Category Archive for: ‘Google Technology’

Confirmed: Google to Acquire YouTube for $1.65 Billion

In a press release issued late this afternoon, Google confirmed the rumours swirling around since last week that they would be acquiring the popular online video service, YouTube.  Google will be acquiring YouTube for $1.65 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction.  Following the acquisition, YouTube will continue to run independently in order to preserve the community already built up. The two …

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Google Launches Code Search

The newest member of Google Labs, Google’s playground for new ideas, is Code Search, an ambitious project that aims to index billions and billions of lines of code. Code search gives users the ability to search for publicly accessible soruce code.  According to Google, source code lives in two ways on the internet: in things like zip files and gzip, …

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Google Targeting eBay Once Again

Analyst Robert Peck of Bear Sterns described in a report for clients, a new feature that Google will be rolling out in time for the holiday season.  The new product is based off of Google Base, a service Google launched last October that many believed was taking a direct shot at eBay. Google also plans to de-emphasize Froogle as a …

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Apple & Google to Collaborate on Several Projects?

Apple and Google are currently rumoured to be working on any number of deals that could greatly benefit both companies. The thing is though, no one is quite sure what the two have up their sleeves. So far, it is rumoured that Apple and Google are working on an advertising deal. It would likely be a traditional advertising partership much …

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AdSense trying to install software on your PC

Users viewing AdSense ads in Internet Explorer 6 and 7 over the last few days were prompted to install third-party software, according to forum posts on the well known WebmasterWorld. The applications included QuickTime, Acrobat, Flash and Windows Media Player. The problem was first brought to Google’s attention on August 11 and was addressed August 15. According to a forum …

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