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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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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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
November 15, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
A European Parliament committee will debate privacy concerns raised by Google Inc.'s plan to buy DoubleClick Inc. for $3.1 billion. A hearing will occur next year to look at privacy, competition, consumer and media-related concerns, said Sophie in't Veld, a Dutch Parliament member. European Union regulators started a probe of the deal Tuesday, saying the purchase might hurt competition for online ads. The deal is under antitrust and privacy scrutiny in the U.S.
BUSINESS
June 8, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Google Inc. is being sued by French publisher La Martiniere for indexing some of the company's titles on the Google Book Search website without permission. La Martiniere, which controls Harry N. Abrams Inc. in the U.S., is fighting Google's program to scan the content of books and let users search them. "We disagree with their case, which we will contest in court," Google said. "Google Book Search helps users find and buy books -- not read or download them for free."
BUSINESS
February 9, 2006 | From Associated Press
Google Inc. is offering a new tool that will automatically transfer information from one personal computer to another, but anyone wanting that convenience must authorize the Internet search leader to store the material for up to 30 days. The ability to search a computer remotely is included in Google's latest upgrade to its desktop searching software. Despite the privacy concerns likely to be raised, executives of Mountain View, Calif.
BUSINESS
March 21, 2006 | Chris Gaither
Google Inc. plans to launch a website for financial information today. The Mountain View, Calif.-based Internet giant said it would introduce new features to the crowded genre, including executive profiles and stock charts that let users plot the effect of news events. Google Finance will be free to users and will not carry ads, for now. The site will compete with the popular financial sites of Yahoo Inc., Microsoft Corp.'s MSN and America Online Inc. Google shares rose $8.40 to $348.19.
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