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Content by Thomas Claburn
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posted in May 2012

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Google+ Local Does More Than Google Places
News  |  5/30/2012
By combining local information with social networking, Google hopes to make Google+ more relevant for users and businesses.
Google Chromebook, Chromebox: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  5/30/2012
Samsung's new hardware combined with Google's upgraded Chrome operating system could finally pose a challenge to Windows or Mac OS X personal computers.
Google Apps Clears Key Security Hurdle
News  |  5/29/2012
Google Apps for Business wins ISO 27001 certification, potentially opening the door to wider adoption in government and regulated industries.
Google Chrome OS, Take Two: New Software And Chromebooks
News  |  5/25/2012
For its first birthday, Google Chrome OS gets faster Samsung hardware, Google Drive integration, a desktop UI, and a new pricing model.
Facebook's Advertising Problem
Commentary  |  5/25/2012
GM says Facebook ads don't work. While search was made for advertising, social will be harder for marketers.
Axis: Enough To Make Yahoo A Contender Again?
News  |  5/24/2012
Yahoo hopes new Axis mobile browser will help the company regain some of its search ad business glory.
Facebook's Tech-Snarled IPO: What We Know
News  |  5/23/2012
Four lawsuits have arisen following Facebook's troubled initial public offering. NASDAQ's trading systems are not the first to suffer IPO day technical woes.
Google Beats Oracle Patent Claim
News  |  5/23/2012
Second major phase of trial ends with a win for Google, but judge must still decide whether APIs qualify for copyright protection.
GameMaker Promises Drag-n-Drop Game Creation
News  |  5/22/2012
Game authoring tools make computer game creation accessible to the masses. Is GameMaker: Studio the next Flash?
Tesla's Electric Sedan Hits The Road In June
News  |  5/22/2012
Model S luxury sedan boasts the longest range of any all-electric car.
Leap Motion: Control PC With Hand Gestures
News  |  5/21/2012
Gesture-based computer interaction, as depicted in "Minority Report," looks like it will soon become commonplace. "The Leap" peripheral lets you control UI elements using gestures made in the air.
Google Must Make 4 Antitrust Fixes
News  |  5/21/2012
European Commission demands proposals to address its anti-trust concerns, which include results placement and copying content from other search engines without permission.
Google Apps: Has Adoption Slowed?
News  |  5/17/2012
Google renewed its pitch to embrace cloud IT at its Atmosphere roadshow. But its count of companies going Google Apps doesn't add up.
Google Knowledge Graph: How It Changes Search
News  |  5/16/2012
What does Google's new search technique mean for you? Augmenting search results with sets of associated facts could please users but decrease traffic to other sites.
Facebook's 11 Biggest Technology Bets
News  |  5/15/2012
When Facebook stock goes on sale later this week, investors will be banking on open source. What other key technology pieces will Facebook use to grow its business?
Apple Eyeing Retina MacBook Pro?
News  |  5/14/2012
Availability of new processors and sharper screens, price drops on existing Mac models, point to an upcoming Apple product line revision.
10 Ways To Stifle Tech Competition
Commentary  |  5/11/2012
Competition happens, unless you can avoid it. From Microsoft Windows RT to Google Chrome, here's how today's giants safeguard their turf.
Automate Your Way To One-Day Work Week
Commentary  |  5/11/2012
One man's secret: Learn to program, stretch your ethics, and work for a clueless company.
Microsoft Bing Friends Facebook
News  |  5/10/2012
In an effort to outdo Google's social search integration, Microsoft has tagged Facebook. Here's what the move means.
Facebook App Store: Second Time The Charm?
News  |  5/10/2012
App Center is Facebook's second attempt at a central app repository; plans include paid apps.
Google Seeks New Trial In Oracle Fight
News  |  5/9/2012
Google says incomplete verdict returned on Monday violates its constitutional trial rights.
Google Gets License For Driverless Car
News  |  5/8/2012
Google's autonomous cars can now lawfully be tested on Nevada roadways, using the first such license issued in the U.S.
Google+ Hangouts On Air: Broadcasting For All
News  |  5/7/2012
Users of Google+ can now host live video events for as many viewers as they can attract.
Google Copied Java, Jury Says; Fair Use Question Open
News  |  5/7/2012
Judge Alsup rejects Oracle counsel David Boies' claim for "infringer's profits" from nine copied lines of Java code as "bordering on the ridiculous."
Google Faces Antitrust Inquiry In India
News  |  5/7/2012
Regulators in Europe, the U.S., and now India circle Google; number of formal complaints still to be determined.
Oracle V. Google Jury Deadlocked?
News  |  5/4/2012
If the jury cannot reach a verdict, the judge might weigh in on the question of whether APIs can be copyrighted.
EU Court Says Computer Functions Not Copyrightable
News  |  5/2/2012
Ruling reaffirms the right to reverse engineer software and could enhance a Google appeal if Oracle prevails in its Java copyright claim.
Google SPDY Accelerates Mobile Web
News  |  5/2/2012
Google engineers showed an average 23% improvement in page load time on mobile websites using Google's SPDY protocol. SPDY doesn't replace HTTP, but improves upon aspects of it.
Google Ads Now Handle App Download Links
News  |  5/1/2012
Google AdWords advertisers can now include mobile app download links in search ads. Publishers of native Android and iOS apps will likely be thrilled.

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