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Google+ Costs $585M?

Google+ Costs $585M?

Google spent $ 585 million for the development and launch of Google+ social network can equivalent to the price of News Corp. acquired MySpace. Google+ employees approximately are 500 people and the average annual salary of these employees is $ 250,000.Google+ took advantage of the technology and talent from Google’s 3 acquisitions; $ 123 million acquisition of On2, $ 158 million acquisition of Widevine, and $ 179 million acquisition of Slide, the sum of the cost of Google+ reached $ 585 million………….

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API Of Google’s New Social Network Google+ Will Be Available For The Developers

API Of Google’s New Social Network Google+ Will Be Available For The Developers

Google has hinted at releasing a developer API for its newly launched social networking platform Google+ and this platform is currently going through a beta trial on an invite only basis, has been designed to bring a user’s entire web experience under one roof, making the web a more social place. Google+ is the company’s latest attempt to take on the social networking giant Facebook and the company recently announced that it had to temporarily halt the invites for Google+ amid insane demand…………

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Google Buying Online Video Site Hulu

Google Buying Online Video Site Hulu

Google is in preliminary talks to buy online video pioneer Hulu and Hulu has begun meeting with potential buyers including Google, Microsoft and Yahoo to drum up interest in a sale. Hulu would be an attractive target for any large company seeking to build an online content business and reached tentative agreements to renew rights to television shows from Disney, owner of the ABC broadcast network and Fox parent News Corp……………..

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Microsoft, Apple, Ericsson, RIM, Sony and EMC – The Whole Consortium Outbids Google Of Nortel Telecommunications Patents

Microsoft, Apple, Ericsson, RIM, Sony and EMC – The Whole Consortium Outbids Google Of Nortel Telecommunications Patents

Nortel Networks announced that it had sold its juggernaut patent portfolio to a consortium made up of the likes of Apple, Microsoft, and RIM for a hefty sum of $4.5 billion cash and Sony, Ericsson, and EMC will now have access to more than 6,000 patents that relate to all manner of technologies, including 4G LTE wireless capabilities, Wi-Fi, semiconductors, and social networking. Each company in the consortium could have paid $750 million each, significantly less than Google’s original $900 million bid and it is not clear if each company contributed equally or will equally share in ownership of the patents in question………….

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Google’s Chrome OS Has Bugs

Google’s Chrome OS Has Bugs

Researchers find flaws in Google Chrome OS systems and this flaws could undermine Google’s focus on security of Chrome-powered devices. Google responded to the news of the flaw in rapid fashion and fixed it, but the WhiteHat Security researcher found other instances of the same flaw in other applications soon after. Google Chrome OS gives extensions sweeping rights to access data stored on the cloud and the trusted extensions would be trusting another website, it means Google has to clamp down on extensions………..

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Gmail Getting New Look To Match Google+ – Test it Yourself

Gmail Getting New Look To Match Google+ – Test it Yourself

We seen this coming. Today Jason Cornwell, User Experience Designer of Gmail announced it on Gmail Blog. It bring the Google+ feeling in Gmail. Though it’s not released yet, but there is a Preview theme you could check it out right now.

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Google+ Blocked in China

Google+ Blocked in China

It has just been a day since the launch of Google’s very own social network, Google+. And surprisingly, its already banned in China. Guardian reports that Google+ is blocked by the Great Firewall of China just like other social networks including Facebook and Twitter, and users in China also reported that they are unable to open the newly launched social network.

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Oracle Claiming $2.6 Billion From Google For Android’s Alleged Infringement

Oracle Claiming $2.6 Billion From Google For Android’s Alleged Infringement

Oracle is seeking $2.6 billion in damages from Google as part of its patent infringement lawsuit over Java and in the latest filing in the case between the two California tech giants, Oracle revealed it was seeking $0.9 billion to $1.4 billion upfront from Google for infringing its patents. Oracle is entitled to damages based on a number of grounds, including advertising revenues from Android phones and Android has been used on more than 310 devices and now has the largest share of the smartphone market……….

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Google Teams Up With Virgin America To Provide Free WiFi In The Cloud

Google Teams Up With Virgin America To Provide Free WiFi In The Cloud

Google is joining forces with Virgin America to allow flight passengers to test-fly the new Chromebook computers for free and Airline passengers will be allowed to use the computers during their flight and even at select airport gates starting from July 1 through September 30, 2011. For passengers who borrow the Chromebook, they will receive a free WiFi session onboard Virgin America and at airport gates in San Francisco, Chicago O’Hare, Boston and in Dallas-Fort Worth will consist of Google Chrome Zone lounges beginning this week…………

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Graphical Improvements Coming To Google Search, Google Maps, and Gmail

Graphical Improvements Coming To Google Search, Google Maps, and Gmail

Google has redesigned its homepage, simplifying an already minimalist webpage , you realise it’s a change for the better, but it’s usually a bit of a double-take moment as your once nerdy friend has suddenly scrubbed up rather nicely. Not even the classic Google homepage is safe, but also the search giant reveals its intent to roll out a sweeping series of graphical improvements across Google Search, Google Maps, and Gmail over the next several months…………

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Facebook Co-founder Mark Zuckerberg Now The 3rd Richest Man In Technology Sector

Facebook Co-founder Mark Zuckerberg Now The 3rd Richest Man In Technology Sector

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s personal fortunes have soared, thanks to investment fund GSV,0 225,000 shares in Facebook at an average price of $29.28 each and this stake values the popular social networking site at about $70 billion. Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth has passed $18 billion and he is now the third richest man in the technology sector……….

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Google Introduced Fixes For “High-Risk” Security Holes In Its Chrome Browser

Google Introduced Fixes For “High-Risk” Security Holes In Its Chrome Browser

Google has shelled out another $7,000 in bounties to acquire and fix multiple high-risk security holes in its Chrome browser and Google Chrome version 12.0.742.112 addresses security vulnerabilities that expose users to remote code execution attacks. Chrome Stable channel has been updated to 12.0.742.112 for all platforms and contains an updated version of Adobe Flash……….

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HP TouchPads To WebOS Phone Adopters Will Get $50 Discounts

HP TouchPads To WebOS Phone Adopters Will Get $50 Discounts

HP is offering an unusual tactic to the early adopters of the TouchPad a discount based on loyalty to the webOS platform. This special offer is for the US or Canada who can prove they bought a Palm Pre, Pixi, or their Plus equivalents will get a $50 rebate on a 32GB version of the new tablet. The deal is valid anywhere the TouchPad is on sale and will continue to the end of July.

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Taiwan Finds Paid Android Refund Window Unlawful

Taiwan Finds Paid Android Refund Window Unlawful

Taipei City Government was recently alerted to Google’s Android Market return policies, that violate Taiwanese consumer protection laws requiring any product bought over the internet to have at least a 7-day trial period and gave Google a 15-day ultimatum to revise its app return policies to include the mandatory 7-day trial period. While the 15-minute refund window for apps and games purchased on the Android Market is fairly short and Tapei City government fined Google for the privilege of refusing to follow Taiwanese law’, followed swiftly by a T$1m ($35000 approx)……..

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General Dynamics Itronix Signed A Patent Agreement With Microsoft For Android Devices

General Dynamics Itronix Signed A Patent Agreement With Microsoft For Android Devices

Microsoft has signed yet another patent agreement with an Android device maker, General Dynamics Itronix and that will guarantee the software giant licensing fees for every Android device Itronix sells. Microsoft has already sued Barnes and Noble and Foxconn over Android patents and the new agreement will serve to increase the amount of money Microsoft earns from the overall success of Android…………

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