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The latest news bites emanating from the Googleplex.

Google Keeps Mum on Don't Be Evil Bookmarklet

January 25, 2012 12:01 PM
Ever since Facebook Product Director Blake Ross unveiled his Don't Be Evil bookmarklet, which uses Google's search indexes to show what Google Search, plus your world would look like if it included results from Facebook, Twitter and other sources, the tech world has been waiting for Google to respond.

Google Hotel Finder Now Refines Results by Travel Time

January 24, 2012 12:01 AM
Google has upgraded the Hotel Finder travel search feature, adding an option to help users filter hotels by how close they want to be to a place when looking for a place to stay. Launched last July to help travelers narrow their options for hotel stays, Hotel Finder

Why Google Can't Reveal Google+ User Engagement Yet

January 23, 2012 12:01 AM
Over at VentureBeat, Rocky Agrawal is outraged at Google for being "intellectually dishonest" regarding the user engagement the company is seeing in its Google+ social network. As I noted Saturday, Google CEO Larry Page counted 90 million Google+ accounts, but declined to say how frequently users were

Google Apps Fuels BBVA Email for 110,000 Employees

January 20, 2012 12:01 AM
Google Apps, the cloud-based collaboration software for businesses, is set to turn 5 years old next month. Google celebrated early in landing BBVA as its largest Google Apps deployment to date, spanning 110,000 employees. BBVA, which is short for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., is the second

Google+ Gets Search Conversations, Video Updates

January 19, 2012 12:01 AM
Google has really revved its Google+ engine in this second full week of the new year. One day after I discussed the new Google+ photo meme feature and auto-complete search for hashtags, the company has rolled out a handful of new tools to refine the user experience.

Google+ Adds Fun Photo Caption Feature, Auto-complete Hashtags

January 18, 2012 12:01 AM
The Google+ team has added a fun new feature to photos -- the ability to add text within pictures. Take this picture I snagged at CES last week. Before sharing it on Google+, I click Add text: See here the options to add text above,

Google to Command CES 2013 With Android

January 17, 2012 12:01 AM
I attended the high-tech tour de force known as the Consumer Electronics Show last week for two days in Las Vegas. It was my second year in a row covering the show. People have painted the show as increasingly irrelevant. Microsoft didn't help when it vowed

Murdoch Rips White House SOPA Stance, Google on Twitter

January 16, 2012 5:01 AM
With anyone else, we call this outburst chutzpah, but this being media mogul Rupert Murdoch, and Murdoch almost always showing a propensity for saying Murdochian things, we'll view this following Jan. 12 tweetburst via Twitter as de rigeur. Basically, Murdoch called out President Barack Obama and Google over

Theory: Google Using Search to Sic Antitrust Busters on Facebook

January 13, 2012 12:01 AM
There's little question now that Google has stepped into it big time with regard to Search, plus your world, the feature that personalizes search by incorporating Google+ posts and photos in users' search results. Users who are signed in are officially sheep to Google's supposed well-meaning shepherd,

Google TV ARM in ARM With Marvell at CES

January 12, 2012 12:01 AM
One of my last stops here at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show Jan. 11 was to check out what Marvell Semiconductor had done for Google TV. Few will disagree chipsets aren't as sexy as smart TVs, Blu-ray players or companion boxes, but Marvell aims to be the

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