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Facebook caught paying for Google smear campaign

Google and Facebook have had a long history of intense rivalry, however latest news shows that even billion dollar companies will get down and dirty to try and damage their competitor. Facebook have hired a well known public relations firm to try and get stories planted criticizing Google’s privacy policies. …

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Android phones – 100 millionth is activated

While Microsoft limp rather poorly into Q2 2011 with mediocre Windows Phone 7 sales, Google Android continues to grow. Latest reports indicate staggering adoption rate figures. Hugo Barra, Product Management Director for Android passed over growth figures in his speech yesterday. Since it launched in October 2008, Google are saying …

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Google address partner lackluster Android update freqency

Yesterday at the Google I/O, the search engine giant addressed the slow update problems that plague a portion of their user base. If you buy a Google Android smartphone today, there is a good chance it will be several revisions behind the latest version. There is even a good possibility …

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Google Chromebook – is this the future?

Apple have been changing the tech industry in the last year. It has been shown in analysis that the iPad is killing netbook, and even some notebook sales. Google have stepped into the mix, with their new computer platform. They hope to change elements of the PC age, adopting ideas …

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Google to release Samsung Alex Chrome OS Netbook: under £200

Google have released information on the new Alex machine from Samsung, the first commercially available Chrome OS netbook. The Samsung Alex is the successor to Google’s CR48, a machine which was provided in limited quantities to various people and businesses. The Alex will ship with a 1.5GHZ Intel Atom N550 …

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Google claim that location data is valuable

The Wall Street Journal have written an article based on comments made last year from a Google executive which says that the collection of location information from millions of mobile devices and personal computers is ‘extremely valuable’. This email,. with others are being used as part of a lawsuit against …

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Google sued by Android phone users over location tracking

Two Android phone users are suing Google over claims that their phones are secretly recording and storing data relating to their movements. The residents of Oakland County in Michigan filed a complaint on April 27th in federal court in Detroit. The residents are claiming that their HTC Inspire 4G phones …

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Google shares decline – caused by massive overhead increase

Google feel 5.6 percent in extended traded yesterday after a first quarter hiring spree, their operating expenses are the highest in three years. First quarter operating costs rose 54 percent, outstripping a sales gain of 29 percent to $6.54 billion. Larry Page, has recently replaced Eric Schmidt as chief executive …

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Google’s WebP ‘Jpeg killer’ embraced by Opera

Opera have released a new version of their browser – V11.10, otherwise known as ‘Barracuda’. This improves the speed of the Turbo traffic compression service and expands the SpeedDial interface to provide quick access to an unlimited number of sites. Barracuda is now available for Windows, Linux and the Macintosh …

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Larry Page returns as Google CEO, starts a shake up

Google co founder Larry Page has returned as CEO of the company. He has been making a lot of decisions, such as promoting seven new executives to run the most important divisions, reporting directly to him in an effort to cut down on the time it takes to make important …

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Google Android phones selling 1 in 3 in US

Android has been a runaway success story for Google and the latest reports in from Comscore show that Android based phones are still taking a chunk out of the market share of competing devices. Statistics from America are staggering, with a 33 percent adoption figure, or in laymans terms … …

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Google deny plans for Facial Recognition program

CNN released a story which stated that Google were developing a facial recognition application. Google have since denied it, but the rumours persist. “Google plans to introduce a mobile application that would allow users to snap pictures of people’s faces in order to access their personal information, a director for …

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Google receive penalty from FTC

The Federal Trade Commission is ordering Google to implement a comprehensive consumer privacy program that will force the Internet Giant to submit to regular privacy audits for 20 years. This is the first time this has ever happened in the Federal agencies history. The action comes from a settlement of …

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Google claim Chinese government are blocking gmail

Google have claimed that the Chinese government are blocking the Gmail service, after many users have complained they cannot access the site. Users of Gmail in China have not been able to access accounts and have had issues sending email and using other services for the last two weeks. Google …

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Google to launch social ‘Circles’ network in may: rumour

The Next Web, a respected technology blog, repeated their claim that Google’s social service is going to launch in May. Google are not confirming the claims, saying ‘We do not comment on rumour and speculation.” Strengthening their social media networking makes sense for Google as it is one of their …

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Google gmail problems still ongoing for users

On Monday a small portion of Gmail users woke up to find that all their emails had vanished. Google have since said that the problems were due to a bad software patch which caused some accounts to reset to first time status. A Google spokesperson said that the service would …

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Google software ‘update’ caused Gmail failure

KitGuru reported on some rather worrying Gmail issues this week and Google have finally revealed what caused the panic on Monday. Google originally said that only 0.29 percent of their user base was affected by the mysterious ‘disappearing’ email issue, but Google have since revised their figures to only 0.02 …

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Google kill 21 dangerous Android applications

Google’s Android operating system has risen in popularity in the last year and unfortunately with this growth comes a risk of malicious code. Today the search engine giant have had to remove 21 applications from the Android market that contained dodgy code designed to pass over personal information. These applications, …

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Google facing antitrust complaint

1plusV have filed a complaint with the European commission claiming that Google Inc is abusing their market leader position. 1plusV create thematic internet search engines and they claimed today that Google are abusing their powers to prevent the development of alternative technologies by prioritising their own searches over competitors. 1plusV …

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Google complain that Bing is copying search results

Amit Singhai, a Google search fellow has complained via Twitter that Bing is copying Google’s search results. While this has yet to go to court, it appears that Google are launching the first part of an investigation into theft claims. Google has apparently planted obscure results on its search engine …

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Google TV is failing to generate a buzz

Google do many things right. They still have the most comprehensive online search engine and their Android operating system is taking the world by storm. But for every success story there has to be a product sitting in the shadows, failing to excite customers. Google TV was expected to be …

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Google incorporate Flash sandbox to Chrome beta

Google have just released the security sandbox for Adobe’s Flash to the beta channel of their Chrome browser. Chrome users already running the beta build will be automatically updated to the version which includes the sandboxed Flash code. A ‘Sandbox’ isolates processes on the computer, stalling or halting malware from …

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