The open-source database picked by Google and Wikipedia will be able to step up the development of technology in a number of specific areas.
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Indian government departments are turning to Google Hangout as a platform to gather public feedback, offering citizens three occasions to use the platform to query government officials about the economy and road safety.
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Fuhu Inc., the Los Angeles startup behind the $199 Nabi childrens' tablet with Google Nexus guts, is suing former partner Toys "R" Us, which plans to launch its own competing Tabeo tablet next month.
Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, has stepped up to defend a British student who faces extradition to the U.S. over a link-site that operates "no differently to Google."
Yesterday's Stop Online Piracy Act protest by Wikipedia, Google and others demonstrated that the legislation could rock the very foundations of the web. It also made it very difficult for one ZDNet editor to do his job.
Service blackouts to support causes such as those conducted by Wikipedia and Google provide "shock effect" but such acts need right motivations and produce tangible results, observers note.
Wikipedia and Google have staged blackouts and protests against two proposed US laws that could let copyright owners block websites.As expected, Wikipedia began a blackout of its English language sites at 5:00am.
Here are a couple of ways you can access Wikipedia.
UPDATED: On January 18th, Wikipedia, Reddit, Imgur and numerous other Web sites will be going dark in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA). Others, like Google, will be protesting in other ways. Here's who's shutting down and why.
Google, the world's most popular search engine, confirmed today that though it will not 'blackout' its results or pages, it will join others in unified solidarity against the SOPA bill.
Maybe blacking out their Web sites would be over-kill, but the Internet giants could use other joint tactics to kill Stop Online Piracy Act off.
Google Wallet starts to go big with a major retail partner: Gap, Inc.
Google Apps will roll out a new commenting feature that allows you to solicit feedback, resolve issues and keep a record of multi-author document changes.
Could the "Wikipedia of maps" do to Google what Google's Android has done to Symbian?
NTP Inc. settled for $600 million plus in 2006 after a lawsuit against RIM and now they are bringing the fight to Apple, Microsoft, Google, HTC, Motorola, and LG Electronics. There may be some huge settlements coming soon so stay tuned.
Yesterday was my first day writing for the Googling Google blog. Nothing fancy, just a "Hi there" and a Microsoft vs. Google piece. And next thing I know, I have an email from my mom saying, "You certainly received some negative feedback on the proxy post..."
Google has made a $2 million donation to the Wikimedia Foundation, the group behind the widely used Wikipedia reference site.
Google has been working on a project called SPDY, deigned to make the Web faster but it's reached a point where it could use some feedback from the Web community.
I've written about TouchDown for Google Android in the past and it is one of the best priced apps I have purchased for my T-Mobile G1. I actually popped my SIM card in my G1 yesterday morning and discovered there was an upgrade to TouchDown that brought it up to version 3.x. I then received an email from the company with all the details surrounding this latest upgrade. As I mentioned before in my TouchDown articles, the NitroDesk Inc. people have been regularly updating the application to make the Exchange experience better and better for Google Android devices.
At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Palm Senior Vice President of Applications and Services Michael Abbott announced an early access program of the company's new developing platform, WebOS. The new platform will run apps natively on the device and enables greater integration with cloud applications like Google and Facebook. Abbott stressed that the company is looking for developer feedback and that the platform is evolving.
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