Eric Schmidt: «Google n'est pas obligé de traiter tout le monde pareil» Eric Schmidt a une semaine européenne chargée.
Il a inauguré avec Nicolas Sarkozy le nouveau quartier général de Google en France mardi 6 décembre et doit parler, toujours à Paris, lors de l’édition 2011 de la conférence Le Web. Ces deux derniers moments seront sans doute plus agréables que celui passé lundi 5 décembre avec Joaquín Almunia, le commissaire européen à la concurrence. Google est au centre de deux enquêtes pour abus de position dominante, à la fois en Europe et aux Etats-Unis. Entendu par le Sénat américain à la mi-septembre, le président de Google devait cette fois convaincre la Commission européenne que son entreprise ne favorise pas ses propres services et produits dans ses résultats de recherche. publicité.
Google Books Deal Not Dead, Only Resting, Authors’ Lawyer Says. U.S.
Circuit Court Judge Denny Chin’s rejection of Google’s legal settlement with authors and publishers was not only a setback for the search giant’s plans to digitize and make available 10 million books, but also for the dream of a universal online library. So where do we go from here? Is this deal dead? “There’s nothing dead about the case or the settlement,” Michael J. Boni, lead attorney for the Authors Guild, told Wired.com in an interview. In denying the motion to approve the Amended Settlement Agreement, or ASA, Judge Chin seemed sympathetic to a number of objections raised by critics of the class action settlement. Here’s the problem: Almost by definition, a class action lawsuit is opt-out. About 6,800 authors have already opted out of the ASA, and Judge Chin explicitly wrote in his opinion that he was satisfied that “the class received adequate notice.” ‘You’ll probably see Elizabeth Taylor remembrance day before you see meaningful reform on orphan works in Congress.’
GFail: Google ‘Very Sorry’ After the Cloud Eats 150,000 Gmail Accounts. (Update 3/11 3:00 p.m.
EST: A Google spokesperson emailed to say that no email was lost, and the company has restored 100% of the data, per the incident report (pdf).) (Update 4:30 p.m. EST: Google spokesman Andrew Kovacs just tweeted that the company’s initial statement on the number of users affected was wrong. “Gmail issue: affected 0.02% of users not 0.08%, restored access for 1/3, remaining 0.013% being restored on ongoing basis,all w/in 12 hrs.” That means the number of affected accounts is probably closer to 40,000. Google Person Finder: 2011 Japan Earthquake. Google Recipe Search Cooks Up Next Gen of Search. Stepping into the kitchen now, Google introduced a recipe search engine Thursday that serves up dishes based not only on the ingredients you may have on hand, but the calories you want to consume and even how much time you have to cook.
About one percent of the queries on Google are for recipes, the company said, and the new vertical intends to make it easier for people to find recipes across the web. Faster than a speeding rabbit: speed, sync, and settings. Google Turns Dozens Of Its Consumer Products Into Enterprise Apps. Earlier this year, Google announced that it would be rolling out Apps interactivity with iGoogle, YouTube, Blogger, Picasa, and other products in the Google family.
Today the search giant is making over 60 of its homegrown products available for a deep integration for all types of Google Apps accounts. Services like Google Voice, Reader, Analytics and AdWords will now be available on Google Apps accounts. The apps can be accessed through a new interface in administrative control panel for new customers. Existing customers can transition to the new interface at their own pace but Google says it will automatically shift all App customers over to the new control panel early next year.
Administrators can also regulate which tools certain users or groups have access to within their Apps group. Rajen Sheth, group product manager, Enterprise Apps, tells me that the motive behind the introduction of the products to apps relates to the consumerization of the enterprise. Google "In Discussions" To Buy Groupon For Over $3 Billion. Google is "in discussions" to acquire Groupon for "well above" $3 billion, says Kara Swisher of All Things D.
No deal is complete, and this thing could fizzle, but these talks seem much more serious than when Yahoo approached Groupon about an acquisition. We've heard from an industry source in the past that Google's Marissa Mayer, now in charge of local, is keen on Groupon. Swisher says the daily local deals site "appears to be engaged in a pattern of shopping itself around, via its bankers Allen & Co. " Google rumored to have bought Groupon for $2.5 billion. It seems, if unnamed insider sources and some speculation from TechCrunch are to be believed, that Google has just bought Groupon, the deal-of-the-day website, for $2.5 billion.
Yahoo tried, and failed, to buy Groupon for over $3 billion earlier this year, but little is known about why the deal fell apart. That Google has now apparently bought them for 'only' $2.5 billion would suggest that Groupon's management team would prefer a future as part of Google instead of Yahoo. As far as what Google stands to gain from the deal, other than raw cash -- Groupon is rather profitable -- we will probably see extensive integration between Groupon and Google's Places and Shopping products.
When searching for Places, coupons for local businesses could be shown. When looking for the lowest prices with Shopping, coupons could be worked into the results. It’s Over: Google Has Already Won April Fool’s Day 2011. It’s not even April 1st in Mountain View, but the April Fools Day comedy game is already over and I’m declaring Google the winner.
Hiring autocompleters? Google to Launch Major New Social Network Called Circles, Possibly Today. Final update:Three months after ReadWriteWeb first described these plans in detail, Google announces Google Circles as part of a larger social initiative.
It is as we reported it. We believe that Google will preview a major new social service called Google Circles at South by Southwest Interactive today. Update:Google has now officially denied that Circles will launch here, but not that it exists. See final update below, as of afternoon Texas time Google does now deny that Circles exists. If what we've heard is correct, the service will offer photo, video and status message sharing. The service has been developed with extensive participation by Chris Messina, the co-creator of numerous successful social and software phenomena online, from BarCamp to Hashtags and much more.
Google will launch iTunes music store competitor with upgrade to Android. Google is to launch a music service to compete with Apple's iTunes music store as part of a forthcoming upgrade to its Android mobile operating system, according to Sanjay Jha, chief executive of Motorola Mobility, which will soon launch one of the first machines able to run the software.
Speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Jha said: "If you look at Google Mobile services [via Android] today, there's a video service, there's a music service – that is, there will be a music service. " He added that the value of the upgrade to the Android system, known as "Honeycomb", which will power the forthcoming Motorola Xoom tablet is that "it adds video services and music services". Will Google Music launch at I/O this spring? According to a CNET report, Google is getting much closer to its anticipated music marketplace debut. In September, we speculated that Google Music would launch by Christmas, yet it’s now March and we haven’t heard a note. Rumors swirled that Google was planning to preview its service at this month’s SXSWi in Austin, Texas, but nothing came of that either.
CNET reports that Google employees have begun “dog fooding,” a Silicon Valley term to describe when employees try out a new service or product. Even more interesting: 2 weeks ago a member of the XDA Developers forum wrote that he accidentally discovered Google Music after installing the Honeycomb version of the Android operating system on a phone. According to CNET sources, “negotiations with at least some of the top publishers and four largest record labels are ongoing…The delays are largely due to the complexity of the subject matter.
We’ll just have to wait and listen. Android Music 3.0 app with cloud streaming leaked. Google Launches Instant Previews. At last, Google has finally gained a page preview feature. Called “Instant Previews,” this is a way for you to see what’s on a page that’s listed in Google’s search results without having to leave Google. The new feature seems promising, another way to save time in the searching process, because there’s less need for people to “pogostick” with their search results. Pogosticking is when someone clicks from a search listing to a page, then clicks back if unsatisfied to select another result and so on. With the new Instant Previews, they may be better able to immediately spot the most promising pages among those listed. Up Close With Instant Previews In the new feature, which was spotted being tested last month, a small magnifying glass appears next to each listing: Click on that magnifying glass, and a preview of the page that’s listed will appear to the right side of the search results:
CloudMagic brings instant search to Gmail and Google Docs. Google Search Becomes More Social, Integrates Flickr, Twitter & Quora. Google has launched major updates to Social Search, integrating information from Twitter, Flickr and Quora throughout its search engine. The search giant launched Social Search in 2009; the feature integrates search results from your friends at the bottom of the search page. It utilizes social profiles connected to your Google Account to deliver items like photo or blog results that come from your friends. Angry Birds jouable en ligne gratuitement, merci Google ! Jeudi 12 mai Web - 12 mai 2011 :: 08:15 :: Par Jean-Baptiste. Think Insights with Google: a new site for data lovers. It’s one of our guiding principles that data beats opinion. With that in mind, our marketing team has put a lot of effort into posing interesting questions—How do new mothers use the Internet? When do people really start their holiday shopping? What trends typify today’s Hispanic web user?
—and answering them with concrete information to help marketers make better informed decisions. Why Would Google Release an iPhone-Only Group Messaging App? Were you tired of free, data-based messaging with apps like Beluga or GroupMe? Were you over quick and easy location sharing? In-line mobile image sharing? Push notifications? Then worry not, because Disco has come along to take away all the frills and leave your group messaging experience without any of the perks of a smartphone with a data plan.
The punchline here is that Slide - the company acquired by Google last summer - has just released an iPhone-only group messaging app that does nothing offered by all of its competition. Fox.com begins blocking Google TV. Google Voice en France fin 2011.