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[4 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]
Google’s growth makes privacy advocates wary

Perhaps the biggest threat to Google Inc.’s increasing dominance of Internet search and advertising is the rising fear, justified or not, that Google’s broadening reach is giving it unchecked power.
This scrutiny goes deeper than the skeptical eye that lawmakers and the Justice Department have given to Google’s proposed ad partnership with Yahoo Inc. Many objections to that deal are financial, and surround whether Google and Yahoo could unfairly drive up online ad prices.
A bigger long-term concern for Google could be criticisms over something less tangible — privacy. Increasingly, as Google …

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[13 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]
Google buys South Korean blogging software company

Google Inc. has snapped up South Korean blogging software company Tatter and Company, or TNC, in a bid to expand the Internet search leader’s reach in Asia.
The acquisition, announced by TNC’s co-CEO Chang-Won Kim in a blog posting Friday and confirmed by Mountain View, Calif.-based Google, reflects Google’s efforts to open up new distribution channels for its ads beyond its ubiquitous search engine.
Similar to Google’s 2003 acquisition of the Blogger platform, the deal for TNC could also help Google continue improving its techniques for scouring and synthesizing blog content and …