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The Google Translator

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Our Google translator finally arrived in the mail! Now lets see just how good it is at decoding Googleish. We fed the contraption this story written by my colleague Michael J. Miller at PC Magazine. His work is based on an interview with Google Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt. Schmidt:...

Microsoft Has Google's Number

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Google seems to be getting its lunch handed to it in a very lucrative front in its battle with chief rival Microsoft. According to some figures Microsoft released today, in January 20 million or so people made a phone call using either Microsoft's MSN Messenger instant messaging feature, or...

Google News Gets Schooled

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A teen-ager has managed to point out Google News' credibility problems. Sixteen-year-old Tom Vendetta says he was motivated into devilishness by an article on fooling Google News he found on the Digg Web site. Using a free newswire service, he circulated a fake, typo-riddled press release claiming...

Three dimensional, @Last

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Google buys 3D image renderer @Last Software.

From the Trenches:The Google-DOJ Showdown

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U.S. District Court Judge James Ware ultimately handed the Bush administration a partial victory over Google. Ware decided Google must turn over to the U.S. Department of Justice a few thousand Web sites it has indexed, which in turn will used as evidence in a separate court case. Ware made

Mars Attacks!

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Mars, the planet, gets the Google Earth treatment.

There's Something Bigger Than Google

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Ladies, gentlemen and Google watchers everywhere, I give you Mel Brooks, economic theorist! One of Brooks' infamous early comedic roles was of a man born before the time of Jesus, Yaweh or Allah. Did he worship anything? "A guy named Phil," the clan's biggest, baddest dude, Brooks explains...

In Googleville, $50 Million Is Pocket Change

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Google co-founder Sergey Brin on March 7 sold Google stock with an estimated face value of $50 million, according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission documents here and here. To consider: The deal represents less than a percentage point of the estimated 31 million shares of Google stock...

Settling In Seattle

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Google gets more office space in Seattle, a stone's throw from Microsoft.

Google's Docket Is Crowded

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These must be long days for Google's legal department. On March 10, Google and Brazilian authorities plan to discuss what Google does to police Orkut, Google's chat room. The same day, it's also possible French book publishers will decide to sue Google for alleged copyright infringement. Google...

Google Buys A Web Writer

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Google's bought Upstartle, which makes Writely, a word processing feature for Web browsers. Financial terms undisclosed. The acquisition seems to bolster the search engines array of office computer desktop software. With a fatter sliver of products to sell businesses, Google can better compete...

The United Nations Of Accoona

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The Internet search engine Accoona's last big bash was in December 2004, when its site went live. Now it's time to party again. And for some bold predictions that it'll be search's next big thing.At a press event March 8 at the United Nations building in New York City, Chief

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