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  • Google seeks to boost geo apps with new Maps API

    Google has released a new API for Google Maps designed to relieve developers of the burden of maintaining their own repositories for geographical data.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez22 May 09 04:19
  • Google: 'rough' talks ahead on privacy with Korea

    The South Korean government could force Google to block access to its YouTube Web site in an ongoing dispute over user privacy, Google's deputy counsel said Monday.

    Written by Robert McMillan05 May 09 17:50
  • Australia hits Google swine flu map

    Two suspect cases of the swine flu virus - which has killed more than 80 people in Mexico and infected 20 in the United States - have been pinned on a map of Queensland on a Google map tracking the global movement of the possible pandemic.

    Written by Kathryn Edwards27 April 09 14:42
  • Google to boost local businesses with AdWords offer

    Google Australia today announced it will offer a free $75 search marketing campaign to help more than one million Australian small and medium businesses.

    Written by Kathryn Edwards23 April 09 08:21
  • Google enhances and open sources its Update software

    Google has both refreshed and open sourced its Google Update software, which is code-named Omaha. By making the software available under the open source Apache license, developers working on an auto-updater can use Google's code, which also enables Google to publish updates and plug security holes.

    Written by Tom Sullivan16 April 09 07:51
  • Google lays off 200 in sales and marketing

    Proving that it is not immune to the economic downturn, Google plans to lay off 200 people, including 15 across Australia and New Zealand, in its sales and marketing group.

    Written by Nancy Gohring30 March 09 07:05
  • Google Apps missing enterprise social-networking revolution

    By now, many collaboration software providers consider it a must to have an enterprise social-networking component in their suites, but Google, which shook up this market with its Web-hosted Apps product in 2006, stands out for lacking this capability.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez24 March 09 08:38
  • Judge dismisses Google Street View case

    A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Pennsylvania family against Google after the company took and posted images of the outside of their house in its Maps service.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez19 Feb. 09 05:39
  • Google Q4 earnings plummet, revenue up 18%

    Google's profit took a dive in the fourth quarter, which ended Dec. 31, while revenue grew almost 20 percent, the company announced Thursday.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez26 Jan. 09 11:15
  • Google unwraps Apps partner program

    Google on Wednesday detailed a new program under which resellers can now offer Google Apps to businesses -- effectively meaning that companies considering the alternative to Microsoft Office don't have to go it alone. But the search giant has yet to prove its strength in supporting a partner ecosystem that could bring enterprises much needed assurances.

    Written by Tom Sullivan16 Jan. 09 09:39
  • Report Claims Google Layoffs: 10,000 Jobs Being Cut

    Google may be preparing to lay off thousands of workers, if a Silicon Valley information service is to be believed. WebGuild cites anonymous inside sources as saying up to 10,000 Google jobs could be on the way out, with smaller scale layoffs already underway.

    Written by JR Raphael25 Nov. 08 09:55