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Monday 31 May 2010
It's over six months now since Google announced its plans to acquire the leading mobile ad network, AdMob . Last week, the search giant finally managed to close the deal. The news was revealed after the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) eventually approved the takeover, which it had been examining on antitrust grounds.
Saturday 22 May 2010
Web giant Google is launching a service that will combine surfing the Internet with surfing TV channels. Google TV was announced by the company earlier this week at a meeting of software developers in San Francisco.
Tuesday 18 May 2010
Google has announced the launch of an encrypted version of its search engine in order to prevent search results being accessed over open connections. The move follows the company's decision to turn on encryption by default for Gmail users earlier this year and comes in the wake of controversy over breaches of privacy by its Street View service .
Monday 17 May 2010
The gloves are off in the skirmish between Adobe and Apple. Last month's 'Thoughts on Flash' tirade against Adobe's beloved product by Apple CEO Steve Jobs has prompted an aggressive response from Adobe.
Saturday 15 May 2010
Free voice and two-way video calling provider Skype announced on Thursday that it has launched a group video calling service. Currently a beta version - which means that users might see a few rough edges and the software might not work perfectly every time - the Skype 5.0 beta for Windows is now available as a free download at www.skype.com .
Saturday 01 May 2010
Google is testing a search results box that places top brands above regular results for product-related searches. This brand information - which is neither an ad nor a normal search result - was first spotted by the Internet marketing news website, Search Engine Land.
Saturday 01 May 2010
On Tuesday of this week, Google revealed that it is making its 'Similar' feature - which shows alongside the URL in the search results - more prominent in its results pages. On the Official Google Blog, Software Engineer Doantam Phan explained: " We've offered a 'Similar' feature on results for a while now as a way to discover new, useful sites, but it hasn't been too visible.