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Google Web Services to Oversee Government Internet Services

Google Web Services to Oversee Government Internet Services

Tuesday brought a wave of delight for Google Inc., as the Los Angeles City Council members approved a multi-million dollar proposal post which Google's services to oversee government e-mails and internet services will be employed. This is being seen as one of the biggest boons for the net giant, who has lately been facing tough competition from rival Microsoft.

Android 2.0 Features Unveiled by Google

Android 2.0 Features Unveiled by Google

After a long wait, Google, on Tuesday, revealed details on its much awaited and talked about Android 2.0 system. Google's open source mobile OS, which will power the Motorola Droid, one of the current times' most awaited smart phones, has been equipped with many interesting features.

Among the most talked about features of the latest Android version are latest application icons, hardware speed which has been optimized, support for even more screen resolutions and sizes is being offered, the UI has been revamped and the background's white/black ratio is much better.

Social Search Added to Labs by Google

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To help users "find more relevant public content from your broader social circle", as stated in a blog by the company, search engine giant Google has announced that it will be adding an experimental Labs feature which will peruse popular social networks to bring out more relevant search results. The announcement follows another helpful change announced recently by Google and Microsoft that Twitter postings will now be incorporated into both Google and Bing (Microsoft's search engine).

Android System Fast Becoming Popular with Giant Cellphone Makers

Google, Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson

Apple's iPhone has been the reigning king of the smart-phones and mobile web market since its unveiling. But its undisputed position is now being challenged by world's giant cellphone makers, most of who are now turning to Google's Android operating system for their creations.

Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson and Kyocera are some of the popular mobile phone makers who had earlier turned to Microsoft's Windows Mobile to run their smart-phones. They are now also making Android devices which is a good news for the software giant's nemesis Google.

FCC gets support from Amazon, Facebook, and Google on “Net neutrality”

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Internet companies have their opinions and concerns over the “New Rules” governing online communication, which are likely to execute later this week.

Internet giants like Google, Face-book, Amazon, Twitter and a pile of other high-profile tech companies weighed in on new rules that are currently being written and developed to keep the Internet open.

AT&T: Google Voice violates net neutrality rules by blocking ‘premium-rate’ rural calls

AT&T: Google Voice violates net neutrality rules by blocking ‘premium-rate’ rura

Bringing out the advantage that the Google Voice service has vis-à-vis services of other phone companies, AT&T – in its letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – has said that Google’s Voice blocks certain ‘premium-rate’ phone numbers, operated by rural carriers, for which other carriers have to shell out unusually amounts to the rural phone companies.

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