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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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Google faces new investigation over Safari privacy breach

Google faces new investigation over Safari privacy breach

Google has run afoul of privacy regulations again, this time involving its breach of Apple's Safari Internet browser to track user activity. The news first broke when the WSJ reported that Google, along with a few other advertisers, had written a code to bypass Safari's default privacy controls, depositing cookies to track users' browsing habits in order to deliver targeted ads.

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Microsoft snipes at Google Apps in latest ad

Microsoft snipes at Google Apps in latest ad

Microsoft can't seem to stop taking pot-shots at Google, and following the privacy-fear-flogging Gmail Man video comes an attack on the Office-rivaling Google Apps. The new video - which you can see after the cut - pits a sleazy Google Apps salesman against the enterprise market and, somewhat bizarrely, some soulful crooning about how we should fear the "Googlighting" man and the possibility that Google could simply pull the plug on features we're reliant on or, in fact, whole services.

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FTC investigation demanded over Google Safari tracking

FTC investigation demanded over Google Safari tracking

Google's alleged bypassing of Safari privacy settings looks likely to come under FTC investigation, after three US Congressmen contacted the Commission to see whether the search giant has violated its consent agreement. Republican Representatives Cliff Stearns of Florida and Joe Barton of Texas, and Democrat Edward Markey of Massachusetts, penned a letter expressing their concerns to the Federal Trade Commission on Friday, citing Google's recent - and contentious - privacy policy changes and describing the claims that the company tricked Safari into allowing users to be tracked as "a major concern."

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Microsoft, Google, and Intel continue to beat Apple in brand value

Microsoft, Google, and Intel continue to beat Apple in brand value

You would think with all the buzz and cult following that Apple generates it's brand value would be leading in the rankings, but that's not the case. According to consulting firm Interbrand's recently released top 100 Global Brands list, Apple is actually ranked number 8, behind Microsoft, Google, and Intel. And this is an improvement from its previous year's ranking.

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Google Voice Added to Takeout Service via Data Liberation Front

Google Voice Added to Takeout Service via Data Liberation Front

Today marks the first time that Google Voice data is available for download by you via Google Takeout, this adding to the ever-expanding ranks of Google-run services whose data you the users have contributed to on Google Takeout, a service which allows you keep that data for your own. In an internet-only ad spot, a group of Data Liberation Front users sit in a group and cycle through several different physical carriers of data, these being symbolic of the data you're about to have access to on Google Takeout.

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