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Facebook Buys Parse To Offer Mobile Development Tools As Its First Paid B2B Service

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Facebook has just acquired Parse, marking its entry into a whole new business category: paid tools and services for developing mobile apps. The company is buying the mobile-backend-as-a-service startup (yes, the industry acronym is mBaaS) in a deal that we’ve heard is worth $85 million. Neither company is commenting on...
Facebook Buys Parse To Offer Mobile Development Tools As Its First Paid B2B Service

Celebrating Pride 2012

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We encourage people to bring their whole selves to work. And this month Googlers, Gayglers (gay Googlers), and their families and friends took this spirit to the streets in Pride parades and celebrations around the globe. In Sao Paulo, a group of 50 marched as a Google contingent for the...
Celebrating Pride 2012

In Oracle Trial, Google’s Android Boss Confirms Java Talks With Sun

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Google's Andy Rubin -- the man who oversees Android -- took the stand on Monday during the company's ongoing legal battle with Oracle As the trial over Android’s use the Java programming language entered its second week, the man who oversees Google’s mobile operating system took the stand, and under...
In Oracle Trial, Google’s Android Boss Confirms Java Talks With Sun

After 100,000 posts in Gmail’s forum, its biggest fan scores a trip to the Googleplex

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From time to time we’ve all entered the forums for a product that we need to ask questions about. Depending on how popular the product is you might get lucky and get a response within a few hours of posting your question. For example, Apple’s forums are full of product...
After 100,000 posts in Gmail’s forum, its biggest fan scores a trip to the Googleplex
3 alternatives to Chrome OS on Google's Chromebook Pixel

Why Did Andy Rubin Get Demoted? Here's The Most Surprising Gossip We've Heard

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A couple of weeks ago, Google announced that Andy Rubin, the inventor of Google's Android smartphone operating system, was stepping down. In a blog post, Google CEO Larry Page said that an executive named Sundar Pichai would take Rubin's place. It was a shock.  Rubin created Android as a startup,...
Why Did Andy Rubin Get Demoted? Here's The Most Surprising Gossip We've Heard

Sharing advice from our site clinic

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Webmaster Level: AllMembers of the Google Search Quality Team have participated in site clinic panels on a number of occasions. We receive a lot of positive feedback from these events and we've been thinking of ways to expand our efforts to reach even more webmasters. We decided to organize a...
Sharing advice from our site clinic

Did Marissa Mayer Just Make A Horrible Mistake? Several Ex-Googlers Think So (GOOG, YHOO)

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made a big hire yesterday, bringing in her former Google colleague Henrique De Castro as COO. De Castro doesn't come cheap. Mayer and Yahoo had to agree to pay him $62 million over four years to get him to leave Google, where De Castro was a loyal...
Did Marissa Mayer Just Make A Horrible Mistake? Several Ex-Googlers Think So (GOOG, YHOO)

Google's shopping delivery service gets a little more official and a little more hush hush at the same time

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Google’s taking on Amazon Prime with a shopping service later this year. You know this. TechCrunch is filling in some of the blanks today with additional details like pricing (free for Googlers and $4.99 for beta testers and a final target a little below Amazon’s) and some more beta...
Google's shopping delivery service gets a little more official and a little more hush hush at the same time

Twitter snags former Google Deputy General Counsel Nicole Wong for legal team

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Twitter has scored a nice get for its legal team with the addition of former Google VP and Deputy General Counsel Nicole Wong. Wong joins the team today, which already sports several ex-Googlers of its own, including Twitter General Counsel Alex Macgillivray, who formerly worked with Wong. Wong was in...
Twitter snags former Google Deputy General Counsel Nicole Wong for legal team

"Microsoft Is The Best!" — Unnamed Microsoft Employee

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Earlier today, I wrote an anti-Microsoft post. Actually, it wasn’t so anti-Microsoft, I thought I was decidedly fair. My thesis was basically that Microsoft was done in the consumer space, but that they’d continue to do well as an enterprise company going forward.  Essentially, they’d follow the IBM path. Nothing...
"Microsoft Is The Best!" — Unnamed Microsoft Employee

Not Being Evil Has To Be More Than A Marketing Slogan.

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Google’s Matt Cutts takes issue with my post yesterday expressing mild outrage that Facebook puts its application developers in a position of having to choose between “user experience” and “monetization.” I called that choice the “Evil Dial” – more evil, more money, and Facebook gets their cut because all of...
Not Being Evil Has To Be More Than A Marketing Slogan.

Celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship with the new Google for Entrepreneurs

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Startups and entrepreneurs have the power to build technologies and creative solutions that transform the world and move us forward. Innovation is happening everywhere: There are approximately 400 million entrepreneurs across 54 countries, and 69 million early-stage entrepreneurs offering new products and services. As Google turns 14 this month, we’re...
Celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship with the new Google for Entrepreneurs

Brizzly Teases Upcoming ‘Picnics’ Feature

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Not being a fan of memory-hogging desktop clients, I prefer to use Web apps in my browser of choice (Google Chrome) for most everything. For Twitter, I tend to use Brizzly, a product of San Francisco-based Thing Labs, which was founded by former Googlers. It’s a nice Web app,...
Brizzly Teases Upcoming ‘Picnics’ Feature

Levinsohn Unlikely to Stay at Yahoo, as Mayer Begins Her Talent Search

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According to sources both inside and outside of Yahoo, outgoing interim CEO Ross Levinsohn — who lost the race for the company’s top job to Google exec Marissa Mayer — is unlikely to remain at the company. The board, who unanimously bypassed the media-focused exec to select a candidate...
Levinsohn Unlikely to Stay at Yahoo, as Mayer Begins Her Talent Search
11 Google Products And Services You Never Knew Existed (GOOG)

What Really Terrifies Google About Facebook's New Search Product

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It's clear Facebook's new Graph Search is a direct blow to Google. It was created by a team of former Googlers and Facebook is using Microsoft Bing as its backup for Web searches. While Google dominates the search market, Google+ has done little to steal Facebook's social market share. Facebook's...
What Really Terrifies Google About Facebook's New Search Product

14 Incredible Women To Watch In Silicon Valley

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Hear from Kevin Systrom, Michael Arrington, and other Silicon Valley 100 honorees at IGNITION West!Yesterday we revealed our annual Silicon Valley 100 list of people doing the coolest things in tech. A few women stood out as movers and shakers last year. Sheryl Sandberg became a self made billionaire...
14 Incredible Women To Watch In Silicon Valley
Google Brings Back Its "Power Searching" Online Lessons
Google puts the focus on women tech stars with new web series

Will Facebook Be Tomorrow’s Google, and Google Tomorrow’s Microsoft?

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Shared by louisgray Guest post by Bindu Reddy, CEO of MyLikes. Editor’s note: Can Facebook become the next Google? In this guest post an ex-Googler, Bindu Reddy, persuasively argues the case from the perspective of Facebook’s potential as an online advertising platform. Reddy is the CEO of MyLikes, a word-of-mouth...
Will Facebook Be Tomorrow’s Google, and Google Tomorrow’s Microsoft?
Google algorithm guy, Microsoft DSP expert get NAE nod

AMAZING: Learn How To Build A Self-Driving Car In 7 Weeks (GOOG)

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Sebastian Thrun is the genius behind Google's self-driving car and he wants to teach you how to build your own self-driving car in 7 weeks. Thrun ran Stanford University's autonomous driving program, but left Stanford earlier this year to start an online education startup called Udacity. One of the...
AMAZING: Learn How To Build A Self-Driving Car In 7 Weeks (GOOG)

Twice Raises $4M From IA, SV Angel And CrunchFund For Its Concierge-Style Secondhand Clothing Marketplace

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The second hand clothing space is heating up: Between Poshmark, 99Dresses and Threadflip, we’ve covered more than a handful of startups that want to hook users up with clothing that other people no longer want to keep. The “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” principle is currently being applied...
Twice Raises $4M From IA, SV Angel And CrunchFund For Its Concierge-Style Secondhand Clothing Marketplace

Rumor Has It This Googler Will Be Marissa Mayer's First Big Hire At Yahoo (GOOG, YHOO)

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Four separate industry sources tell us they have heard that new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's first big hire will be Henrique De Castro, Google's president of "Global Media, Mobile & Platforms." None of these sources know what De Castro's job will be, but one suggested his responsibilties will be "sales and...
Rumor Has It This Googler Will Be Marissa Mayer's First Big Hire At Yahoo (GOOG, YHOO)
Marissa Mayer Makes Her First Acquisition -- And Its One Of Her Former Colleagues

Facebook's Graph Search v Google+: two icebergs on a collision course

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The introduction of 'social search' by Facebook could be seen as threatening Google's broader web search - as well as its Google+ network. Who'll really benefit?Facebook's Graph Search is as much a search engine as Google's Google+ is a social network.Depending on your viewpoint, that means either that Google should...
Facebook's Graph Search v Google+: two icebergs on a collision course

Time’s “Most Influential” List Snubs Zuckerberg, Googlers, Includes Tim Cook and Marc Andreesen

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People love rankings, lists — and awards. And publishers love them too because the sell issues and drive page views. Lists and awards inspire jealousy and envy and they’re often controversial accordingly. This is also part of the appeal. The new Time “100 Most Influential People... Please visit Marketing Land...
Time’s “Most Influential” List Snubs Zuckerberg, Googlers, Includes Tim Cook and Marc Andreesen

Vote in the Doodle for Google Contest

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Vote in the Doodle for Google Contest is a post from Chris PirilloSeveral months ago, Google asked kids from all over the place to submit their Doodles of the Google logo in a contest. That contest has now been narrowed down to ten semi-finalists in each of four age categories....
Vote in the Doodle for Google Contest
Googlers turn Sergey Brin's Tesla Model S into a pink Batmobile for April Fool's Day (Photos)
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