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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.
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September 18, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc. believes that making big gambles can yield revolutionary advances, whether it be cars that drive themselves, wearable computers connected to the Internet or air balloons that beam wireless Internet access to remote areas of the world. Now it's searching for ways to keep people alive longer. The technology giant said Wednesday that it's a major investor in a venture that would work on combating aging and disease. But Google declined to provide any more details on how the venture would operate or what it would do. Google is not the first technology company to make the leap into healthcare.
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May 11, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - WhatsApp is one of Silicon Valley's most buzzed-about companies, yet it actively avoids the spotlight, operating out of a small office in Mountain View, Calif., with no sign on the building entrance or on the office door. Unlike most start-ups eager for media attention, WhatsApp Inc. says it doesn't want or need it. Its popular mobile messaging app has spread so quickly by word of mouth that in just four years it has amassed hundreds of millions of users who collectively send as many as 18 billion messages a day. WhatsApp belongs to a new generation of messaging services that are revolutionizing 20-year-old text messaging technology and escalating the mobile messaging wars.
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February 7, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING - Want to engrave a few words in Chinese on your new iPad? No problem - Apple offers consumers in mainland China free personalization. Just don't get too political. Say you type in the Dalai Lama's name in Chinese characters into Apple's online store engraving service. You'll receive a yellow pop-up box saying, "The engraved text is not suitable. " Other phrases that return the same error notice include "Tibet independence," "Xinjiang independence" and "Taiwan independence.
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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.
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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.
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