Google's $750-million acquisition of mobile advertising rival AdMob last week received the mandatory approval from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) even though some consumer groups had expressed antitrust and privacy concerns over the deal.
Google Inc is reported to have grabbed U. S. approval to acquire mobile advertising rival AdMob, following long months of delay and rumor that the largest Internet search giant was headed for a court battle with Government officials over the $750 million transaction.
Google has introduced an encrypted version of its search engine to ensure that the searches of users don’t get accessible by anyone else on their network.
The latest version is SSL encrypted and positioned at https://www. google. com. It has been rolled out gradually, like all other changes in the security functions of Google.
The Thursday unveiling of the forthcoming Android 2.2 operating system - codenamed `Froyo' - at the Google IO conference, in San Francisco, will further intensify the existing competition between Google and Apple.
In the midst of the its ambitious ‘non search market’ initiatives – largely dominated by Web video and television software - that Google recently unveiled at its Google I/O developers’ conference in San Francisco, there was also a somewhat subdued, yet very real, discussion about Google’s music services.
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Namco-developed arcade game ‘Pac-Man’, Google’s regular search box logo has been replaced with an interactive Pac-Man Google “Doodle” - the official name for Google’s celebration makeovers.
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