Mobile e-mail company Remail is joining forces with Google, which means the end of its iPhone application. And On2 shareholders approve Google's increased offer for their company.
A new application for the iPhone indexes user e-mails and provides full-text search of their contents, a feat that the phone's built-in mail application fails to accomplish.
Google has acquired Sparrow, a popular e-mail client for Apple's Mac and iOS. Its founders says the staff is joining the Gmail team.
Google's torrid acquisition pace continues with the purchase of DocVerse, a start-up that helps make Microsoft Office documents more collaborative, for a reported $25 million.
Google spent $268 million on companies during the first quarter of the year, with another potential $750 million deal still pending.
The Web giant's foray into social networking comes with a few privacy knocks, while Microsoft and Yahoo win regulatory approval for their ad partnership. Also: Cell phone searches.
The Web giant has released a royalty-free video technology to counter H.264. Allies include Mozilla, Opera, and its own YouTube.
Company has registered the WebM Project site, and one video industry insider has heard it will house Google's Web video efforts.
Internet Explorer 9 will support only the H.264 video technology. And Microsoft raises intellectual property concerns regarding the rival Ogg format.
Digital video patent holders have not made a direct legal threat to the royalty-free terms under which Google shares VP8--but there are some grounds for concern.