Google Watch - Page 189

The latest news bites emanating from the Googleplex.

European Publishers Throw Punches

March 06, 2006 5:03 PM
It's a tough time to be an online book publisher in Europe. On March 6, major European book publishers took a swipe at Amazon Inc. during a publishing conference panel. One participant said Amazon was a bigger threat than Google. Meanwhile, Google faces a possible legal showdown in France. Publishers there are

Google's In The GDrive Seat

March 06, 2006 2:03 PM
New evidence emerges of Google building a virtual hard drive where consumers and enterprises can store an unlimited amount of Google mail, instant messages, searches, downloads and other kinds of data. The hints were part of a Google Analyst Day presentation that appeared briefly online, but disappeared soon after the new wrinkles started resonating

Microsft, Google Feeding RSS Showdown

March 06, 2006 1:03 PM
Google watchers may want to tune into an address on March 7 by Microsoft's Chief Technical Officer Ray Ozzie at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego. At the conference, Ozzie plans to unveil some of his recent ideas about bridging computer desktops and RSS feeds. RSS is a popular

Will The New ATT Be Neutral?

March 05, 2006 9:03 PM
From Google's perspective, the newly-proposed telecom duo of AT&T and Bellsouth can't be good combination. "Uh oh." That means there's an even louder, more influential voice supporting a very biased Internet. It'll be one where Google and other Internet-based companies must pay broadband providers a fee in order to offer their services

eBay Finds The Google Way

March 05, 2006 5:03 PM
A couple of  new apps-in-the-making combine the features of Google and auctioneer eBay, making for an interesting mix of two Internet honchos. With this software installed, eBay bidders can keep track of an auction's current high bid, time remaining and other details using Google's desktop features. The plug-in was originally developed

Minor Gmail Flaw Fixed

March 03, 2006 2:03 PM
Gmail flaw, discoverd by teen, has been fixed.

At Google, Things Do Go Wrong

March 03, 2006 2:03 PM
Google doesn't often mention its mistakes. So it was surprising to hear at Analyst Day of a Google feature that doesn't appear to be making the grade. It's an online hailer of cabs, using global positioning devices to find the nearest one. A Google exec explained that the cabs showed up to the pick-up location way

Oracle Tries to Lift the Enterprise Search Malaise

March 03, 2006 1:03 PM
Major technology stars before Oracle have tried to sell enterprise search products. But all the deep pockets and business savvy haven't done much to awaken the slumbering market. By most estimates, sales of enterprise search equipment hover at a few hundred millions of dollars a year. In a sign of how

Pushing the Google Too Far

March 02, 2006 8:03 PM
That was one humble Google at its annual Analyst Day exercise today. Humble, sober and, more tellingly, missing Google's usual swagger. The 4-hour event amounted to Google explaining life in the post-Google-Giddiness Era. For one, there's been a profound mindset change. At Google, profits are much more important.

From The Trenches: Analyst Day 2006

March 02, 2006 1:03 PM
Google's Eric Schmidt opens the day vowing to run the company based on the founding principles. "Principles matter, it's part of what will be coming as we grow," he said. Larry Page, co-founder, on customer trust: "There's great incentive to be trusted. Companies that win in this space will be trusted."

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