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Google reportedly worried Apple will drag its feet in approving new iOS Google Maps app

Google has acquired Meebo

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Web-based instant messaging service Meebo confirms it's been acquired by Google, though what the Internet giant intends to do with it remains a mystery. [Read more]...
Google has acquired Meebo

Tax: how Amazon passed the Slough test and prospered

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HMRC believes Amazon has no fixed place of business in the UK. Perhaps it needs to look again at what goes on in BerkshireThe way companies are taxed has changed with the way corporations have developed in the last 100 years, expanding beyond national borders. The emergence of substantial international...
Tax: how Amazon passed the Slough test and prospered

Yahoo and Twitter Get New Communications Heads From PayPal and Google

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Big moves in the Internet PR biz, as Yahoo grabs Amanda Pires from eBay’s PayPal unit and Twitter snatches Google communications exec Gabriel Stricker. Pires, who is currently senior director of communications and brand at PayPal, worked with new Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson for many years when he ran the...
Yahoo and Twitter Get New Communications Heads From PayPal and Google
Google will be holding an Android event on October 29th in New York City
In an effort to goose stock price, AOL sells the majority of its patents to Microsoft for $1B

Google adds Chinese character enhancements to Google Handwrite

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Google announced Friday that it updated Google Handwrite to differentiate imprecise characters and allow overlapping of characters and simultaneous writing of multiple characters in Chinese. The Internet Giant said on the Inside Search blog that it now provides “alternate interpretations of your characters that you can select above the space...
Google adds Chinese character enhancements to Google Handwrite

Exclusive: Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Officially Joins Jawbone Board

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As I had reported last fall she might, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has officially joined the board of Jawbone, the high-profile wireless gadget maker whose nifty products include Jawbone wireless headsets, Jambox speakers and the Up personal fitness wristbands, according to sources at the Silicon Valley Internet giant. Mayer...
Exclusive: Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Officially Joins Jawbone Board

Google Taps Former Rep. Molinari to Oversee Lobbying

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Google Inc. has tapped former congresswoman and veteran lobbyist Susan Molinari to oversee government outreach in the Americas, adding muscle to the Internet giant’s political presence amid ongoing regulatory scrutiny. Ms. Molinari, who is expected to start at Google next month as vice president of public policy and government relations...
Google Taps Former Rep. Molinari to Oversee Lobbying

Associated Content Founder Beatty to Helm TechStars Boulder Program

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Luke Beatty, the founder of Associated Content, has been named managing director of TechStars’ Boulder, Colo. program. Beatty, who had been an entrepreneur in residence at the start-up accelerator, had previously been a top-level content exec at Yahoo before leaving in April. The Associated Content unit had been bought...
Associated Content Founder Beatty to Helm TechStars Boulder Program

Yahoo's Board Will "Review" Resume Discrepancy of CEO

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Yahoo just released a statement that its board will “review” today’s disclosure that the bio of its CEO Scott Thompson contained an error related to his educational achievements and make “appropriate disclosure” about what happened. On both the Web site and in the regulatory filings of the Silicon Valley Internet...
Yahoo's Board Will "Review" Resume Discrepancy of CEO

YouTube to star Call of Duty: Black Ops II gameplay in real-time

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YouTube is all about live streaming lately, and now the video-sharing platform has announced COD (ahem—slang for “Call of Duty”) players can soon stream their gameplay when Activation launches the latest title for its popular franchise next week. The partnership essentially allows gamers to watch exploits in real-time multiplayer Call...
YouTube to star Call of Duty: Black Ops II gameplay in real-time
Google Maps treks to Canada's isolated Arctic to plot hamlet's 4,000-year history

Google pays $400 million for wireless internet provider ICOA

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Google's made another grab for its internet infrastructure, this picking up ICOA for the sum of $400 million. From the deal, the internet giant will control around 1,500 wired and wireless broadband spots in "high-traffic" public spaces, including airports, restaurants and universities, spread across 45 US states. Google will...
Google pays $400 million for wireless internet provider ICOA
Google’s image problem with Google+: Google 2.0 to blame?

Yahoo Should Expect Incoming Lawsuit Lobbed by Loeb Tomorrow on CEO Hiring

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On Friday, Third Point’s Dan Loeb — the activist shareholder who is waging an ever nasty proxy battle against Yahoo — said in a letter regarding the inexplicable errors in the resume of its CEO Scott Thompson that he would take “further action” if he did not get answers....
Yahoo Should Expect Incoming Lawsuit Lobbed by Loeb Tomorrow on CEO Hiring

CFO Goldman Says Mayer Regime Has Been Improving "Quality of Life" at Yahoo

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At a Morgan Stanley investment conference today, the affable Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman put in an appearance to talk about life at Yahoo since he got there last fall. Unfortunately, he said almost nothing new in an onstage interview and, more importantly, did not address the hot-button controversy around...
CFO Goldman Says Mayer Regime Has Been Improving "Quality of Life" at Yahoo

Yahoo confirms layoff of 2,000 employees in bid to renew company

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Chief executive of beleaguered internet giant says Yahoo needs to return to its 'core purpose' with a trimmed down workforceYahoo has announced a massive round of layoffs as the troubled internet company struggles to turn around its fortunes.In a statement, the company confirmed earlier reports that it was cutting 2,000...
Yahoo confirms layoff of 2,000 employees in bid to renew company

Forget iPad Mini - Tencent Has Just Released a Mega Tablet

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Wondering how Apple can possibly build on its record-shattering valuation? Look at what Tencent is doing in China. The Internet giant – which has a market cap of close to $58 billion – has today launched what it calls “the world’s first large screen mobile entertainment smart cloud product.”...
Forget iPad Mini - Tencent Has Just Released a Mega Tablet

Australian High Court rescues Google, says it isn't responsible for the content of ads

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No one can doubt the stamina of Australia's consumer watchdog, the ACCC. For six long years it hauled Google from hearing to hearing, court to court, in the belief that the internet giant should be held responsible for any "misleading" advertisements displayed as search results. But now the ACCC...
Australian High Court rescues Google, says it isn't responsible for the content of ads

Yahoo Stock's Dead Cat Bounce After Splashy CEO Pick -- and Here Are the Slides Explaining Why

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Let’s begin by saying it is not new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s fault that the stock of the company has done a whole lot of nothing since the announcement of her appointment Monday. After all, she just arrived. But despite a lot of huzzahs from Wall Street over the...
Yahoo Stock's Dead Cat Bounce After Splashy CEO Pick -- and Here Are the Slides Explaining Why
FCC fines Google $25,000 for unauthorized data collection and impeding investigation

Is this Facebook's great leap forward?

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Site's share offer will create new billionaires and millionaires – but analysts worry about its capacity for growth and many users fear for their privacyManagement consultant and business expert Peter Cohan does not plan on investing in Facebook stock any time soon. The author of 10 business books, including Capital...
Is this Facebook's great leap forward?
Google set to announce the Nexus 10, Android 4.2 and more in NYC next week

Google and NASA team up for D-Wave-powered Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab

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Google. NASA. Quantum computers. Seriously, everything about the new Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab at the Ames Research Center is exciting. The joint effort between Mountain View and America's space agency will put a 512 qubit machine from D-Wave at the disposal of researchers from around the globe, with the...
Google and NASA team up for D-Wave-powered Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab

Alibaba Seeking $3 Billion Loan to Buy Back Yahoo Stake

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By Prudence Ho Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is in the process of raising a US$3 billion loan from around six banks to buy back the stake that Yahoo Inc. owns in the company, people familiar with the situation said Thursday. Bloomberg News The Alibaba.com Ltd. logo is...
Alibaba Seeking $3 Billion Loan to Buy Back Yahoo Stake

Tencent CTO: Facebook Took a Page From Our Biz Model

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Editor’s note: Guest author Gang Lu is the editor of TechNode, a bilingual blog based in China. As Facebook’s imminent IPO became the talk of Silicon Valley and Wall Street, you might have read from the social networking site’s SEC S-1 filing that it pulled in more than $1 billion...
Tencent CTO: Facebook Took a Page From Our Biz Model

Google: The king of perks

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The Internet giant is well-known for showering its employees with envy-worthy benefits....
Google: The king of perks

China's Tencent is bringing mobile payments to WeChat, its WhatsApp rival with 200m users

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Chinese Internet giant Tencent has confirmed that it is planning to introduce payment services to WeChat, its popular mobile chat app, firming up plans that many industry watchers and users had suspected for some time. The Wall Street Journal reports that Lai Zhiming, who heads up TenPay — Tencent’s third-party payment...
China's Tencent is bringing mobile payments to WeChat, its WhatsApp rival with 200m users

Yahoo's Response on Computer Science ResumeGate: "Inadvertent Error"

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A Yahoo spokesperson just confirmed as true allegations from an activist shareholder that its CEO Scott Thompson did not have a computer science degree as claimed on his bio and in regulatory filings. He does not, a mistake that the Silicon Valley Internet giant is called an “inadvertent error.” Except...
Yahoo's Response on Computer Science ResumeGate: "Inadvertent Error"
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