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Mozilla Abandons Yandex, Uses Google As Default Search Engine For Firefox 14 In Russia

Mozilla Abandons Yandex, Uses Google As Default Search Engine For Firefox 14 In Russia

Google and Mozilla are quite close, with both joined in a number of agreements, despite both working on their own browsers. It would seem that the partnership also tends to influence the Mozilla team which has now decided to make Google the default search engine for Firefox 14 which will be released in Russia. In the earlier version of the browser, Yandex was the default search engine.

By On June 10, 2012 Respond
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3D Version Of Google Earth Finally Unveiled By Google

3D Version Of Google Earth Finally Unveiled By Google

We have long been hearing that Google is working on a 3D version of its mapping service, Google Earth. And now, the search giant has finally unveiled a fully 3D version of Google Earth. While we will have to wait to finally use and see how awesome it is, the bit that has been unveiled by Google sounds very promising.

By On June 7, 2012 Respond
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Security Of Google Accounts Enhanced, Users Will Be Notified If ‘State-Sponsored Attackers’ Hacked Their Account

Security Of Google Accounts Enhanced, Users Will Be Notified If ‘State-Sponsored Attackers’ Hacked Their Account

State-sponsored cyber warfare is becoming an increasingly real concept and at the forefront of this concept are U.S. and Israel, who may provide other nations a sufficient reasons to indulge in similar cyber wars. Perhaps as a result of numerous state-sponsored cyber attacks having being unveiled, Google has now shored up the security of Google accounts.

By On June 6, 2012 Respond
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QuickOffice Acquired By Google

QuickOffice Acquired By Google

Acquisitions are a norm in the tech world. What is significant about these acquisitions, though, is that they contain hints as to where a tech company is headed. For instance, the search giant, Google has now acquired a mobile productivity company, Quickoffice. Google plans to improve its own apps development through this acquisition.

By On June 6, 2012 Respond
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Google Shopping Listings Won’t Be Free Much Longer

Google Shopping Listings Won’t Be Free Much Longer

Google has announced through their Commerce blog that the current shopping search feature will be turned into a new shopping search engine called “Google Shopping” for users in the United States in this fall. Currently, the service is free and search results of product are based predominantly on relevance. But, it won’t be free much longer for advertisers according to the new announcement. After the service is commenced, merchants have to bid for top spots in the Google Shopping results which will be marked as Sponsored.

By On June 6, 2012 Respond
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Apple Plans To Replace Google Maps On iOS With Its Own Maps This Year

Apple Plans To Replace Google Maps On iOS With Its Own Maps This Year

It has been previously reported that Apple is working on a mapping solution of its own which it intends to offer to iOS users as an alternative to Google Maps. Some have speculated that Apple will be unveiling this solution in iOS 6 which Apple may announce during WWDC 2012. Now, Wall Street Journal has reported that Apple will launch this mapping solution in the later part of this year.

By On June 5, 2012 1 Response
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Google’s ‘Bouncer’ Can Be Fooled By Hackers To Hide Malicious Android Apps

Google’s ‘Bouncer’ Can Be Fooled By Hackers To Hide Malicious Android Apps

Google has been trying to put in a tight security mechanism in the Android Marketplace so that malicious apps are filtered away and are not allowed to stay in the apps market. In order to do so, Google makes use of a scanning program which is called ‘Bouncer.’ Now, security researchers have been able to identity the details of the antivirus scanner that Google uses, details that can be exploited by the hackers.

By On June 5, 2012 1 Response
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Trust Seal Provider KikScore Acquired By Google

Trust Seal Provider KikScore Acquired By Google

The KikScore technology and certain assets of it has been acquired by Google, recently. The Washington DC and Denver-based, KikScore is popular for providing online trust seals for small businesses. The company has told that their service will no longer be available to customers after June 28, 2012. They gives advice to customers to check out the ‘Google Trusted Store’ product as an alternative to the KikScore service. Currently, KikScore has served globally 1700+ small business customers. Google and KikScore did not provide any information about the acquisition financials.

By On June 5, 2012 Respond
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Google May Beat Apple In 3D Maps

Google May Beat Apple In 3D Maps

It has been recently reported that Apple has plans of introducing 3D maps of its own in iOS 6. Analysts stated that this was being done by Apple to let iOS users move away from Google Maps. However, it would seem that Google may beat Apple in 3D Maps. The search giant has now unveiled plans of introducing 3D Maps soon.

By On June 3, 2012 1 Response
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Google Has Applied For .Google, .Docs And .Lol Domain Extention

Google Has Applied For .Google, .Docs And .Lol Domain Extention

In 2008, The Internet Corporation For Assigned Names And Numbers unveiled its project to expand the total number of generic top-level domains. This was a huge news for the web since the generic top-level domains have remained fixed in numbers for a long time and with this new project, the possibilities of a lot of new generic domains was to be explored.

By On June 3, 2012 Respond
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Oracle Vs. Google: Judge Alsup Ruled Against Oracle

Oracle Vs. Google: Judge Alsup Ruled Against Oracle

So, here come something close to verdict about Oracle Vs. Google case. Judge Alsup ruled “APIs Not Protected By Copyright”. Though Judge trying to to avoid appeal but still he called for a case management conference on June 21st for further proceedings.

By On June 3, 2012 Respond
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Google To Reveal The Next Dimension Of Maps On 6 June

Google To Reveal The Next Dimension Of Maps On 6 June

Google will reveal behind-the-scene workflow of Google Maps and Google Earth, and share it’s vision for map related products at a special press event which will be held on Wednesday June 6. Brian McClendon, Vice President of Google Maps and Google Earth will walk the reporters through the invitation only tour. Google is expected to show off some demo of the newest technology and a sneak peek at upcoming features. The event will be held a week before Apple’s WWDC event where the latter is expected to officially drop Google Maps to make way for its own mapping system.

By On June 2, 2012 Respond
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Hackers Exploit Google’s reCAPTCHA With 99% Accuracy

Hackers Exploit Google’s reCAPTCHA With 99% Accuracy

Google’s reCAPTCHA system is meant to block automated scripts, such as online bots, to generate artificial traffic or make artificial submissions on its services. The reCAPTCHA system is widely used online, including by some very notable websites such as Facebook and Craigslist. However, now three hackers have revealed how this system is very weak.

By On June 2, 2012 Respond
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Google Rolls Out New Crossbreed Service – Google+ Local

Google Rolls Out New Crossbreed Service – Google+ Local

Google has rolled out a new crossbreed service of Google+ and Zagat named Google+ Local on Wednesday. By using the ‘Local’ tool, users can discover and share information about nearby places which is actually featuring Zagat scores and recommendations from trusted Google+ users. Beside that, the new service embodies information from Zagat, which Google has bought for $151 million last September.

By On May 31, 2012 Respond
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French Court Excuse Google On YouTube Copyright Issue

French Court Excuse Google On YouTube Copyright Issue

Search giant, Google has won a suit for YouTube copyright issue against French broadcaster TF1. French court ruled that Google is not responsible for filtering out pirated content on YouTube. The TF1′s filed the complaint against Google owned video sharing site YouTube on the ground that the site hosts user uploaded copyrighted sports and movies that were property of the broadcaster. Because of illegal hosting and failure to remove copyrighted contents by YouTube, TF1 asked for more than $176 million (~141 million euros) in damages from Google. French court, however, turned down the TF1′s plea and ordered the broadcaster to pay around $100,000 (~80,000 euros) to Google as legal fees.

By On May 31, 2012 Respond
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