Following an investigation over the creation of a fake 'derogatory and malicious' profile of Indian state chief minister Mayawati Google has removed the controversial profile.

mayawati Google Removes Fake derogatory and malicious Orkut Profile of Indian Chief Minister

Home Secretary Javed Ahmed said, "We have been getting several complaints about the matter posted regarding our chief minister on Orkut. We are conducting a thorough inquiry into the matter. Action will be taken against those responsible for this mischief. If it is found that objectionable words have been used against the Chief Minister, necessary steps will follow."

george reyes Google CFO George Reyes To Step DownThe official Google press center announced that CFO, George Reyes would retire.

Eric Schmidt commented, "As Google's CFO, George successfully navigated our innovative IPO, the regulatory demands of Sarbanes-Oxley, and the management challenges of scaling a global finance organization. Though we fully appreciate his decision to step back from active management, we'll miss his thoughtfulness, good humor and wisdom."

cnn Google’s AdSense To Deliver Site Targeted Ads In CNN.comCNN.com inks multi-year advertising agreement with Google informs the official Google press center.

Just yesterday Australian IT informed Google would run text based ads in Aussie news sites and now "the AdSense service will place relevant ads alongside CNN.com content through which both small and large advertisers can target CNN.com specifically and connect with high quality content and traffic. Under the terms of the deal, Google will serve as the exclusive provider of auction-based text advertisements throughout CNN.com."

Just last week we reported about improvements in Yahoo's crawl, index and ranking systems.

The new crawl promised to " improve comprehensiveness and freshness of coverage while also enhancing crawl efficiency, which reduces spurious load on websites."

The new crawl did have a good start with some users who said:

Thanks to a pact that Microsoft and Yahoo! signed with the Chinese government these two Web giants can now record the identities of bloggers and censor content reports an article called 'Yahoo!, Microsoft ink web pact with Chinese government'.

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Australian IT informs that "SEARCH engine Google will run text-based advertising on the websites of The Daily Telegraph, The Herald Sun and The Australian, among others, after striking a deal to add News Digital Media to its content network."

australian news2 Google To Run Text Based Ads In Aussie News Sites

This deal is expected to generate millions of dollars from PPC revenues to both parties. This also means that Google now replaces Yahoo! as the search query provider on NDM websites.

In the latest social networking news Google has now launched an official Facebook App.

google facebook app Googles Unveils Official Facebook App

This special Facebook Apps has been created using Google’s AJAX Search API. With this new application, all your search queries will become part of Facebook's mini-feed and all your web history can be shared with Facebook friends. Anothe page displays popular results sought by other Facebook users.

In a surprising update on Google protecting user information, in Brazil the search giant apparently has refused to divulge details of pedophiliac Orkut users to authorities.

An Associated Press article informs that Brazilian prosecutors say Google has not provided Orkut user information regarding crimes.

"Prosecutor Sergio Gardenghi Suiama said that while Google has eliminated the users from Orkut groups, the company still refuses to release their information so that Brazilian authorities can pursue them.

More News On Yahoo's Video Portal!

Aug 27, 2007 | 1,866 views | by Navneet Kaushal

158632369 6768d2b443 o More News On Yahoos Video Portal!In the beginning of August, we reported that Yahoo! would include videos in Flickr. For news as big as this, ever since there hasn't been many updates or news.

However, on August 23, 2007 in a New York Times article called "Changes to Yahoo Video on the Way" where Mike Folgner, Yahoo! Video's GM and Rebecca Paoletti the director of Yahoo's video strategy mentioned about a number of changes Yahoo! would be bringing before the end of the year.

Google Pushes Tailored Phones To Win Lucrative Ad Market, a WSJ story that broke out in the beginning of August has since then spawned many rumors, the latest being the launch of Gphone (Google Phone) in India.

gphone genuine flickr Gphone (Google Phone) To Hit Indian Markets?Rediff has a report saying:

"Google, the nearly $13.5 billion search engine major, is believed to be a fortnight away from the worldwide launch of its much-awaited Google Phone (Gphone) and has started talks with service providers in India for an exclusive launch on one of their networks."