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Stringent German Laws Might Shut Down German Gmail!

Jun 25, 2007 | 2,344 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Heise online reports that Google threatens to shutdown German Gmail should the Federal Government's legislative initiative continue with its high standings on monitoring of telecommunications and Internet traffic.

Google Maps Launches Phone Verification!

Jun 25, 2007 | 1,966 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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google maps logo Google Maps Launches Phone Verification!Google Maps Help group adds phone verification and a Lobal Business center to its features.

All business domains everywhere except for the ones in China and Japan can now “verify their listings via phone. Verification through SMS is available for all countries except the US, China, and Japan. The Maps and Local Business Center team hope that this will help to speed the process of getting your listing up onto Google Maps.”

Google Buying GrandCentral?

Jun 25, 2007 | 1,671 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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grandcentrallogo Google Buying GrandCentral?Google is in talks to complete the purchase of Grand Central, a telephone management startup, whose claim is “one phone number for all your phones, for life,” for a still unknown sum, reports the reliable Tech Crunch.

Not the 'typical' phone service company, with Grand Central's services you can:

  1. “Check your messages by phone, email, or online
  2. Keep all your messages online for eternity

Architects of Google Maps leave Google!

Jun 22, 2007 | 5,951 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The hottest news currently is of Bret Taylor and Jim Norris, two high-level Google engineers who quit the #1 search engine to join Benchmark capital, a Venture Capital firm as "Entrepreneurs in Residence", reports Venture Beat.

Spammers Fake Google Webmaster Central Emails Again!

Jun 21, 2007 | 1,851 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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A webmaster who was unaware of spammers sending fake notices on Google's behalf, suffered for a short while when he received a fake message, reports a thread at Webmaster World.

Announcing The New Google Finance Blog, Anything Left?

Jun 21, 2007 | 1,302 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Eris Schrock announces the arrival of the Google Finance Blog for "people who need financial information at their fingertips".

image 1 Announcing The New Google Finance Blog, Anything Left?

And Now Google Safe Browing API!

Jun 21, 2007 | 1,533 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Brian Rakowski at the Google Online Security Blog announces Google's unveiling of the Safe Browsing API which is an “experimental API that enables client applications to check URLs against Google's constantly updated blacklists of suspected phishing and malware pages. Your client application can use the API to download an encrypted table for local, client-side lookups of URLs that you would like to check.firefox anti phishing.thumbnail And Now Google Safe Browing API!

Add Your Review To Google Maps!

Jun 20, 2007 | 2,249 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Megan Quinn has a post on an interesting and fun feature in Google Maps which allows users voice/write their opinion.

map Add Your Review To Google Maps!

Through this feature, you can write/review and share with the world what you like/dislike and give it a rating of either anything from 1 to 5 stars. To do this, type any area either in Google or Google Maps and select the "more info" link, and then click on the "reviews" tabs. Now, you can write your opinions/reviews which will appear whenever anyone searches for the location, whether he or she searches from Alaska or Vietnam.

Google Bullies Microsoft Into Changing Vista OS!

Jun 20, 2007 | 2,437 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Seattle pi reports that Microsoft will alter Windows Vista based on Google's complaint that Windows Vista's's desktop search “functionality puts competitors at a disadvantage”.

Googlers Get The Boot At Ebay Party!

Jun 20, 2007 | 1,416 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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eBay and Google, two of the biggest corporate names have been seen childishly scuffling all over the place. We have unbelievably watched spats between the two web giants over audio ads or eBay pulling out ads from Google AdWords, but this one incident posted by Trogdor is the most shocking and hilarious.

Read on for what Trogdor witnesses: