Google opens an office in Malaysia (and hiring)

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Google said Wednesday it will launch a new office in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. The Malaysian office is Google’s second in Southeast Asia followed by the Singapore office. The new Google office will focus on customizing products like Google Maps, News, Google Translate for the locals to boost ad sales around the region. […] Related posts: Groupon Acquires …

Rumor: Chrome Chief To Stick With Google Despite Twitter Bid

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As news stories go, there have been more interesting ones than an employee not switching companies.  However, rumors indicated that Twitter was courting Google’s Sundar Pichai, and in order to keep him – which Google has – Google likely had to lay out a significant sum of money. To set the scene: Sundar Pichai has been with Google for almost …

The Things Google Did in 2010 (The Fourth Quarter)

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We’re looking at the things Google has done over the course of the year. For the first quarter, read this article. Then find the second quarter here and the third quarter here. Now we’re on to the fourth quarter.  Allow me to include the disclaimer from the previous posts: I have not included every single Google-related story of the year. That would require a book …

The Things Google Did in 2010 (The First Quarter)

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I started off aiming to write an article about all of the things Google has done over the course of the year, and quickly realized that this would be one massive article, even if I only briefly mentioned everything. So I have decided to split the article up into quarters, so you don’t have to take everything in all at …

EU Launches Search and Advertising Antitrust Investigation Against Google

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News is out this morning that Google is being investigated by European Union antitrust regulators. They are looking into the possibility that Google is discriminating against competitors in it search results and ads.  Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports: "The European Commission will check whether Google ‘imposes exclusivity obligations on advertising partners, preventing them from placing certain types of competing ads on their …

Blippy User’s Credit Card Number Found in Google Again [WARNING]

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We posted news yesterday that Blippy, the site for sharing your credit card transactions with friends, had inadvertently made full credit card numbers of some users visible in Google searches. Blippy responded that the situation was “a lot less bad than it looks”, since only 127 transactions and 4 credit cards were affected. (We’d argue that’s still a major issue …