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Google demands veto on OEM Android changes, stretches definition of 'open source'

Google, according to reports from "a dozen executives working at key companies in the Android ecosystem" is finally locking down the open source and easily-fragmented Android operating system. As it currently stands, Google hands over the 'final' code for each version of Android, and OEMs and developers then spend some time customizing the OS to fit their hardware, and to create a unique an...

Microsoft files antitrust complaint against Google in Europe, showdown imminent

Microsoft, citing Google's tyrannical 95% share of the European search market, has lodged a formal complaint with the European Commission. It's not like Microsoft is breaking any ground here -- the European Commission has been investigating Google's alleged violation of European competition law since November 2010 -- but there's no doubt that the addition of Microsoft's gravitas will affect the pr...

Google +1 finally unveiled, probably not what you expected it to be

It's a big day for Google, what with the announcement that Kansas City (not that Kansas City, but the other one that's actually in Kansas) has been selected to be the lucky town to get wired up with Google Fiber -- but that's not all they've gone public with today. Their "+1" project, which has been the subject of conjecture for months, was finally unveiled as well. Google didn't exactly s...

Omnibox Site Search for Chrome googles your current website

You still can't sync custom search engines in Google Chrome, and that makes tasks like site-specific searches a pain. There are loads of extensions available which can handle the chore, of course, and one worth checking out is Omnibox Site Search. Once installed, you simply type the letter s and press space to invoke a Google-powered site search for the domain you're currently visiting. ...

Google Search for iPhone replaces Google Mobile app

Google Mobile for iPhone has become Google Search for iPhone, and the new name comes with a new look and some additional features. There's a slick-looking new sidebar -- activated by swiping to the right -- where you can decide what kind of results you want to see, including news, images and all the other familiar Google search types. Once you get your results, swiping down will reveal t...

Google attacks content farms by altering search algorithm, early results are promising

Last week, to make inroads against the deluge of page-scraping content farms, Google carried out some changes to the way it ranks search results. The slow-but-sure subsuming of search results by content farms begun last year, but only really came to a head in January with a post by Stack Overflow co-founder Jeff Atwood. An outcry from the community followed, and culminated in a post by Matt Cut...

Google Search app for Windows Phone 7 now available

Google has released a dedicated search app for Windows Phone 7, on the day that phones powered by Microsoft's new mobile operating system have become available in the United States (and that's clearly not a coincidence). The app lets you search the Web, images, news and perform local searches. Suggestions automatically appear as you type, and your location is used to improve the search results you...

Google Instant now available to mobile browsers

Google Instant is slowly starting to become available for iPhone and iPod touch users. The feature will at first only be available on Google.com. It's currently opt-out, so you'll have to toggle it by clicking the appropriate option that should show up below the search box (see screenshot). While Instant on mobile should prove useful by not requiring extensive typing to get to the search result...

Google Place Search introduces quick and easy, clustered local search

Today, Google has introduced even more fusion between its maps and search products by bringing in Place Search. It's a new kind of local search that brings up information about businesses, restaurants, and services that are centralized around a set location. OK, you've been able to do this for a while with Google Maps search, but Place Search automatically gives you this new results display whe...

Google now displays your location in the sidebar, lets you easily change it

Google has added a new item to the sidebar, which shows to the left of your search results: your location information. You will now be able to see where Google thinks you are -- and easily change your location if Google somehow got it wrong. Google has been using your location to customize local search results for quite a while now, but you haven't previously been able to find out where Googl...

Google vs. Yahoo mashups

Search wars are on, mashup style. Google and Yahoo go head to head and compare mapping and search results in these two beautiful mashups. Gahooyoogle pits both of the major search engine results, displaying them side by side for comparison. Some of the search results were shocking. For instance, with a search of "Google", I was shocked at some of the differences. For instance, Yahoo directed me t...

Google adds malware warnings to search results

Google has recently added malware advisories to search results. When results are clicked on, Google directs users to a Warning page, where Google announces that the site you are about to visit might not be suitable. One particular instance is when "list keygen mirc" is searched. If users click on the first entry in the search results, they are directed to a Google Warning page, letting them know t...

Googleholic for July 25, 2006

We are starting up a new little feature at the Download Squad called Googleholic. Googleholic will be broadcast twice a week profiling a few smaller but interesting Google facts, tips, and news items. So let's get started! ...

Google mobile 3D search

Imagine walking down the street, and whoa, all of a sudden you're really not sure where you are, so you pull out your magic Google Mobile search stick, take a picture, and Google provides you with your exact coordinates. Now say you are shopping at the local Best Buy and you want to see if some other store has that iPod accessory listed cheaper. Take a picture and Google checks their database and...

Long Lost Love search on Google

Have you ever thought about looking for a long lost love, And not known where to turn to first? WFAA news in Dallas has provided a heart warming story about a mother who placed her newborn child up for adoption 31 years ago. Praying for him every Sunday, she always wished to meet her son. And her son never really knew if he truly wanted to meet his birth mother. With the power of Google, The son's...