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  1. Zagat Survey sold to Google

    Industry News
    Zagat Survey, a popular restaurant recommendations and ratings service, has been acquired by Google. Founded by Tim and Nina Zagat in 1979 as a way to collect and correlate the ratings of New York restaurants by diners, the Survey now includes 70 cities, with reviews based on the input of...
  2. Web Browser Share for August

    Industry News
    Google's Chrome web browser continued to gain market share on the desktop at the expense of Internet Explorer and Firefox in August 2011 according to recent figures published by NetMarketshare. Total worldwide browser usage in August 2011 for Chrome was 15.51%, up 2.02% from July and more than...
  3. YouTube launches movie rental service in Canada

    Industry News
    In a post on the official YouTube blog, Google today announced that Canadians will now be able to rent over a thousand full-length movies from the site. Pricing for movies, which are DVD (480i) quality, starts at $2.99 for older films with new releases priced at $4.99. No high definition (HD)...
  4. Google Maps now has the weather

    On the Web
    On its official blog today, Google announced that its adding a weather layer to Google Maps that displays current temps and conditions around the globe. The weather layer is a great way to see current weather conditions for your city and surrounding areas making travel and leisure planning a lot...
  5. Google Maps now gives you the weather

    Industry News
    On its official blog today, Google announced that its adding a weather layer to Google Maps that displays current temps and conditions around the globe. The weather layer is a great way to see current weather conditions for your city and surrounding areas making travel and leisure planning a lot...
  6. Google buying Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion

    Industry News
    Google and Motorola Mobility announced this morning that the search giant will buy Motorola Mobility Holdings for $12.5 billion USD. The search giant and creators of the Android Smartphone operating system has agreed to pay $40 a share for Motorola, a premium of 63% over its closing price on...
  7. Goggle announces iriver Story HD eBook reader

    Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    On its official Google Books Blog today, the search giant announced the first ebook reader with the ability to buy and download titles directly from the Google eBookstore. The iriver Story HD goes on sale in the United States on July 17th in Target Stores nationwdie and on the Target website...
  8. Google announces eBook reader

    Industry News
    On its official Google Books Blog today, the search giant announced the first ebook reader with the ability to buy and download titles directly from the Google eBookstore. The iriver Story HD goes on sale in the United States on July 17th in Target Stores nationwide and on the Target website...
  9. Google to retire Blogger & Picasa brands

    On the Web
    Say goodbye to the Picasa and Blogger names: Google intends to retire several non-Google name brands and rename them as Google products, Mashable has learned. The move is part of a larger effort to unify its brand for the public launch of Google+, the search giant's social initiative. Blogger...
  10. YouTube serves up 3 Billion videos a day

    Industry News
    Six years ago this month, YouTube launched the beta version of its site to the world, six months before the official launch in November 2005. The site grew rapidly, and in July 2006 the company announced that more than 65,000 new videos were being uploaded every day, and that the site was...
  11. Blogger down and posts lost

    Industry News
    Blogger, Google's blogging and online publishing service, announced earlier this week that its blogging platform would go into read-only mode on Wednesday night at 10pm Pacific Time for some routine maintenance. Google said the shutdown would last about an hour, however, a day and a half later...
  12. Blogger down and posts lost

    On the Web
    Blogger, Google's blogging and online publishing service, announced earlier this week that its blogging platform would go into read-only mode on Wednesday night at 10pm Pacfic Time for some routine maintenance. Google said the shutdown would last about an hour, however, a day and a half later...
  13. Facebook admits to Google smear

    On the Web
    Facebook has admitted that it secretly hired a public relations group in the U.S. with the aim of generating stories critical of Google Inc.’s approach to privacy. Burson-Marsteller, a WPP-owned PR agency whose clients also include Microsoft, contacted national newspaper reporters and...
  14. Google begins testing Google Music internally

    AM/ FM, Internet Radio and Music Industry
    Google has begun testing Google Music internally, a sign that the much anticipated service is nearly ready to launch. Technologically speaking, then, Google Music--a streaming service users would access from Web-connected devices--appears close to being ready. However, the sources said the...
  15. Report: Google's official 'Nexus' tablet due this summer

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    After launching the Nexus One on its own and the Nexus S with the support of Samsung, it looks like Google is ready to bring its branded name of Android devices to the next level. This time, it'll be partnering up with LG to launch a Honeycomb-powered tablet with the Nexus name, according to a...
  16. Google Holds Honeycomb Tight

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    Story
  17. Google says China disrupting e-mail service

    On the Web
    Google has blamed the Chinese government for problems accessing its e-mail service in the country. Internet users have complained that the authorities have stepped up disruption of its Gmail service in recent weeks. Google said it had found no technical issues, and blamed "a government...
  18. Google's Nexus S smartphone coming to Canada in April

    Industry News
    Big box retailer Future Shop announced today that it would be accepting pre-orders for Google's Nexus S smartphone starting next Monday, March 21, 2011. Available in store in early April, the device will be available for Bell Mobility, Rogers Wireless and Telus Mobility customers. The Nexus S...
  19. Futureshop taking pre-orders for Nexus S

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    Starting Monday, March 21, 2011, Future Shop is accepting pre-orders for the Nexus S from Google smartphone. Available at all Future Shop locations in early April, the device offers the Canadian debut of the Pure Google Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" operating system, 1 GHz Hummingbird processor...
  20. Google email snafu should be fixed soon

    Industry News
    A software bug that left a small percentage of Gmail users without access to their email for the last day or two should be fixed by the end of today according to an update on the Google Blog. The company says it released a storage software update on February 27th that introduced an unexpected...
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