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  • Google plans to offer micropayments service to media owners

    Google is promoting a payments system to the newspaper industry that would let Web surfers pay a small amount for individual news stories, an idea that could help publishers struggling with the impact of the Internet.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk11 Sept. 09 05:23
  • Official: Book settlement makes 'mockery' of copyright law

    Google's proposed book settlement with book authors and publishers, allowing the company to digitize and sell millions of books, makes a "mockery" of copyright protections in the U.S. Constitution, the head of the U.S. Copyright Office said Thursday.

    Written by Grant Gross11 Sept. 09 04:56
  • Google porn filter gained China's thumbs-up

    China approved of Google's efforts to filter porn from search results on its China portal following state-led criticism of the links, the former head of Google China said Sunday.

    Written by Owen Fletcher07 Sept. 09 14:28
  • Google's departing China boss opens $US115M investment fund

    Kai-Fu Lee, who left his job as Google's China head last week, launched an angel investment fund on Monday that aims to cultivate three to five new high-tech companies per year in China.

    Written by Owen Fletcher08 Sept. 09 05:25
  • Google tries to assuage EU doubters of its US Books deal

    As the European Union examines a U.S. deal between Google and publishers, the company made concessions on Monday designed to address concerns its book digitization project has raised in Europe.

    Written by Paul Meller08 Sept. 09 07:47
  • Outlook tip: view your Google Reader feeds

    I can't say I'm an Outlook fan, but for better or worse, I'm stuck with it. Fortunately, I've found a few ways to make the most of it, like using it as an RSS reader for my Google Reader account.

    Written by Rick Broida05 Sept. 09 06:13
  • Head of Google China leaving to start new venture

    The head of Google's China operations, a former Microsoft executive recruited to kick start Google's business in the most populous country in the world, will leave in mid-September to start a new venture in Beijing, Google said Friday.

    Written by Dan Nystedt and Owen Fletcher04 Sept. 09 18:27
  • Google plans update to Android Market

    Google is promising changes to the Android Market, the same week that a prominent application developer complained about issues with the store.

    Written by Nancy Gohring07 Sept. 09 04:43
  • CloudCamp: Google is on Cloud 9

    Cloud Computing will drive the dematerialisation of anything that can be digitised, says Google Australia's head of engineering, Alan Noble.

    Written by Georgina Swan02 Sept. 09 12:56
  • Gmail suffers widespread outage

    Google's Gmail e-mail service is currently down for a majority of its tens of millions of users, the company acknowledged Tuesday afternoon.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez02 Sept. 09 08:13
  • Developers complain about Android sales

    The Android Market probably produces less than US$5 million a month, despite a recent report that issued that estimate, one successful application developer says.

    Written by Nancy Gohring02 Sept. 09 07:00
  • Google to let Apps users try out Wave

    Google will let some users of its Apps suite test-drive in the fall its Wave collaboration and communication tool, the company said on Tuesday in an official blog.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez02 Sept. 09 07:55
  • Report: Microsoft, Yahoo, Amazon to fight Google book deal

    Microsoft, and Yahoo plan to join a consortium to fight a proposed settlement Google has made with authors and publishers over its Google Book Search service, according to a report published in The New York Times.

    Written by Agam Shah21 Aug. 09 10:10
  • Google bolsters its video with On2 buy

    Google has shelled out more than $US100 million for a company that builds video compression technology, a move at least one analyst calls a very smart buy for the money.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin06 Aug. 09 04:59