Archive | January, 2010

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Google May Leave China In Wake Of Hacker Attacks

By THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

13. January 2010

The Internet firm says it will stop the scorned practice of censoring users’ search results.

Public interest groups lauded Google’s move to stop censoring search results. "While Google should never have agreed to censor search results in
China in the first place, it is doing the right thing by ending the
practice now," said John Simpson of Consumer Watchdog.

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What does Google’s power play mean?

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11. January 2010

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Google last week asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for permission to buy and sell electric power like…

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How Google peddles its stuff

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6. January 2010

Google is notorious for maintaining a clutter-free, minimalist home page. It famously resisted adding a "privacy" link because adding the word would have brought the word count to 29, one more than the magic 28 words founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin insisted should be the maxim on the page.

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Google is still the 800-pound gorilla

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5. January 2010

Google is still the 800-pound gorilla

Google acted again Tuesday to ensure that will be a dominant player in the increasingly important mobile market.  It clearly wants to avoid what happened to other tech…

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Taking Aim At Google, Apple Buys Mobile Ad Firm

By AGENCE PRESS FRANCE

5. January 2010

Taking Aim At Google, Apple Buys Mobile Ad Firm

Apple has bought mobile advertising company Quattro Wireless as cellphone competition heats up between the maker of the iPhone and Internet giant Google. Google’s purchase of AdMob is currently being examined by the US
Federal Trade Commission, and two consumer groups, the Center for
Digital Democracy and Consumer Watchdog, have urged the FTC to oppose
the deal on anti-trust grounds.

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What’s Google’s next plan for mobile?

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4. January 2010

Tuesday is a big day for those trying to figure out just what Google is planning for the increasingly important mobile phone market.



The Internet giant has…

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Smart Phone Apps Can Find You, Follow You

By THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

3. January 2010

The Center for Digital Democracy and U.S. Public Interest Research
Group filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission last January,
arguing that people should be asked for their consent before their
information can be collected and used for mobile advertising. The
Center for Digital Democracy and Consumer Watchdog have urged the FTC
to reject Google’s acquisition of AdMob, citing both competitive and
privacy concerns.

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