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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.
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May 20, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is attempting a bold - and risky - strategy to turn around the struggling Internet giant with the $1.1-billion acquisition of Tumblr, a trendy social blogging service popular with teens and young adults. Though Yahoo still has a massive online audience, it's losing its grip on young people and how they consume the Internet on mobile devices. Tumblr, a 6-year-old company with 100 million users who share links, photos and blog posts, represents the new guard of the Internet.
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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.
BUSINESS
October 15, 2005 | From Associated Press
Google Inc.'s attempt to lift the job restrictions on a top computer engineer lured from rival Microsoft Corp. suffered another blow under a tentative court ruling that would limit the search engine company's legal options for at least three months. U.S.
BUSINESS
September 21, 2005 | From Associated Press
An organization of more than 8,000 authors accused Google Inc. of "massive copyright infringement," saying the powerful Internet search engine could not put its books in the public domain for commercial use without permission. The lawsuit, filed by Author's Guild Inc. in U.S. District Court in New York, asked the court to block Google from copying the books. Google, based in Mountain View, Calif.
BUSINESS
March 21, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Google Inc. won the dismissal of a website's lawsuit that accused the company of securing a monopoly and defamation. The lawsuit was the second effort by KinderStart.com, a Norwalk-based directory of links to child care products and services, to sue Google for eliminating it from an index of search results by assigning it a page rank of zero.
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March 3, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Realogy Corp., owner of the Century 21, Coldwell Banker and ERA real estate brokers, agreed to place more than 500,000 listings on Google.com and Trulia.com. The move will broaden the exposure of listings from Realogy companies because more than 58% of all Internet searches for "real estate" are conducted on Google and its partner sites, Parsippany, N.J.-based Realogy said. Google Inc. operates the most-used Internet search engine, and Trulia enables the public to find properties online.
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