The White House announced that an agreement with several of the largest Internet ad networks - including AOL, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo – has been reached to curb advertising on websites that peddle copyright infringing content.
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The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has served Google notice that it must delete any WiFi data it collected through its Street View operations within 35 days, but did not find enough evidence against Google to levy a fine.
Google announced its intention to issue Class C stock last year, however the Brockton Retirement Board and shareholder Philip Skidmore sued the firm, claiming that the firm's co-founders engineered the stock split to keep control of the firm.
Yahoo is reportedly looking to buy video-streaming service Hulu. And it isn't alone. Yahoo has submitted a bid in the range of $600 million to $800 million on Hulu, which has been holding a secret auction to sell itself, according to reports.
Google and NASA joined forces to establish the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab that to research artificial intelligence using quantum computers. The lab will use a D-Wave 2 computer that is priced at around $15 million.
Google is fighting a National Security Letter (NSL) issued by the U.S. government. A court filings revealed Google's opposition to handing over users' data. Google is one of the first communications companies to fight an NSL, according to the EFF.
Microsoft got hit with a €561m fine from the European Commission (EC) after the firm failed to keep its promise of offering Windows users a choice of web browsers. The EC was tipped off about the violation by web browser rivals Google and Opera.
Google has released figures on the number of FBI data requests. Google received less than 1,000 requests a year for the last four years, but it wasn't able to elaborate further due to restrictions placed by law enforcement agencies.
The Yahoo-Microsoft search deal isn't working as planned. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said she wants to see the companies do more than exchange search market share back and forth.
NASA has broadcast live onboard many of its space vehicles, with astronauts giving tours of spacecraft and answering questions, but this will be the first time NASA conducts such an event using multiple forms of social media to solicit questions.
Thirty-one percent of Google's traffic acquisition costs will go toward remaining the default search engine on iOS devices, including the iPhone and iPad in 2014. Mozilla will also see the amount it receives from Google grow.
Yesterday Yandex launched Wonder, a search app that combines social network search to provide information on things you might like. Three hours after Wonder was launched, Facebook reportedly pulled search access for the app from its social network.
Google's Chrome web browser sends search results from its Omnibox - the box used to type in URLs - to Google. Now the web browser will use SSL to encrypt web search input before sending it to Google, whether or not users are signed into Google.
Facebook's Pages Manager app had been available on Apple's iOS for some time, allowing Page administrators to edit their pages. Now the firm has ported the software to the Android operating system - but the app is only available in selected markets.
Allegations that Morgan Stanley, the bank that underwrote Facebook's IPO didn't give investors a fair crack at material information that surfaced ahead of the IPO has resulted in the state of Massachusetts slapping the firm with a $5m fine.
Google CEO Larry Page met with U.S. Federal Trade Commission officials, while Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt was seen with head of the firm's Washington, DC office and former Republican Congresswoman Susan Molinari.
The browser seems to take Google Chrome's approach to web apps and the ability to watch video without having to download external applications. The firm expects its browser to generate cash through the sale of advertising, web apps, and content.
Early Facebook investor Peter Thiel didn't wait to dump a significant chunk of his holding in Facebook – 20 million shares on August 16 and 17. Thiel, an early investor in Facebook, had already sold some of his Facebook stake during the IPO in May.