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Google TV versus the cable guy

Jul 17, 2013
Tech giants from Intel to Apple and Microsoft and Sony are pursuing a strategy to create an Internet cable service and now there’s news that Google is entering the fray.
Posted In: television, Google, media, Broadcast, cable TV

A new plan to fight piracy online: Take away those ad dollars

Jul 17, 2013
Content providers -- like Disney or Fox -- are now asking companies delivering online ads -- the Googles of the world -- to stop working with websites that allow illegal file sharing.
Posted In: Google, piracy, copyright, online advertising

IBM and Google earnings: An old bellwether and a new one

Jul 16, 2013
The earnings reports will certainly express some things about the state of the tech world, but also perhaps, the condition of the larger economy.
Posted In: Google, IBM, Yahoo, Earnings

Can an 83-year-old revamp the travel book biz?

Jul 15, 2013
Google bought Frommer's travel guides only last August, but the 83-year-old founder just took back his company.
Posted In: Google, travel books, Frommer's, Lonely Planet

The end of Google Reader, the end of an era

Jul 12, 2013
We've said it before but this time, it's for real. Google's RSS feed Google Reader will be cutting off users from retrieving their RSS data on Monday.
Posted In: Google, google reader

Even the NSA gets a Verizon bill with some surprise charges

Jul 10, 2013
The NSA may have been wiretapping cell phones, but they weren't getting that data for free.
Posted In: NSA leaks, Verizon, Google, FBI, online security

Goodbye Google Reader, hello, what?

Jul 1, 2013
Google Reader is dead. Millions once used it to keep track of websites and blogs all in one place -- now they are up for grabs.
Posted In: Google, google reader

Google gets into gaming

Jun 28, 2013
Google is reportedly developing a game console and a wristwatch. The reason for all the hardware is all about the software.
Posted In: Google, android, video game, Google Glass

Is this search link an ad?

Jun 26, 2013
The FTC has told two dozen Internet search engines to make sure online consumers can tell the difference between advertising and the 'natural' results of an Internet search.
Posted In: search results, Google, Facebook, bing, ads

FTC tells search engines to clearly label advertisements

Jun 26, 2013
In a letter today to Google, Bing and other search engines, the Federal Trade Commission warned of a need to "clearly and prominently" distinguish ads from natural search results.
Posted In: Google, search engines, FTC, bing

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