AP Sources: Google to unveil music search (AP via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Google Inc. will launch music search pages next week and include ways for consumers to buy songs for download, according to people familiar with the matter.

[Full Article]


AT&T vs. Google Voice: Dirty Details (PC World)

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Analysis: Behind AT&T’s snark, Google’s indifference, the rules and what they mean for consumers.

[Full Article]


Amazon.com makes its case against Google book deal (AP via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Online bookseller Amazon.com Inc. is warning a federal judge that Internet search leader Google Inc. will be able to gouge consumers and stifle competition if it wins court approval to add millions more titles to its already vast digital library.

[Full Article]


Yahoo! extends reach into Arab world with Maktoob buy (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

US Internet giant Yahoo! said Tuesday it had signed a deal to purchase popular Jordan-based web portal Maktoob, expanding its reach to millions of consumers across the Arab world.

[Full Article]


Will antitrust probe keep Microsoft, Yahoo apart? (USA Today)

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Yahoo and Microsoft hope that by joining forces, they can tilt the balance of power in Internet search away from Google. First, however, Yahoo and Microsoft have to convince regulators that their plan won’t hurt online advertisers and consumers.

[Full Article]


Privacy Group Asks F.T.C. to Investigate Google (New York Times)

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

The Electronic Privacy Information Center formally asked the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday to investigate the privacy and security safeguards of Gmail, Google Docs and other so-called cloud computing services offered by Google to consumers.

[Full Article]


Yahoo unveils partners for Web TV push at CES (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Yahoo Inc unveiled on Wednesday a list of partners to aid its push to bring the Internet and television together, hoping their joint effort will finally connect with consumers.

[Full Article]


Google Tells Users To Drop IE6 (Slashdot)

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Kelly writes “Google is now urging Gmail users to drop Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) in favor of Firefox or Chrome. Google recently removed Firefox from the Google Pack bundle, replaced it with Chrome, then added a direct download link for Chrome on Google and YouTube. Google’s decision to list IE6 as an unsupported Gmail browser does not affect just consumers: Tens of thousands of small- and …

[Full Article]