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Google Fast Flip launched at fastflip.googlelabs.com

September 14, 2009

Google has lunched a new service named Google Fast Flip, accessible at fastflip.googlelabs.com. Fast Flip is a new reading experience that combines the best elements of print and online articles. Like a print magazine, Fast Flip lets you browse sequentially through bundles of recent news, headlines and popular topics, as well as feeds from individual [...]

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France opposes Google digital books deal

September 11, 2009

France said on Tuesday that it was opposed to Google‘s plans to digitise and sell millions of books online because it was a “threat to cultural diversity.” The project does not conform to either “intellectual property law or to competition law and constitutes a threat to cultural diversity,” the culture ministry said. The ministry made [...]

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Google developing software to aid newspapers

September 11, 2009

Search engine giant Google is developing a technology that will help newspapers in charging money from online readers. In a proposal to the Newspaper Association of America, Google said it is working on a software that would help newspapers to charge money from ‘micro-payment’, a payment vehicle which would be available both to Google and [...]

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YouTube music videos accessible again in UK

September 3, 2009

In the United Kingdom for the first time since March weather to watch music videos on YouTube. Access to the videos had been blocked because Google and recovery organization PRS a dispute over the payment of rights. Access to the videos had been blocked because Google and recovery organization PRS a dispute over the payment [...]

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Google unveils speedier search engine

August 31, 2009

Google is working on a new test version of its search engine, which the company claims will be faster and more relevant than ever before. The company has dubbed the new search engine “caffeine”. Look-wise, the new engine doesn’t appear different, but its developers hope that the technology they have used will noticeably index new [...]

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Three top Hollywood studios bring films to Web

August 31, 2009

It is a dash of Hulu and a sprinkle of YouTube, features a crystal clear picture, can rewind or fast-forward at lightning speed, and doesn’t require a download of any special software. But epixHD.com, the soon-to-launch video website, will have its success dictated more by the movies, concerts and original programs it offers than the [...]

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Google goes to gardens of Versailles

August 31, 2009

Google’s tricycle-mounted cameras on Monday shot footage of the 17th century gardens of France’s Chateau de Versailles destined for its Street View service by year’s end. The tricycle, carrying nine cameras set to take automatic shots every two metres, provided footage of some of the most popular spots of the onetime home of Louis XIV, [...]

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