Google http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29057/all en EU antitrust regulator says received Google proposals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/eu-antitrust-regulator-says-received-google-proposals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Google has presented detailed proposals to allay anti-competitive concerns about its business practices, the EU antitrust regulator said on Friday, in a move which brings the company a step closer to resolving a two-year investigation.</p> <p>The European Commission has been investigating the world's most popular search engine following complaints from more than a dozen companies, including Microsoft, that Google has used its market power to block rivals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/eu-antitrust-regulator-says-received-google-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Google Google Human–computer interaction World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 09:46:46 +0000 5742722 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Google moves closer to resolving EU investigation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-eu-antitrust-regulator-says-received-google-proposals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Presents proposals to settle EU anticompetitive concerns</p> <p>* EU competition authorities studying proposals</p> <p>* EU Commission expected to start informal market test soon</p> <p>By Foo Yun Chee</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Google Inc has offered to change some of its business practices to appease European competition authorities and avoid billions of dollars in fines.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-eu-antitrust-regulator-says-received-google-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing European Union Google Google Google Inc Human–computer interaction Internet Technology World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 10:00:56 +0000 5742754 at http://www.globalpost.com EU studies Google's bid to avoid anti-trust fine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/eu-studies-googles-bid-avoid-anti-trust-fine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EU anti-trust authorities said Friday they had received proposals from Internet giant Google aimed at ending a probe into its dominance of online search advertising platforms.</p> <p>"We have received proposals from Google and have started analysing them," said a spokesman for European Union Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia.</p> <p>The EU launched its investigation of Google in November 2010 following a complaint by companies in several countries, including Ciao, which is owned by US software giant Microsoft.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/eu-studies-googles-bid-avoid-anti-trust-fine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Google Google Internet Technology AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:15:51 +0000 5742972 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Google to pay 60 mln euros into French media fund http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-google-pay-60-mln-euros-french-media-fund <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Google inks deal with French media- president's office</p> <p>* No payment for links, to help grow online revenue</p> <p>* Germany still pushing for 'pay to link' deal</p> <p>PARIS, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Google is to pay 60 million euros ($82 mln) into a special fund to help French media develop their presence on the Internet under a top-level deal signed on Friday, but will not pay them for posting links to their content.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-google-pay-60-mln-euros-french-media-fund" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Google Google Human–computer interaction Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 19:31:17 +0000 5743470 at http://www.globalpost.com Google wins Australian sponsored links case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/google-wins-australian-sponsored-links-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Internet titan Google won an Australian court case Wednesday over sponsored links in its search results, with the nation's highest court ruling it did not engage in conduct that was misleading.</p> <p>Australia's competition regulator had taken Google to court, alleging that adverts using keywords for Honda, Harvey World Travel, Alpha Dog Training and Just 4X4 Magazine were published by Google and led consumers to rival firms.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/google-wins-australian-sponsored-links-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Google Google Human–computer interaction Technology AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 00:16:06 +0000 5747030 at http://www.globalpost.com Google buys online retail tracker for $125 mn http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/google-buys-online-retail-tracker-125-mn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Google said Wednesday it is buying online retail tracker Channel Intelligence for $125 million, as the Internet giant expands its retail footprint.</p> <p>Google signed an agreement with ICG Group to acquire its Channel Intelligence unit in a deal expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2013, Google and ICG said.</p> <p>"For over 10 years, we have focused on making it easy for consumers to find and buy products online and help our clients grow their business," said a blog post from the group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/google-buys-online-retail-tracker-125-mn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Google Google Human–computer interaction Technology AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:01:21 +0000 5747630 at http://www.globalpost.com Google chairman to sell $2.5 bn of shares http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/google-chairman-sell-25-bn-shares <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Google's Chairman Eric Schmidt plans to sell 3.2 million "A" shares, currently worth $2.5 billion, over the next year, Google said Friday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.</p> <p>The sale amounts to 42 percent of Schmidt's 7.6 million Class A and Class B shares in the company, a 2.3 percent stake in the company, but 8.2 percent of voting power.</p> <p>The sale is part of a pre-arranged trading plan for Schmidt's "long-term strategy for individual asset diversification and liquidity," according to the filing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/google-chairman-sell-25-bn-shares" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Google Google Human–computer interaction USD AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 00:45:36 +0000 5750688 at http://www.globalpost.com German lawmakers back Internet copyright, Google critical http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/german-lawmakers-back-internet-copyright-google-critical <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Critics say bill too vague to help publishers</p> <p>* Search engine Google says will hurt consumers</p> <p>BERLIN, March 1 (Reuters) - German lawmakers approved a bill on Friday that aims to protect publishers' copyright on the Internet but critics branded it too weak for failing to make search engines such as Google pay for displaying news snippets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/german-lawmakers-back-internet-copyright-google-critical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Google Google Technology World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 18:16:42 +0000 5771165 at http://www.globalpost.com Google buys machine learning startup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/google-buys-machine-learning-startup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Google said Wednesday that it has bought a Canadian startup specializing in getting machines to understand what people are trying to say.</p> <p>The Internet titan did not disclose how much it paid for DNNresearch, which was founded last year by University of Toronto professor Geoffrey Hinton and graduate students Ilya Sutskever and Alex Krizhevsky.</p> <p>The university said that Hinton is renowned for machine learning work with "profound implications" for areas such as speech recognition, computer vision and language understanding.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/google-buys-machine-learning-startup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fellows of the Royal Society Google Google Human–computer interaction Labor Technology AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:45:51 +0000 5782743 at http://www.globalpost.com More change at Google as Maps-Commerce chief gets new role http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/more-change-at-google-head-maps-and-commerce-gets-new-role <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alexei Oreskovic</p> <p>(Reuters) - Google Inc's mapping and commerce chief is stepping down in the latest senior management reshuffle after Android architect Andy Rubin moved on to a still-undefined role at the company on Wednesday.</p> <p>Google will split its Maps/Geo and Commerce group into two separate units. Senior Vice President Jeff Huber, who has led the group since 2011, is moving to Google X, the company's experimental projects group known for developing self-driving cars and the Google Glass wearable computer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/more-change-at-google-head-maps-and-commerce-gets-new-role" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Google Google Inc Software World Wide Web Year of birth missing Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:45:35 +0000 5783540 at http://www.globalpost.com Google rivals demand EU regulators take action http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/google-complainants-urge-eu-regulators-file-charges <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Foo Yun Chee</p> <p>BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Rivals of Google on Thursday urged EU antitrust regulators to get tougher with the world's top search engine and sanction it for allegedly abusing its market dominance.</p> <p>The call for action by 11 online and media companies reflects the frustration of small competitors at the pace of a two-year long investigation by the European Commission into the Internet powerhouse.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/google-complainants-urge-eu-regulators-file-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Google Google Human–computer interaction Technology World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:16:02 +0000 5789886 at http://www.globalpost.com YouTube announces shutdown in April Fool's prank http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/youtube-announces-shutdown-april-fools-prank <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In an elaborate April Fool's prank, YouTube announced Sunday it was going dark for a decade, and that the site was merely an eight-year contest to find the best video.</p> <p>"It's finally time to pick the winner," YouTube representatives announced in a 3:32 minute video posted on its homepage.</p> <p>The message was simple: the world's most popular video-sharing website would close at the end of the day to review all the video submissions it has received over the years, and would announce the best one in 2023.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/youtube-announces-shutdown-april-fools-prank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Google Human Interest Technology World Wide Web YouTube YouTube AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 23:00:33 +0000 5798291 at http://www.globalpost.com Google moves to end EU antitrust probe without fine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/google-submits-formal-concessions-eu-antitrust-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Foo Yun Chee</p> <p>BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google has formally submitted a package of concessions to European Union competition regulators in a strong signal that the world's No. 1 search engine may be able to settle a two-year antitrust investigation without a fine.</p> <p>Google first offered proposals at the end of January following a spate of complaints from rivals such as Microsoft that triggered the European Commission's investigation in November 2010.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/google-submits-formal-concessions-eu-antitrust-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Finance Financial data vendors Google Google Human–computer interaction Social Issues Technology World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:46:21 +0000 5811291 at http://www.globalpost.com Google, EU near deal on search probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/google-eu-near-deal-search-probe-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Internet giant Google is preparing changes to its dominant search system to satisfy EU anti-trust authorities, the Financial Times said Saturday.</p> <p>In a five-year accord with Brussels, Google has promised to make users "clearly aware" when promoting its own search services in specialised areas such as restaurants, finance and shopping, the FT said, citing people familiar with the deal.</p> <p>It will also highlight links to rival specialised search services.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/google-eu-near-deal-search-probe-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Congress of Deputies Google Google Politics of Spain Technology AFP Sat, 13 Apr 2013 11:15:48 +0000 5814723 at http://www.globalpost.com Google lets users plan for data after death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/google-lets-users-plan-data-after-death <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Most people hope to go to heaven when they die, but they don’t want all of their online information floating around in the cloud with them.</p><P>Now, Google has a solution for data after death.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/google-lets-users-plan-data-after-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Google Google Human–computer interaction Technology Asianet Mon, 15 Apr 2013 18:03:53 +0000 Asianet 5816245 at http://www.globalpost.com