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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...

Google Caught In Napster Canoodle?

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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...

Dude, You're Getting A Google

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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,...

Google's New Toolbar Goes To The Office

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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...

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

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Google's combing the Negev for researchers.

Big Daddy Casts A Shadow

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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...

Hitting on ...

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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.

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