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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...
HP said first thing Tuesday morning that it will cut another 9,000 jobs over the next three years, take a billion dollars in restructuring charges, invest another billion dollars in its EDS-swollen services business and hire 6,000 people in sales and delivery. The job losses, part o...
Despite all the anxiety expressed by rivals, advertisers and watchdog groups and all the rumors of regulators moving to block the deal on antitrust grounds, the Federal Trade Commission last Friday rubberstamped Google’s $750 million acquisition of mobile advertising house AdMob. It se...
Consumer Watchdog on Wednesday called on the state attorneys general to investigate Google's WiSpy snooping in their respective states to determine what state laws were broken. "While the activity is likely a violation of federal laws, we believe there is a good possibility it also ...
Google Tuesday released what it called a stable release of the Chrome browser for both Linux and the Mac. It’s the first peek at the Linux and Mac widgetry out of beta, finally catching it up to the Microsoft-harrying version of Chrome for Windows. The Tuesday release of all three ...
Google, the self-proclaimed "don't-be-evil" company, is following the classic corporate evil-doer's playbook as it attempts to quell worldwide outrage over the WiSpy scandal, Consumer Watchdog said today. The Internet giant's new report claiming that it generated $54 billion in econ...
A licensing outfit called MonkeyMedia endowed with a 100 patents created by its founder Eric Bear has sued Apple in the Western District of Texas charging that the Mac OS X and Safari browser infringe three patents collectively known as the Seamless Contraction patent family. The IP co...
Google says its YouTube property, five-years-old on Monday, is getting upwards of two billion views a day, up from one billion in October and “nearly double the prime-time audience of all three major US television networks combined.” It also has the second most popular search engine in...
Having alienated carriers like Sprint and Verizon by trying to sell its Android-based Nexus One phone direct to the consumer from its google.com/phone online store - Google's attempt to change the traditional cell phone sales model - it's killing the four-month-old store, describing it...
Google said Tuesday that it means to buy Norway's publicly traded VoIP codec house Global IP Solutions Holding AB (GIPS) for $68.2 million cash, a move that could put it in contention with Skype not to mention the telecom companies that are selling its phones. The deal, which repres...
The Federal Trade Commission, supported by members of Congress, Microsoft and public interest groups, may object to Google’s proposed $750 million acquisition of AdMob, the mobile advertising start-up. Bloomberg said that the FTC’s staff is recommending that the agency file an antitr...
Google lost market share in China in the first quarter after it threatened to stop censoring its search results. According to Beijing-based Analysys International it went from 35.6% to 30.9% while rival Baidu went from 58.4% to 64%, picking up most of the difference. Whether this is th...
Google, which has got more secrets than the CIA, has just bought that mystery outfit Agnilux that the PA Semi guys who didn't fit into Apple - or picked up their winnings from Apple's $278 million 2008 acquisition of PA and moved on to the next crap game- are supposed to have started. ...
With more than 29 million online video clips on the Internet, video is quickly becoming the must-have app for personal branding differentiation. Whether you are in a job search mode or looking to promote your small business, videos have preferred Google-juice status for search engine o...
Three weeks ago Opera was beside itself because its downloads had more than doubled and in some European countries tripled, a factor laid mostly to the advent of the antitrust-required Microsoft ballot screen that’s forcing choice on European IE users. Now it’s complaining (again) to...
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has told the Federal Communications Commission that it can’t make broadband providers treat all the Internet content and services traveling over their networks the same. Comcast, the big cable company, challenged the FCC’s right ...
Google is apparently staring down the muzzle of a Federal Trade Commission investigation of its proposed $750 million AdMob acquisition. Bloomberg says the agency is taking sworn statements from Google, its competitors and advertisers, suggesting that the regulator could turn it to cin...
Google has fixed a glitch in a program designed to link Gmail accounts and Microsoft Outlook. Due to a server error, Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook, which allows users to view Gmail messages and use certain Apps on their Outlook pages, did not work properly. When it works, t...
Having failed to persuade Red China to let it operate in the country unfettered by self-censorship – like the smart money figured would happen – Google today made good on its January 12 threat and stopped censoring its Chinese site. Instead it’s redirecting the traffic to servers in Ho...
Remarking on this new development, he said the transaction "provides our group with a substantial onshore USA presence, with excellent facilities and a talented and experienced management team.” He added that IRT “perfectly complements our offshore portfolio presence.” With the said ac...
Tim Bray declined Oracle's offer, in the wake of the Oracle-Sun acquisition, to remain an employee in the newly merged Sunacle/Orasun. And has joined instead what he calls the "No-Evil Zone," a.k.a. Google. As he succinctly expresses it, on his blog dated Monday March 15, his first ...
Google's reportedly admitting that it's met somebody that's bigger, tougher and even more dominance-minded than it is, namely the Chinese government, which isn't going to let a little thing like Google leaving the country come between it and a censored Internet. Whatever talks Googl...
“Soon” is the timetable for Google and China to come to terms over censorship, according to what CEO Eric Schmidt told reporters Wednesday at a media conference in Abu Dhabi, a country also known to black out news on occasion. Schmidt said Google was in active negotiations with the Chi...
Microsoft only started distributing its newfangled Ballot Screen last week to give Europeans an antitrust-correcting choice of browsers when Opera claimed it was already seeing a tripling of its downloads in western Europe and Poland because of the thing and then Mozilla told the New Y...
The European Commission figures over 100 million (doubtlessly utterly confused) European Windows users will be exposed to the browser-bearing Ballot Screen that Microsoft is being made to circulate offering alternatives to Internet Explorer to settle the EC’s latest antitrust action. ...
Microsoft has done unto Google what Google and its CEO Eric Schmidt did unto Microsoft – in fact Eric did it at least twice – before Google he was CEO of Novell – and that’s to complain to the regulators – sometimes unsolicited, sometimes because it was asked. Google’s public respons...
Local business listing give the local business and the small business the opportunity to tap into the local consumers that they rely on for their revenues. Local business listings are showing up on the first page of search results as well as on mobile search when the local consumer is ...
Local business listings have become a significant local marketing tool that is showing the demise of the traditional yellow pages and equally the traditional coupons. The famous Stars Wars quote comes to mind “This will be a day long remembered. It has seen the end of Kenobi, and will ...
The European Commission has opened an investigation of Google after receiving complaints of anticompetitive treatment from three European Internet companies, at least two of which are connected to Microsoft, as Google is quick to point out. The sites accuse Google of unfair ranking...
Alan Moran on Wednesday launched F5 Networks "new media" topic on Ulitzer. Alane Moran is the Sr. Director of Corporate Communications at F5 Networks. Through her interaction with industry pundits, journalists and partners around the globe, Alane works to convey F5’s unique value pr...
Google Buzz "new media" topic launched on Monday on Ulitzer. Google Buzz is a social integration and messaging tool by Google, designed to integrate into the company's web-based email program, Gmail. Shared links and messages show up in the user's inbox. Buzz focuses on integrating ...
Risking the fire-breathing wrath of Apple, Opera plans to preview an unsanctioned version of its browser for the iPhone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. Cautiously, it’s not going to show it off to just anybody, only partners and the press. How Apple will react in d...
If you’re a new business owner, you’re probably familiar with search engine optimization (SEO). But you may not yet be convinced that search engine optimization is critical to the success of your business, or that it’s in your best interest to hire an SEO professional to take care of t...
Google reportedly called up the black ops National Security Agency (NSA) after the Chinese – perhaps the Chinese military – broke into its computers apparently to steal its secrets for their Great Leap Forward. Google wants help improving its, well, security, according to the Washingto...
This ongoing tiff between Google and the Internet control authorities in China’s Communist Party-dominated government have uncorked a Pandora’s Box of security, free speech and corporate espionage issues. There are human rights issues and free speech issues, questions on China’s actual...
Joe Karaganis, of the Social Science Research Council, is giving a talk at the Berkman Center on a six-country study on media (music, film and software) piracy. The study began in 2004 and should be available in March. Three areas of research: Pricing: The persistence of high and...
In the name of liquidity and asset diversification, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are each going to sell five million shares of Class B stock in the company over the next five years, a move that should ultimately reduce their combined voting rights from 59% to 48%. CEO Eri...
An International Trade Commission judge said – subject to review by the whole commission – that the Nvidia memory controllers in its GeForce, Quadro, nForce, Tesla and Tegra widgets infringe three Rambus DRAM patents. The decision could result in the Taiwan-made chips and the products ...