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Bing Temporarily Removes New Image Widget

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After Getty Images filed a lawsuit citing "massive infringement," Bing has temporarily removed the new tool it said would make it easier to display images and slideshows on websites. After Getty Images filed a lawsuit citing "massive infringement," Bing has temporarily removed the new tool it said would make it easier to display images and slideshows on websites. 0 Comments

Hidden From Google: New Website Reveals 'Forgotten' Search Results

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In the wake of recent European rulings on the "right to be forgotten", a new website has popped up. Called Hidden From Google, the goal of the website is provide a list of the censored search terms, censored links, and the source. A new website called Hidden From Google aims to reveal all the links search engines are forced to remove following the "right to be forgotten" ruling. 0 Comments

Model Battles Google, Yahoo in Court Over Images Linking Her to Porn Sites

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A lawsuit by Argentinian model Maria Belen Rodriguez alleges that the search results have ruined her life and damaged her reputation. Google counters that "search engines are neutral platforms that do not create nor control content on the web.” A lawsuit by Argentinian model Maria Belen Rodriguez alleges that the search results have ruined her life and damaged her reputation. Google counters that "search engines are neutral platforms that do not create nor control content on the web.” 0 Comments

Google Faces New Mobile Search Monopoly Antitrust Lawsuit

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A law firm filed the lawsuit on behalf of two Android smartphone users who alleged that Google "illegally monopolized" the Internet and mobile search market in the U.S. by making deals that are stifling competition in the market. A law firm filed the lawsuit on behalf of two Android smartphone users who alleged that Google "illegally monopolized" the Internet and mobile search market in the U.S. by making deals that are stifling competition in the market. 0 Comments

It's BrightEdge vs. Searchmetrics in SEO Patent Case

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Two leaders in the SEO software space, BrightEdge and Searchmetrics, could be duking it out in court soon over a complaint filed by BrightEdge over reported patent infringement by Searchmetrics. This case hits close to home for many in the industry. Two leaders in the SEO software space, BrightEdge and Searchmetrics, could be duking it out in court soon over a complaint filed by BrightEdge over reported patent infringement by Searchmetrics. This case hits close to home for many in the industry. 0 Comments

AdWords Patent Infringement Costs Google Big Money

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The court in Virginia has ordered Google to pay a royalty for all AdWords advertising revenue to Vringo for patent infringement, for infringing upon two patents it owns. Google is appealing the judgment, which could be worth billions of dollars. The court in Virginia has ordered Google to pay a royalty for all AdWords advertising revenue to Vringo for patent infringement, for infringing upon two patents it owns. Google is appealing the judgment, which could be worth billions of dollars. 0 Comments

Yelp: Court Ruling on Anonymous Customer Reviews 'Could Have a Chilling Effect on Free Speech'

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A U.S. court has ordered customer review website Yelp reveal the names of seven of its anonymous reviewers. The order follows a lawsuit filed by a carpet cleaning company which suspected that some of the reviews placed online about it were made up. A U.S. court has ordered customer review website Yelp reveal the names of seven of its anonymous reviewers. The order follows a lawsuit filed by a carpet cleaning company which suspected that some of the reviews placed online about it were made up. 0 Comments

Google Wins Book Lawsuit: Judge Rules Digitization Service 'Fair Use'

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Google has won its eight-year battle with The Authors Guild over its Books service, with a judge ruling that Google's use of copyrighted material was allowed under fair use. Google lets users search and view "snippets" of more than 20 million books. Google has won its eight-year battle with The Authors Guild over its Books service, with a judge ruling that Google's use of copyrighted material was allowed under fair use. Google lets users search and view "snippets" of more than 20 million books. 0 Comments

Yelp Lawsuit Seeks Wages for Yelpers

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A lawsuit is seeking employment benefits and wages for reviewers (a.k.a. "Yelpers") that have been posting free reviews on Yelp. The lawsuit claims Yelp has violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and has refused to pay wages to its reviewers. A lawsuit is seeking employment benefits and wages for reviewers (a.k.a. "Yelpers") that have been posting free reviews on Yelp. The lawsuit claims Yelp has violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and has refused to pay wages to its reviewers. 0 Comments

Yelp Launches New CPC Advertising Program

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Yelp is offering a new cost-per-click (CPC) program bundled with its enhanced listing option. To be clear, the ability to bid on a CPC basis isn't new, but this new program includes a discount bundle with some enhanced features. Yelp is offering a new cost-per-click (CPC) program bundled with its enhanced listing option. To be clear, the ability to bid on a CPC basis isn't new, but this new program includes a discount bundle with some enhanced features. 0 Comments

Yelp Sues Law Firm Over Supposedly Writing Fake Reviews

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Yelp is no stranger to the court system; it has been sued many times by disgruntled small business owners upset over its business practices and authenticity of reviews. However, in an unusual turn of events, Yelp is the claimant this time around. Yelp is no stranger to the court system; it has been sued many times by disgruntled small business owners upset over its business practices and authenticity of reviews. However, in an unusual turn of events, Yelp is the claimant this time around. 0 Comments

Attorneys File RICO Lawsuit Against Law Firm Marketing Company for Spammy SEO Practices

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SEO company The Rainmaker Institute, which markets its services to law firms and bills itself as a "law firm marketing provider", is on the receiving end of a RICO lawsuit for providing SEO services that violated Google's webmaster guidelines. SEO company The Rainmaker Institute, which markets its services to law firms and bills itself as a "law firm marketing provider", is on the receiving end of a RICO lawsuit for providing SEO services that violated Google's webmaster guidelines. 0 Comments

Google to Pay $8.5 Million to Settle Search Query Privacy Case

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Google agreed to give $8.5 million to a handful of nonprofits as well as revise the language within its privacy policy in order to settle a case that claimed Google leaked personal information of users to third parties through referrer headers. Google agreed to give $8.5 million to a handful of nonprofits as well as revise the language within its privacy policy in order to settle a case that claimed Google leaked personal information of users to third parties through referrer headers. 0 Comments

Ripoff Report Launches Verified, a New Program to Shield Businesses From Negative Reviews

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Ripoff Report, one of the most popular review sites for posting customer complaints, has launched "Ripoff Report Verified." The new program gives businesses a chance to resolve disputes in 14 days before negative reviews are posted for $89 a month. Ripoff Report, one of the most popular review sites for posting customer complaints, has launched "Ripoff Report Verified." The new program gives businesses a chance to resolve disputes in 14 days before negative reviews are posted for $89 a month. 0 Comments

The Dirty Loses Reputation Management Lawsuit

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The success of this lawsuit is going to open a flood of new lawsuits against The Dirty and other sites like it that host third-party content. It is likely that such sites are going to take removal requests more seriously to avoid costly lawsuits. The success of this lawsuit is going to open a flood of new lawsuits against The Dirty and other sites like it that host third-party content. It is likely that such sites are going to take removal requests more seriously to avoid costly lawsuits. 0 Comments

The Dirty Lawsuit Could be First of its Kind in Reputation Management

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The outcome of this trial is of particular interest to the reputation management industry. Reputation managers are watching closely to see if further ruling will help aide them in removing offensive content off similar sites for their clients. The outcome of this trial is of particular interest to the reputation management industry. Reputation managers are watching closely to see if further ruling will help aide them in removing offensive content off similar sites for their clients. 0 Comments

Google Faces Safari Tracking Lawsuit in UK

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Twelve plaintiffs have banded together in the UK to file a lawsuit against Google, which could open Google to damage payments – not just for the 12, but for anyone else with an iPhone who used Google via the Safari browser. Twelve plaintiffs have banded together in the UK to file a lawsuit against Google, which could open Google to damage payments – not just for the 12, but for anyone else with an iPhone who used Google via the Safari browser. 0 Comments

Foundem Sues Google for Anti-Competitive Conduct

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Foundem, a comparison search website that helped initiate a large-scale European Union anti-trust investigation against Google, has filed a lawsuit against Google, according to court papers filed in October and released this week. Foundem, a comparison search website that helped initiate a large-scale European Union anti-trust investigation against Google, has filed a lawsuit against Google, according to court papers filed in October and released this week. 0 Comments

Yahoo, Facebook Negotiating Patent War Settlement

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Yahoo has asked for a two week extension in its patent lawsuit with Facebook as both parties seek to come to a settlement. Both firms are eager to end the dispute, and it was a Yahoo lawyer who has filed for a two week extension. Yahoo has asked for a two week extension in its patent lawsuit with Facebook as both parties seek to come to a settlement. Both firms are eager to end the dispute, and it was a Yahoo lawyer who has filed for a two week extension. 0 Comments

Facebook Privacy Lawsuit Seeks $15 Billion

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Hours before its IPO, Facebook was hit with a $15 billion lawsuit, alleging that the social network knowingly infringed on user privacy when it used browser cookies to track activity. The suit included more than 20 complainants. Hours before its IPO, Facebook was hit with a $15 billion lawsuit, alleging that the social network knowingly infringed on user privacy when it used browser cookies to track activity. The suit included more than 20 complainants. 0 Comments

Adult Companies Bring Antitrust Lawsuit Against ICANN, .XXX Registry

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Two adult entertainment companies have filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the operators of the .xxx top-level domain, and the administrator of the Domain Name System (DNS), alleging violations related to the controversial TLD. Two adult entertainment companies have filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the operators of the .xxx top-level domain, and the administrator of the Domain Name System (DNS), alleging violations related to the controversial TLD. 0 Comments