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Firefox To Make History, About To Surpass IE in Europe

August has arrived. Time for a browser market share update. There is quite a bit of news this month, which, depending on your view, can be modified in virtually any direction you prefer. Microsoft likes the version in which IE has gained market share and pushed back Firefox and Chrome. Mozilla may like the one that embarrasses Microsoft and shows that it is about to overtake IE in Europe and Google will most likely state that there is a very good chance that it has now more than 10% of the market. Which one do you prefer? Pick one.

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Check Your Spelling: Typos May Earn Google $500m a Year

By Jim Giles (The NewScientist) - Google may be earning an alleged $500 million a year via companies and individuals who register deceptive website addresses.

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Iran To Permanently Suspend Google's Email

February 11, 2010 - Yesterday, Iran's telecommunications agency announced what it described as a permanent suspension of Google Inc.'s email services, saying a national email service for Iranian citizens would soon be rolled out.

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Twitter, Google address China concerns

DAVOS, Switzerland — Twitter's co-founder and the head of Google on Friday addressed concerns about Internet censorship in China, speaking at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

Google's chief told the meeting that censorship in China has to change but that the internet search giant wanted to stay in the Asian giant despite being the target of cyber attacks from inside China.

When asked about reports of China's attempts to block Twitter, the co-founder of the microblogging phenomenon, Evan Williams said he had been told about them but the company had no confirmation.

"That's what I've been told," he told AFP.

"I have heard reports on that," he added on the sidelines of the Davos forum, but said the company did not have direct confirmation.

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Maybe Google Won't Quit China After All

Despite its recent threats to shut down its China-based operations, Google may in fact keep some of its businesses open there. According to a Fox News report, the search giant is conducting "delicate" talks with the Chinese government. The two sides are discussing ways that Google can maintain its research center, an advertising sales team, and Google's new mobile phone business in China, the report states.

Don't Be Evil

Google created an international incident earlier this month when it announced plans to stop censoring search results in China. It also said it may exit the world's largest Internet market because of cyberattacks there that appear to target Chinese human-rights activists.

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Google, China, and the coming threat from cyberspace

January 28, 2010 - Cyberspace attacks are set to increase. Here’s why – and here’s what we can do to stop them. (by Ron Deibert and Rafal Rohozinski)

The recent cyberespionage attacks on Google and that company’s subsequent announcement that it would reconsider its search engine services in China gripped the world’s focus and set off a debate about China’s aggressive cybersecurity strategy.

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Google May Hand Over IP Addresses Of Corruption Busting Journalists

Back in 2004, Yahoo provided Chinese government with information which led to the jailing of journalist Shi Tao for "divulging state secrets". Shi Tao had used his Yahoo email account to send a message to a U.S.-based pro-democracy website.

Chinese authorities used email account holder information supplied by Yahoo! to convict Shi Tao and sentence him to 10 years in prison.

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The Associated Press At War With The Internet

Associated Press, the world largest news agency, is trying to outlaw any use of its content that has not been purchased and do not even recognize "Fair Use" as defined in sections 107 through 118 of the Copyright Act.

And this time, they are not just targeting content scraping sites but all the mainstream blogs, social bookmarking sites, news forums and....search engines like Google.

Actually, Associated Press do not want to stop the use of their articles around the Web, but they want to get their part of any profit that their content may generate: when Google links to one of their articles in its search results, Adsense ads displayed on the search results pages generate profit for Google, so in AP view, it can be considered as a commercial use of their content.

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Google Uses Twitter to Sell Ads

Intuit Is First Marketer to Have Its Tweets Streamed Across AdSense Network (by Abbey Klaassen)

Twitter may still be tweaking its own business model, but Google has found a way to use the popular microblogging service to sell ads.

The search giant has started offering marketers ad units that stream their five most recent "tweets" across the Google AdSense network. The first marketer to use the ad units is Intuit, whose TurboTax brand is trying to boost its Twitter followers. Intuit used several of the measures available for any AdSense campaign to target the ads, which are running on sites such as Bebo, Facebook, Hi5, MySpace and Alltop.

"It's syndicating whatever the team that works on the TurboTax Twitter account [@turbotax] posts," said Seth Greenberg, director of marketing at Intuit. When a user clicks on an ad it takes them not to TurboTax.com but to twitter.com/turbotax.

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Chinese Repression In Tibet

Google said Tuesday that its YouTube video-sharing Web site had been blocked in China.

Google said it did not know why the site had been blocked, but a report by the official Xinhua news agency of China on Tuesday said that supporters of the Dalai Lama had fabricated a video that appeared to show Chinese police officers brutally beating Tibetans after riots last year in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital.

Xinhua did not identify the video, but based on the description it appears to match a video available on YouTube that was recently released by the Tibetan government in exile.

It purports to show police officers storming a monastery after riots in Lhasa last March, kicking and beating protesters. It includes other instances of brutality and graphic images of a protester’s wounds. According to the video, the protester later died.

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