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The Google Phone: The Next Big Thing?

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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...

Google Enemies List Update

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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

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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

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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...

Blacklist Me!

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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

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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...

A Capital Idea In China

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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...

Dialing Up A Google

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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...

A Few Minutes With Larry, Sergey and Eric

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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...

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