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Marissa Mayer, announced today as the new CEO of Yahoo!, is pregnant.
Apple has won a court victory over a competitor to the iPad, banning its sale in America.
The big and buff bodybuilders of Venice Beach, CA are afraid of the geeks at Google.
A bombshell report set to be released by the government shows that massive privacy violations at Google weren’t isolated mistakes as the company claimed.
Teenage crooner Taylor Swift may soon write a song about how she was rejected by Google News.
Americans are clamoring for knowledge about income inequality, according to statistics from Google.
At Barack Obama’s town hall event at LinkedIn, a former Google executive asked the President to raise his taxes.
Google is pointing out competitors Microsoft and Apple, alleging that the two tech titans are attacking Google’s Android platform in a patent war.
The Federal Trade Commission reportedly plans to serve Google with subpeonas as part of an anti-trust investigation. The Wall Street Journal reports that the probe concerns Google’s search advertising. Federal Trade Commission
“This information comes from a focus group study known as “TECHsexUSA” done by ISIS. The study looked at teens from the ages of 13 to 19, and asked questions related to finding sex-related information. Responses to questions about how sexual health issues and sexual questions were addressed included, “First thing, I Google” and, “I don’t [...]
New data from Comscore shows Google’s Android operating system growing faster than Apple’s iPhone. In the smartphone market, Android is tops, with 36.4% of the market. Apple follows with 26%. Ending in April 2011, Android increased its share by 5%, while the iPhone nudged up 1.3%. It is unclear if the rumored release of an [...]
“The site is planning a series of changes to its home page to highlight sets of ‘channels’ around topics such as arts and sports. About 20 or so of those channels will feature several hours of professionally produced original programming a week, some of these people said. Additional channels would be assembled from content already [...]
“Google is joining Citigroup and Mastercard to set up a mobile payment system that will turn Android phones into a kind of electronic wallet, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. The new technology, which is in its early stages, will allow consumers to wave their Android phones in front of [...]
Google’s Marissa Meyer interviews Lady Gaga
“Google said Monday the Chinese government is interfering with its email services in China, making it difficult for users to gain access to its Gmail program, amid an intensified Internet crackdown following widespread unrest in the Middle East.” READ MORE
“Google will soon launch a social network, blogs are saying, and it may be called Google Circles. The tech blog The Next Web first reported the news Friday, noting that the product would launch at Google’s I/O conference in May; ReadWriteWeb followed with an assertion that the new service would be announced at South By [...]
The Wall Street Journal reports that both Google and Facebook have been in low-level talks with Twitter in hopes of acquiring the microblogging service. The valuation in these talks puts Twitter’s worth at somewhere inbetween $8-10 billion. Twitter founder Evan Williams previously sold Blogger to Google. READ MORE
Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, will be stepping down and taking the role of executive chairman of the tech giant. Google co-founder Larry Page will become the company’s CEO. READ MORE
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Google Logo picture Google’s logo today celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, depicting black and white children playing together. Martin Luther King Jr. day is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King’s birthday, January 15. In 2011, Martin Luther King Jr. [...]
Many users are currently experiencing problems accessing Gmail. Gmail either appears to be completely down, or very slow for some users. It isn’t unclear what exactly yet is happening with Gmail.
Google Building NYC picture Google is down with New York City. So down, in fact, that the web search titan just dropped $1.9 billion to acquire one of the largest and most historic buildings in all of the Big Apple. At nearly 3 million square feet, 111 Eighth Avenue, the former Port Authority building, sits [...]
On Tuesday, the French Autorité de la concurrence (Competition Authority) declared that “Google holds a dominant position on the advertising market linked to search engines.” In a 100-page opinion posted to its website, the authority noted that French competition law “can apply limits to Google’s actions and provide a response to the competitive stakes brought [...]
Google is expected to send out 60,000 of its Chrome OS powered netbooks to members of its pilot program, an initiative that was unveiled at Google’s Chrome event yesterday. The pilot program was part of a large announcement by Google, finally confirming the launch of Chrome OS, the Chrome Web Store and its first official netbook. READ [...]
Online discount shopping site Groupon has rejected a multi-billion-dollar takeover bid by Internet search giant Google, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday. The Tribune cited sources close to the matter as saying the Chicago-based startup decided to remain independent. Google was believed to be offering more than five billion dollars for Groupon. READ MORE
The base salaries of Patrick Pichette, chief financial officer; Nikesh Arora, president of global sales; Alan Eustace, senior vice president of engineering and research; and Jonathan Rosenberg, senior vice president of product management, will all increase in 2011 to $650,000, up from $500,000. They are also eligible to earn bonuses of up to 250 percent [...]
The Federal Communications Commission has become the latest regulator to investigate Google Inc.’s collection of personal data including emails and passwords through its Street View mapping service. Google’s collection of data, done through equipment mounted on cars that take photos and gather other information for the company’s mapping service, has drawn widespread attention in the [...]
Virgin America picture Passengers on three airlines — AirTran, Delta and Virgin America — will be able to harness the Internet for free during their holiday travels. Google Chrome announced Monday it partnered with the three carriers to offer free Gogo Wi-Fi on domestic flights, from Nov. 20 through Jan. 2, 2011. READ MORE
“With the iTunes’ banner waving supremely over the digital music landscape, Google continues to build its own music service, CNET has learned. According to multiple music industry sources, Google could launch a music service that offers song downloads and streaming music as early as this fall.” [Link]
“Originally announced with a planned second half of 2010 launch, today Google has narrowed the launch of its Chrome OS to fall. This, according to Sundar Pichai, Google VP of product management speaking at Computex.” [Link]
“Investment banking and securities firm Goldman Sachs is more or less giving up on Google’s Nexus One. A note Goldman Sachs published this week indicates that it’s cut its 2010 sales forecast by a whopping 71.4 percent. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the note stated, “We previously estimated that Google might sell 3.5 [...]
Google’s “Parisian Love” Super Bowl ad:
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