Google voice search learns Chinese (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Google’s voice search tool now understands Chinese. The Internet giant announced on Monday that users of Nokia S60 series mobile phones could now search the Internet using voice commands in Mandarin Chinese.

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Video firm settles lawsuits clearing way for Google buy (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Video software firm On2 Technologies Inc. announced on Monday that it had settled five pending lawsuits, potentially clearing the way for its takeover by Internet giant Google.

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Google co-founder Brin prefers Yahoo! without Bing (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Google co-founder Sergey Brin has expressed amazement at resistance to the Internet giant’s efforts to digitize the world’s books and lamented a deal to have Microsoft handle online search at Yahoo!

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Google faces book case trial in France (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

French publishers and authors face off in court against Google on Thursday when their three-year bid to fight the Internet giant’s plan to scan and sell books online goes to trial.

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Google pays homage to H.G. Wells (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Google provided an explanation Monday for flying saucers invading its celebrated logo — the Internet giant was paying homage to British science fiction writer H.G. Wells.

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US Justice Dept wants changes to Google book deal (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

The US Justice Department has advised a court to reject a legal settlement between Google and authors and publishers that would allow the Internet giant to scan and sell millions of books online.

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Amazon, Microsoft, Yahoo! oppose Google book deal (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Amazon, Microsoft and Yahoo! joined an alliance opposing the legal settlement which would allow Google to digitize and sell millions of books in a move the Internet giant dismissed as “sour grapes.”

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Google News mistakes Jackson queries for attack (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Friday, June 26th, 2009

A deluge of search queries for Michael Jackson led Google News, the news aggregator of Web search engine Google, to initially believe it was under attack, the Internet giant said on Friday.

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Yahoo CEO keeps Microsoft deal door open (CIOL)

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Less than a week after saying that Yahoo would be “cleaner and simpler without a Microsoft connection,” CEO Carol Bartz said on Monday that the struggling Internet giant can “take on” rivals Microsoft Corp and Google Inc. However, she dismissed the idea of striking a partnership with Time Warner Inc.’s AOL unit, Dow Jones reported on Monday.

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Google Street View blacked out in Greece (CNN)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Internet giant Google has been stopped from gathering images in Greek cities for its Street View service until it provides further guarantees about privacy.

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