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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.
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.
Google Image Search traffic is down 63 percent on average. Facebook tests Graph Search ads and debuts CPA bidding. Bing calls a search malware analysis "wrong". Here's a quick recap of search and social marketing news and tips from the past week.
Google's Matt Cutts answers SEO questions. Bing hits back on AdWords enhanced campaigns. Lots of advertising revenue forecasts. A new Google Places for Business interface rolls out. Here's a quick recap of search and social marketing news and tips.
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.
One of LinkedIn's premium members claims the website didn't do enough to safeguard users' digitally stored and personally identifiable information, including e-mail addresses, passwords, and login credentials. So she's suing the social network.
Facebook has been ordered to pay $10 million to charity to settle a U.S. lawsuit over Sponsored Stories for using images of users without compensation or offering an opt out. Facebook has also acquired facial recognition software company Face.com.