Google has reached an agreement to acquire navigation app maker Waze in a deal believed to be valued upwards of $1 billion, beating out rivals Facebook and Apple, which were also rumored to be mulling a bid for the startup.
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Twitter's keyword targeting in timelines means advertisers will be able to specify the keywords they wish to initiate a promoted tweet, as well as specifying the geographic location, gender, and client being used, to reach their audience.
Facebook's fourth quarter results show that around 23 percent of its total fourth quarter advertising revenue ($305 million) came from mobile. Use of its network via mobile devices rocketed by 57 percent as mobile users topped desktop users.
Oracle wanted billions. Google offered millions. Even that $150,000 is out the window. Oracle has agreed to a grand total of nothing (that's $0 U.S.) in damages from Google in the long-running Java dispute. Judge asks: "is there a catch?"
Professional networking website LinkedIn has run into a pair of thorny privacy issues, after reports emerged that millions of account credentials had been leaked, while researchers also accused its iPhone app of secretly snagging users' data.
Yahoo Axis displays search results for the iPhone, iPad or desktop browsers, without users having to leave their current web page, and provides a preview of the pages that results link to in an effort to overhaul the modern method of search.
Google is embarking on an awareness-raising program that will see it notify, via its own search results pages, roughly half a million users that they may be on the brink of losing their internet connection as a result of a malware infection.
European antitrust chiefs are offering Google a chance to end the 18-month investigation into alleged monopoly abuses by the company. U.S. senators say the deal is a positive step forward in addressing the concerns they also have with the firm.
Yahoo holds a 40 percent stake in Alibaba, but will be able to reduce this by half. The deal also includes provision for a share buy-back plan for Yahoo and a potential IPO by Alibaba. Sale proceeds will be returned to Yahoo shareholders.
Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of photo-sharing service Instagram is reportedly facing delays of several months, as U.S. regulators probe the deal. As part of the investigation, the Federal Trade Commission has contacted Google and Twitter.
The judge who is hearing the case said that the most Oracle may end with as a result of that infringement was statutory damages – which are limited to just $150,000. Oracle had originally been seeking billions of dollars in damages from Google.
Professional social network LinkedIn is to acquire business presentation-sharing site SlideShare, an online storage website for users to share business presentations, for $118.8 million, as it looks to boost its content services.
A report from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has accused Google of knowingly collecting households' Wi-Fi data, a practice the search giant has long argued happened by mistake during the design of its Street View service.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin has repeated warnings that the greatest threat to Internet freedom is government censorship focused on crushing political dissent, and warned that attacks against online piracy are “misguided and dangerous”.
Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson, hoping to save $375 million a year and help the company become smaller and nimbler, confirms Yahoo is cutting 2,000 staff from its payroll as the one-time Internet star aims to “reshape” itself for the future.
Users who sign up to Google's new Account Activity tool will get monthly reports on the number of emails sent and received to their Gmail accounts, the number of searches they conduct, and even the most frequent queries they have submitted.
MPs on the joint committee investigating privacy and injunctions aren't unconvinced by evidence presented by Google that introducing filtering technology is impractical to prevent users accessing material which could be subject to court orders.
In a move that appears designed to bolster its ability to defend itself against patent-related lawsuits, particularly a recently issued case from rival Yahoo, Facebook has bought 750 patents cover technologies relating to software and networking.
Google's former director of engineering has slammed life at the company under the leadership of Larry Page, accusing the company of losing its focus on innovation and becoming an “advertising company with a single corporate-mandated focus”.
Google has updated its Chrome browser, fixing an issue that was first uncovered at its Pwnium browser hacking contest. A Russian security researcher won $60,000 for demonstrating his exploit at the hackathon solely focused on Chrome hacks.