Archive for September, 2008

The Strange Case of the Google Stock Plunge (New York Times)

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

For most of Tuesday, Google ?s stock was mostly flat. Then, around 3:57 p.m., it mysteriously plummeted, closing down 10.4 percent at $341.43.

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Does Yahoo Foresee a Bad End to its Google Adventure? (Linux World)

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Canadian antitrust regulators have now gone the same path as the US Justice Department and reached out and hired an outside litigator, David Kent, a Toronto antitrust expert, to look into the Google-Yahoo deal. The news comes from the Wall Street Journal, which got it from ?lawyers close to the matter.? The paper couldn?t get Canadian officials to comment. read more

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Google selects Code Jam finalists (CNET via Yahoo! News)

Monday, September 29th, 2008

NEW YORK–Top programmers from across the Americas competed Monday for spots in the finals of Google’s global Code Jam 2008 competition.

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Google?s Little-Known Search Feature: One Box (New York Times)

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Last week on this blog, I wrote about some cool developments in Google?s search feature. One of them: if you search for something big, like ?ny times,? you get a tiny table of contents (Sports, Politics, etc.) along with another search box?right there on the Google results page.

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Yahoo joins Google in defending ad deal (CNET)

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Google has already launched a fusillade of blog posts and other commentary to defend its search-ad deal with Yahoo. Now Yahoo is following suit.

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Decker Defends Google/Yahoo Pact: Sensible, Yes, But Too Little, Too Late? (CBS News)

Monday, September 29th, 2008

With the Justice Department considering whether to look more deeply into the Google/Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) search ad pact for potential antitrust violations, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has been aggressively mounting a public relations campaign defending the tie-up. On Friday, Yahoo President Sue Decker had her say in a rare post on Yahoo’s official blog. She had several points to convey about the deal: …

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Tutorial: Installing Google Android SDK 1.0 On Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop (Linux World)

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

This guide explains how you can install the Google Android SDK 1.0 on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop. With this stable release of the Android SDK, you can now develop applications for Android smartphones (like T-Mobile’s G1) and offer them on the Android Market. read more

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Tutorial: Installing Google Android SDK 1.0 On Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop (SYS-CON Media)

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

This guide explains how you can install the Google Android SDK 1.0 on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop. With this stable release of the Android SDK, you can now develop applications for Android smartphones (like T-Mobile’s G1) and offer them on the Android Market. read more

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Wall St. havoc deals strong blow to mobile phone makers Yahoo begins radical home page overhaul (Malaya)

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

SUNNYVALE, California – Yahoo Inc., moved ahead this week with a radical redesign of its home page ? the most heavily trafficked site on the Web ? making changes that give users a personalized view of the wider Web.

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The Google Hive Mind (Search Engine Land)

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

As Google turns 10 years old , that important birthday sees the company more powerful than ever before. With its competitors in disarray, the Big G seems likely to grow even further. The secret to its success? For me, it’s what I’ve been calling the “Google Hive Mind.” Rather than follow a rigid top-down master plan, the company’s direction and success has been shaped by decisions often taken …

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