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Google To Lease Beverly Hills Office Space Google To Lease Beverly Hills Office Space
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A California city associated with rich, beautiful, and not always brilliant people will now also act as home to some of Google’s certified geniuses. The company intends to open an office in Beverly Hills as it continues to establish relationships …

Google Invests $5 Million In German Solar Plant Google Invests $5 Million In German Solar Plant
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So long as German competition authorities prove agreeable, it seems that Google will soon be in part responsible for powering the lights (and computers) at a number of German homes.  Google announced this morning that it intends to invest about …

Google Code Jam Registration Window Opens Google Code Jam Registration Window Opens

Any programmers who would enjoy winning $10,000, the title “Code Jam Champion,” and – maybe – a job offer from Google should get moving.  Today, the registration window for Google Code Jam 2011 opened. To go ahead and provide interested …

Twitter Search Gets Speed Boost Twitter Search Gets Speed Boost

A company that’s frequently associated with poor performance and instability had a pleasant surprise for users today.  Twitter announced this afternoon that it’s managed to make Twitter Search three times faster. A post on the Twitter Engineering blog explained the …

Google Spared UK Antitrust Inquiry (For Now) Google Spared UK Antitrust Inquiry (For Now)
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Lately, it’s seemed like just about everyone is interested in investigating and/or prosecuting Google.  French courts, Swiss courts, and (perhaps) America’s own FTC have all been offended by different practices.  Google may be spared an antitrust probe in the UK, …

iPad 2 Sales Of 2.4-2.6 Million Estimated For March iPad 2 Sales Of 2.4-2.6 Million Estimated For March
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At this point, everyone knows that the iPad 2 was a big sales success.  The task that remains is quantifying its success, and a new report may do just that.  Anonymous sources hint Apple sold somewhere between 2.4 million and …

LinkedIn Matches Newspapers As Job Search Tool For Students LinkedIn Matches Newspapers As Job Search Tool For Students
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Newspapers have proven to be surprisingly resilient on many college campuses.  There’s almost always a school paper, for example, and different groups of students are drawn to other publications.  But in a real victory for LinkedIn, its professional network has …

Amazon Earns Top Spot In Reputation Study Amazon Earns Top Spot In Reputation Study
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In an objective sense, Amazon’s an impressive company, and its stock’s performance (up 41 percent in the last year) means investors who value money should respect it.  But Amazon seems to have done a great job balancing financial acumen with …

Google Announces Free Phone Support For AdWords Customers Google Announces Free Phone Support For AdWords Customers
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Today, a major change to the way Google deals with advertisers’ questions and problems is taking place.  AdWords users will no longer be limited to receiving support via email and various online resources; now they can call a toll-free number …

LivingSocial Raises $400 Million In Funding LivingSocial Raises $400 Million In Funding
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Fans of group deals site LivingSocial should be pleased to know that some important organizations believe it’ll continue to grow and succeed.  Reports indicate LivingSocial has raised $400 million in a new round of funding that values it at more …

Quora Hires Facebook Recruiter Quora Hires Facebook Recruiter

The growth rate of Quora (and we mean the actual company, not just the Q&A site) may soon increase at a rapid pace.  Quora has hired Andy Barton, a recruiter with an interesting resume, and presumably wants him to do …

Google Loses Swiss Street View Case Google Loses Swiss Street View Case
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The way Google’s Street View program operates in Switzerland may soon change in dramatic fashion.  A Swiss court has ordered that (among other things) Google must ensure all faces and license plates are unrecognizable, even if that means employees have …

Google Bids $900 Million For Nortel Patents Google Bids $900 Million For Nortel Patents
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Although the timing may be coincidental, Larry Page’s new career as CEO of Google has gotten off to an interesting start.  Google announced this morning that it’s bid $900 million for about 6,000 patents and patent applications owned by Nortel. …

Microsoft Search Alliance Exec Switches Sides To Yahoo Microsoft Search Alliance Exec Switches Sides To Yahoo

Relations between Microsoft and Yahoo may sour as a result, but it’s a good bet Yahoo execs are going to brag a bit about a new hire.  It seems a Microsoft executive charged with working on the companies’ search alliance …

Google Tackles SSL Certificate Security Google Tackles SSL Certificate Security
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Less than a month ago, a security incident involving SSL certificates and at least one Iranian hacker took place, startling more than a few experts in the process. Now, demonstrating its technical expertise and general goodwill (along with a sense …

YouTube – Viacom Brief Filed YouTube – Viacom Brief Filed

In case anyone was wondering, YouTube hasn’t decided to wave a white flag with respect to the legal battle that Viacom started in early 2007.  Indeed, lawyers representing the site have filed a new 94-page document defending YouTube’s approach to …

Microsoft: IE9 Adoption Rate Five Times Higher Than IE8′s Microsoft: IE9 Adoption Rate Five Times Higher Than IE8′s
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Internet Explorer 9 got off to a good start in terms of impressing reviewers, and it’s also doing rather well in terms of winning over users, according to new data from Microsoft.  A Microsoft employee indicated this morning that IE9′s …

Facebook Retools Mobile Site Facebook Retools Mobile Site
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Some mobile phones don’t do much more than make and receive phone calls and texts.  Others almost function as pocket-sized computers.  But engineers have now made interesting changes to Facebook’s primary mobile site (m.facebook.com) that should allow it to better …

Google Improves Mobile Search Results For Stocks

We seem to have by and large gotten past the period in which investors lived in constant fear of crashes; people no longer use terms like “double dip” and “depression” on an everyday basis.  There will never come a time …

Google Launches Iraqi, Tunisian Domains
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Citizens of Iraq and Tunisia who are lucky enough to have Internet connections may now find it easier to conduct Web searches.  Today, Google announced the launch of the local search domains google.iq and google.tn for the two countries. This …

Google Linked To (Alleged) Tax Violations In China

It’s a good bet that Googlers who believed the corporation should leave China are now saying “I told you so” to those who argued it should stay.  Today, there’s word of yet another problem in the country, as three local …

Microsoft Confronts Google With Antitrust Complaint
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The phrase “wouldn’t wish it on your worst enemy” apparently doesn’t apply to Microsoft’s antitrust-related examinations at the hands of the European Commission.  Late yesterday, Microsoft announced that it’s filing a complaint about Google with the organization. Microsoft’s own experiences …

Google Buzz Settlement Triggers New Push For Privacy Legislation

Irony alert: privacy advocates may have the gigantic misstep known as Google Buzz to thank if and when a “Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights” comes into existence. Senator John Kerry stated today that the new agreement between Google and the …

Bronx Zoo’s Cobra Becomes Twitter Star
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Five days ago, employees of the Bronx Zoo in New York discovered that a venomous Egyptian cobra was missing from its habitat.  The incident has caused more laughter than panic, though, thanks to a comical Twitter account that’s getting all …