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Murdoch blasted on Twitter for anti-Google tweets

When News Corp. mogul Rupert Murdoch attacked Google on Twitter for its opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act, he had no idea what he was letting himself in for. “Piracy leader is Google who streams movies free, sells advts around them. No wonder pouring millions into lobbying,” Murdoch tweeted…

India seeks to censor ‘offensive’ images on Google, Facebook

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Indian government on Friday threw its weight behind a case against internet giants including Google and Facebook, who are embroiled in a battle over offensive content after a judge warned websites may be blocked “like in China.” The case, which has stoked worries about freedom…

Rep. Lamar Smith vows not to buckle on the Stop Online Piracy Act

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – The lawmaker behind a bill to combat online piracy vowed on Thursday to press ahead in the face of fierce criticism from Internet giants such as Google and Facebook. “It is amazing to me that the opponents apparently don’t want to protect American consumers and businesses,”…

Google makes search personal

Google wove content from its social network and Picasa photo-sharing service into its search formula to serve up personalized results to online queries. “Search plus your world” was billed as a major change to the leading Internet search engine. “There is a huge amount of content on the Web today but, at a certain…

Twitter lashes out at Google search changes

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter lashed out at changes Google Inc unveiled for its search engine on Tuesday, describing the changes as “bad” for consumers and for Web publishers. Twitter, a microblogging service which allows its users to broadcast short, 140-character messages to groups of “followers,” said Google’s changes would…

Google top U.S. Web destination in 2011: Nielsen

WASHINGTON — Google was the most-visited Web destination in the United States in 2011, followed by Facebook and Yahoo!, industry tracker Nielsen said Thursday. Google received an average of 153.4 million unique US visitors a month from home and work computers, according to Nielsen. Facebook notched up 137.6 million unique…

Mythbuster Adam Savage: Anti-piracy bill would ‘destroy the Internet’

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its sister bill in the Senate, the PROTECT IP Act, are not very popular right now, thanks in large part to a growing outcry from some of the strongest voices on the Internet, from the founders of Google, Reddit, eBay, Craigslist, Wikipedia and…

Google remains default search engine at Firefox

SAN FRANCISCO — Mozilla on Tuesday said that it has renewed a deal making Google the default search engine in the nonprofit organization’s open-source Firefox Web browsing software. “We’re pleased to announce that we have negotiated a significant and mutually beneficial revenue agreement with Google,” Mozilla chief executive Gary Kovacs…

Google ramps up investment in solar energy

Google on Tuesday ramped up its investment in clean energy by backing the construction of solar panels that will feed electricity to California’s power grid. The Internet giant announced that it is pumping $94 million intoRecurrent Energy projects near the state’s capitol of Sacramento, raising its investments in Earth-friendly power generation to $915 million. “We believe…

Internet pioneers oppose U.S. online piracy bills

WASHINGTON — The founders of Craigslist, eBay, Google, Twitter, Yahoo! and other Internet giants expressed concern to the US Congress on Wednesday over legislation intended to crack down on online piracy. The Stop Online Piracy Act has received some bipartisan support in the House of Representatives and is the House…

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