Yahoo Takes Top Spot Overtakes Google In US Traffic

Struggling Web media company Yahoo has gone through many ups and downs during the previous years. One of the original brands still surviving since the early days of the World Wide Web, Yahoo has since fallen considerably from its top perch as one of the more popular websites that helped in making the Web what […]

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Germany Votes for Google to Pay for News Aggregation

The German Parliament voted for Google and news aggregating websites to pay news publishers for the excerpts they show for their websites’ content. Google has been defiant about forking over some cash for providing a sentence or two of various articles both in its search results and on its Google News service, claiming that the […]

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Germany Votes for Google to Pay for News Aggregation

The German Parliament voted for Google and news aggregating websites to pay news publishers for the excerpts they show for their websites’ content. Google has been defiant about forking over some cash for providing a sentence or two of various articles both in its search results and on its Google News service, claiming that the […]

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Google Executive Urges North Korea to Embrace Internet

Eric Schmidt, Google‘s executive chairman, has returned from a four-day visit to North Korea on Thursday. He urges the reclusive nation’s government to embrace the Web. The mystery-shrouded Scmidt’s tour of North Korea slowly unravels as he, along with a private delegation led by former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, returned to the United States. […]

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Google PayPal Verifone US Carriers Unite to Form Mobile Payments Commission

The mobile payment industry–particularly the NFC variety–remains at its infancy in the United States, with several companies jockeying for position to set the standard. However, without proper direction (not to mention the willingness to adopt to new technologies) the NFC payment system would remain an impractical curiosity for many consumers. In an effort to make […]

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Google Acquires Frommers Travel Guide Service

Google has announced it is acquiring Frommer’s, the travel brand owned by John Wiley Sons Inc., for an undisclosed amount in a bid to bolster the web search giant’s offerings of local reviews all over the world. Frommer’s provides information from a variety of destinations globally from restaurants to hotels, with its content deemed valuable […]

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Google Takes Aim at Torrent Sites

Google has re-modified its web search algorithms with an intention to demote websites with high numbers of copyright complaints, such as torrent sites. The new algorithm also changes the search results if Google suspects there will be a pirate site appearing on the list. It is also Google’s way of avoiding possible accusations from copyright […]

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Google Encourages Hackers to Poke into Chrome Browser

For the second time this year, Google has set up its own hacker competition. The web search giant is hosting the Pwnium 2, which is being held at the Hack in the Box 10th anniversary conference in Malaysia. The challenge is simple: look for security holes in Google’s Chrome browser. Over $ 2 million worth […]

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