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Tue
31
Oct
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Bush Loves Google Earth: But Not Email

Google executives must be thrilled: in a recent interview with MSNBC reporter Maria Bartiromo, U.S. President George W. Bush revealed that he is one of Google's many loyal users. During the October 24th interview, Bartiromo asked Bush: "I'm curious, ... have you ever googled anybody? Do you use Google?" Google Earth: Yes The President said that he used the search giant occasionally and specifically pointed out that he enjoys using Google Earth to look at his ranch in Crawford Texas. Bush said that, "One of the things I've used on the Google is to pull up maps. It's very interesting to see -- I've ... (view more)

Thu
26
Oct
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Google Earth Aids In Drug Bust

Attention, Marijuana Harvesters: If you are using your fields to grow pot, the cops may use utilize Internet technology to nab you. Dean Brown, a Wisconsin man found that out the hard way when the Racine County Sheriff's Department used the mapping ... software Google Earth to locate his marijuana fields in nearby Mount Pleasant. Ironically, Brown made it easy for the police -- by wearing the location as a necklace. He had a GPS unit around his neck, which police used to discover the coordinates of the drug field. From there, Racine's finest plugged the coordinates into Google Earth and were able ... (view more)

Thu
26
Oct
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Google HQ to Run Partly on Solar Power

Hoping to set an example of environmental responsibility for American corporations, Google Inc. is converting its California-based headquarters to run partly on solar power. Google's solar power project was announced during a solar energy conference ... in Silicon Valley last week. Largest Corporate Solar Power Endeavor Being hailed as the largest solar power endeavour by a U.S. corporation, Google is planning on installing over 9,200 solar panels on its Mountain View campus by next spring. The installed solar panels will deliver 1.6 megawatts of electricity, which is enough to power ... (view more)

Tue
24
Oct
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Google Shares Soar to Nine-Month High

Search giant Google continues to wow investors and investment professionals alike as the company's value continues to grow by leaps and bounds. As of last Friday, October 20, 2006, Google Inc's stock price surged to a nine-month high. That day on ... the NASDAQ stock market, the company's shares closed at $459.67 US per share -- an increase of $33.61 US per share or 7.9 percent. The increase created over $10 billion US in shareholder wealth, which brought the 8-year-old Google's total market value to $143 billion US. (Source: mercurynews.com ) $600 for Google Stock? Industry analysts are ... (view more)

Thu
19
Oct
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University of Wisconsin: Google's Newest Library Partnership

Announced last week, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) is the newest post-secondary institution to join Google's controversial library project -- a venture that strives to provide user access to various library collections and digital ... reference materials. The project, dubbed Google Book Search, utilizes the same technology as the company's main search engine and allows users to wade through millions of publications by searching for a particular phrase or topic. Google's project was launched last year with five renowned libraries participating: Harvard University, Stanford University, ... (view more)

Tue
17
Oct
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Is Yahoo Losing Out to Google?

Google's newest billion-dollar deal with online video innovator YouTube.com is the latest in a series of attention-grabbing headlines that feature the prominent search engine giant. These headlines are no doubt benefiting Google, but may be forcing ... the company's rivals to loose their competitive edge. And no competitor is feeling the heat as much as Yahoo. Yahoo, a veteran of the online world, and still very popular, and is currently battling perceptions (and possibly realities) that it is continually being beaten by Google. The past quarter has been financially devastating for Yahoo. In July ... (view more)

Fri
13
Oct
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Ka-Ching! Google Buys YouTube for $1.65B

Google is at it again! The company is seemingly on a quest to buy the entire Internet. And that trend continued with its recent purchase of the video sharing website YouTube.com for $1.65 billion in stock. When a corporate buyout takes place, the ... new owners generally attempt to change or compromise their shiny new acquisition in some way. However, that won't be the case with YouTube, according to Google's press release: "YouTube will operate independently to preserve its successful brand and passionate community." Representatives of both Google and YouTube have already made comments about the ... (view more)

Thu
05
Oct
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Redesigned Google Reader: Very Cool

Late last week, Google released a significantly redesigned version of its RSS Reader, aptly named "Google Reader." The new design improves Google's previous Reader, which was criticized for its unconventional format and instability when it was ... introduced last October. (Source: eweek.com) What is an RSS Reader? Google is promoting it's newly revamped product as "your inbox for the web," which is a great way to think about how an RSS (Rich Site Summary) reader works. An RSS Reader is, quite simply, a software application or a hosted service that collects syndicated content (such as news content ... (view more)

Wed
04
Oct
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Google Releases Copyright Statement

Not long ago, "Google" was added to the Oxford English Dictionary as a verb -- a move that signalled Google's dominance in the search engine industry and recognized the fact that the word "Google" is sometimes synonomous with "search" or "find" when ... it comes to online activity. However, the company has recently come under attack for copyright related issues. On Tuesday, Google posted a blog entry entitled "Our Approach to Content" defending their practices. The blog, authored by David Eun, VP of Content Partnerships, notes Google's vision of organizing world-wide information and making it ... (view more)

Thu
28
Sep
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Google Submits to Belgian Court Ruling

Google made an unexpected u-turn this past Saturday when they published a copyright infringement ruling regarding their Google.be (Belgian) web site. (Source: reuters.com ) Earlier last week, Google was found guilty of copyright infringement. The ... Belgian court ruled that Google was required to stop publishing content from Belgian newspapers without prior consent or payment. The court also demanded that Google post the ruling on the Google.be site. (Source: cbc.ca ) On Friday, Google lost their appeal to overturn the court's ruling. Although Google initially agreed to stop publishing Belgian ... (view more)

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