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Google Coughs Up $3.75 Million And Purchases 30% Stock Of Ventureast TeNet Fund II

Jul 24, 2007 | 2,259 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Next in line of Google Inc's long list of purchases is its acquisition of Ventureast TeNet Fund II for which the company (Singapore branch) coughed up a sum of $3.75 Million.

Yahoo Shortcuts A Sell – Out? Google Follows In A Similar Pattern

Jul 24, 2007 | 1,667 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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At the Internet Strategy Conference, while Yahoo's Chief marketing Officer, Cammie Dunaway was showing ways through which Yahoo! was working with advertisers, it suddenly hit Scott Hendison that perhaps Yahoo is selling out.

Google Buys ImageAmerica

Jul 23, 2007 | 2,022 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 | 1,658 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 | 1,583 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 | 1,177 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 | 2,154 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 | 1,988 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 | 1,897 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 | 1,740 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.