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Youtube-MP3 hits back at Google with the internet!

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And legal council. We covered the overt threat from Google towards Youtube ripping site Youtube-MP3.com last month, where it was made clear that should it not shut down voluntarily, Google would be forced to bring to bear its staggeringly well funded legal team. Instead of bowing to this potential tidal …

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Google prepares for Drive launch as early as today

The Google Drive rumours and reports are coming in thick and fast now, indicating the launch of the Dropbox and now SkyDrive competitor is imminent. Reports are claiming that it could launch as soon as today, Tuesday. Paid storage options will be available that reportedly go all the way up to 100 …

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All of humanity to own an Android phone one day

Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has given a keynote speech at Mobile World Congress today, his third in as many years. He touched on the fact that everyone could at some stage could own an Android smartphone if current levels of growth are maintained. This will be done by extending …

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Google says faster Chromebooks are coming

A little turned off by Google’s first generation of of Chromebooks due to underwhelming, sometimes sluggish performance? If you’re otherwise keen on having one you’ll be interested to know Google’s second wave of Chromebooks will supposedly be a lot better not only in that dept. but in terms of simplicity …

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Google’s answer to cloud storage launching soon

Google has a massive ecosystem, they cover everything from mobile operating systems to blogs. Perhaps the one and only thing I can think of that they have been missing so far is a cloud storage system and if recent reports are to be believed this will soon be changing. According …

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Chrome 17 is out, adds Omnibox prerendering

Another day, another web browser version. Or so it seems between Firefox and Chrome lately. Today is Google’s turn with Chrome 17 being released in stable form after a month long beta phase. Build 17.0.963.46 brings with it another performance booster in the form of Omnibox Prerendering support that comes …

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Chrome growth on track to oust Firefox

Data tracking firm Statcounter have released information which show a huge rise in adoption for Google’s Chrome browser. Usage share has increased by eight percent since the start of the year, to a claimed 23.16 percent marketshare. With the expansion of Chrome, the figures show a decline for Firefox, dropping …

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Larry Page ‘you’ll have a Google in your pocket’

Google CEO Larry Page spoke at the Google Zeitgeist conference yesterday in Paradise Valley, Ariz. He was outspoken about many things and when asked what may lie ahead for the companies next 13 years he said “You’ll have a Google in your pocket.” The quietly spoken Page might not have …

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Google+ has traffic increase of 1269 percent

Web traffic organisation Experian Hitwise have reported huge growth for Google+ with a increase of 1269 percent recorded within the space of a month. Heather Doughtery, a director of research at Hitwise in the US said “Google+ emerged as the third largest site in the Social Network and Forums category …

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Google investigated for ad rates to Microsoft

The strained relationship between Microsoft and Google has came to a head with news today that U.S. antitrust officers are looking into Google practices on advertising rates for Microsoft. According to the Bloomberg report, Google have been accused of illegally increasing their advertising rates by 50 times to the rival …

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Google acquire 1,023 patents to strengthen defenses

Regular readers of Kitguru will already be aware that Google passed over some patents to HTC recently, in a case to help them fight against Apple. The latest news to reach us is that Google have taken over a thousand patents from IBM. The reason for this is similar to …

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Google users targeted with fradulent SSL certificate

Around 300,000 unique IP addresses originating from Iran requested access to google.com using a rogue certificate which was issued by digital certificate authority DigiNotar. The report from security firm Fox-It was published yesterday. Google also issued a blogpost on the problem. The rogue certificate was revoked on August 29th. Fox-It …

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Larry Page redirects Google business model

Google CEO Larry Page, has a clear focus for his company: in his own words “devote more resources to high impact products — the ones that improve the lives of billions of people.” In layman’s terms, they are killing many products in a ‘refocusing’ campaign. Google are ditching Fast Flop, …

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Google+ adds games, including Angry Birds

Google+ is the search engine giants latest effort to target the social networking scene and their latest announcement is sure to prove popular among end users. They have added games, including the immensely popular Angry Birds. Vic Gundotra, Google Senior Vice President of engineering said in a blog post “We …

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Google accuse Apple and others of ‘bogus patents’

According to latest reports, Google are accusing Apple, Oracle and Microsoft of trying to make Android phones more expensive to consumers, by undergoing a ‘hostile, organised campaign’ by using ‘bogus patents’ which were gained from the bankrupt Nortel, and their existing patent holdings. David Drummond, the chief legal officer alleges …

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Google+ almost 20,000,000 users in 3 weeks

While Linkedin CEO Jeff Weiner feels that people don’t have time in their schedule for Google+, it appears that initial reports are very positive for Google’s latest social networking platform. Reports show that the growth of Google+ is very strong, with the adoption rate almost reaching 20 million users within …

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LinkedIn CEO says people don’t have time for Google+

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner has said that he doesn’t think that people will have the free time to use Google+. Weiner was on stage at the Churchill Club last night and AllThingD’s Kara Swisher asked him some questions based around social networking. The San Francisco Chronicle was on hand to …

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