Internet search biggie Google Tuesday announced the acquisition of its first Israeli startup – the Web and mobile applications publisher Labpixies; a company which was among the first firms to create customizable Web gadgets for iGoogle personalized home pages in 2005.
That the sales of the January-launched Nexus One – the Google-branded touchscreen Android handset – have been ‘less than stellar’ is evident from the fact that, as per Flurry statistics, the device sold only 135,000 units in the first
74 days post-debut, vis-à-vis nearly 1 million units sold of the Apple iPhone and about 1.05 million units sold of the Motorola Droid, in their respective post-launch period.
Google has released free turn-by-turn satellite navigation for a few Android customers in the UK and Ireland. The company had released the same for its US customers six months earlier.
In a Saturday blog post, the controversial start-up Blippy has revealed that another credit card, the fifth one thus far, of a Blippy user could be found in Google search. The company, which earlier said that the credit card numbers of four of the site’s users could be found through Google’s search results, has asked Google to re-index its entire site.
In a letter to Google chief executive Eric Schmidt, ten data protection commissioners – from the UK, Germany, Canada, Spain, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, and New Zealand – have slammed Google for “willfully” ignoring privacy laws in many countries while rolling out new products or privacy policies.
With law enforcement agencies often requesting for revelation of private user data, Internet search giant, Google, has added a new online tool that aims at providing greater transparency about the number of government requests that it receives for removal of specific content.