Google Watch - Page 194

The latest news bites emanating from the Googleplex.

Dialing Up A Google

January 31, 2006 9:01 PM
Google says its newly-discovered partnership with a Net phone provider is only to test a single feature known as click-to-call. But there's much more to voice over Internet Protocol's (VOIP) magic. It just seems foolish to conclude VoIP begins and ends for Google with click-to-call, which are clickable Net advertising

A Few Minutes With Larry, Sergey and Eric

January 31, 2006 6:01 PM
Here are snippets from Google's fourth quarter earnings conference call, featuring co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page plus Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt. Operating System, Shmoperating System: What are the chances of a Google operating system any time soon? Schmidt said it's "not an interesting opportunity." Frying Up The Bacon:

Google Caught In Napster Canoodle?

January 31, 2006 11:01 AM
The New York Post reports Google's interested in buying or partnering with online music seller Napster, Inc. The report adds to the specluation that Google is moving aggressively to put its powerful brand behind an online music selling service. Perhaps the Post should have played this story on its gossip

Dude, You're Getting A Google

January 30, 2006 4:01 PM
Dell Inc. says it has begun testing a heretofore unannounced partnership with Google. That was until Nancy Adzentoivich of SearchViews found this interesting Web site. The picture suggests a hybrid of Google's personalized Web site, and Dell's online store. Adzentoivich, and other blogophiles, also note how Google features are coming

Google's New Toolbar Goes To The Office

January 30, 2006 12:01 PM
Google's latest Web browser toolbar is the first time the Internet search provider has targeted that particular feature at enterprises. The free Google Toolbar for Enterprise beta contains administrative controls. Presumably, a company could distribute a customized version of the toolbar to scan employee directories and other frequently used information

Take Off Your Shoes, Google, You're On Holy Ground

January 30, 2006 11:01 AM
Google's combing the Negev for researchers.

Big Daddy Casts A Shadow

January 27, 2006 7:01 PM
There are new signs of Google Inc.'s rumored "Big Daddy" infrastructure overhaul. Judging from the recent plethora of evidence cited by Google watchers, it seems that Big Daddy has spread to much more of Google's network. Big Daddy, the project's supposed nickname, refers to new data centers that Google developing

Hitting on ...

January 27, 2006 11:01 AM
Hitting on: ...Forbes, which reports on a Bear Stearns research note predicting an iTunes competitor from Google "which we've dubbed Google Tunes. We think this is a logical step now that the nascent Google Video product has been introduced." Expect a test of the service within 3 to 6 months.

What was that?

January 26, 2006 8:01 PM
What Marquette University Assistant Law Professor Eric Goldman said today: "It's legislative opportunism. It's classic (bad) cyberlaw." What he was reacting to: U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA) intends to introduce a bill next legislative session to prohibit Internet search engines from storing details about their customers for an infinite

A minute with Roger Dingledine

January 26, 2006 2:01 AM
Roger Dingledine created The Free Haven Project, a free software for anonymous and censorship-resistant Internet use. EWEEK'S GOOGLE WATCH Has the news that search engines turned over millions of search queries to the feds done you guys any good? It must have people running scared! "We're up to something like

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