Lee Bell

Lee Bell

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Google Hangouts Now Rolling Out in Gmail

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Google is removing the video chat function from Gmail that has been available since 2008 and replacing it with a Hangouts style feature as seen in Google+. Google promises Gmail users this will mean higher reliability and enhanced quality.

Google Closer to EU Antitrust Settlement

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Google is nearing a settlement with the Euroopean Commission regarding its search and advertising antitrust probe. Antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia says EU regulators have reached "a good degree of understanding between Google and the Commission."

Google Cuts Maps API Prices by 88%

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Google has slashed the price of its Maps application programming interface (API). In a move to attract more enterprise use of the system, U.S. companies will now pay 50 cents instead of $4 for every thousand map loads, an 88 percent lower rate.