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EU announces Google antitrust investigation; Google in talks to buy Groupon

Nov 30, 2010
The European Commission is launching an investigation into whether Internet giant Google has abused its dominant market position in online searches...
Posted In: antitrust, EU, Google, investigation

China was behind Google attacks, say Wikileaks leaks

Nov 29, 2010
251,287 US diplomatic cables were leaked in the latest round of Wikileaks documents and some of them point to China's politburo as being behind...
Posted In: China, Google, Law, privacy, wikileaks, world

Google brain drain?

Nov 29, 2010
The New York Times has a feature on the potential brain drain at Google as some top employees head over to Facebook, frustrated with the greater...
Posted In: business, Facebook, Google, search, social media, Web Culture

Google may have bought Groupon for $2.5 billion

Nov 29, 2010
So far this story seems to trace back to a site called Vatornews.com and an interpretation of tweets on the part of TechCrunch. So it's nothing yo...
Posted In: business, Google, groupon, search, social media, Web Culture

Houses blurred by Google Street View in Germany get egged

Nov 23, 2010
Our pal and frequent guest on the show Danny Sullivan brought this story to our attention today. In Germany, you can choose to opt out of Google...
Posted In: eggs, Germany, Google, search, street view, Web Culture, world

Facebook gets needy

Nov 19, 2010
They want you to love only them. Facebook users are being greeted with a little banner thing at the top of the page. It shows pictures of your...
Posted In: business, Facebook, Google, search, social media

COICA gets out of committee

Nov 18, 2010
The Senate Judiciary Committee has passed the Combating Online Infringement and Copyright Act. The bill would allow the US Attorney General to go...
Posted In: Amazon, business, COICA, Congress, ebay, Google, Law, Web Culture, Wikipedia, Yahoo

Twitter founder complains about Facebook

Nov 18, 2010
Ev Williams who helped start Twitter says he continues to be frustrated that Facebook won't let users share data more easily. For instance, you can...
Posted In: business, Facebook, Google, search, social media, Twitter, Web Culture

Google throws something called Boutiques.com at the wall, waits to see if it sticks

Nov 17, 2010
It's like this: Google makes an unimaginable pile of cash off of ad revenues, text ads primarily. And they have a ton of smart people working there...
Posted In: boutiques, business, Entertainment, Google, search, social media, to see who salutes but no one ever does

"WE WILL OWN YOU" - Facebook (predictive paraphrase)

Nov 12, 2010
You'll be able to give out your email as name@facebook.com....
Posted In: aol, business, email, Facebook, Gmail, Google, Microsoft, office, social media, Web Culture, Yahoo

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