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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt speaks at a Motorola phone launch. ©REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Google backs off patent complaint against Apple

Google-owned Motorola Mobility withdrew a patent complaint filed with a US commission but remained quiet Tuesday as to the reason for the legal ceasefire.

Google backs off patent complaint against Apple
Road cleared for self-driving cars in California
Road cleared for self-driving cars in California

California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill clearing the way for self-driving cars to jockey with human-operated vehicles to test the technology on the state's roads.

Road cleared for self-driving cars in California
President of Google Brazil Fabio Jose Silva Coelho. Photo courtesy of midiamax.com
Google Brazil president faces arrest order

An arrest order has been issued against Google Brazil's president over his refusal to remove YouTube videos that "slander" a mayoral candidate.

Google Brazil president faces arrest order
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Google offers virtual dives in world's coral reefs

Google late Tuesday began letting users of its online mapping service take virtual scuba dives to explore precious living reefs being surveyed by scientists.

Google offers virtual dives in world's coral reefs
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YouTube seeking education video 'gurus'

YouTube on Friday was searching for education "gurus" with knowledge to impart to fast-growing ranks of students turning to online videos for lessons.

YouTube seeking education video 'gurus'
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Google blocks Singapore access to anti-Islam film

Google on Thursday blocked YouTube users in Singapore from viewing clips of an anti-Islamic film that has incited violent protests across the Muslim world, acting on a request by city authorities.

Google blocks Singapore access to anti-Islam film
Google blocks anti-Islam film in Malaysia
Google blocks anti-Islam film in Malaysia

Google has begun barring access in Malaysia to an anti-Islamic film that has sparked fury across the Muslim world after the country's Internet regulator lodged an official complaint.

Google blocks anti-Islam film in Malaysia
Dmitry Rogozin. ©RIA NOVOSTI
Russia unveils own 'almost Android' system

It seems that Russia's defence ministry has little faith in Google's operating systems: it has just unveiled its own encrypted version that has the remarkably familiar feel of an Android.

Russia unveils own 'almost Android' system
Apple in talks for free Internet radio: report
Apple in talks for free Internet radio: report

US technology giant Apple is in talks to license music for broadcast on a custom online radio service modeled after Pandora.

Apple in talks for free Internet radio: report
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Google-Microsoft field smartphones to take on iPhone 5

Google and Microsoft have introduced new champions in the fiercely competitive smartphone arena a week ahead of what is likely to be the hotly-anticipated debut of a next-generation iPhone by Apple.

Google-Microsoft field smartphones to take on iPhone 5
Google online maps embark on Arctic adventure
Google online maps embark on Arctic adventure

Google set out to take users of its free online mapping service on an Arctic adventure with help from an Inuit community in the Canadian tundra.

Google online maps embark on Arctic adventure
Google extends online search to email boxes
Google extends online search to email boxes

Google on Wednesday began allowing users to extend online searches to include messages stored in accounts at Web-based email service Gmail.

Google extends online search to email boxes
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Google, Facebook, eBay launch US Internet lobby

Big technology firms including Google, Facebook, eBay and Amazon have joined to create a new lobby group aimed at promoting "an open, innovative and free Internet."

Google, Facebook, eBay launch US Internet lobby
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Google grabs startup devoted to Apple gadget email

A French startup behind email applications for Apple gadgets has been bought by Google as the Internet titan increasingly tailors hit software to run on its rival's hardware.

Google grabs startup devoted to Apple gadget email
Mexico's Interior Minister Alejandro Poire. ©REUTERS/Tomas Bravo
Mexican minister suggests mobile app to fight crime

Mexico's interior minister suggested Wednesday that a mobile software app could help crack down on the country's crippling drug-related crime.

Mexican minister suggests mobile app to fight crime
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Interpol unveils fake goods scanning app with Google

Global policing body Interpol announced Tuesday a pioneering initiative to crack down on trade in fake goods, using an app developed with the help of search giant Google.

Interpol unveils fake goods scanning app with Google
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Endangered languages get a Google protection plan

Google on Tuesday unveiled an online information exchange platform to try to give some extra lasting power to more than 3,000 endangered languages.

Endangered languages get a Google protection plan
Executive Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt. ©REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
Google chief declares war on 'illicit networks'

Google chief Eric Schmidt declared war on international criminals Tuesday, vowing to harness technology to battle "illicit networks" around the world.

Google chief declares war on 'illicit networks'
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Google's first female engineer jumps to Yahoo! helm

Sullivan expected 37-year-old Mayer to put her proven approach to work as the new chief officer at faded Internet pioneer Yahoo!.

Google's first female engineer jumps to Yahoo! helm
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iGoogle gets axed in shakeup

Google said Tuesday it was discontinuing its iGoogle page designed as Web "portal," saying it had become less relevant in the age of the mobile Internet.

iGoogle gets axed in shakeup

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