"Our apologies to any of you who were inconvenienced this morning, and to
site owners whose pages were incorrectly labelled," wrote Google Search VP
Marissa Mayer yesterday, in a blogged explanation of the unfortunate fact
than most Google searches conducted between 6:30AM-7:25AM PST on Saturday
morning returned a message "This site may harm your computer" beside each and
every search result. "This was clearly an error," Mayer added, "and we are
very sorry for the inconvenience caused to our users."
Google works with a non-profit called StopBadware.org to come up with
criteria for maintaining a list of sites known to install malicious software
in the background or otherwise surreptitiously.
"We do this to protect our users against visiting sites that could harm their
computers," explained Mayer, adding: "We maintain a list of such sites
through both manual and auto... (more)
Microsoft, supposedly thwarted in previous bids for other Google-adjusting
properties, is paying $6 billion cash for aQuantive, a 10-year-old publicly
held Internet ad company that could be said to have been relatively unknown
when Microsoft announced that it was paying an outlandish 85% premium to buy
it to compete against Google.
Six billion is more money than Microsoft ever paid for anything. It said the
price was bid up by competition, but provided no color. It claimed that "it's
exactly the right company to buy, and hence we're willing to pay." Microsoft
has $28 billion in t... (more)
Google's database inventions by themselves, according to Stephen E. Arnold,
who has written a patent-centric study of the company, show that Google's
research unit has superseded Bell Labs and Xerox PARC as the place for
technical innovation in the U.S., if not the world.
Arnold (pictured below) is president of Arnold Information Technology and
the author of an earlier book, "The Google Legacy," that changed how many
investors and technology experts view the Mountain View, Calif., company.
His new study, "Google Version 2.0: The Calculating Predator," is a detailed
review of patent... (more)
Philipp Lenssen at the “Google Blogoscoped” blog broke the story on
September 1, 2008 that Google is launching an open source browser called
Google Chrome. Lennsen writes: “Today there was a comic book in my mail,
sent by Google and drawn by no less than Scott McCloud, creator of the
classic Understanding Comics. Within the 38 pages, which I’ve scanned and
put up, in very readable format Google gives the technical details into a
project of theirs: an open source browser called Google Chrome. The book
points to www.google.com/chrome, but I can’t see anything live there
"Google KAI: Our Lovely Boy was born on September, 12th 2005 in Kalmar,
Sweden," says the newly created Website which opens up with "Ads by
Goooooogle" above the fold and the page follows with baby Google Kai's photos
at the Google-Kai.com Website.
The Website text continues: "Google KAI is Lebanese Swedish GOOGLE KAI has
Ordered his new T-shirt, it will be posted when he will wear it. Some People
calling or writing to us saying why? he will get tough school life...etc....
my answer is absolutley not if he is using Google Search engine and he is
building new idea with his frien... (more)