Does Google Even Need Newspaper Publishers?

In case you haven’t been following, Google has been battling traditional media publishers in a number of countries for years. Publishers want Google to pay to license their content so they can point to it in search results. In Brazil,…

Google vs. Publishers: Who’s Right?

The story is old, but it is ongoing. It’s the same argument that’s been around for years, but it’s reaching a boiling point, and it’s doing so at a time when the flow of news is coming from more directions…

The Latest On Google’s Battle With Publishers Who Want To Be Paid For Links

A week ago, we wrote about the battles Google is facing with publishers, specifically in France and Brazil. In France, lawmakers have poposed a law which would require search engines like Google to pay publishers to license content just so…

Google Caves, Will Block Contested YouTube Video in Brazil

After running out of appeal options, Google’s Director in Brazil Fabio Coelho has announced that Google will in fact block access to certain disputed videos in the country. Coelho had a pretty personal stake in the drama that played out…

Google’s President of Operations Arrested in Brazil over YouTube Spat, According to Reports [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Google has not commented on Coelho, but a spokesperson told me that they are taking action on the ruling to remove the aforementioned videos: “Google is appealing the court’s decision to remove a video from YouTube because, as a…

Buscapé Implies Google Breached Ruling From Brazilian Court

According to a court document, a Brazilian court recently rejected claims by shopping comparison site Buscapé that Google is a monopoly, and essentially does not conduct its business in a way that is fair to competitors. We talked about this…

Brazil Judge Orders Arrest of Google President of Operations over Video Removal Request

In another international case of countries attempting to hold companies responsible for “offensive” content hosted by one of their sites, a Brazilian judge has actually ordered the arrest of one Google employee. On Monday, Judge Flavio Peren ordered the arrest…

Court Finds That Google Is Not A Monopoly. Agree?

In June, we asked readers if they think Google is a monopoly or if people just prefer it. We got quite a range of answers. The argument hasn’t gone away. In fact, if anything, it’s ramped up more than ever.…

Google+ Is Getting A Lot Bigger In Brazil

It wasn’t that long ago that Google ruled social media in Brazil with Orkut. Recently, Facebook overtook Orkut in the country, and dominated the landscape there like it does in most places. Don’t count Google out just yet, however. New…

Google Street View Adds Brazil And Mayan Pyramids To Its Digital Vacation Destinations

Google’s Street View is one of the best things that the Internet enables. It allows those of us who can’t afford trips around the world to see what the rest of the world looks like. It’s gotten even better over…