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Google Book Search Settlement

Google has now made one big step forward in its initiative to have out-of-print books online. Tuesday, Judge John Sprizzo approved a lawsuit settlement between Google and numerous authors and publishers to the tune of $125 million. This money will be placed in a fund...

Google Lively Not Lively For Long

Last night in a blog post at the Official Google Blog, Google announced that one of its Google Labs projects, Lively.com, will see its doors closed forever. After only a few short months, Google has decided to pull the plug on this popular chat platform in order to...

Yahoo Shares Drop to Lowest in 5 Years

It sounds more and more like Yahoo should have taken the Microsoft buy-out offer at $31 a share back in February. Since then Yahoo shares have been up and down, but as of today, they are hovering around the $10 mark, a small fraction of what they once were. Yesterday...

Scanned Documents Now Searchable at Google

Last week Google began turning PDF files of scanned printed documents into digital text, and as a result their searchable index has expanded once again. Previously, only rarely would a scanned document appear in the organic search results. With the technology of...

Wireless Internet Approved by FCC for TV Airwaves

According to Bloomberg.com the FCC has approved a proposal by Google to utilize unused television airwaves for wireless internet access. Approved by a vote of 5-0 yesterday, this will ultimately allow for free Wi-Fi web access, especially in rural areas. Any devices...