News tagged with internet searches

Google's review by FTC nearing critical point

After an 18-month investigation into Google's business practices, the Federal Trade Commission is nearing a critical decision on allegations that the Internet giant has unfairly tweaked its popular search engine to tout some ...

Nov 12, 2012
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Google 'open to mediation' in France revenue row

Google said on Tuesday it was open to the idea of appointing a mediator to help end its bitter row with French news media sites that want to make the US Internet giant pay to display links to their content.

Nov 06, 2012
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AOL rallies on results surprise

AOL said Tuesday it made a profit of $20.8 million in the third quarter as the struggling Internet firm stemmed a seven-year decline in revenues.

Nov 06, 2012
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Google loses appeal against French tax searches

A Paris appeals court has rejected a request by Internet search giant Google to invalidate the search and seizure of documents by French tax authorities, according to a copy of the decision obtained by AFP ...

Nov 02, 2012
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Google threatens to drop links to French media

Google has threatened to exclude French media sites from its search results if France implements a proposed law forcing search engines to pay for content, according to a letter obtained by AFP.

Oct 18, 2012
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Iran blocks access to Gmail

Iran blocked access to Google's popular and relatively secure Gmail service Monday amid first steps by the Islamic republic to establish a walled-off national intranet separate from the worldwide Internet.

Sep 24, 2012
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Google says it will shut China music service (Update)

(AP)—Google Inc. said Friday it will close a music download service in China, further reducing its presence in the world's most populous Internet market two years after the company closed its mainland search engine in a ...

Sep 21, 2012
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Microsoft adding staff, R&D in China mobile push

(AP)—Microsoft Corp. will hire more than 1,000 additional employees in China this year and boost research and development spending by 15 percent as it tries to catch up with Apple and Google in the fast-growing mobile Internet ...

Sep 06, 2012
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China's Baidu releases new mobile browser

(AP)—Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, has released a mobile browser and says it will invest in a cloud computing center as growth in Internet use shifts to mobile phones.

Sep 04, 2012
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