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Google places strict NDA on Project Glass Hackathon events

Google places strict NDA on Project Glass Hackathon events

There's understandably a huge amount of buzz surrounding Google's Project Glass, and the fact that the company is holding two developer events at the end of the month isn't helping to quell the excitement. Sadly, if you were waiting for all kinds of details to come out of these developer events, we've got some sour news for you. Google has placed a rather strict non-disclosure agreement on the event, and everyone who attends will have to sign one.

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Google Fiber installations begin in Kansas City

Google Fiber installations begin in Kansas City

Today is a big day for some folks living in Kansas City as Google has kicked off the first of its Google Fiber installations. Google generated a lot of buzz back when it officially unveiled pricing for Google Fiber, and today the big G has announced that its ready to start connecting homes to its fiber network. Google has spent the last few weeks putting up fiber cables around Kansas City, and today it pulled fiber from the street to the first few houses in Hanover Heights.

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Google now allows original quality YouTube video downloads

Google now allows original quality YouTube video downloads

If you've got a collection of videos up on YouTube right this minute that you'd just love to have in a folder in your secure harddrive back home in their original format, Google has just answered your prayers today. In another lovely update to their Takeout menu, the Data Liberation Front has added the ability for users to download the videos they've uploaded to YouTube back down in their original format: "your videos in. your videos out".

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Google pays $22.5m in FTC Safari cookie fine

Google pays $22.5m in FTC Safari cookie fine

Google will pay a $22.5m fine to the FTC after tracking Safari browser users who had opted out of cookies, the largest fine ever levied by the Commission but still a drop in the internet ocean for the search giant. The settlement, rumored back in July, will also require Google to deactivate any tracking cookies inappropriately placed on users' computers, and is being described by the FTC as "a clear message" that privacy rules are inescapable.

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Google axes Listen podcast app and more in latest cull

Google axes Listen podcast app and more in latest cull

Google has announced the latest cull of its services, trimming what are apparently little-used products like Google Listen as it attempts to pare back its range. The most recent in a series of cuts that have seen Buzz and Wave meet their fate, three from Google's current portfolio are losing server-space this time around: Listen, Google Apps for Teams, and Google Video for Business.

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Google cuts projects galore in Spring Cleaning cull

Google cuts projects galore in Spring Cleaning cull

This week Google has let it be known that they're cutting projects from several sectors in their software and online business, starting with Google Video and ending with a bad sign for a dying Nokia mobile OS. The first cut is Google Video, a website and ecosystem that came before YouTube and stayed around long after Google had purchased the most famous video website on earth. Next is iGoogle, a customizable homepage for the web made for RSS feeds, widgets, and a bunch of other oddities - this system will be cut in 16 months while Google Video will be cut on August 20th, with videos being transferred to YouTube as we speak.

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Don’t Doubt Google’s People Skills

Don’t Doubt Google’s People Skills

Google IO opened with a bang last week, spilling Jelly Beans, cheap tablets, augmented reality and more, but for all the search giant knows we're looking for, is it still out of touch? After the buzz of Google Glass and its base jumping entrance - thoroughly milked the following day by Sergey "Iron Man" Brin - attendees have been adding up what was demonstrated and questioning Google's understanding of exactly how people use technology. Geeks getting carried away with "what can we do" rather than "why would we do it" is the common refrain, but make no mistake, everything Google showed us is rooted in solid business strategy.

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Google faces FTC fine for Safari tracking

Google faces FTC fine for Safari tracking

Google will reportedly be hit with a regulatory fine for bypassing Safari users' privacy settings. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will soon conclude its investigations and is expected to issue a fine within the next 30 days. The fine could be far greater than the $25,000 that Google was recently slapped with by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for privacy issues involving its Street View car.

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