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Google plans bank, credit card comparison service for consumers

Google plans bank, credit card comparison service for consumers

Google will be launching a new comparison tool for users that will make it easier to find the best deals in banking services and credit cards. The new service builds on Google's acquisition of Beat That Quote and looks to compete against sites like Money Supermarket, Compare the Market, and Go Compare. Unfortunately for comparison shoppers in the US, the service will initially be available only in the UK.

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Google Easter Eggs live on in infamy

Google Easter Eggs live on in infamy

This week the Starcraft fans amongst us are being treated to Google's newest Easter Egg hidden in their own fun-loving search engine - newest as in there's a whole lot more where that came from. Google has for years added little bits of intelligent oddity in with their everyday set of powerful services for search, mapping, and media managing. Today you'll want to head to Google and search for the term "zerg rush" and see what happens - then have a peek below at the rest of the eggs hidden all over the big G all day long - bring on your ships, kekeke!

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Google’s latest easter egg: Zerg Rush

Google’s latest easter egg: Zerg Rush

Quick! Go type “do a barrel roll” into Google. Fun, right? Google has added their latest easter egg which is in the same vein. If you go to Google today and type in “zerg rush”, you’ll be met with a wave of O’s representing zerglings attacking the results. In order to defeat them and protect your “base”, you’ll need to frantically click on them. Careful though: the numbers rapidly increase no matter how awesome your APM count is.

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Google Earnings hit $10.65 billion in Q1

Google Earnings hit $10.65 billion in Q1

The first round of announcements have been released by Google in their annual first quarter earnings call, starting with a whopping $10.65 billion in revenue. This number jumps 24% over last year's revenue which was $8.58 billion, this year's bringing Google up to a place where they've got and intense $49.3 billion dollars on hand in cash. Google's board has announced that they've approved a 2-for-1 stock split in the face of this quarters numbers, investors getting a new share of non-voting stock for each of the shares they currently own. Google has also noted that they've gotten $7.31 billion in Site revenues, this representing 69% of their total revenue.

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Google gets AdWords smackdown from Australian court

Google gets AdWords smackdown from Australian court

Google has received a spanking from Australian regulators, with the search giant deemed responsible for advertisers who use AdWords to promote themselves in a misleading or deceptive way. The company must develop a "compliance program" to vet new advertisers, the Sydney Morning Herald reports, after losing an appeal in the Australian Federal Court earlier today. Google will now be forced to ensure adverts can't link to one site while seeming to represent a different one, among other things.

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Google “without evil” philosophy rebuked

Google “without evil” philosophy rebuked

This week the "NEW" identifier on Google's newly revamped digital content store Google Play, formerly known as the Android Market, has drawn fire from those that would call it Evil. As any Google fan can tell you, one of the original sayings that made Google the company it is today was "Don't be Evil." Currently Google keeps this mantra alive in its extended "Ten things we know to be true" philosophy, one of which is "You can make money without doing evil." Google's front and center advertisement for their digital content store is being seen as a direct affront to that affirmation.

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