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Google Earth optimized for Android powered tablets

When Google launched Google Earth in 2005, most of us were still using flip phones. At the time, the thought of being able to cart around 197 million square miles of Earth in your pocket was still a distant dream. … Continue reading

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Google Faces Antitrust Complaints in South Korea

Google Inc. (GOOG), the largest Internet – search company, is facing antitrust complaints in South Korea as mobile phones using its Android software gain dominance, adding to global scrutiny of the company’s businesses. NHN Corp. (035420) and Daum Communications Corp. … Continue reading

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Google launches two new domains for Iraq and Tunisia

Google offer search on different regional domains, such as google.fr for France and google.dj for Djibouti, in order to provide the most locally-relevant results. Google have steadily brought Google to many of the world’s domains, and now Google announced on … Continue reading

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Geek 101: Why Your IP Address May Soon Be an Antique

Many of our readers are no doubt familiar with the basics of IP address: They provide a network address that’s used to reliably route Internet traffic to your PC, smartphone, or other device. The problem, though, is that the Internet … Continue reading

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Google Says Search Quality Improved With New Spam Detection

Matt Cutts, a Google engineer working on search quality, wrote at the Google Blog that Google has recently released a new spam detection classifier to help prevent “spammy on-page content” from ranking highly in the Google search index. None of … Continue reading

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Most US Internet users have paid for content

Nearly two-thirds of US Internet users have paid to download or access online content such as music, movies or news articles, a survey showed Thursday. The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found 65 percent of those surveyed … Continue reading

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TripAdvisor Blocks Google

First there was the Google-Yelp dispute over reviews in Places (which was resolved). Now TripAdvisor appears to be preventing Google from showing its reviews on Place Pages. The first to report this yesterday was Tnooz. According to the article: Google … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks chief Assange behind bars in Britain

WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange was refused bail by a British judge over alleged sex crimes in Sweden, dealing a fresh blow to the website which vowed to stay online and reveal more secrets. The elusive 39-year-old Australian said he would … Continue reading

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Google vows quicker, tougher copyright enforcement

Google Inc. is promising to do a better job of weeding out copyright violations on the Internet. As part of a crackdown announced Thursday, the Internet search leader said it will respond to complaints about pirated material posted on its … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks website kicked off Amazon’s servers

Amazon.com Inc. forced WikiLeaks to stop using the U.S. company’s computers to distribute embarrassing State Department communications and other documents, WikiLeaks said Wednesday. The ouster came after congressional staff questioned Amazon about its relationship with WikiLeaks, said Sen. Joe Lieberman, … Continue reading

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