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Yahoo Closing Buzz Social News Site Thursday

Apr 20th, 2011 | By
Yahoo Closing Buzz Social News Site Thursday

Yahoo announced Tuesday that it will be discontinuing its Yahoo! Buzz news site Thursday. “Yahoo! Buzz will be discontinued as of April 21, 2011,” the statement read. “As of this date, you will be unable to access the Yahoo! Buzz site. This was a hard decision. However this will help us focus on our core
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Google to Launch +1 Button Resembling Facebook’s Like Button

Apr 2nd, 2011 | By
Google to Launch +1 Button Resembling Facebook’s Like Button

On April 30 Google will launch the +1 Button to enable Google users to identify sites they approve or recommend, Google announced Wednesday. The button will be the Google equivalent of Facebook’s Like button, and represents an extension of Google’s presence in the social site market. Google says a +1 Button vote is shorthand for
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Google Face Recognition App Rumor Denied, Revives Concerns

Apr 1st, 2011 | By
Google Face Recognition App Rumor Denied, Revives Concerns

Google has denied a story posted on CNN earlier today claiming that the search engine company is making a face recognition app that would potentially compromise personal security. However the rumor has revived concerns about potential abuses of smartphone technology. Smartphones offer users the ability to view mobile maps, pulled from global positioning satellite (GPS)
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Google Preparing to Test Mobile Phone Payment System

Mar 15th, 2011 | By
Google Preparing to Test Mobile Phone Payment System

Google is preparing to test a mobile payment system that lets shoppers make purchases with their phones, two inside sources that were familiar with the situation told Bloomberg Tuesday. Google will reportedly test the system at stores in New York and San Francisco within the next four months before expanding to other geographic markets. According
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Obama Meets Heads of Apple, Twitter, Facebook, Google, Yahoo

Feb 17th, 2011 | By
Obama Meets Heads of Apple, Twitter, Facebook, Google, Yahoo

Thursday evening President Obama will meet in San Francisco with twelve corporate leaders in technology and innovation to discuss how their industries can serve as a model for success in innovation, research and development, education, and clean energy, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced this afternoon. Attendees will include the heads of Apple, Twitter,
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Google Negotiating to Save Travel Software Deal

Feb 17th, 2011 | By
Google Negotiating to Save Travel Software Deal

Google Travel Software Takeover Facing Growing Opposition Two Republican Congressmen and Missouri’s Attorney General have joined a coalition mounting a Department of Justice antitrust challenge to Google’s acquisition of travel software giant ITA Software. Google is negotiating to save the deal. ITA powers about 65% of online travel agency services, including Orbitz, TripAdvisor, Hotwire, KAYAK,
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Nokia Alliance with Microsoft Announcement Rumored Friday

Feb 9th, 2011 | By
Nokia Alliance with Microsoft Announcement Rumored Friday

Inside sources have revealed that new Nokia Chief Executive Stephen Elop is hoping to announce a Nokia alliance with Microsoft during a talk with investors Friday, if a deal can be reached in time. The revelation followed the technology news blog Engadget leaking a dramatic internal memo to Nokia employees. In the memo Elop reportedly
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Google Stings Bing, Bing Buzzes Back

Feb 1st, 2011 | By
Google Stings Bing, Bing Buzzes Back

A Google corporate sting operation against rival search engine Bing has caught Bing gathering user information to duplicate Google’s search results, Google alleged Tuesday, as reported by Search Engine News. In response, Bing corporate VP Harry Shum admitted to this practice but dismissed it as legitimate market research, and accused Google of pulling a “spy-novelesque”
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Android Takes Over

Jan 31st, 2011 | By
Android Takes Over

From tablets to smartphones, Androids are taking over. The Boston research company, Strategy Analytics, said that Google Inc.’s Adroid devices shipped 22 percent of tables in the last quarter of 2010, an dramatic increase from the 2.3 percent the previous quarter. Apple’s iPad dropped from 95 percent to 75 percent in the same time periods.
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