While the battle over the tax records is still being fought, Google Inc.’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt had a say in defending the company’s reputation. He simply came to the rescue as Google Inc. has been recently struggling with increasing attacks on the sum of tax it paid in the UK.
The dust from Google’s Glasses debut a few months back has just settled and Google Inc. has just announced software support to make its ambitious Google Glassware meaningful. In addition, Google has also informed about the release of the developer guidelines for its Glass Mirror API as the first Google Glass units shipping is knocking at the door.
On the 25th of March, Google Inc. is due to launch its new initiative, the Global Impact Challenge. The new competition will only take place in the UK where the Internet giant will try to find startups that “transform lives.” A stake in the Google’s Global Challenge is high as the £2 million prize will be divided among four winners.
It was inevitable… After all, YouTube has announced that it crossed the Rubicon as it has 1 billion monthly users. The world’s most popular online video site hit the record amid increased viewing on mobile devices.
At last it happened. Google Inc. decided ultimately to sell its Motorola Home business. The American multinational corporation announced that it reached a deal to sell the Motorola Home business to Arris Group Inc. for as much as $2.35 billion. The step has been taken as Google Inc. wants to fully concentrate on expanding its smartphone business and engaging in the global competition in the growing market.
Just not so long after Google Inc. informed that it pulled its music service from China in September, Yahoo Inc. also informed that it decided to terminate its Chinese music service. The step has been taken as the company, once the Internet giant, tries to modify its “product strategy.” The Chinese music service of Yahoo Inc. is to be shut down on the 20th of January.
After months of suspension, Google Inc.’s mobile navigation application Google Maps finally found its way back to Apple Inc.’s iPhone. As it was stated by the Internet search giant, its fresh new application would be available in the Apple Inc.’s app store. Google Inc.’s application is available not only for Apple Inc.’s iPhones but other iOS devices as well. Google Inc. is back in game after months of rejection.
For a period of almost three months now, Google Inc.’s shares have tenaciously retained near high records, almost 30 percent of which has been fuelled by the rising optimism regarding internet advertising. In spite of this fact, there is a fear in Wall Street that Google Inc.’s shares might just be running out of the stream.
Henrique de Castro, a former executive of Google Inc., has been hired as the new COO of Yahoo by the Chief Executive of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer. This latest move has been taken by the Chief Executive of Yahoo in order to bring new faces to the management team of the struggling web company.
An appeals court in the U.S. had the ban against Samsung Electronics Co. lifted according to the latest reports that were released. The ban on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone sale was lifted thereby causing a setback to Apple Inc. in the ongoing battle of the company against Google Inc. and its highly popular mobile software.
According to the ruling of an appeals court in the U.S. on the 28th of September, the Motorola Mobility unit of the Google Inc. will not be able to enforce the patent injunction that has been obtained against the Microsoft Corp. in Germany. This ruling will definitely minimize the leverage of Google Inc. in the already continuing patent war over the smartphone.
Iran has planned to block the access to Google and create a domestic internet system for its citizens. According to the officials this is a way by means of which they will be able to improve the system of cyber security in Iran. On the contrary however, it is feared by many Iranians that this a new upcoming way of the Government to control their access to the World Wide Web.
The war for mobile industry dominance is ready to take place this Christmas as reputed mobile phone manufacturers will attempt to capture the spotlight with the range of smartphones being introduced shortly. It is important to hold the imagination of consumers this year since the cause of mobile industry supremacy has already started to gain headway. Smartphones are slowly becoming substitutes for desktop computers as the simplest and most efficient way of logging on to the internet.
Google has finally taken a significant step towards resolving their antitrust problems in the EU. The regulators had previously warned the first ranked search engine in the world to offer new concessions in order to settle an alleged investigation regarding anti competitive behavior. On being able to offer satisfactory concessions Google would have had heavy fines imposed on them.
Reports released on Friday reveal that the core internet business of Google Inc has increased its revenue by about 21% in the second quarter of the year. This report has eased the worries of the Wall Street that a slump in the global economy would also take a toll on the online advertising business of the company.
Google Inc. plans to cut 20 percent of Motorola Mobility Holding Inc’s staff; 4,000 employees will lose their jobs in the near future, according to the source near Google Inc.’s top executives. Google Inc. bought Motorola Mobility this year.
Google Inc. has announced that it is planning to buy Frommer’s travel guides from publishing house John Wiley & Sons Inc. for an undisclosed sum. By purchasing the Frommer’s guidebook Google, the owner of most popular internet engine, wants to strengthen its position as an online travel broker. For Google the acquisition of Frommer’s travel guides is the second entry into travel information business.
With the tough time the global economy, especially the American economy, is facing, everyone wants to know what companies are doing well and what are not. Here’s a list of the top 10 healthy companies in America right now, despite the financial crisis. These companies are beating the odds and continuing to grow and prosper, and have not been weakened by the recession.
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