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Due to overwhelming demand, Google had to shutdown the invites to their newly launched social network. "We've shut down invite mechanism for the night. Insane demand. We need to do this carefully, and in a controlled way," Google's Vic Gundotra said.
While there was some pushback over Google's perceived lack of support for Gay Pride Week, the company employees were out in large numbers at many of the parades held last weekend throughout the world wearing Gaygler and Android Pride shirts.
A day after Google launched its answer to Facebook, News Corp sold MySpace, the social networking site displaced by Facebook, for $35 million - $545 million less than it purchased it for in 2005, the New York Times reported.
The much rumored social network from Google launched yesterday to mixed response. Given the product has only been shown to a handful of people and not in its entirety, a true review isn't possible. But you can be sure Google is monitoring reactions.
Citing limited usage, Google has announced they will pull the plug on Google Health – a site for storing your medical history plagued by privacy concerns since launch – and turn off PowerMeter – an energy consumption monitoring tool.
With the recent capture of one of FBI's Most Wanted through the use of social media and other arrests that have been made with the help of online sources, is it time for law enforcement to start hiring online search and social experts to fight crime?
The Winklevosses and their partner Divya Narendra have dropped their legal dispute against Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg, deciding not to continue their Supreme Court action for more than the $65 million plus already awarded to them.
A woman in Utah was held hostage for 16 hours by a gunman who kept posting to Facebook and even posted photos of the two of them he took with his camera phone. His Facebook page become a popular stop for friends, family, and complete strangers.
During Gay Pride celebrations last year Google's support was highly visible, as banner-carrying employees attended events around the world. This year, Google's only support thus far is displaying an LGBT rainbow decoration on "gay" related searches.
The Huffington Post has started a flame war with the New York Times claiming higher online users, but the increase at HuffPo has been largely at the expense of AOL and not some sudden increase in popularity or search engine rank dominance.
Despite its $2.5 billion contribution to the company coffers last year, Google's second largest revenue source still causes pushback from the online world for click fraud, its financing of the spamming of the web, and its total lack of transparency.
Gabriel Weinberg, founder of new search engine DuckDuckGo, noted in his blog the hundreds of thousands of bogus searches being done at his engine and wonders if these numbers are being counted by other search engines as part of the traffic totals.
Facebook is coming under attack from European Union regulators questioning its intrusion in to users' privacy. Facebook gave information to the EU shortly after the investigation started and may face a challenge in the United States too.
Seems auditing Google's privacy policies and actions is becoming a popular demand these days, only months after the FTC required Google to submit to bi annual audits a privacy watchdog is demanding the same be done with Canada.
A new Tennessee law makes it illegal to display or transmit images that "frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress." The constitutionality of the law seems to be in question, because it doesn't require that the picture be of the "victim."
Former Google engineer Dhanji R. Prasanna, who helped design Wave, Realtime Search and maintained the code library that resided on most of Google's Java servers, said "Google's vaunted scalable software infrastructure is obsolete."
Google has decided to redirect their Google.kz domain to their global homepage Google.com, in response to a Kazakhstan law enacted last month requiring all .kz domain websites to be hosted on servers within their country.
Google sent out invites to Music Beta - their new cloud-based music service they announced during Google I/O last month. Meanwhile, Apple, in what some are calling a counter, announced iCloud today - their version also includes other file types.
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