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  • Google's Sidewiki lets people post comments about Web pages

    Google has launched a new feature in its Toolbar product that opens up a browser sidebar in Firefox and Internet Explorer to let people post and read comments about Web pages they visit.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez24 Sept. 09 05:14
  • Plaintiffs ask for more time in Google book search case

    The Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) want more time to rework their proposed agreement with Google to settle a lawsuit over the search company's book search service.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez23 Sept. 09 07:51
  • Picasa gains face recognition capabilities

    The latest version of Google's Picasa photo-management software adds face-recognition features and simplifies geotagging, the company announced Tuesday.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez23 Sept. 09 06:49
  • Google wins partial victory in legal battle over trademarks

    Google appeared to have won a partial victory in its long-running legal battle with trademark owners Tuesday, when a senior judge at the European Court of Justice said the company hasn't infringed anyone's trademark rights by allowing advertisers to buy search keywords corresponding to those trademarks.

    Written by Paul Meller23 Sept. 09 06:41
  • Google sued by Indian portal for trademark infringement

    Google has been sued for trademark infringement by an Indian portal company, Consim Info, which claims that the search company uses its trademarks to drive business to its competitors.

    Written by John Ribeiro22 Sept. 09 06:40
  • Google says Apple did reject Voice app

    Google told the U.S. Federal Communications Commission that Apple did indeed reject the Google Voice application from the iPhone store, despite contrary statements from Apple.

    Written by Nancy Gohring21 Sept. 09 05:49
  • DOJ: Court should reject Google book search settlement

    The U.S. Department of Justice has come out against the proposed agreement to settle copyright lawsuits that authors and major publishers filed against Google over the search company's book search program.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez21 Sept. 09 05:47
  • Google releases SDK for latest Android version

    Developers can now start working with the software development kit (SDK) for version 1.6 of Google's mobile operating system Android, the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs16 Sept. 09 20:32
  • Google buys reCAPTCHA to boost book scanning efforts

    Google plans to accelerate its massive efforts to scan tens of millions of books and periodicals with the acquisition on Wednesday of a company called reCAPTCHA.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez17 Sept. 09 05:23
  • 'Government cloud' coming from Google next year

    Google will offer cloud-computing services designed specifically for U.S. government agencies starting next year, the company announced Tuesday at NASA Aims Research Center.

    Written by Robert McMillan16 Sept. 09 04:52
  • Google tries to enhance news browsing with Fast Flip

    Google is developing a product called Fast Flip that aims to make it simpler and faster to browse through news articles on the Web, a process that the company finds is cumbersome and discourages people from reading more online.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez15 Sept. 09 07:42
  • Trojan hides its brain in Google Groups

    Virus writers keep getting sneakier. In an effort to evade detection, they've begun hiding their command and control instructions in legitimate Web 2.0 sites such as Google Groups and Twitter.

    Written by Robert McMillan14 Sept. 09 07:21
  • Google helps users jump ship to rival Web services

    In a move that flouts common business logic, Google is making it as easy as possible for people to migrate away from its services -- including Google Docs, Gmail and Blogger -- and by doing so is positioning itself to be users' first port of call within the so-called cloud that many software companies see as the future for computing.

    Written by Paul Meller14 Sept. 09 07:01