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Mashery Is the Latest to be Snared by Craigslist's Copyright Crusade

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First, Craigslist went after PadMapper for arranging its apartment rental listings on a map; then, when the start-up shifted to data supplier 3Taps, Craigslist sued them both for copyright infringement (3Taps subsequently countersued for anticompetitive business practices). Now, Craiglist has sent a cease and desist letter to Mashery, the API platform...
Mashery Is the Latest to be Snared by Craigslist's Copyright Crusade

EU's proposed Google antitrust settlement angers search rivals

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Google's proposed settlement of a European Union antitrust case amounts to continuing its discrimination against other search companies -- but putting a warning label on the practice, said an industry group.The search giant has proposed labelling its own in-house services to indicate to users that they are not the...
EU's proposed Google antitrust settlement angers search rivals

Search: Google boosts lead vs. Microsoft and Yahoo in U.S.

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New numbers from comScore Networks show Google pulling further ahead of Microsoft and Yahoo in the U.S. search market in May, claiming its largest lead over its rivals since December 2010. Google climbed to 66.7 percent of the market during the month, according to the comScore numbers. That was an...
Search: Google boosts lead vs. Microsoft and Yahoo in U.S.

Google News Business Model Under Global Siege

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Google and other search companies are under siege in various nations from news publishers and their lobbyists trying to establish more control over content. New laws and industry association walk-outs are challenging aggregators' ability to display excerpts of news stories within search results, which could have far-reaching effects. Google's Three-Front...
Google News Business Model Under Global Siege

Know Your Enemy: Lex Machina Raises $2 Million For IP Litigation Analytics

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It is a common perception that IP litigation is exploding, in part because the patent system is allegedly broken. Enter Lex Machina, a Palo Alto based company providing IP litigation data and analytics to help companies ”anticipate, manage, and win patent and other IP law suits,” which just closed another $2 million in a...
Know Your Enemy: Lex Machina Raises $2 Million For IP Litigation Analytics
Not your grandmother's search: SRCH2 launches 'Google-like' tech for the enterprise

Google faces new E.U. complaint over mobile search

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Microsoft, Oracle, Kayak and other technology and search companies in the FairSearch.org coalition have filed a complaint with the European Union over Google's Android mobile operating system, saying that the platform gives the tech giant an unfair advantage in mobile search. Read full article >>...
Google faces new E.U. complaint over mobile search

Demystifying semantic search

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Web searchers these days are a sophisticated bunch. We expect more from our search results, and sometimes a list of links just doesn’t cut it. Plus, who wants to muddle around those results trying to find precisely what you’re looking for? Shouldn’t a search engine know what you want? That’s...
Demystifying semantic search

HUGE WIN FOR GOOGLE: Antitrust Investigation May End This Week After Two Minor Concessions (GOOG, MSFT)

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(Updates with Fairsearch.org comment in ninth paragraph.)   Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. is poised to offer voluntary concessions that will end a 20-month U.S. antitrust probe of its business practices without any enforcement action being taken, two people familiar with the matter said. Google, which has been under...
HUGE WIN FOR GOOGLE: Antitrust Investigation May End This Week After Two Minor Concessions (GOOG, MSFT)

Chinese government calls "self-discipline convention" to resolve search feud

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The entrance of Qihoo 360 into the Chinese search market this summer sparked a feud that has now gotten big enough to require intervention from the government. Daily Economic News reports that the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) called a meeting on Thursday between the major search...
Chinese government calls "self-discipline convention" to resolve search feud

Smart app search engine Quixey raises $20m from Eric Schmidt’s VC firm and others

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Quixey, which operates a search engine for cross-platform apps, has raised $20 million in Series B funding in a round that brings total capital raised to $24.2 million. Google chairman Eric Schmidt’s investment firm, Innovation Endeavors, notably participated in the financing round (it has backed the company in an earlier...
Smart app search engine Quixey raises $20m from Eric Schmidt’s VC firm and others

How to acquire paying enterprise customers for your early stage startup

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A lot of noise is being made lately about the trend that venture money is flowing away from consumer startups and flowing into enterprise startups. As a B2B company, I am personally excited about this, but I am here to tell my fellow early-stage (seed-funded or unfunded) enterprise startup entrepreneurs that...
How to acquire paying enterprise customers for your early stage startup
Vive le web! European consumer tech startups fuel VC growth

Google real-time search adds status updates from Facebook Pages

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Facebook status updates from Pages will start showing up in Google’s real-time search results today. It’s the first time the search giant has indexed content from the world’s largest social network for real-time results. The company incorporated tweets last December, and then MySpace status updates earlier this month. The key thing...
Google real-time search adds status updates from Facebook Pages

Google's proposed antitrust deal in Europe angers its rivals

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Google's proposed settlement of a European Union antitrust case amounts to continuing its discrimination against other search companies--but putting a warning label on the practice, said an industry group. The search giant has proposed labeling its own in-house services to indicate to users that they are not the result...
Google's proposed antitrust deal in Europe angers its rivals

The Google Of The App Search Era Just Might Be Google

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Only a few years in, and already the mobile application ecosystem has become an unfathomable jungle of applications – some 700,000-plus in the two top mobile app stores, Apple’s App Store and Google Play. And yet, we’re still waiting for the Google of the mobile app era to come in...
The Google Of The App Search Era Just Might Be Google

Yahoo's Most Profitable Business Is Slowly Collapsing (YHOO, MSFT, GOOG)

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March was another bad month for Yahoo -- it was the only search engine to have an absolute DECLINE in queries during the month. That includes Ask and AOL. It's one thing to lose market share -- which Yahoo has been doing consistently for the last year. But even...
Yahoo's Most Profitable Business Is Slowly Collapsing (YHOO, MSFT, GOOG)

Location gets a central place in Google’s web search redesign

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Google is giving location a prominent place in its upcoming search redesign: your whereabouts may be displayed right underneath the search bar. Not only that, the left-hand sidebar (which has been in the beta for a long time, but hasn’t been fully released) gets a touch-up. The heavy bars...
Location gets a central place in Google’s web search redesign
Ben Horowitz: "We Like To Invest In College Dropouts With Insane Ideas Going After Tiny Markets With No Way To Monetize"

What the Rise of Original Web Shows Means for TV's Future

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Snatch up all the set-top boxes, smart HDTVs and second screen apps you want. The future of television will still, at its core, be about one thing: content. All of the stakeholders realize this, from legacy players such as networks and cable operators to new entrants including streaming services...
What the Rise of Original Web Shows Means for TV's Future

Google Is Building A New System That Will Make It Virtually Impossible To Find Child Porn On The Web

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Google, the internet giant, is to create a global database of child abuse images - which it will share with its rival companies - in a bid to eradicate child pornography from the web. The company disclosed to The Telegraph that its engineers are working on new technology which will,...
Google Is Building A New System That Will Make It Virtually Impossible To Find Child Porn On The Web
Grokr hands-on: It's not just Google Now for iOS ... it's better than Google Now

Google agrees to show prominent links from rival services in its search results for next five years

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The European Commission is asking for feedback on new proposals set out today by Google to address growing concerns that it is abusing its market leader position in Web search. The central issue revolves around how the company links to its own specialized search products, such as Google Shopping, to...
Google agrees to show prominent links from rival services in its search results for next five years

Google unleases sparkly new search tool so you never have to leave Google

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Search process tries to pinpoint context surrounding search term and will carry more graphical elements and pop-upsGoogle is revamping the way it handles searches in the United States to give users quick access to answers without leaving the page, the company said. The new search process is based on what...
Google unleases sparkly new search tool so you never have to leave Google

Twitter Announces @Anywhere Platform

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During his SXSW keynote interview today, Twitter's Even Williams announced the service's new @platform. While the keynote interview itself was rather forgettable (a large part of the audience left before it was over), the @platform will have wide-reaching consequences for Twitter and its ecosystem. This new platform will allow publishers...
Twitter Announces @Anywhere Platform

DLD 2013: Google's dominance of search will loosen, says expert

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Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures says smaller search companies, such as DuckDuckGo, will become more commonWhat of the future of search? Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures went out on a limb at the DLD13 conference on Tuesday to predict that Google will not be able to retain such...
DLD 2013: Google's dominance of search will loosen, says expert

Google cleared of search bias after two-year investigation

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US regulators force internet giant to agree to change how it presents some search results but exonerated over biasGoogle has been forced by regulators in the US to agree to legally binding changes to the way it presents some search results and runs its search advertising following nearly two years...
Google cleared of search bias after two-year investigation

Facebook Lets Developers Search Publicly Available Graph API Data

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It glossed over during Facebook’s many announcements at f8 yesterday, but the company has introduced ways for developers to conduct a variety of searches for content in its Graph API. This could benefit any number of search companies and other developers who are looking for lots of public data to...
Facebook Lets Developers Search Publicly Available Graph API Data

Google getting close to an antitrust settlement with the EU

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The European Commission announced on Tuesday that it had come to an understanding with Google that would permit a settlement without a court case. The EU has been investigating Google since 2010, when European search companies began complaining that Google was burying search results for products that competed with Google's...
Google getting close to an antitrust settlement with the EU

Surprise! Consumer Internet Companies Fuel Euro Growth VC Growth

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Dow Jones VentureSource has released some figures about European venture capital which we should all take a look at and chew over. The headline news is something that you might not have predicted a few years ago. Given that bigger European tech companies have been largely drawn from the Enterpise/B2B...
Surprise! Consumer Internet Companies Fuel Euro Growth VC Growth
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