Google Watch - Page 193

The latest news bites emanating from the Googleplex.

PayPal Prepares for Google Challenge

February 06, 2006 11:02 AM

The Google Phone: The Next Big Thing?

February 05, 2006 7:02 PM
The "deck", in cell phone speak, is the features menu that appears after turning on the phone's Internet connection. Now comes a report warning cell phone operators better not let Google get its features on deck, because the carriers will get steamrolled in the process. The seemingly innocent features menu

Google Enemies List Update

February 02, 2006 2:02 PM
The World Association of Newspapers has made it official: a lot of newspapers hate Google too. Like a lot of people in the news business, WAN is irked at how news outfits never see a penny of the ad revenues that companies like Google generate by redistributing their hard work.

A Minute With Alec Muffett

February 02, 2006 4:02 AM
Muffett found a rather easy way around the censorship software Google's using on its newest search engine in China. EWEEK'S GOOGLE WATCH: How did you figure out all you needed to do was enter search terms in capital letters? Was the cap key stuck and you didn't notice? Muffett "A

The Cell Phone Effect

February 02, 2006 3:02 AM
Perhaps Google's Billionaire Boys Club ought to seek out advice from Jorma Ollila, the chief executive of Nokia. He's also running a company that's spoiled investors with incredible balance sheet after incredible balance sheet. Nokia's stock price too gets buffeted when the company misses some astronomical sales projection by just

Blacklist Me!

February 01, 2006 6:02 PM
Google CEO Eric Schmidt has added a $20,000 pool and spa a $300,000 garage with basement, a $200,000 fence and retaining wall, and a $4,000 accessory structure to his home, which sits on a recently merged two acre lot. Gotta keep up with the Joneses; houses in Schmidt's neighborhood

Google Doesn't Go To Congress

February 01, 2006 3:02 PM
Google sent a letter rather than make a personal appearance at today's Congressional Human Rights Caucus. It seems Google, Yahoo and others support industry guidelines to rely on when operating in nations, like China, where Internet content is subject to government restrictions. The tone and language of the letter suggests

A Capital Idea In China

February 01, 2006 1:02 PM
With the postscript "Enjoy the liberation while you can, citizens," the Web site Crypticide recently unleashed a way to beat Google Inc.'s censorship of its new Chinese search engine results. The trick - entering search terms in capital letters -- worked for about six hours. Crypticide's readers noted how quickly

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