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David Gelles / New York Times:
Tech M&A deals increasingly conducted by corporate development teams with less input from investment banks   —  In Silicon Valley, Mergers Must Meet the Toothbrush Test  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — When deciding whether Google should spend millions or even billions of dollars in acquiring a new company …
Aug 18, 2014, 8:25 AMIn context
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Google to Boost Encrypted Websites in Rankings   —  Move Aims to Prod Developers to Adopt Technology That Protects Against Hackers  —  Google Inc. wants to reward websites that are more secure.  —  The world's most popular search engine said it is now giving bonus points in its ranking algorithm to Web pages that are encrypted.
Aug 7, 2014, 12:05 PMIn context
Mark Scott / New York Times:
Google Details Problems With Handling Right to Be Forgotten Requests   —  LONDON - Google says complying with Europe's so-called right to be forgotten ruling is getting complicated.  —  In a lengthy response to questions from the region's data regulators, the search giant …
Jul 31, 2014, 6:20 PMIn context
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Google Will Add Ratings to Search-Results Ads So They Look More Like Amazon   —  Google is prodding merchants to provide more information to make its search results more effective-and more like Amazon.  The question is whether merchants will play ball.  —  In a blog post Tuesday …
Jul 31, 2014, 8:15 AMIn context
Brandon Chester / AnandTech:
Google Play App Updated to 4.9.13 With Material Design App Pages   —  Google has begun the rollout of an update to the Google Play application on Android.  At first glance the update doesn't seem to have any big changes.  The sliding menu is the same, and the Play Store home page is the same as it has been for a while.
Jul 22, 2014, 11:15 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Google Considers Buying Spotify But Finds the Price Too High   —  Talks Break Down For Number of Reasons, Including Valuation and Luke-Warm Larry Page  —  Google Inc. tried to buy music-streaming service Spotify AB late last year, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Jul 22, 2014, 6:25 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
The story of WebP: How Google wants to speed up the web, one image at a time   —  Tired of slow web pages?  So is Google, and the company thinks it has the key to speed up the web: smaller image files.  Google's WebP image format aims to replace existing image file formats like JPEG with a smaller file size …
Jul 21, 2014, 1:50 AMIn context
Chance Miller / 9to5Google:
Google and Samsung's relationship continues to worsen, this time over wearables   —  According to a new report out of The Information, the already tense relationship between Samsung and Google has begun to worsen thanks to both of their own lines of wearables.
Jul 19, 2014, 1:35 PMIn context
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
Amazon is testing “Kindle Unlimited,” an ebook subscription service for $9.99/month   —  Amazon is testing an ebook and audiobook subscription service called “Kindle Unlimited” that offers “unlimited access to over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device for just $9.99 a month.”
Jul 16, 2014, 11:35 AMIn context
Google:
Google+ removes all name restrictions, apologizes for “unnecessarily difficult experiences”   —  When we launched Google+ over three years ago, we had a lot of restrictions on what name you could use on your profile.  This helped create a community made up of real people …
Jul 15, 2014, 5:10 PMIn context

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