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Google to license mobile patents in FTC antitrust settlement
JUST IN: Google is agreeing to license certain patents to mobile phone rivals and stop a practice of including snippets from other websites in its search results, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission says.These moves are part of a settlement to end a 19-month investigation into the search leader’s business practices, the AP reports. U.S. antitrust regulators say they have found no evidence to claims that Google unfairly favors its own services in search results.Photo: A Motorola phone displays the Google search page. (Brendan Mcdermid / Reuters)

Google to license mobile patents in FTC antitrust settlement

JUST IN: Google is agreeing to license certain patents to mobile phone rivals and stop a practice of including snippets from other websites in its search results, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission says.

These moves are part of a settlement to end a 19-month investigation into the search leader’s business practices, the AP reports. U.S. antitrust regulators say they have found no evidence to claims that Google unfairly favors its own services in search results.

Photo: A Motorola phone displays the Google search page. (Brendan Mcdermid / Reuters)

Israel, Google partner to put Dead Sea Scrolls online
Israel and Google have partnered to put 5,000 images of the Dead Sea Scrolls online, The Associated Press reports.The digital library contains the Book of Deuteronomy, which includes the second listing of the Ten Commandments, and a portion of the first chapter of the Book of Genesis, dated to the first century B.C.
AP reports that Israeli officials say this partnership is part of an attempt by the custodians of the celebrated manuscripts — often criticized for allowing them to be monopolized by small circles of scholars — to make them broadly available.
Photo: A copy of a part of the Dead Sea Scrolls is presented during a joint Israel Antiquities Authority-Google news conference in Jerusalem today. (Dan Balilty / AP)

Israel, Google partner to put Dead Sea Scrolls online

Israel and Google have partnered to put 5,000 images of the Dead Sea Scrolls online, The Associated Press reports.

The digital library contains the Book of Deuteronomy, which includes the second listing of the Ten Commandments, and a portion of the first chapter of the Book of Genesis, dated to the first century B.C.

AP reports that Israeli officials say this partnership is part of an attempt by the custodians of the celebrated manuscripts — often criticized for allowing them to be monopolized by small circles of scholars — to make them broadly available.

Photo: A copy of a part of the Dead Sea Scrolls is presented during a joint Israel Antiquities Authority-Google news conference in Jerusalem today. (Dan Balilty / AP)

FTC staff preparing recommendation that the US sue Google for antitrust violations

The Federal Trade Commission, reports the New York Times, is raising the ante in its antitrust confrontation with Google as the agency’s staff is preparing a recommendation that the government sue the search giant.

The staff’s recommendation is contained in a draft memo that is being shared with the five FTC commissioners, two people familiar with the inquiry told the Times.

The memo is still being edited and changes could be made, but these are mostly fine-tuning and will not alter the conclusions reached after an investigation that began more than a year ago, said these people.

More from the Times here.

Facebook slips 9% after Barron’s calls stock pricey; Google hits all-time intraday high

Facebook, at one point, declined 10%, tripping Nasdaq’s breaker after Barron’s published a report saying the stock was too pricey and that $15 was a more realistic price.

Meanwhile, Google, boosted by a Citi report on is Motorola Mobility businesses, hit an all-time high at $747. More from CNBC here.

Google agrees to record $22.5 million fine on privacy

AP:

Google is paying a record $22.5 million fine to settle allegations that it broke a privacy promise by secretly tracking millions of Web surfers who use Apple’s Safari browser.

The penalty announced Thursday by the Federal Trade Commission matches the figure that The Associated Press and other media outlets had reported last month. It’s the largest fine that the FTC has imposed against a company for violating a previous agreement with the agency.



shortformblog:

Hurricane Irene path: Google just threw up a pretty useful hurricane-tracker tool to follow Irene. (Here’s the article they wrote about the tool, which lets you sort between a number of different metrics.) The giant cloud imagery really puts the hurricane in sharp contrast. Currently engulfed by the storm? North Carolina. Virginia Beach is next. DC and Baltimore will miss the worst of it (though us DC folks got nailed by a heavy ten-minute storm about three hours ago). Philly, NJ and NYC are directly in the path, particularly Long Island.

shortformblog:

Hurricane Irene path: Google just threw up a pretty useful hurricane-tracker tool to follow Irene. (Here’s the article they wrote about the tool, which lets you sort between a number of different metrics.) The giant cloud imagery really puts the hurricane in sharp contrast. Currently engulfed by the storm? North Carolina. Virginia Beach is next. DC and Baltimore will miss the worst of it (though us DC folks got nailed by a heavy ten-minute storm about three hours ago). Philly, NJ and NYC are directly in the path, particularly Long Island.

(Reblogged from shortformblog)
thenextweb:

Google has acquired Motorola’s mobile phone business for a whopping $12.5 billion. Things just got very interesting in the Google, Apple and Microsoft battle. (via Motorola acquisition means Google gets 17,000 patents, 3 times Nortel’s)

thenextweb:

Google has acquired Motorola’s mobile phone business for a whopping $12.5 billion. Things just got very interesting in the Google, Apple and Microsoft battle. (via Motorola acquisition means Google gets 17,000 patents, 3 times Nortel’s)

(Reblogged from thenextweb)