Dave Neal

Dave Neal

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Press Release Fuels Google Acquisition Hoax

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A press release posted to PRWeb announced Google's acquisition of a wireless Internet provider for $400 million. One giant problem: it was a hoax. The story was reported on by the Associated Press and numerous technology publications.

Google Ocean View: Maps Now Take You Underwater

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The "ocean collection" will let users dive down into six of the world's most incredible underwater spots, including coral reefs (and their inhabitants) in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii, says Google by way of introduction on a YouTube video.

The Pirate Bay Now on Google's Search Blacklist

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Google will no longer suggest that visitors head to The Pirate Bay. The search giant has removed the website's name from its autocomplete suggestions. According to The Pirate Bay this sort of thing does not have much of an impact on its traffic.

New YouTube App Debuts on iPhone

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YouTube was rather unceremoniously removed from iOS 6 version 4 when it was released early in August. At the time Apple said this was because its license term had run out, but added that you could still visit YouTube via the Safari web browser.