In America, the fury over Google’s decision to kill Google Reader might seem like an overhyped brouhaha from privileged technophiles with too much time on their hands, but in countries where Internet censorship is the norm, some users are saying the death of Google Reader will kill their access to online information.
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Blair Levin was sitting in a Costa Rica hotel bar in 2011 when an idea struck him. Google was moving ahead with its plan to roll out free, high-speed Internet access in Kansas City, Kan.-the result of a competition that drew in more than 1,000 applications from cities nationwide. The demand for Web connectivity clearly outstripped even Google’s gargantuan capabilities. What...
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On visit to Rangoon, executive chairman launches Burmese homepage and says internet could cement political reformsThe boss of Google has urged Burma's government to allow private businesses to develop the country's poor telecommunications infrastructure, emphasising the importance of competition and free speech."Try to keep the government out of regulating the internet,"...
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All Access is the tech giant's effort to beat Apple, which is expected to announce its own next month.Google Inc. upended the Internet with its search engine.
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SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — Google's first high-end laptop, the Chromebook Pixel, is an impressive machine. It feels light and comfortable in my hands and on my lap. Its high-resolution display makes photos look sharp and video come to life. From a hardware standpoint, it's everything I'd want a laptop to be. But the Pixel isn't very practical — at least not yet — for most...
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Web exclusive: In this preview of an interview for CBS' "Sunday Morning," Google CEO Eric Schmidt, co-author of "The New Digital Age," tells Rita Braver why repressive regimes are afraid of allowing their citizens access to the Internet, at the risk of isolating their countries from economic growth.
(27 days ago)
Microsoft Corp. is running an advertising campaign in Kansas City that highlights its rivalry with Google Inc., and perhaps with the Google Fiber Internet access service.
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Google's announcement of its music streaming service, Google Play Music All Access, had much fanfare going into it. After the announcement, it seems Google dropped the ball with this. At its I/O developer conference, Google's Chris Yerga unveiled the subscription service to take on the likes of Spotify, Rdio and to a lesser extent, Pandora Media ....
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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Friday urged Myanmar's government to allow private businesses to develop the country's woeful telecommunications infrastructure, emphasizing the importance of competition and free speech. "Try to keep the government out of regulating the internet," he said to a round of applause from a group of students at a...
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LONDON (Reuters) - HSBC's Chairman Douglas Flint has warned less well-off customers could lose access to basic financial services if lenders are overburdened by unnecessary regulation.
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