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Google is losing its product development chief Jonathan Rosenberg, who reportedly felt he couldn’t give the company’s brand new retread CEO Larry Page the open-ended commitment to stay on the job that Page wanted. Or so the story goes. Rosenberg was planning to leave in 2013 when his ...
Google got its way. The Justice Department isn’t going to oppose its $700 million acquisition of ITA Software, which provides the data for airline tickets to airlines and online travel companies, a purchase the agency has been reviewing since last July. But unlike Google’s equally o...
Remember way back when the Internet first became popular? Its main use seemed to be downloading videos of monkeys doing weird things and people having accidents on their skateboards? The Internet was young and it was fun. Then things got serious. The Internet had to get a job, move ...
Already under investigation for antitrust in Europe, Google could face a broad parallel investigation of its dominant search business in the US by the Federal Trade Commission, Bloomberg said Monday quoting two unidentified people “familiar with the matter.” A heck of a way for L...
Microsoft filed a formal complaint with the European Commission Thursday charging Google with unfair practices in search, online advertising and smartphone software, a broader raft of charges against the search giant than the EC is believed to be currently investigating. It is the fi...
Baidu, China’s dominant version of Google, is building its own Chrome OS-like lightweight mobile operating system, the Financial Times said Tuesday after a chat with Baidu’s CEO Robin Li. It appears to want Baidu to open a “web search box” within a second of turning on a smartphone o...
Firefox 4 has been officially out since Tuesday – albeit hurriedly because of IE 9’s appearance last week. It’s got an overhauled Chrome-like UI, hardware acceleration, a souped-up JagerMonkey JavaScript engine, support for HTML 5, CSS3, WebGL and the controversial WebM codec plus a ...
Google’s outgoing CEO Eric Schmidt, who’s supposed to step down next month in favor of Google founder Larry Page, may get to scratch his well-known political itch. Bloomberg says the Obama White House may consider him to replace Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, who will be nominated to g...
Social Media plays an important role in how people use the Web these days. That is already affecting the way many people work, into their personal lives. In 2014, eMarketer estimates that 65% of all U.S. Internet users use social networks. We know that Google now uses the algorithm of ...
No doubt by now you would have heard of the black hat search engine optimization (SEO) tactics JCPenney’s pursued in order to be ranked well for various search terms particularly in planning for the 2010 holiday season. The news was uncovered by the New York Times in quite a bit of det...
Google is trying to sweet talk the European Commission out of declaring Google an abusive monopolist but has yet to put a concrete proposal on the table according to Reuters. The EC has been investigating the company since three European concerns, including a Microsoft subsidiary, fi...
To chase and catch the elusive goddess, Innovation, and fend off clever rivals, Google means to hire 6,200 people this year, which would represent roughly another 25% increase in its workforce after last year’s, more than it ever has before. Where it’s going to hire these people is u...
Outgoing Google CEO Eric Schmidt is only going to stick around as executive chairman for a year after he turns the company over to co-founder Larry Page, 37, on April 4, according to the New Yorker's Ken Auletta, who wrote the book "Googled." Eric reportedly started getting antsy af...
Inspired by the recent list of who got the most US patents last year, patent watcher Florian Mueller did a flyover of Google’s patents. It was a short trip. Google only holds 576 US patents altogether, 282 gotten just last year – in a world where IBM is now doing better than 5,000 ...
Some of the best web performance tools are still largely being run as browser plug-ins. If those tools can make the leap to becoming real-time and can be made to consider user context, the industry will have something truly powerful on its hands. Initiatives like Yahoo’s YSlow and Goo...
Bloomberg followed by the Wall Street Journal said Thursday that the Justice Department is working on an antitrust suit to stop Google’s $700 million acquisition of ITA Software, which provides online flight and ticket information to popular Internet booking sites. It would be the se...
When the US Government came for file sharing domains, I remained silent; I was not a file sharer. When they shut down Torrent Finder, I remained silent; I was not a Bit Torrent user. When they pressured Amazon to shut down WikiLeaks, I did not speak out; I was not a leaker....
Vancouver-based ENC Security Systems, which is supposed to make “un-hackable” Encrypt Stick flash drive software, has released an Encrypt Stick 5.0 Private Browser, a digital privacy browser that it claims is the safest way to browse the Internet. Its timing couldn’t be better consid...
Europe’s antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia told the European Parliament Tuesday that the Google investigation is likely to be a “difficult case,” Bloomberg said, and apparently one that absorbs a lot of resources. The European Commission couldn’t say whether Google will be forced to tell...
How’s this for scary. Google has cut a deal with the European Patent Office (EPO) to turn its still primitive machine translation widgetry loose on about 1.5 million patents because the Europeans can’t agree on a common language. French, English and German aren’t good enough for Spain ...
Chicago-based "social buying" site Groupon will not, after all, be acquired by Google for approaching $6 billion. That's because Groupon's investors and its CEO Andrew Mason have reportedly ended the "direct negotiations" between the two companies that Reuters was already reporting on ...
Google is reportedly ready to shell out $5 billion-$6 billion – evidently more like $6 billion – to buy two-year-old Groupon. The All Things Digital blog says the bid works out to $5.3 billion down and $700 million in earnouts unless negotiations fall apart. That’s more than Go...
Google’s luck dodging formal antitrust investigations has finally run out. The European Commission said Tuesday that it will investigate charges Google has abused its dominant position in search by closing out the competition.
If you want to know what impression your brand is making, there is no need to send out thousands of students armed with clipboards – just simply Google yourself. You are who Google says you are after all. This has been known in the B2C environment for sometime as brands fight to contro...
Having had 3Tera in its possession since February, CA Technologies has revved its AppLogic turnkey cloud infrastructure widgetry and come out with a 2.9 platform to broad its appeal. It's supposed to let cloud-minded managed service providers or large enterprise themselves look like...
Privately held Arizona-based GoDaddy.com, the world’s largest registrar of Internet domain names, figures it’s time to cash out and has put itself up for auction. The Wall Street Journal, which broke the story, says it could fetch more than a billion dollars.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen lodged a patent suit Friday against AOL, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo and Google subsidiary YouTube. Microsoft is noticeably not named and reportedly has no license to the widgetry. It does own a piece...
Google’s complaining about not being able to submit a final bid to replace Microsoft’s e-mail in the strung-out state of California. According to the LA Times, Google claims it could have saved the state $16 million on a $60 million contract for 200,000 seats but couldn’t because the t...
Yahoo Japan, which is actually controlled by Softbank, not Yahoo, and has ousted Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang on its board, has spit in the eye of the hard-won Microsoft-Yahoo search alliance, opting instead to go with Google. It said Microsoft’s localized search widgetry wasn’t good enough. ...
Google has launched a new feature for the Google font directory. The new Google font previewer lets you test drive all the fonts in the directory so you can decide which web font in the Google Font API works best for your requirements. Whenever you visit the font family page of any of...
A significant majority of Americans are troubled by recent revelations that Google's Street View cars gathered communications from home WiFi networks, and they want stronger legal protection to preserve their online privacy, according to a national opinion poll released today by Consum...
Google said Friday and China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology confirmed Sunday that the company’s Internet Content Providers (ICP) license to operate a web site inside the country has been renewed for another year. The Wall Street Journal quoted a dissident as saying t...
The European Commission’s new antitrust czar Joaquin Almunia indicated Wednesday that Google may face a full-blown investigation into charges brought a few months ago by Microsoft, British price comparer Foundem and French legal search engine ejustice.fr alleging that Google had demote...
The Chinese government has yet to decide whether to renew Google’s Internet Content Providers (ICP) license to operate a web site inside the country. It’s been a week now since the license expired and Google submitted paperwork proposing to scotch the regime’s censorship with an int...
Google's quixotic and poorly executed attempt to do business in China on its terms rather than the Chinese government's has suffered another serious setback. Google's Internet Content Providers (ICP) license to run google.cn expired on Wednesday and the Communist regime told the compa...
Google has lost the guy who started and led its Chrome OS project to Facebook. Matthew Papakipos, who joined Google in 2007 when it acquired PeakStream which he founded, tweeted the news Monday morning, saying “Now that Chrome OS & WebGL are in good shape, it’s time for something n...
Got a digital camera? Now you can earn money selling your pictures on the Internet! If you have a good eye and if you are a creative person, you can generate very nice monthly income by selling your pictures on stock photography web sites. In a month or two you will start collecting mo...
Will reading from ink on paper bring the same odd glances that those who still type (if any) on a typewriter now receive? There is something mystical about the experience of settling in with a newspaper. A park bench, a library couch, a kitchen table is transformed into a sacred place ...
Google, in its attempt to challenge Microsoft’s PC dominance, has moved up the market entrance of its cloud-based Chrome operating system from 2011 to late fall, less than six months from now according to reports out of the Computex show in Taiwan quoting Sundar Pichai, the Google VP i...
Google is reportedly ripping out whatever Windows desktop infrastructure it had at its Googleplex headquarters because of the IP-stealing hack it suffered late last year that caused it to move out of Red China proper and set up an uncensored Chinese search shop in Hong Kong. The Fi...