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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...

This Week at Google

Well, this has certainly been a busy week at Google. One thing I can say for Google, they are very energetic and we’re never wanting for good writing material. Yahoogle Deal Abandoned Right on the heels of revising the scope of the agreement between the two search...