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“LEGO wall planner syncs digitally with your Google Calendar”

“Vitamins design studio in London has created an ingenious wall mounted time planner that’s built entirely from LEGO bricks and can be synced digitally with your Google Calendar account using a smartphone camera.” Read Full Article >

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“Google to Fund, Develop Wireless Networks in Emerging Markets”

“Google Inc. is deep into a multipronged effort to build and help run wireless networks in emerging markets as part of a plan to connect a billion or more new people to the Internet. These wireless networks would serve areas such as sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia to dwellers outside of major cities where wired Internet connections aren’t available, said people familiar with the strategy.” Read Full Article >

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“White House picks Twitter lawyer as Internet privacy officer”

“President Obama has picked Nicole Wong, Twitter’s legal director, to be the White House’s first chief privacy officer. Wong previously was a vice president and deputy general counsel at Google at its Mountain View, Calif., headquarters.” Read Full Article >

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“Google: government censorship requests jumped 20% in last six months”

“Google has published new numbers that show how governments around the world are asking to remove more content from services like YouTube than ever before.” Read Full Article >

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“Google’s paid clicks rise 20% in the first quarter”

“Cost per click fell 4% compared with the same quarter a year ago and the fourth quarter of 2012, Google announced today. The search engine’s revenue was up 31% from the first quarter of 2012 to nearly $14 billion and profits rose 16% to $3.35 billion.” Read Full Article >

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“Google deal with EU regulates search results”

“In a sweeping proposed deal with European antitrust regulators, Google has agreed to increase the prominence of links to competitors like Yelp and TripAdvisor in its search listings, and to clearly label in-house services such as Zagat.” Read Full Article >

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“Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Plans To Sell 3.2M Company Shares Over The Next Year, 42% Of His Stake In Google”

“Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt, the company today reported in an SEC filing, plans to sell about 3.2 million of the Class A common stock he currently owns through a stock trading plan, which would reduce his share in the company by about 42 percent. At Google’s current stock price, this transaction would be worth about $2.5 billion.” Read Full Article >

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“Consumers Spend 20-30% of Time Online in Social; Ad Tolerance Improving”

“Consumers spend more time on social networks than on any category of websites; total time spent on social increased 37 percent YoY this July, at 121 billion minutes that month. PC users spend approximately 20 percent of their online time in social networks, while mobile users are even more prolific at 30 percent, according to a recent Nielsen study.” Read Full Article >

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“Why The Future Of Search May Look More Like Yahoo Than Google”

“Rewind to the late 90s. Almost everything you needed – email, news, sports, stocks, maps and more – was conveniently on one site: Yahoo!. Yahoo! was the ‘portal’ to the Internet that strived to deliver everything you could ever want on its own properties. The crazy thing is how successful Yahoo! was at this. Few, if any, have ever done content or media online at that scale.” Read Full Article >

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“Small Players Seek an Alternative to the Expense of Pay-Per-Click”

“When Tom Telford helped found a vacation rental management company, Blue Creek Cabins, in 2001, he wanted a quick and easy way to connect with people looking to rent the 20 cabins he and his partner managed in and around the mountains of picturesque Helen, Ga. That is when he heard about a program called AdWords being offered by a new company, Google. Finding the system relatively easy to use, Mr. Telford selected a few keywords, like ‘Helen GA cabin rentals,’ and agreed to pay Google 60 cents every time someone performed a search and clicked on his ad.” Read Full Article >

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