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Eric Schmidt to Sell Google Stock Worth $2.5 Billion

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In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Google said that Schmidt would be selling 3.2 million shares of Google stock - more than 40 percent of the 7.6 million shares of Class A and Class B stock controlled by Schmidt. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Google said that Schmidt would be selling 3.2 million shares of Google stock - more than 40 percent of the 7.6 million shares of Class A and Class B stock controlled by Schmidt. 0 Comments

Yahoo Grows Search Revenues, Paid Clicks, Profits

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Quarterly search revenues climbed by 4 percent year-on-year, while paid clicks climbed by 11 percent over the same period. Yahoo's display ad revenue was down and the total number of ads sold dropped compared to the same period in 2011. Quarterly search revenues climbed by 4 percent year-on-year, while paid clicks climbed by 11 percent over the same period. Yahoo's display ad revenue was down and the total number of ads sold dropped compared to the same period in 2011. 0 Comments

YouTube Takes Flight Aboard Virgin America Airlines

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Google has signed a deal to provide in-flight YouTube videos on Virgin America airlines. The company said that it had agreed to provide videos from several popular series as part of the airline's in-flight entertainment package. Google has signed a deal to provide in-flight YouTube videos on Virgin America airlines. The company said that it had agreed to provide videos from several popular series as part of the airline's in-flight entertainment package. 0 Comments

Google Acquires VirusTotal Security Tool

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Google has bought web-based security tool developer VirusTotal. Google will continue to maintain the VirusTotal online malware scanning tool and the VirusTotal team will operate as an independent entity. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Google has bought web-based security tool developer VirusTotal. Google will continue to maintain the VirusTotal online malware scanning tool and the VirusTotal team will operate as an independent entity. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 0 Comments

Google Hiring Privacy Red Team

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Google has begun hiring for a crack team of data experts – code named Red Team – to help resolve privacy complaints, following the $22.5 million fine it had to pay the Federal Trade Commission after issues relating to the Safari browser. Google has begun hiring for a crack team of data experts – code named Red Team – to help resolve privacy complaints, following the $22.5 million fine it had to pay the Federal Trade Commission after issues relating to the Safari browser. 0 Comments

Google Shutting Down Business Video, Team Apps, Listen, Company Blogs

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Google intends to shut down a number of its seldom-used web applications and services. The company will phase out its Google Apps for Teams and Video for Business services, a number of company blogs, and the Google Listen podcast platform. Google intends to shut down a number of its seldom-used web applications and services. The company will phase out its Google Apps for Teams and Video for Business services, a number of company blogs, and the Google Listen podcast platform. 0 Comments

Google CEO Larry Page Loses Voice, But 'Nothing Seriously Wrong'

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Google CEO Larry Page won't be speaking at the company's I/O Conference in San Francisco next week because he's reportedly lost his voice. Page says "there is nothing seriously wrong" with him and he will "continue to run the company." Google CEO Larry Page won't be speaking at the company's I/O Conference in San Francisco next week because he's reportedly lost his voice. Page says "there is nothing seriously wrong" with him and he will "continue to run the company." 0 Comments

The Cheap Guide to Building Brand Credibility

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Trying to sell or market something no one wants to buy, and a lack of name recognition are two big hurdles for start-ups or new businesses. You can’t buy your way into brand awareness with traditional media, but here’s how you can earn your way in. Trying to sell or market something no one wants to buy, and a lack of name recognition are two big hurdles for start-ups or new businesses. You can’t buy your way into brand awareness with traditional media, but here’s how you can earn your way in. 0 Comments

Google Bids on New gTLDs .google, .youtube., .lol & More

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While Google didn't disclose just how many domains it had applied for, Google chief internet evangelist Vint Cerf said in a company blog post that the company had chosen a number of domains based on their connections to existing Google products. While Google didn't disclose just how many domains it had applied for, Google chief internet evangelist Vint Cerf said in a company blog post that the company had chosen a number of domains based on their connections to existing Google products. 0 Comments

Five Questions A Good Link Builder Should Be Able To Answer

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The days of being a half-assed link builder are over. For those looking to hire (or perhaps fire) a link builder, be it in-house or via an agency, you can confidently identify the ability and savvy of a link builder with just five questions. The days of being a half-assed link builder are over. For those looking to hire (or perhaps fire) a link builder, be it in-house or via an agency, you can confidently identify the ability and savvy of a link builder with just five questions. 0 Comments

Gmail Down for an Hour, Now Restored

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Google's Gmail users experienced a Gfail today. Google moved quickly to adjust its Gmail systems after a disruption left some of its users unable to access email for longer than an hour. The issue is now believed to have been fully resolved. Google's Gmail users experienced a Gfail today. Google moved quickly to adjust its Gmail systems after a disruption left some of its users unable to access email for longer than an hour. The issue is now believed to have been fully resolved. 0 Comments

Yahoo Cutting 2,000 Jobs to Focus on Personalized Services

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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. 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. 0 Comments

Google Bouncer Security Tool Fights Android Malware

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Google said that since security system Bouncer has been operating, malware levels on the Android Market have gone down. The company noted that over the second half of 2011, malicious downloads had decreased by 40 percent. Google said that since security system Bouncer has been operating, malware levels on the Android Market have gone down. The company noted that over the second half of 2011, malicious downloads had decreased by 40 percent. 0 Comments

Google One of Top 5 Global Brands, Most Attractive Employer

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Google took fourth place in the Best Global Brands report for the second year, with six other tech companies in the top 10. It’s been a good year for Google, also crowned World’s Most Attractive Employer in business and engineering by Universum. Google took fourth place in the Best Global Brands report for the second year, with six other tech companies in the top 10. It’s been a good year for Google, also crowned World’s Most Attractive Employer in business and engineering by Universum. 0 Comments

Audience Targeting Strategies for LinkedIn Ads

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According to LinkedIn’s ad tool, the social network has more than 120 million users. With LinkedIn adding one new member per second, smart marketers can’t ignore a concentrated audience of this size. Here are some ad targeting opportunities. According to LinkedIn’s ad tool, the social network has more than 120 million users. With LinkedIn adding one new member per second, smart marketers can’t ignore a concentrated audience of this size. Here are some ad targeting opportunities. 0 Comments

Yahoo Q2 2011 Report: Revenue Hurts While Income Grows

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Yahoo's second quarter report doesn't look pretty at first glance: GAAP revenue is down 23 percent. However, the operating income for the company has increased by 9 percent. Yahoo's second quarter report doesn't look pretty at first glance: GAAP revenue is down 23 percent. However, the operating income for the company has increased by 9 percent. 0 Comments

Foursquare Boasts Half a Million Registered Merchants

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Foursquare is continuing its rapid growth. In addition to the 10 million users boasted by the company, Foursquare has just reached the 500,000 mark for registered merchants. Foursquare is continuing its rapid growth. In addition to the 10 million users boasted by the company, Foursquare has just reached the 500,000 mark for registered merchants. 0 Comments