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Google Introduces Internet Glasses, Washington Post

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Google has unveiled a glimpse of what the very near future could look like. The Internet giant this week introduced “Project Glass” — a pair of futuristic-looking glasses connected to the Internet. Google demonstrated the new glasses during a stroll in New York City. The glasses let users have a Web-chat while they walk, see […]

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Google Overhauls Privacy Policy to Track Users Across Services

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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If you are one of the millions of people who use Google’s online search engine, email or YouTube video site, you might want to pay close attention. Google is changing its privacy policy to allow it to track users across services. The company says beginning March 1, it is turning its more than 60 different […]

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Google Donating $11.5 Million to Fight Modern-Day Slavery

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Technology giant Google says it is donating $11.5 million to several coalitions fighting to end the modern-day slavery of some 27 million people around the world. The donation is believed to be one of the largest corporate initiatives ever to fight slavery. A Google official Wednesday said the company chose organizations with proven track records […]

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Google Pays $500 Million Fine For Drug Ads

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Google has agreed to pay one of the largest fines in U.S. history for allowing online Canadian pharmacies to place advertisements on the huge Internet search company’s web sites. The $500 million fine is roughly equal to the gross revenues made by Google and the pharmacies on these transactions between 2003 and 2009. Justice Department […]

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Google To Buy Motorola’s Smartphone Company

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Internet giant Google has agreed to buy smartphone maker Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. Google offered $40 a share for Motorola Mobility, which is more than 60 percent higher than Friday’s closing price of the stock. The mobile phone manufacturing operations were previously spun off from Motorola as a separate company. Reports in the financial […]

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US Probes Google’s Business Practices

Posted June 25th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. government has launched an investigation into whether Internet search engine Google is using its dominance to promote its products while blocking competitors. Google controls more than 65 percent of web searches worldwide and earns most of its money – billions of dollars – in search-related advertising. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission says it […]

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US Probes Google’s Business Practices

Posted June 25th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. government has launched an investigation into whether the Internet search engine Google is using its dominance to promote its products while blocking competitors. Google controls more than 65 percent of web searches worldwide and earns most of its money — billions of dollars — in search-related advertising The U.S, Federal Trade Commission is […]

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Google Translates 5 More Languages

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Internet search engine giant Google has added five languages from the Indian subcontinent to its language translation service. Google announced Wednesday that Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu have been added to Google Translate, bringing to 63 the number of languages supported by the online service. The service already supported Hindi, India’s national language. More […]

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Google Gets 1 Billion Visitors

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Internet search company Google set a record in May, as more than 1 billion people visited its various websites. A company that measures Internet traffic, ComScore, says this is the first time a company has had that many “unique visitors,” a measure that ignores multiple visits from the same person. The traffic is an […]

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Google Suspends Bangalore Street View Project

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Google company says it has suspended photography in the Indian city of Bangalore for its Street View project, in compliance with a request from city officials. Google said in a statement Tuesday that it had received a letter from Bangalore’s commissioner of police and will not be collecting any more images of Bangalore city […]

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