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Google adds public alerts to Search, Now and Maps in Japan

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When trouble looms, most people turn to the internet before anything else. As such, the search giant is ensuring that it's offering public alerts to those in disaster-prone regions. Following a rollout in the US last year, Google is also adding disaster warnings to its local versions of Search,...
Google adds public alerts to Search, Now and Maps in Japan

Google addresses concerns over new privacy policy

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Earlier this week, Google announced that the company would combine individual privacy policies from a variety of its products into one main policy. The idea behind it was to provide users with a “more intuitive Google experience.” Critics of the change are worried that Google is now collecting more...
Google addresses concerns over new privacy policy

Android and Chrome Head Sundar Pichai: The Full D11 Interview (Video)

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Sundar Pichai leads both of Google’s operating systems — Android and Chrome — as well as many of the company’s apps. Pichai said today at D11 that he knows people won’t believe him, but he’s not dismayed by a world where Samsung is becoming the dominant force in Android, and...
Android and Chrome Head Sundar Pichai: The Full D11 Interview (Video)
Google launches 'Places for Business' iPhone app to manage business information across Google services
New Google+ Local tab features Zagat ratings, opinions from friends in circles

Bing Maps gets 165 terabytes of new satellite imagery, more than its past aerial releases combined

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Bing Maps, Microsoft’s answer to Google’s omnipresent mapping platform, has today received a whopping 165 terabytes (TB) of new satellite imagery – its single biggest release to date. In fact, the latest release is more than its entire history of data combined. The latest aerial release includes new satellite imagery...
Bing Maps gets 165 terabytes of new satellite imagery, more than its past aerial releases combined
Google finally does something with Zagat, adds reviews with launch of Google+ Local

In its quest to take the Google out of Android, Russia's Yandex opens new app store

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Russia’s Yandex has finally rolled out the alternative Android store that it was talking about last year, adding a major piece to its Google-rivaling suite of services for Android-based phones. The company now offers users search, maps, mail and apps, all without a Google logo in sight. “We are joining...
In its quest to take the Google out of Android, Russia's Yandex opens new app store

The "Facebook Phone" Lives

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The "Facebook Phone" Lives: Nice scoop by Josh Constine of TechCrunch: Facebook just invited press to an event at its headquarters on April 4th to "Come See Our New Home On Android". Sources tell us it will be a modified version of the Android operating system with deep native Facebook...
The "Facebook Phone" Lives

Google's thin 11.6-inch Samsung ChromeBook with 100GB of online space is finally compelling at $249

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Google just announced some extremely agressive-priced Samsung Chromebook starting at $249 at major US retailers: The new Chromebook is a great computer at any price, but it’s an incredible computer at $249. It’s one of the lightest laptops on the market. You can easily carry it around all day—it’s 2.5...
Google's thin 11.6-inch Samsung ChromeBook with 100GB of online space is finally compelling at $249
Google launches 'Places for Business' iPhone app to manage business information across Google services
Zagat goes free with launch of Google+ Local
Google invests $300M in Iowa data center

Apple Demos Local Search (Maps) And Siri Enhancements For iPhone 5

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Today at the iPhone 5 launch event Apple announced a thinner, taller and faster iPhone. (Danny is still live blogging.) Apple also reminded people of some of the software announcements made in June at its WWDC conference when it discussed the new iOS 6 extensively. Among the earlier... Please visit...
Apple Demos Local Search (Maps) And Siri Enhancements For iPhone 5

Google overhauls its local search experience with Google+ Local, featuring Zagat scores

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Google has launched one of its biggest multi-product overhauls in quite some time with the release of Google+ Local. The new, more social, offerings will replace the current Google Places pages and brings the importance of its Zagat acquisition to light. When I spoke to the team about the launch,...
Google overhauls its local search experience with Google+ Local, featuring Zagat scores

Google's Sundar Pichai on getting customers the true Android experience

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Today at D11, Sundar Pichai senior vice president for Android, Chrome and Google Apps at Google spoke about the state of Google’s various operating systems, which he’s now in control of. “From our standpoint, I look at where we are with computing and I see a large opportunity ahead,” said...
Google's Sundar Pichai on getting customers the true Android experience
Eric Schmidt: Google Hasn't Submitted A Native Google Maps App To Apple (Yet)

Apple heads toward Google-free iPhone as YouTube app is dropped

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YouTube app will not appear on latest version of Apple's mobile software as firm looks to distance itself from links with GoogleWhen Steve Jobs launched the first iPhone he invited Google's former chief executive Eric Schmidt on stage, but one of the most successful collaborations in Silicon Valley is gradually...
Apple heads toward Google-free iPhone as YouTube app is dropped

Google+ Local: The Search Giant's More Social Answer to Places

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Google rolled out Google+ Local on Wednesday morning, the company’s revamped take on Places and location-based information. The launch teaches the old Places a few new tricks, including adding Google+ Local pages across other Google verticals like Maps, Search and mobile. And in one of the biggest new features, Google+...
Google+ Local: The Search Giant's More Social Answer to Places

LARRY PAGE'S FAVORITES: An Insider Whispers About Google's Winners And Losers (GOOG)

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It's been just more than a year now since Google cofounder Larry Page re-gained the CEO job and re-organized the company under a handful of top lieutenants. So, how have things gone for these top executives in the year since? We've been speaking with a source close to a few...
LARRY PAGE'S FAVORITES: An Insider Whispers About Google's Winners And Losers (GOOG)

Google Sharing Advertising Revenue With Android Carriers, Handset Manufacturers?

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Not confirmed by Google, but it does seem that the internet giant is greasing the wheels of Android adoption among carriers and handset manufacturers by sharing advertising revenue all around.Brilliant when you think about it, even the manufacturers get monthly revenues from already sold handsets. Where do the ad dollars...
Google Sharing Advertising Revenue With Android Carriers, Handset Manufacturers?

Android's Secret Sauce? Google's Advertising Rev-Share Deals With Carriers

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In just 18 months, the number of Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Android phones being shipped has soared to 60,000 a day, and over that period countless new devices have been released by handset makers for sale by carriers worldwide. Nothing typically moves this fast in wireless. So how has Google...
Android's Secret Sauce? Google's Advertising Rev-Share Deals With Carriers
Zagat goes free in new Google+ Local rollout

Review: Bing Apps are fast, slick, and responsive

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We sure hope you like Bing. Even if you're generally a Google search guy or gal, there's a good chance you'll end up using a lot of Bing services in Windows 8. The tablet-y portion of the operating system comes with seven Bing applications covering a range of services—general search,...
Review: Bing Apps are fast, slick, and responsive

SearchCap: The Day In Search, September 12, 2012

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Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Apple Demos Local Search (Maps) And Siri Enhancements For iPhone 5 Today at the iPhone 5 launch event Apple announced a thinner, taller and faster iPhone....
SearchCap: The Day In Search, September 12, 2012
The charted history of Google's acquisition growth [Photo]

Depending On Whom You Ask, This Google Exec Is Either 'Weak' Or He Just Drew The Short Straw (GOOG)

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Let's examine the case of Jeff Huber, Google's senior vice president of geo and commerce. Is he falling down on the job, as some claim, or is he just a low-profile executive who got stuck with a tough assignment? At Google, Jeff is the executive in charge of several products: Payments,...
Depending On Whom You Ask, This Google Exec Is Either 'Weak' Or He Just Drew The Short Straw (GOOG)

Google responds to US Congress privacy concerns

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Google has responded to US Congress demands for information on the search giants recent privacy policy changes, detailing the amendments in a 13-page letter that attempts to hammer home that Google’s “approach to privacy has not changed.” The new policy – which streamlines the majority of Google’s existing privacy policies into a...
Google responds to US Congress privacy concerns
Google Pushes Play Front And Center: Is Selling Content Now King?

Business owners can now verify their own Google+ pages

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For businesses that are using Google+ to interact with customers and potential customers, the Google+ Local rollout was a big moment for them. Google is taking this social integration with its Local product even further by allowing businesses to verify themselves on the Google+ platform. Here’s what the Google Business...
Business owners can now verify their own Google+ pages
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?