December 11, 2017

"Google Forfeits $500 Million Generated by Online Ads & Prescription Drug Sales by Canadian Online Pharmacies"

From the U.S. Department of Justice Announcement: Online search engine Google Inc. has agreed to forfeit $500 million for allowing online Canadian pharmacies to place advertisements through its AdWords program targeting consumers in the United States, resulting in the unlawful importation of controlled and non-controlled prescription drugs into the United States, announced Deputy Attorney General […]

Coming Thursday: Facebook Will Roll Out New Privacy, Tagging, and Sharing Features

Greg Sterling Writes at Search Engine Land: There will be extensive discussion and debate today about whether the broad and welcome array of new privacy, tagging and sharing controls on Facebook are or aren’t a response to Google+. I directly asked Facebook that question and was told that the new features have nothing to do […]

New Search Tool: "Google Related" Toolbar Shows Google Content As You Surf

A new service that has just launched from Google allows users to see and use related material (from Google sites) based on whatever is in their browser window. It’s not a new concept but this attempt at a real time contextual search tool does a something differently vs. what we’ve seen in the past that […]

Google Acquires Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion; Patents Seen as a Leading Reason for Deal

Official Announcement “Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion (via Bloomberg) “Google: We’re Spending $12.5 Billion on Motorola to ‘Protect’ Android” (via AllThingsD/WSJ) Btw, the AllThingsD article also includes a live blog of the conference call and correctly observes that the FTC antitrust about Google probe in the U.S. and a number of investigations […]

A 17 Item Roundup of News From and About Google and Google+

UPDATED (Monday, August 15, 2011): Google Acquires Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion; Patents Seen as a Leading Reason for Deal Time once again for another in our series of Google news roundups. We missed last week so this is going to be full of items in addition to several Google items we posted as soon as […]

Google Week in Review: A Roundup of News and New Resources (22 Items)

Here’s your weekly updated with the latest goings on the Google and Google+ beats. We hope you once again find it useful. We hope you share it with colleagues and friends. Google+ Infographic: Keeping Tabs on Google+ Privacy (via PCMag.com) “40 Google+ tips and tricks for power users” (via Computerworld) “Google Adds Page With Updates […]

Google Adds Page With Updates About New Google+ Features

From Social Beat/Venture Beat: Google has added a new section to its Google+ help center where it will list new features being added to the fledgling social network. Dubbed “What’s new in Google+“, the page currently consists of short blog-like posts explaining the new features. The posts often link back to Google+ posts from Google […]

Brand New Report (W/Charts) From comScore: "Google+ Off to a Fast Start with 20 Million Visitors in 21 Days"

From a comScore Blog Post: To get a better understanding of how Google+ is performing to date and who is using it, comScore pulled together some figures based on the first 21 days of its public existence (June 29, 2011 – July 19, 2011). Importantly, these data are based on unique visitors (which is different […]

Roundup: A Week’s Worth of News About Google and Google+ (21 Items)

Last week we compiled a Google and Google Plus news update that contained a curated collection of sixteen stories.This week there was no summer slowdown at Google (there is never a slowdown at Googleplex) and this week we’re passing along 21 entries (23 stories). We hope you find this week’s roundup useful. Google Plus 1. […]

Now Available: Google+ (Google Plus) iPhone App

If you don’t see the download page immediately when visiting the App Store, try again. The rollout is just underway. Google+ For iPhone is a Free App Compatibility: iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4. Requires iOS 3.1 or later Screenshots and Download (via Vic Gundotra)