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Google lands patent for automatic object recognition in videos, leaves no stone untagged

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Google has already been working on patents that could pick out faces and song melodies in our YouTube clips. Now, it might just have the ultimate tool: the technique in a just-granted patent could pick out objects in a video, whether they're living or not. Instead of asking the...
Google lands patent for automatic object recognition in videos, leaves no stone untagged

Google+ Games to go dark after June 30th

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Sure, Mountain View may be bolstering its gaming efforts on mobile platforms and the web, but it's seen fit to give Google+ Games the pink slip. After June 30th, the game section on the titan's social network will go dark, but Page & Co. note that some titles will...
Google+ Games to go dark after June 30th

Google opens Web Lab at London's Science Museum, because 'the internet is incredible'

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Still unable to resist its techno-philanthropic urges, Google has just unveiled the Web Lab at the Science Museum in London. Paid for entirely with Google juice and constructed in a basement area that was previously used for storage, the exhibition consists of five experiments that help us to "discover...
Google opens Web Lab at London's Science Museum, because 'the internet is incredible'

Google Art Project adds nearly 2,000 works, from street art to prized photos

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The Google Art Project could be considered a safeguard for culture when it's preserving work that's not just difficult to see, but may disappear at the drop of a hat. Witness Google's latest addition of 30 partners, and almost 2,000 pieces of art, as proof. The collection includes 100-plus...
Google Art Project adds nearly 2,000 works, from street art to prized photos

Punk'd: Google denies ICOA acquisition after news outlets circulate fake press release

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Nothing like coming back from Thanksgiving break to report a $400 million Google acquisition and later find out that the original press release was a hoax. That’s what happened Monday morning to several news outlets that relayed a PRweb press release reporting Google’s apparent $400 million acquisition of wireless broadband provider...
Punk'd: Google denies ICOA acquisition after news outlets circulate fake press release

Google's Evil Plan

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Google’s evil plan is simple and not so evil. Don’t Be Evil Any successful company is going to draw criticism. Google probably gets more of it than others because of their ‘Don’t Be Evil’ motto. Algorithm changes shuffle branded sites higher and people shout ‘evil!’ Google begins to disintermediate certain...
Google's Evil Plan

What you missed at Google’s developer conference

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Google I/O, the company’s two-day developer conference in San Francisco, is wrapping up right now. It has been a real barrage of news from the search giant and related companies, so I’ll recap if you haven’t been keeping up. The big announcement was the unveiling of Google TV, a previously-rumored...
What you missed at Google’s developer conference

EU regulators unsatisfied with Google's response to privacy policy concerns

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European Union regulators weren't exactly content with Google after it rolled up most of its privacy policies into a monolithic document early last year, and it doesn't seem like that's about to change. After giving Page and Co. four months to respond to 12 recommendations regarding its new policy,...
EU regulators unsatisfied with Google's response to privacy policy concerns
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Google Shopping spiffs up ahead of the holidays with Shortlists and 360-degree views

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Google is getting ready for the holiday season by adding a bevy of features to it premier shopping products. The company's web-based Shopping search tool has received a number of tweaks, including reviews from friends and discount tracking. The most visually arresting change is certainly the addition of 360-degree...
Google Shopping spiffs up ahead of the holidays with Shortlists and 360-degree views

Google Translate adds five more languages to its repertoire

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Google Translate has been getting a fairly steady stream of new features as of late, and it's now gotten a new update where it counts the most. Google has today added five more languages to the service, pushing the total number of translation options to over 70. Those latest...
Google Translate adds five more languages to its repertoire

Google Transparency Report now includes the FBI's National Security Letters

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Google's Transparency Report has sometimes supplied an unsettling level of detail as to what companies and governments want to know. Americans won't feel much more comfortable now that Google has added the FBI's National Security Letters to the mix. The investigative branch wants the numbers vague for secrecy's sake,...
Google Transparency Report now includes the FBI's National Security Letters

Google says ITU is 'the wrong place to make decisions about the future of the Internet'

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The International Telecommunication Union has been in the news a fair bit as of late, tackling everything from patents to the future of HDTV, and it's now set to be at the center of a particularly contentious issue. As BBC News reports, the ITU is holding a conference in...
Google says ITU is 'the wrong place to make decisions about the future of the Internet'

YouTube lets you relive the old-school look of VHS -- in HD

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Sure, watching YouTube videos in HD is great when you want clarity, but maybe you've been yearning for that grainy, tape-recorded look. Marking what's apparently the 57th anniversary of cassette-based video recording, the YouTube team has snuck a VHS tape-shaped button on select videos. Clicking it will the throw...
YouTube lets you relive the old-school look of VHS -- in HD

Wavii confirms acquisition by Google, starts to wind down its own service

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There was an odd level of uncertainty surrounding Google's reported buyout of Wavii: where Google usually mentions acquisitions in short order, mum's been the word for much of the past week. Thankfully, we won't be left hanging over the weekend -- Wavii has stepped forward to confirm the deal...
Wavii confirms acquisition by Google, starts to wind down its own service

Google+ widget lets you embed Photo Spheres on any website

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One of the biggest highlights of Android's jump to 4.2 was the addition of Photo Sphere, a 360-degree panoramic shooting mode that pans vertically as well as horizontally. It's a neat trick, but the only way to share it was on Google+ or on a device running Android 4.2...
Google+ widget lets you embed Photo Spheres on any website

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 uses computer vision and machine learning to index your photos

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Tags are so 2008. Google doesn't want you to waste time tagging your photos, except for the people in them. The web giant wants to be able to recognize more abstract concepts like "sunset" or "beach" automatically and attach that metadata without further input. In yet another post I/O...
Google uses computer vision and machine learning to index your photos

Google and MPEG LA settle up, free VP8 video codec for the world wide web

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The longstanding disagreement between Google and MPEG LA is finally over, as the two parties have reached a licensing agreement for several patents covering video compression. As a quick refresher, MPEG LA owns the technology behind h.264, the current king of video codecs. Meanwhile, Google's own VP8 video codec...
Google and MPEG LA settle up, free VP8 video codec for the world wide web

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

HBO Wants Google to Censor.... HBO.com

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In common with many other websites on the Internet, Google has an obligation to remove infringing content upon receiving a valid DMCA request from copyright holders. Starting a few months ago copyright holders drastically increased the number of notices sent, totaling more than 50 million last year. While many of...
HBO Wants Google to Censor.... HBO.com

Google's updated security roadmap details increased friction, reliance on hardware

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A lot has changed in the security realm since 2008 -- remember Alicia Keys' recent attempt to convince us her Twitter account was hacked, when we all know she still uses an iPhone even as BlackBerry's Creative Director? Pranks aside, the consumer world alone has been overrun with mass...
Google's updated security roadmap details increased friction, reliance on hardware

Google selects five additional Kansas City markets for Fiber rollout

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It's not just in Kansas City anymore -- it's in the surrounding neighborhoods. Google's rolling out its Fiber service to five more areas in the midwestern municipality starting in the new year. After putting the finishing touches on installations in the Dub's Dread area, households in Piper Schools, Delaware...
Google selects five additional Kansas City markets for Fiber rollout

Google delivers EU antitrust concessions, now subject to feedback from rivals

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There's no question that most of the talk between Google and EU regulators over the firm's search ranking practices have taken place behind closed doors, but now the antitrust inquiry is one step closer to a binding resolution. Following a preliminary assessment in which the European Commission laid out...
Google delivers EU antitrust concessions, now subject to feedback from rivals

Google+ extends its reach into Blogger comments

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We haven't been hearing a whole lot about Blogger amid all the changes at Google in recent months, but the company hasn't entirely forgotten about the pioneering blogging platform it acquired way back in 2003. It's today introduced Google+ Comments for Blogger, a fairly self-explanatory new feature that will...
Google+ extends its reach into Blogger comments

Google releases Course Builder, takes online learning down an open-source road

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Google is well-known for projects with unexpected origins. It's almost natural, then, that the code Google used to build a web course has led to a full-fledged tool for online education. The open-source Course Builder project lets anyone make their own learning resources, complete with scheduled activities and lessons,...
Google releases Course Builder, takes online learning down an open-source road

RIAA claims Google's anti-piracy downranking doesn't work

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Google offered an olive branch to content producers when it promised to downrank pirate sites in its search results last summer. Really, the RIAA was looking for the whole tree; it just published a report claiming that Google's technique hasn't had any tangible impact. The agency argues that the...
RIAA claims Google's anti-piracy downranking doesn't work

Google promises better Knowledge Graph answers for more countries and languages

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Google has been rolling out a fair number of additions to its so-called Knowledge Graph as of late, but the search engine enhancement has tended to be a bit less useful for those looking for results in something other than US English. The company says that's now set to...
Google promises better Knowledge Graph answers for more countries and languages

Vint Cerf: Google services need a degree of anonymity, and they deliver it

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Google has drawn flak for wanting much of our access to its services linked under a single Google+ identity -- and preferably a real one. However, company internet evangelist Vint Cerf argues that Google shouldn't (and doesn't) cross a line in the sand on user anonymity. He contends in...
Vint Cerf: Google services need a degree of anonymity, and they deliver it

Auguste Rodin's 172nd birthday commemorated in Google doodle

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The Frenchman famous for The Thinker and The Kiss is widely considered the father of modern sculptureGoogle's latest doodle marks the 172nd birthday of Auguste Rodin, the French sculptor whose best known works included The Thinker and The Kiss.Rodin, who was born in 1840 and died in 1917, is widely...
Auguste Rodin's 172nd birthday commemorated in Google doodle
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