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Google's Larry Page makes first public appearance after illness

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The Web giant's CEO spoke at a conference, and while he didn't offer more details on his health, he did talk about the EU antitrust probe and Google Maps being pulled from Apple's iOS 6. [Read more]...
Google's Larry Page makes first public appearance after illness

Google Glass Explorer Edition starts shipping now

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The Web giant notifies everyone on the Glass Explorers list that some of the wearable devices are off the production line and ready to be shipped. [Read more]...
Google Glass Explorer Edition starts shipping now

Brazil jails Google chief for not removing YouTube videos

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The Latin American country demands that the Web giant take down videos denigrating political candidates, as well as the anti-Islam film that sparked protests across the Middle East. [Read more]...
Brazil jails Google chief for not removing YouTube videos

Google sees 'alarming' rise in government censorship

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Web giant says it received more than 1,000 requests from government officials for the removal of content, complying with more than half. [Read more]...
Google sees 'alarming' rise in government censorship

Google would like to snag Yahoo search deal from Microsoft

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CEO Eric Schmidt reportedly says at an event in Tokyo that the Web giant would still like to do a search deal with Yahoo. [Read more]...
Google would like to snag Yahoo search deal from Microsoft

Google Fiber prompts Time Warner to offer free Austin Wi-Fi

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Time Warner Cable stepped up its Austin Wi-Fi hotspot plan after the Web giant announced it was bringing its superfast Internet service to the Texas capital. [Read more]...
Google Fiber prompts Time Warner to offer free Austin Wi-Fi

Google uncovers phishing campaign targeting Iranians

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Web giant says it has identified a significant spike in phishing activity originating from within the country just days ahead of presidential elections. [Read more]...
Google uncovers phishing campaign targeting Iranians

Software: Bread Baker Frees Software Secrets From Google Empire

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World’s Most Wired Software Engineer Marcel Kornacker Marcel Kornacker, a software engineer with Cloudera, a 4-year-old startup that seeks to bring the Google ethos to the rest of the world. Photo: Alex Washburn/Wired After leaving Google and his job building software in the engine room of the web’s largest...
Software: Bread Baker Frees Software Secrets From Google Empire

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

Travel in traffic estimates return to Google Maps, promises not to suck this time

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You might remember that, once upon a time, Google Maps offered you two estimates for your travel time -- ideal and in traffic. The problem was, Big G's estimates weren't so great. So, the web giant quietly removed the feature last year and simply started providing traffic-free travel times....
Travel in traffic estimates return to Google Maps, promises not to suck this time

Google doodle does circles around Copernicus' birthday

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Web giant celebrates the 540th birthday of the astronomer best known for his theory that the sun -- and not the Earth -- was at the center of our universe. [Read more]...
Google doodle does circles around Copernicus' birthday

Google sells Motorola Home set-top biz to Arris for $2.3B

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Web giant inherited the cable box maker with its acquisition of Motorola Mobility earlier this year. [Read more]...
Google sells Motorola Home set-top biz to Arris for $2.3B

Google Drive blocked in China hours after launch, leaving Baidu and local players to dominate

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Google announced its Google Drive cloud storage service yesterday and just hours later the service was blocked in China, just like Dropbox and countless other Western Internet services, leaving the door open for local players to dominate in Google’s absence. While the blocking of the new Google service is no...
Google Drive blocked in China hours after launch, leaving Baidu and local players to dominate

Google sued by iPhone users in U.K. over Safari tracking

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A new privacy battle against the Web giant is heating up in the U.K. as Apple users claim their Internet habits were illegally tracked on the Safari Web browser. [Read more]...
Google sued by iPhone users in U.K. over Safari tracking

Google smacks down reports that Now for iOS drains batteries

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The Web giant says the allegations that it's Google Now iOS app drinks down battery juice are "incorrect." [Read more]...
Google smacks down reports that Now for iOS drains batteries

Google inaugurates its super-high-speed Internet service

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Kansas City residents now get to try out the Web giant's 1-gigabit-per-second fiber optic Internet service in their homes. [Read more]...
Google inaugurates its super-high-speed Internet service

Google transparency report 2012: find out what the world's governments want to know about you

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Which governments wanted Google to remove content - and asked for information on web users this year so far? Why are UK requests for content to be removed up by 98%? And how does the US compare?• Interactive guide• Download the data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the...
Google transparency report 2012: find out what the world's governments want to know about you

'Citizen cartographers' help Google update maps of N. Korea

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Information on the more detailed, up-to-date maps was submitted to the Web giant's Map Maker tool as part of a years-long effort. [Read more]...
'Citizen cartographers' help Google update maps of N. Korea

Google discontinues old version of Google Analytics

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Web giant supported old version of the statistic service after releasing a version that focused on real-time results. That support will end tomorrow. [Read more]...
Google discontinues old version of Google Analytics

EU regulators threaten privacy crackdown against Google

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Web giant may face "repressive action" before summer if it does not respond to a dozen recommendations related to how it manages user data. [Read more]...
EU regulators threaten privacy crackdown against Google

Google Music adds seven new countries to its roster

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Users in Australia, Ireland, Portugal, and more now have access to the Web giant's music service, which allows for free storage of up to 20,000 songs. [Read more]...
Google Music adds seven new countries to its roster

Google releases full Google Glass explainer video

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A video from the Web giant's presentation at SXSW shows what it's like to look through the lens of Google's Project Glass. [Read more]...
Google releases full Google Glass explainer video

Google ups cash reward for being hacked

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Many of the Web giant's products are susceptible to attacks -- that's why the Web giant says it will now pay up to $20,000 for anyone to find "qualifying vulnerabilities." [Read more]...
Google ups cash reward for being hacked

Yahoo Banking on Original Content — Again

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It’s back to the future time at Yahoo, it seems. The Internet portal/media giant has decided to invest in original content again, embarking on a hiring spree that’s so far added almost a dozen journalists from both traditional print media outlets (like Jane Sasseen from BusinessWeek) and online media...
Yahoo Banking on Original Content — Again

Yahoo! Opening New Office in Times Square, Wants to Expand NYC Presence by 60 Percent

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(Photo: Tumblr) Yahoo is taking over New York, whether you like it or not. After the long-awaited announcement that the old school web giant had purchased Alley darling Tumblr for a cool $1.1 billion, the company held a press event in Times Square to make another big declaration: Yahoo will...
Yahoo! Opening New Office in Times Square, Wants to Expand NYC Presence by 60 Percent

Judge OKs $22.5M fine against Google for Safari tracking

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After the Web giant put ad tracking cookies on computers of Safari users, a federal judge agrees to fining it with the largest penalty the FTC has ever levied against a single company. [Read more]...
Judge OKs $22.5M fine against Google for Safari tracking

EU, U.S. antitrust officials to meet about Google investigations

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The heads of separate probes into the Web giant's business practices will meet next week in Europe, The Wall Street Journal reports. [Read more]...
EU, U.S. antitrust officials to meet about Google investigations

Justice Department closes probe into Google Street View

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As the Web giant agrees to pay the $25,000 penalty ordered by the FCC, it also discloses that the U.S. Justice Department ended its probe into Street View almost a year ago. [Read more]...
Justice Department closes probe into Google Street View

Microsoft: Google bypassed IE privacy settings too

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Discovery comes just days after Web giant was found to be sidestepping the user privacy preferences in Apple's Safari. [Read more]...
Microsoft: Google bypassed IE privacy settings too

Yahoo's New CEO: Meet Marissa Mayer

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Yahoo just staged an Internet coup. The struggling Web giant has hired Google employee No. 20, Marissa Mayer, to be its new CEO....
Yahoo's New CEO: Meet Marissa Mayer
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