
|261:|| Google Quarterly Profits Up, $1.84bn, But Shares Decline|
"Net profit for the three months to the end of June came in at $1.84bn, up by a quarter on the $1.48bn it recorded a year earlier."
|July 17, 2010|
|262:|| Google News Changed, "in response to your feedback."|
"...some of you wrote in to say you missed certain aspects of the previous design...
|July 17, 2010|
|263:|| New York Times Suggests Google Algorithm Should Be Regulated by Govt|
"Still, the potential impact of Google's algorithm on the Internet economy is such that it is worth exploring ways to ensure that the editorial policy guiding Google's tweaks is solely intended to improve the quality of the results and not to help Google's other businesses."
|July 15, 2010|
|264:|| China Renews Google License|
"The battle between Google and the Chinese government appears to have ended in a score-draw." - BBC
|July 11, 2010|
|265:|| Google Secretly Invests in Zynga|
TechCrunch reports: "Zynga will be the cornerstone of a new Google Games to launch later this year, say multiple sources. Not only will Zynga's games give Google Games a solid base of social games to build on, but it will also give Google the beginning of a true social graph as users log into Google to play the games."
|July 11, 2010|
|266:|| Google's YouTube Wants More Screen Time, Incl. Your TV, With Leanback|
"The company charted its course during the launch of a new product called Leanback, described by some as web video for couch potatoes."
|July 8, 2010|
|267:|| Google Buys Travel Software Company ITA & Enters the Travel Business|
"...today we have signed an agreement to acquire ITA, a Boston-based software company specializing in organizing airline data, including flight times, availability and prices."
|July 2, 2010|
|268:|| Google CEO Schmidt On Social Network ". I won't say,"|
"Google chief executive wouldn't publicly deny that the company is set to hatch a rival social network to Facebook during a speech today in London, adding fuel to rumors that the search giant may launch a social service called Google Me later this year."
|July 1, 2010|
|269:|| Google News Redesigns|
Google's midlife crisis of design faith continues. This time Google news gets the treatment.
|July 1, 2010|
|270:|| France Antitrust Regulator Wants Clarification From Google Over AdWords|
"It told the companies to clarify over the next four months the procedures resulting in the suspension of an advertiser's account."
|June 30, 2010|
|271:|| Judge rules in favor of YouTube over Viacom|
"Viacom's US$1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit against Google's video-sharing site YouTube has been dismissed by the court..."
|June 23, 2010|
|272:|| Google Music Service To Take a Big Bite At The Apple|
WSJ: "Google Inc. is preparing to roll out a music download service tied to its search engine later this year, followed by an online subscription service in 2011, according to people familiar with the Internet giant's discussions with the music industry."
|June 22, 2010|
|273:|| Google Street View WiFi Appears To Have Collected Email and Passwords|
"'However, we can already state that Google did indeed record email access passwords [and] extracts of the content of email messages,' CNIL said."
|June 19, 2010|
|274:|| Googler Details Zero Day Exploit|
"...the issue was reported June 5th, 2010 (a Saturday) and then made public less than four days later. 'Public disclosure of the details of this vulnerability and how to exploit it, without giving us time to resolve the issue.'"
|June 11, 2010|
|275:|| Google Clones Bing Homepage Image of Day|
Google has stolen a feature straight away from Bing and now features a homepage picture of the day as the backgroun (AKA Bing Background)
|June 10, 2010|
|276:|| Google protests Apple's iPhone Developers Agreement|
"Artificial barriers to competition hurt users and developers and, in the long run, stall technological progress," Hamoui said. AdMob recently disclosed that roughly one-third of the ads it served in April were for devices running the iPhone platform.
|June 9, 2010|
|277:|| Google Street View WiFi Data Collection Lawsuit Amended|
"A just-amended complaint in a class-action lawsuit first submitted two weeks ago claims that a patent Google submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in November 2008 shows that the search giant purposefully created technology to gather, analyze and use data sent by users over their wireless networks."
|June 5, 2010|
|278:|| Google Acquires Invite Media|
"People familiar with the transaction say Google's plan is to leave Invite running as a stand-alone unit, which will work at arm's length with exchange's like Google's AdX..."
|June 2, 2010|
|279:|| Google To Release Chrome O/S 'Late Fall'|
"The Chrome operating system will be centred around the web browser, with all software including high-end applications such as those used in photo and video editing housed in external servers known as a cloud."
|June 2, 2010|
|280:|| Google Phases Out Windows O/S Over Security Concerns|
"'We're not doing any more Windows. It is a security effort,' said one Google employee."
|June 1, 2010|