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Business Insider:
Google's co-founders are about to sell $4.4 billion worth of shares   —  Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are going to sell about $4.4 billion worth of company shares, according to a new filing with the SEC (which we first spotted thanks to Footnoted).
Feb 14, 2015, 12:15 AMIn context
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg Business:
Zuckerberg, Page, and Mayer decline invitations to attend Obama's cybersecurity summit at Stanford, a possible sign of ongoing tensions over NSA   —  Three of Tech's Top CEOs to Skip Obama Cybersecurity Summit  —  (Bloomberg) — The top executives of Google Inc., Yahoo! …
Feb 12, 2015, 5:15 PMIn context
Liz Gannes / Re/code:
Ten Years of Google Maps, From Slashdot to Ground Truth   —  Ten years ago today, Google Maps launched to the world.  —  When it was born, it was a paper atlas in living form, with no pages to turn.  Instead of online mapping leader MapQuest's printable list of directions, navigation routes were overlaid on top of the map itself.
Feb 9, 2015, 12:20 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter Confirms Google Firehose Deal To Target Logged Out Users   —  During Twitter's Q4 earnings call, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo today confirmed that Twitter has signed a firehose deal with Google, which will bring tweets back into Google searches, more eyeballs to those tweets …
Feb 6, 2015, 2:25 PMIn context
Android Police:
The Next Android Revision Is Indeed ‘Android 5.1 Lollipop’, Shipping On Android One Phones, Coming To Nexus Devices   —  A few hours ago, we spotted no less than five mentions of “Android 5.1” on Google's Indonesian Android One page.  Considering that 5.1 is quite a jump from 5.0.2 …
Feb 4, 2015, 11:40 AMIn context
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Suggesting Firefox Users Change Their Search Engine & Home Page   —  Now that Yahoo has gained search share from Google thanks to its Firefox deal, the search giant seems to be finally hitting back with moves to get users to switch to Google.  —  I've been checking each week since …
Jan 22, 2015, 3:50 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Chilling Effects DMCA archive decides to pull copyright removal notice pages from search engines, deletes whole domain from Google, probably by mistake   —  Chilling Effects On Chilling Effects As DMCA Archive Deletes Self From Google  —  Over the weekend, TorrentFreak noted …
Jan 12, 2015, 4:05 PMIn context
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Chilling Effects, a site tracking DMCA removal requests, pulls its copyright removal notice pages from search engines   —  Chilling Effects DMCA Archive Censors Itself  —  On an average day Google now processes more than a million takedown requests from copyright holders, and that's for its search engine alone.
Jan 12, 2015, 10:55 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Adds Song Lyrics To Top Of Search Results, Points Searchers To Google Play   —  Google is now displaying music lyrics at the top of its search results pages when you search for “song name” plus “lyrics” on Google - a move that may reduce the number of visits to music lyrics sites …
Dec 22, 2014, 1:00 PMIn context
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google still surfaces news in search results in Spain after shutting down its News site   —  How Google News Lives On In Spain Despite Being Closed  —  Did Google News really close in Spain?  If you consider Google News to be the ability to browse stories by topic, especially from a dedicated home page, yes.
Dec 21, 2014, 11:25 PMIn context

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