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The latest news bites emanating from the Googleplex.

Google's Docket Is Crowded

March 10, 2006 1:03 PM
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 is also now close to settling a class action, click fraud

Google Buys A Web Writer

March 09, 2006 3:03 PM
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 against software king Microsoft Corp. Read more

The United Nations Of Accoona

March 09, 2006 2:03 PM
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

Come Back Google Boy, Come Back

March 08, 2006 9:03 PM
The last we saw our hero, Google Boy, he was fighting to keep the prying eyes of the Department of Justice off its users search terms. Now, our teen-aged caped crusader is settling lawsuits. Just doesn't seem right that our freedomi-fighting wunderkind faces off with the federales, but now is writing checks

Google's $90 Million Answer For Click Fraud

March 08, 2006 4:03 PM
Google's agreed to settle a class action, click fraud lawsuit for around $90 million. Now it's upto the judge to approve the proposal. To settle the case, Google wants to let any advertiser since 2002 bring a click fraud complaint. Usually, they only get 60 days to do so. Total reimbursements

Searching For A Way To Best Google

March 08, 2006 3:03 PM
Here's more from a recent interview with Justin Osmer, the guy in charge of Microsoft's new search engine. Osmer's under a lot of pressure. None other than Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates predicted a few weeks ago that Microsoft's new search engine is better than No. 1 Google's. The latest MSN search engine debuted

Quick, To The Google Phone

March 08, 2006 11:03 AM
Google seems far behind chief rival Microsoft Corp. when it comes to getting its features off the PC and onto other personal electronic devices. Microsoft makes software for many different kinds of cell phones plus TVs, stereos, personal digital assistants, watches, and more. For now, the furthest Google's gotten from the personal computer is a

MSN Search Revs Up New Engine

March 07, 2006 7:03 PM
Microsoft said it will soon offer a better, faster, more curious search engine. A beta version of the search engine debuts at in a few hours. It, and a revision in a few months, will be a serious challenge to market leader Google Inc., said MSN Search Senior Product Manager Justin Osmer. The new

Developers Enlist To Fight The Google Wars

March 07, 2006 1:03 PM
Google snags 80 developers and counting by offering their tools at a popular online buffet.

Ray Ozzie's Big Idea? A Clip Board

March 07, 2006 1:03 PM
Microsoft Chief Technology Officer Ray Ozzie's big idea is a clip board. His idea is rooted in really simple syndication (RSS) as a means of "wiring-the-web," he wrote on his blog, and spoke of during a presentation at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference on March 7. In simple terms, Ozzie's

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