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Microsoft, Google integrating Twitter into search results

October 21, 2009

Microsoft on Wednesday began integrating Twitter messages into its new Internet search engine Bing and arch rival Google announced plans to do the same. Microsoft unveiled its real-time Twitter search feature at a Web 2.0 Summit here and said it also planned to incorporate status updates from social network Facebook into Bing. Within hours of [...]

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Google breaks down web browsers for the masses

October 12, 2009

The browser war between Google, Mozilla and Microsoft rages on, but if you’re confused by all this talk of rendering and javascript, help is at hand. Google’s taken the time to go back to basics and explain just exactly what a browser is with a new site and video. Google breaks down web browsers for [...]

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YouTube gets billion hits per day

October 12, 2009

Google’s online video site YouTube now gets a billion hits a day, the site’s founder Chad Hurley said in a video posted on Friday. Three years ago today (YouTube co-founder) Steve (Chen) and I stood in front of our offices and jokingly crowned ourselves the ‘burger kings’ of media,” read the post, which was titled [...]

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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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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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