Post Tagged with: "Google"

Report: Google Led Tech Firms in 2013 Lobbying Spending
/ January 23, 2014 4:22 pm
Report: Google Led Tech Firms in 2013 Lobbying Spending

Google spent just over $14 million on lobbying efforts in Washington last year, tops among tech firms, according to record filed with the Clerk of the House this week and reported by public interest group Consumer Watchdog. The figure was actually down 15% from 2012, when the Mountain View-based company was the target of an antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). . Read More

YouTube Launches New Comments Tool
/ January 14, 2014 5:01 pm
YouTube Launches New Comments Tool

TechCrunch reports that YouTube has launched a new tool to manage comments on its website that provides video creators with a central inbox to store all the comments the video receives. By accessing the new comments page, video owners can rapidly scan their comments, eliminate violent videos, flag remarks for spam and rate comments with a thumbs up. . Read More

Google to Pay $3.2 Billion for Palo Alto-Based Nest Labs
/ January 14, 2014 2:41 pm
Google to Pay $3.2 Billion for Palo Alto-Based Nest Labs

Making its move into the connected home, Mountain View-based Google will pay $3.2 billion in cash to acquire Nest Labs, the Palo Alto-based developer of technological "smart" thermostats. The deal is expected to close in the next few months. Nest launched its popular Internet-connected thermostat in 2011, and recently launched a similar smoke and carbon monoxide alarm. . Read More

Ad-tech Startup Vizury to Raise $20 Million
/ January 8, 2014 4:57 pm
Ad-tech Startup Vizury to Raise $20 Million

TechCrunch reports that Vizury is raising $20 million in its Series C round of funding which is expected to close this March. The round will be led by existing backer, Inventus. Vizury is among a group of fast growing Indian ad-tech companies like Komli Media and InMobi, who are preparing to take on global rivals including Google. Read More

Facebook Ranks Second in the World for Online Ad Sales
/ December 23, 2013 12:15 pm
Facebook Ranks Second in the World for Online Ad Sales

VentureBeat reports that Facebook became the number two seller of digital advertisements in both the U.S. and worldwide. The social networking site moved up from the fourth position between Google, which is in the first position, and Microsoft, which is in third position. . Read More

Yahoo Acquires PeerCDN
/ December 18, 2013 4:01 pm
Yahoo Acquires PeerCDN

VentureBeat reports that Yahoo has acquired PeerCDN, a peer-to-peer CDN that makes sites faster and reduces bandwidth costs. With the acquisition, Yahoo is focusing on providing rich media content requiring more bandwidth. “The team has a solid background in domain expertise and a passion for video that makes them a perfect fit for Yahoo,” said a Yahoo spokesperson. . Read More

TiVo Co-founders to Launch QPlay
/ December 17, 2013 5:05 pm
TiVo Co-founders to Launch QPlay

Gigaom reports that TiVo co-founders, Jim Barton and Michael Ramsay, are planning to release a new TV device that will focus on merging video discovery and curation with smart TV functionality. QPlay has been created by a San Jose-based company called InVisioneer. Read More

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