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Nike and Google in Play

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Joga is an invite-only online community for exchanging videos, photos, scores, news and other items about football. When switched on in the next few days, it'll be the first tangible results of Google's partnership with Nike Inc., the athletic apparel maker. This is kind of new for Google....

Loki Cometh

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Worried about the Internet's erosion of your privacy? Take a look at Loki. The free, Web browser toolbar from Boston-based Skyhook Wireless automatically determines  your lattitude and longitude, with an accuracy of about 30 meters. Then it mixes that information with commonly-found Internet...

Porn Works in Google's Favor in Key Word Case

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Porn has helped Google dodge quite a bullet. Google was facing a potentially catastrophic request from the government for a random sampling of the search terms its users enter. The government wanted the terms to test porn filters, and to use the test results as evidence in another case. While...

Google Knows the Score

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March Madne$$ and TV-deprived? You can score with Google SMS.

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...

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