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Google Buys ImageAmerica

Jul 23, 2007 | 2,017 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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image3 Google Buys ImageAmericaStephen Chau announces in the Google Earth and Maps blog that Google Inc has bought ImageAmerica a company that builds high resolution cameras for the collection of aerial imagery.

ImageAmerica has previously provided high resolution pictures of Hurricane Katrina. Further, Chau says, “We're excited about how ImageAmerica's technology will contribute to our mapping services down the road. Since we're in the research and development phase right now it may be some time before you see any of this imagery in Google Maps or Earth.”

Google Stops Google Maps' Click-To-Call Feature!

Jul 23, 2007 | 1,655 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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For fans of Google Maps' Click-to-Call feature, the feature has now been stopped, reports Google Groups.

However, as one Google representative says, "I'm afraid it's (click-to-call) not broken – this feature was a long-running experiment, and in the end it was decided to discontinue it.

Google Keen On Buying Wireless Airwaves!

Jul 23, 2007 | 1,576 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google announced that they would participate in the “federal government’s forthcoming auction of wireless spectrum in the 700 megahertz (MHz) band if the FCC adopted a framework requiring greater competition and consumer choice.

“In a filing with the FCC on July 9, Google urged the Commission to adopt rules for the auction that ensure that, regardless of who wins the spectrum at auction, consumers' interests are served. Specifically, Google encouraged the FCC to require the adoption of four types of "open" platforms as part of the license conditions:

Google Sr VP And Chief Legal Counsel Coughs up $700,000 To Settle SEC Complaint!

Jul 23, 2007 | 1,176 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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San Francisco Chronicle reports that David Drummond a Google Sr VP And Chief Legal Counsel paid the SEC $700,000 as a fine to the latter accusing him of misstating financial details.

“The settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, announced Thursday, stems from his role as chief financial officer for SmartForce, a software company that overstated its revenue by $113.6 million and profit by $127 million, during a 3 1/2 year period ending in mid-2002.

US Senate To Look Into Google's DoubleClick Acquisition

Jul 20, 2007 | 2,151 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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First it was the Federal Trade Commission and now the US Senate plan to hold hearings to air concerns about Google Inc.'s proposed acquisition of Web advertising supplier DoubleClick Inc, reports Reuters.


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Google Maps Integrates YouTube

Jul 19, 2007 | 1,983 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Chris Tew informs that Google Maps are collaborating with YouTube (which Google owns) so that while searching for places, locations in Google Maps you will get a YouTube Video along with the normal results.

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If you are going to London for the weekend and want to know about a club then before you even reach London, you can now check it out on Google Maps. "YouTube and Google have combined forces. Now, when video creators set locations for their different videos, these videos will appear on Google Maps. This is called "geotagging".

Got Bugs? Inform Matt Cutts

Jul 19, 2007 | 1,892 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Matt Cutts wants the pleasure of knowing about the Google Web Search bugs that you receive. Here it is right from the horse's mouth:

"Just to be clear, pruning will be ruthless for this post: I only want to see specific queries that seem to show bugs, and the more concisely you can explain something, the better. I'll probably keep just the first example of what looks like a bug. I've got a meeting at noon tomorrow to talk about search bugs, so I'll probably lock the comments after that."

Google's 'Related Links' Comes To An End!

Jul 19, 2007 | 1,736 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Philipp Lenssen informs that Google labs' related links have been stopped.

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Google's explanation was:

"As of April 30, 2007, we ceased providing the related links service. Related Links was one of many Google Labs products that we had developed experimentally as part of our commitment to ongoing innovation.

Google Expands Their Print Advertising Program To Newspapers!

Jul 19, 2007 | 2,138 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The official Google Press Center announced their expansion of Print Advertising Program.

"Google Print Ads enables agencies and advertisers of all sizes to easily plan and buy traditional newspaper media in both national and local newspapers within a single, web-enabled interface. The platform enables marketers to reach new audiences in ways that are relevant for newspaper readers and cost-efficient for advertisers and publishers. And newspaper publishers can increase their bottom line by adding new customers from Google's network of advertisers, many of whom are new to newspaper advertising. Newspaper publishers will continue to work directly with their loyal base of advertising customers."

Google Introduces News Help Center

Jul 19, 2007 | 1,660 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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news.thumbnail Google Introduces News Help CenterGoogle News Blog announces Google News Help Center specifically targeted to News portals who are have a hard time in getting their news headlines picked up by Google News.