Google sees ad revenue in images

July 20, 2010

Google has turned its flagship Internet search engine into a key advertising channel for businesses over the past decade.

Google buys into Zynga – report

July 12, 2010

zynga-pokerGoogle has invested as much as $200 million in social gaming company Zynga, as it looks to bolster its presence in the world of online gaming, according to technology blog TechCrunch.

Sun Valley – Google’s Larry Page: Stop stressing about search data privacy

July 9, 2010

LarryPage at SunValley 2010Hey you Mr. Privacy Nut,

Google co-founder Larry Page has a message for you: Stop worrying about how data about your Web searching habits might be abused. Your search data is there to serve a greater good.

Sun Valley: Jane Goodall and the primary primates

July 8, 2010

John MaloneIt’s day three of the Sun Valley media conference and the event has started to feel like a Jane Goodall documentary, in which we’re Jane and the moguls are the apes who have become comfortable letting us observe and record their movements. Several media executives groggily making their way to the morning’s first session (scheduled to kick off at 7:30), stopped to chat with the throng of press waiting to greet them.

Sun Valley: Sling Media co-founder has questions about Google TV

July 7, 2010

(Updates to reflect correct name of Slingbox product)

Google is a few months away from releasing Google TV, its new service that blends television with Internet capabilities.

from DealZone:

Google’s buying binge

July 2, 2010

GOOGLE/One small acquisition a month, Google chief Eric Schmidt projected last fall when announcing the internet giant was back on the hunt for privately owned firms after a short recession-induced break from buying.

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Facebook is more than just a pretty face

June 29, 2010

The social networking website of Mark Zuckerberg (pictured) is now worth $23 billion, close to the value of online shopping website Ebay, based on the price of a recent stock purchase by private equity firm Elevation Partners. Elevation purchased $120 million in Facebook stock from private shareholders, valuing the company at $23 billion, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

Google wins game that already played out

June 24, 2010

Google’s victory in the closely-watched lawsuit launched by Viacom alleging the Internet giant let users upload copyrighted videos including “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” to YouTube represents a win in a game that played out long ago.

DoubleClick’s Rosenblatt in group shopping start-up

June 11, 2010

DoubleClick’s former CEO has resurfaced…in the red-hot “group-buying” space.

Is Apple preparing a counter-attack to Google’s TV move?

May 28, 2010

Apple is keen on describing its Apple TV business as a “hobby.”

But one week after Google barged into the living room with its high-profile Google TV announcement, Apple suddenly looks like it’s taking its hobby a lot more seriously.