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Microsoft's Research group announced an Internet Explorer 7 plug-in called SearchTogether on Wednesday that turns Web searches into a group activity.
The plug-in lets people set up what amounts to search chat rooms, in which a group of people can jointly peruse search results. Users can chat, annotate specific results with comments, ratings, and recommendations. Members of a group also can return later to view the annotated search session.
It also lets people perform a "split search," in which results are divided among different users in separate browser tabs. Many hands make light work, as the saying … Read more
NASA and Google said Wednesday that the search giant will build a new high-tech campus at the space agency's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif.
As part of the 40-year agreement, Google will lease 42.2 acres of open field at NASA Ames close to its own headquarters in Mountain View for as much as $146 million over the life of the deal. By the end of 2013, Google said it will start construction on 1.2 million square feet of offices for research and development, in an effort to accommodate its growing staff of about 20,000. … Read more
Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Jeffrey Lindsay is betting that Google and Amazon.com will loom as the two giants of Internet. According to Lindsay's report, "U.S. Internet: The End of the Beginning," cited by Reuters, "Both Google and Amazon.com are still racking up annual growth rates in the 30-40 percent range, with only a relatively modest slowdown in sight."
Given how those two companies own their respective fields, it's not a stretch to forecast them as long-term winners in the coming years. Google and Amazon have done the best job of creating … Read more
It might be news to you, but mobile device users can find up-to-date sports scores through Google's search engine.
Derrick Eckhardt of the RotoNation fantasy-sports blog noticed the score of the Mets-Dodgers game displayed at Google on his BlackBerry on Sunday and shared a screenshot of the box score. He dug up some tidbits about Googlers showing some interest in the sports category, but it turns out the scoring service actually isn't new.
It turns out Google actually launched the service a little over a year ago for mobile users in the United States, though Google didn't … Read more
Update 7:59 a.m. PDT June 4: Comment from Cooliris added.
Shashi Seth, the executive leading the effort to make money from video-sharing site YouTube, has left Google, the company confirmed Thursday.
"Shashi was a valued member of both the Google and YouTube teams, and we wish him well in his new endeavors," the company said in a statement. Asked about plans for his replacement, the company said, "We have a talented team leading our monetization efforts at YouTube, and we are excited about the future."
Updated at 10:33 a.m. PDT with comments from privacy groups during a press call. Updated again at 12:08 p.m. PDT with Google's response and comment from an Internet lawyer.
If ever something was neither fish nor fowl, it's Goosh, a Web-based command-line interface for Google.
On the one hand, Goosh creator Stefan Grothkopp shows off the power of Web 2.0 applications, with the browser becoming much more than a mere vessel for surfing from one hyperlink to another. People type into the browser window, and Goosh interprets their requests, runs them through Google's services, and displays the result.
With Goosh--short for Google shell--typing "web asparagus" retrieves a textual listing of the top four Google search results for the vegetable. Typing "translate en de … Read more
On a modest but significant scale, Google is sharing with its customers some of the control it wields over the search market.
As countless search-engine-optimization consultants can attest, Google maintains tight control over the parameters that rank the results of Internet searches. Google's power can be terrific for those who come out on top and a torment for those who rank lower.
But expectations are different for a Google service that lets Web site operators pay to use the company's search technology on their own properties. For those customers, Google now is sharing some control over the knobs … Read more
Google has fixed security vulnerabilities related to its Grand Central telecom service and its Google.com Web site, the company said Monday.
Google fixed a cross-site scripting vulnerability on the log-in page for Grand Central, a service that allows people to have numerous phone numbers ring on one phone and have a unified voice mail.
A cross-site script is a vulnerability found increasingly in Web applications in which malicious code can be injected into Web pages that could be used to attack or compromise visitors to the site.
"This issue was reported to us (and everyone else) this morning, … Read more