Category Archives: Google

Keeping the Black Box under wraps

Cade Metz explains why Google canceled its pending ad deal with Yahoo rather than disclose its secrets in court: “We canceled the deal with about one hour to go before a lawsuit was going to be filed against our deal,” … Continue reading

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No deal

Google has announced an end to its monopolistic advertising agreement with Yahoo!: However, after four months of review, including discussions of various possible changes to the agreement, it’s clear that government regulators and some advertisers continue to have concerns about … Continue reading

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Google’s Telephony Patent Application not Novel

Google has apparently filed an application for a system that allows bandwidth provider to bid on phone calls: Google’s patent is called “Flexible Communication Systems and Methods” and the abstract says: “A method of initiating a telecommunication session for a … Continue reading

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Google Chrome is Sad

Chrome is a Windows-only browser: This is just the beginning – Google Chrome is far from done. We’ve released this beta for Windows to start the broader discussion and hear from you as quickly as possible. We’re hard at work … Continue reading

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Guardian takes on the Google myth

David Smith confronts the Google myth for The Observer, including accounts of the pilgramages politicians take to Google HQ: Shortly after Obama’s pilgrimage to the ‘Googleplex’, it was the turn of David Cameron. Cameron was accompanied there by Steve Hilton, … Continue reading

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Vint Cerf at it again

It’s rare that I read anything by Vint Cerf these days that doesn’t make me laugh. He’s taken to making outlandish statements that foment PR crises for Google such that they’re softened and re-framed in a few days. Writing on … Continue reading

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Will Google be the FCC’s next target?

Truth is stranger than fiction. This report in ZDNet suggests that Google may well find itself in the crosshairs of net regulators gone wild: Google clearly wants the FCC to make sure that other private companies’ networks are open equally … Continue reading

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House Anti-Trust Task Force Hearing on Google

C-Span has the archived video of the Conyers hearing on Google’s proposed ad deal with Yahoo: House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Internet Competition Recently, a number of transactions and potential transactions have raised anti-competitive and privacy concerns in the field … Continue reading

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Some are more equal than others

Android developers are less than pleased with the management of Google’s Android platform: Google vowed that its Linux-based Android mobile platform would empower enthusiasts and amateur developers, but today we have seen compelling evidence that this is an empty promise. … Continue reading

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