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May 1, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Shares of Yahoo Inc. and other Web-search companies fell Friday on concern that stockholders will shift money into Google Inc., the most-used search site. Google, based in Mountain View, Calif., filed regulatory forms Thursday to raise as much as $2.7 billion in an initial public offering of stock. When the shares are publicly traded, investors may favor Google over competitors. Shares of Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo fell $4.18 to $50.53. InfoSpace Inc., the Bellevue Wash.
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February 4, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO - If you want to get a glimpse of Facebook's future, download Paper, the social network's new mobile news reader. The app for the iPhone is part of what Facebook says is its big push to deliver "the best personalized newspaper in the world. " But it's more than just an app for reading news. It's Facebook reimagined for the smaller screen. Paper doesn't just help users discover news on dozens of topics. It can also be used by users to browse their News Feed, get messages and notifications and search Facebook.
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September 14, 2011 | Sam Allen
Officials at Google News on Tuesday swiftly removed a website from its search index that had contracted with a local water district to produce promotional stories "written in the image of real news. " The move came in response to a Los Angeles Times article on an unusual agreement between the Central Basin Municipal Water District and a consulting firm affiliated with the news website, News Hawks Review. Under the deal, the water district, a public agency based in southeast L.A. County, paid nearly $200,000 to the firm to publish positive articles that appeared on Google News.
BUSINESS
August 1, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google Now, the Web giant's proactive personal assistant, could soon be beefed up with local news. Currently, Google Now shows Android and Apple mobile device users "cards" with information they may want to know before they search for it. The cards display information such as a friends' birthdays, upcoming flights they might have, local weather or traffic to users' place of work. Google is now experimenting with a local news card that would show users stories that are geographically relevant to them, according to a report this week by online news site Quartz . PHOTOS: Google Street View from 22,000 feet “One thing we're testing right now is a very local hyper-local news card, which is really useful,” said Johanna Wright, vice president of search and assist at Google, according to Quartz.
BUSINESS
September 1, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Internet search leader Google Inc. on Friday began hosting material produced by the Associated Press and three other news services on its own website instead of only sending readers to other destinations. The change affects hundreds of stories and photographs distributed each day by the AP, Agence France-Presse, the Press Assn. in Britain and the Canadian Press.
OPINION
August 17, 2007
Many publishers consider the Internet, and Google in particular, a greater threat to their livelihoods than Osama bin Laden. Among those who have taken particular offense at Google are some current and aspiring newspaper publishers, including Sam Zell (who's in the process of buying Tribune Co., owner of the Los Angeles Times), who once famously asked, "If all of the newspapers in America did not allow Google to steal their content, how profitable would Google be?"
BUSINESS
April 7, 2009 | David Sarno
Plucking the already tense string that binds new media and old, the Associated Press announced an initiative Monday to protect online versions of its news content from what it called "misappropriation" by a variety of online news outlets. At its annual meeting in San Diego, AP Chairman Dean Singleton said the news syndicate would pursue "legal and legislative remedies" against entities that it believes are unfairly borrowing its content.
BUSINESS
March 19, 2005 | From Reuters
Agence France-Presse has sued Google Inc., alleging that the Internet search leader includes AFP's news stories, headlines and photos on its website without permission. The Paris-based news service is seeking damages of at least $17.5 million and an order barring Google News from displaying AFP material, according to the suit filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Neither executives of Mountain View, Calif.
BUSINESS
August 9, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Google Inc. is giving the subjects of news stories a way to comment on articles written about them. The online search leader launched an experimental feature this week on its Google News site in the U.S. that allows any person mentioned in a news story that's linked on that site to submit a written response. A Google employee must verify the authenticity of the e-mail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2011 | By Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times
Readers who type "Central Basin Municipal Water District" into Google News get a series of upbeat articles. One story hails the benefits of Central Basin's new recycled water system. Another piece praises the agency's legal battle over groundwater rights. Others catalog the successes of its conservation programs. What the average reader doesn't know is that Central Basin is paying nearly $200,000 in taxpayer money for the glowing coverage. In a highly unusual move, the water district hired a consultant to produce promotional stories "written in the image of real news," according to agreements reviewed by The Times . The articles appear on a professional-looking news website called News Hawks Review . The site is indexed on Google News, carries its own advertisements and boasts an "experienced and highly knowledgeable" staff of editors and reporters.
BUSINESS
February 6, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will announce two new citywide tech initiatives during a Google+ Hangout news conference Wednesday afternoon. During the video chat -- the mayor's first-ever news conference using Google+ Hangout -- Villaraigosa is expected to announce the first major redesign of the City of Los Angeles' website . The mayor's office also says it will "unveil an exciting new tech addition for Angelenos to enjoy. " The new website features social media connectivity, online 311 services and a directory of city services.
WORLD
February 1, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
Google has agreed to pay $82 million to support “digital publishing initiatives” at French newspapers and other publishers under an agreement announced Friday. The investment is part of a deal between the company and the French government that ends a dispute over whether the search engine should pay for “snippets” of articles that show up in Google searches. The two sides signed the pact after months of negotiation. The French government called it a “happy conclusion” that would “facilitate the transition of the press to the digital world.” Under the agreement, Google will create the new fund and work with French publishers to help increase their online revenues, “using our advertising technology,” Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said in a company blog post.
WORLD
November 28, 2012 | By Emily Alpert
Google has come out swinging against German legislation that would require search engines to pay for using snippets of newspaper articles, photographs and other media content. German lawmakers are slated to debate the legislation Thursday, one in a string of proposals pushed across Europe by frustrated publishers seeking ways to survive in the Internet era. Google has likened the idea to making taxi drivers pay restaurants for dropping off customers at their doors. The company is now seeking to mobilize Internet users against the German measure, arguing that it would hamper their searches.
BUSINESS
July 16, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
Yahoo has named Marissa Mayer, a longtime Google executive, as its new CEO. The beleaguered search giant announced that it had appointed Mayer president, CEO and a board member effective Tuesday. She becomes the company's fifth chief executive in as many years. “The appointment of Ms. Mayer, a leading consumer Internet executive, signals a renewed focus on product innovation to drive user experience and advertising revenue,” Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2011 | By Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times
Central Basin Municipal Water District officials said they were unaware of questions over the authorship of stories written about the agency by a news website and have instructed their public relations consultant to stop using the site. The Times reported this week that it could not verify the biographical information of many staff writers at News Hawks Review, which published more than 30 articles about the water district over the last year. The Times found that photos purporting to be of some News Hawks writers were available on other websites as stock images.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2011 | Sam Allen
Officials at Google News on Tuesday swiftly removed a website from its search index that had contracted with a local water district to produce promotional stories "written in the image of real news. " The move came in response to a Los Angeles Times article on an unusual agreement between the Central Basin Municipal Water District and a consulting firm affiliated with the news website, News Hawks Review. Under the deal, the water district, a public agency based in southeast L.A. County, paid nearly $200,000 to the firm to publish positive articles that appeared on Google News.
BUSINESS
November 24, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A Belgian court today will hear Google Inc.'s defense against complaints from local newspapers that it stole content from their websites without paying or asking permission. This will be the first time that Google argues its case after the Brussels-based Court of First Instance ordered the Mountain View, Calif.-based company to remove Belgian French-language newspaper content from its news index. The court threatened to impose daily fines of 1 million euros ($1.28 million).
BUSINESS
April 11, 2005 | Chris Gaither, Times Staff Writer
As Yahoo Inc. editors plan updates this week to their popular online news service, a computer program at Google Inc. tirelessly scours the Web for items to display on the company's competing news site. Few endeavors highlight the differences between Yahoo and Google -- two of the most popular destinations on the Internet -- more than their approach to news. Although Yahoo News is the most visited news site by U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2011 | By Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times
Readers who type "Central Basin Municipal Water District" into Google News get a series of upbeat articles. One story hails the benefits of Central Basin's new recycled water system. Another piece praises the agency's legal battle over groundwater rights. Others catalog the successes of its conservation programs. What the average reader doesn't know is that Central Basin is paying nearly $200,000 in taxpayer money for the glowing coverage. In a highly unusual move, the water district hired a consultant to produce promotional stories "written in the image of real news," according to agreements reviewed by The Times . The articles appear on a professional-looking news website called News Hawks Review . The site is indexed on Google News, carries its own advertisements and boasts an "experienced and highly knowledgeable" staff of editors and reporters.
BUSINESS
December 2, 2009 | By David Sarno
Escalating the battle between traditional newspapers and online news providers, media mogul Rupert Murdoch lashed out at Google Inc. and other Web companies Tuesday, accusing them of looting news articles and contributing to the industry's decline. "There are those who think they have a right to take our news content and use it for their own purposes without contributing a penny to its production," Murdoch said at a Washington forum on the future of newspapers. "Their almost wholesale misappropriation of our stories is not fair use. To be impolite, it's theft."
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