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March 26, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Facebook Inc., the second-most-popular social-networking site, hired an executive from Internet search leader Google Inc. for the second time this month. Ethan Beard, who was director of social media at Google, will help run business development at Palo Alto-based Facebook, the company said. Facebook named Google veteran Sheryl Sandberg operating chief March 4.
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BUSINESS
June 7, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Google Inc. extended its lead over Yahoo Inc. in the global Internet-search market, according to ComScore Inc. Google accounted for 67% of queries worldwide in April, up from 66.3% the previous month, while Yahoo slipped to 18.8% from 19.2%, the research firm said. Microsoft Corp. remained at 7.7%.
BUSINESS
January 23, 2007 | From Reuters
Google Inc. said it would expand testing of its much-anticipated video advertising system by working with two major music labels to embed video ads on websites. Google said it would distribute advertising alongside videos from Sony BMG Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group over its AdSense online ad system to website publishers as part of a four-week test.
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September 11, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Fidelity Investments, the world's largest mutual fund manager, has bought about $533 million of Google Inc. stock, or about 1.9% of all shares of the Internet search engine owner. Boston-based Fidelity reported in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it held 5.21 million Google Class A shares, or 16% of that class. Shares of Google rose $3.02 to $105.33 on Nasdaq.
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November 10, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Google Inc., targeting the online auction market dominated by EBay Inc., is seeking to patent a system that creates Internet ads automatically and makes it easier for people to sell products on the Web. Google Automat will let advertisers enter details of items they want to sell and automatically create an ad under one minute, according to a filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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May 12, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
A U.S. judge ordered Google Inc. to face a jury trial in a trademark infringement suit that targets the workings of the Web search leader's main source of revenue. American Blind & Wallpaper Factory Inc. alleges in its lawsuit that Google abuses trademarks by allowing rivals of a company to buy ads that appear when consumers search the Web for information on that business.
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March 19, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Google Inc., which runs the most popular Internet search engine, bought a software program called Trendalyzer that lets users display information using moving graphics. Google said it bought the program from Gapminder Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Stockholm. The team that created Trendalyzer has joined Google, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company said Friday on its weblog Terms of the purchase weren't disclosed.
BUSINESS
May 10, 2013 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
Chicago entrepreneurs Jason Lucash and Mike Szymczak managed to launch a line of audio products during the recession. Their folding cardboard speakers made Time magazine's 2009 list of best inventions. National television exposure on the "Today" show and "Shark Tank" soon followed. Then they did something really surprising. They moved to California. The knock on the Golden State is that costs are too high, regulations too plentiful and the attitude toward business is generally unfriendly.
BUSINESS
November 10, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Giant online retailer Amazon.com Inc. is turning up the heat on rivals this holiday season and beyond under a new deal with the U.S. Postal Service for delivering packages on Sundays. Starting this week, the postal service will bring Amazon packages on Sundays to shoppers' doors in the Los Angeles and New York metropolitan areas at no extra charge. Next year, it plans to roll out year-round Sunday delivery to Dallas, New Orleans, Phoenix and other cities. Getting packages on Sundays normally is expensive for customers.
BUSINESS
July 18, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
Two hackers from Irvine gained access in April to the air conditioning and water systems of a Google Inc. office in Sydney, Australia. Because Google had failed to install a security patch to a software program that remotely tracks and controls building systems, the hackers could have easily raised the office's temperature to an unbearable level or caused water pipes to burst by increasing pressure. Luckily for Google, the hackers were working for Cylance Inc., an Irvine company that has been grabbing headlines for uncovering security holes that could allow malicious hackers to do serious damage to crucial infrastructure such as hospitals, oil pipelines and banking systems.
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