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|1:|| Google Hotwording, Chrome Audio Spy Payload Removed|
Google's hotwording "listening" payload is no longer to be downloaded with Chrome.
|June 28, 2015|
|2:|| Google Announces "News Lab" For Journalists and Entrepreneurs|
"...we've created the News Lab, a new effort at Google to empower innovation at the intersection of technology and media."
|June 22, 2015|
|3:|| France Gives Google 15-Days To Comply With "Right to be Forgotten," Globally|
France's data protection regulator has called fore Google to comply with the request for the EU's "right to be forgotten", but on a global basis.
|June 13, 2015|
|4:|| Google Confirms "Buy Button" To Appear "Imminently" in SERPs|
Google has confirmed it's going to change the SERPs to include the ability for buyers to remain on its site and buy goods and services without leaving Google's site.
|May 28, 2015|
|5:|| Report: Google to Test Buy Buttons In Mobile SERPs|
Buy button tests in Google mobile SERPs may be tested any day now, according to people familiar with the matter.
|May 18, 2015|
|6:|| Report: Mobile Networks In Europe Set To Block Google Ads|
This would potentially affect publishers (AdSense), app developers, and advertisers, too, so it's quite wide-ranging.
|May 15, 2015|
|7:|| Google Decides What to Remove in the EU's "Right to be Forgotten"|
Google decides what to remove in "right to be forgotten" decisions.
|May 14, 2015|
|8:|| Google Acquires Time Scheduling System Business, Timeful Inc.|
Google has announced it's acquired the time scheduling app, service and company, Timefiul Inc.
|May 6, 2015|
|9:|| Google Inc. Q1, 2015 Results, Revenue was $17.3 billion|
Google's first quarter ended with revenues up 12% year on year.
|Apr 24, 2015|
|10:|| Europe "Statement of Objections": Antitrust Charges Against Google|
The E.U. has issued a statement of objections to Google, and reportedly, planning a fine as large as $6.4 billion.
|Apr 15, 2015|
|11:|| Europe Ready to File Anti-Trust Charges Against Google|
The European Commission nears an anti-trust investigation into Google and its practices in Europe.
|Apr 2, 2015|
|12:|| Google Loses Appeal To Stop Apple Safari Users Suing Over Privacy|
Google has lost its court appeal to halt Apple Safari users suing the company over claims that Google bypassed Safari security settings.
|Mar 27, 2015|
|13:|| 2012 FTC Antitrust Probe Into Google: Documents Exposed Reveal "real harm to consumers and to innovation"|
"The staff report from the agency's bureau of competition, which hasn't before been disclosed, recommended the commission bring a lawsuit challenging three separate Google practices,..."
|Mar 20, 2015|
|14:|| Google Launches Compare For U.S. Car Insurance|
Google's latest move to become a comparison site took a step forward with Compare for car insurance in the U.S.
|Mar 6, 2015|
|15:|| Can Google's YouTube Ever Turn a Profit: Revenue Up From $3 billion to $4 billion|
Facebook is snapping at its heels, and yet, according to people familiar with the matter, Google's YouTube revenue is up from $3 billion to $4 billion.
|Feb 26, 2015|
|16:|| Yandex Seeks Russian Antitrust Investigation Into Google Search Bundling on Android|
It seems that Yandex can now no longer be pre-installed by Yandex partners.
|Feb 18, 2015|
|17:|| Multiple Banned AdSense Users Suing Google Alleging Fraud|
Banned Google AdSense publishers decide to sue Google over revenues earned, but are not passed on.
|Dec 18, 2014|
|18:|| Google News To Close In Spain|
"...as a result of a new Spanish law, we'll shortly have to close Google News in Spain."
|Dec 11, 2014|
|19:|| Google Survey: 56 pct of All Ad Impressions Are Not Seen|
This survey by Google shows that there can be quite a disconnect between ad impressions and viewable impressions.
|Dec 8, 2014|
|20:|| EU Votes To Split Up Google's Services|
The EU's Parliament approves a motion to support the break up of Google's services.
|Nov 27, 2014|
|21:|| EU Considers Resolutions To Split Up Google's Operations|
"The European Parliament is preparing a non-binding resolution that proposes splitting Google Inc's search engine operations in Europe..."
|Nov 23, 2014|
|22:|| Google Experiments With "Contributor" "An Additional Way Of Funding" Web Sites|
Google is experimenting with its "Contributor" program which it describes as an alternative to funding the web. It's a subscription-based way of contributing to sites revenues, instead of using advertising, or publishers using AdSense.
|Nov 21, 2014|
|23:|| US Court Rules Google Can Arrange Its SERPs As It Likes|
"A San Francisco court ruled last week that Google has the right to arrange its search results as it pleases..."
|Nov 18, 2014|
|24:|| Fortune: Business Person of the Year, Google's Larry Page|
Fortune names Google's Larry Page, Businessperson of the Year, 2014
|Nov 13, 2014|
|25:|| YouTube Starts Ad-Free Subscription Service: Music Key (Beta)|
It's here, in beta, an ad-free subscription service from YouTube.
|Nov 13, 2014|
|26:|| Google's DoubleClick Service Went Down Today, Costing Publishers $1 Million Per Hour|
Publishers lost money, and some sites didn't load fully.
|Nov 12, 2014|
|27:|| German Publishers Back Down Over Payment After Google Snippet Removals|
The German publishers thought they were negotiating from a position of strength when the wanted Google to pay for use of the snippets.
|Oct 23, 2014|
|28:|| Google Piracy Report Refreshed: "How Google Fights Piracy"|
Google has refreshed its policies and programs on how it fights piracy across all its services.
|Oct 22, 2014|
|29:|| Google Revenue Up 20pct From the Same Period Last Year|
"Google Inc. revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 were $16.52 billion, representing a 20pct increase over third quarter of 2013 revenues of $13.75 billion."
|Oct 17, 2014|
|30:|| Regulators Failing To Stop Deceptive Ads From Google, Bing and Yahoo|
"Google, Yahoo and Bing were among 22 search sites told by US federal regulators last year that they need to start marking out ads more prominently in search results to protect consumers from unwittingly clicking on paid-for links."
|Oct 14, 2014|
|31:|| Google's Eric Schmidt Sees Amazon As Its Biggest Competitor In Search|
"They are obviously more focused on the commerce side of the equation, but, at their roots, they are answering users' questions and searches, just as we are."
|Oct 14, 2014|
|32:|| Google Threatened With $100 Million Lawsuit Over Stolen Photos Online|
Google denies it was slow to react to removal of stolen images of celebrities.
|Oct 4, 2014|
|33:|| Google Decides to Remove Text Snippets and Thumbnail Images of Some German Newspapers Because of Legal Action|
Following legal action in Germany, Google decides to remove text "snippets" and thumbnail previews of images of selected German newspapers.
|Oct 2, 2014|
|34:|| Google is Developing a New "Knowledge Vault"|
"As well as the ability to analyse text on a webpage for facts to feed its knowledge base, Google can also peer under the surface of the web, hunting for hidden sources of data such as the figures that feed Amazon product pages."
|Aug 30, 2014|
|35:|| Google Releases News Publisher Center To US Publishers|
At last, some control for news publishers.
|Aug 5, 2014|
|36:|| Spain's Newspapers Target Google Tax For Links To News|
Spanish newspaper publishers believe they have found a way to get payment for the listing of their online content in Google.
|July 29, 2014|
|37:|| Google Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results: Revenues $15.96 billion|
"...revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 were $15.96 billion, representing a 22pct increase over second quarter of 2013 revenues of $13.11 billion."
|July 18, 2014|
|38:|| Google+ Real Names Restriction Lifted, Nicknames Now Permitted|
"Today, we are taking the last step: there are no more restrictions on what name you can use."
|July 16, 2014|
|39:|| Google Faces The Huge Task of 70,000 EU "Right to be Forgotten" Requests|
Google's David Drummond, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer has said the company is facing a challenge of dealing with over 70,000 "Right to be Forgotten" take down requests.
|July 11, 2014|
|40:|| Google Quietly Launches CookieChoices.org Website|
Google has quietly launched the CookieChoices.org website today.
|June 30, 2014|