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Caffeine, Google’s new web index system goes live

Today, we’re announcing the completion of a new web indexing system called Caffeine. Caffeine provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches than our last index, and it’s the largest collection of web content we’ve offered. Whether it’s a news story, a blog or a forum post, you can now find links to relevant content much sooner after it is published than was possible...

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Google improves labels, discusses spam trends

The first of the month always brings a bountiful harvest from Google’s blogging troops, and two posts yesterday pointed us to some nifty changes to Gmail’s labels features and passed along some cheerful numbers concerning spam levels as measured by the company’s Postini group. With one notable exception, those who rely even moderately on Gmail’s labels ought to like where things are going. The...

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Google faces one billion dollars in damages in trade-secret lawsuit

LimitNone, a small software-development company, is seeking nearly $1 billion (£508m) in damages in a lawsuit that accuses Google of reneging on a partnership with the company and misappropriating its trade secrets for the Google Apps online service. Specifically, the suit concerns LimitNone software called gMove that is designed to let people move email, contacts and calendar information stored in Microsoft Outlook to Google’s...

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Google has a new favicon

Overnight, Google got a new face on the Web–one measuring 16×16 pixels. The search giant updated its favicon, the eensy little 256-pixel logo that appears in browser locations such as bookmarks, URL location bar, and window tabs. The old icon, a capital G in a black box, has been supplanted by a cuddlier-looking blue lower-case g. It’s a minor change, to be sure. But...

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Gmail being throttled, blocked by some anti-spam vendors

Have you had problems receiving e-mail from Gmail users recently? If so, you’re one of thousands. Over the past month, major anti-spam vendors have had to apply scrutiny to Gmail in a way they haven’t had to before, and the result is reduced delivery performance and sometimes outright blocking of Gmail. Some messaging hosts are being instructed to reject SMTP connections from Google. Ars...

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Now bigger, Google prepares to get smaller

Although yesterday’s completion of the Google + DoubleClick deal gives the combined business a big boost against Yahoo and Microsoft, Google is already planning staff layoffs. “I’m pleased to share the news that we completed our acquisition of DoubleClick today,” Google Chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt wrote in his blog yesterday, when the ink on the deal was still barely dry. “An immediate task...

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Google Gets Into Web Sites Building Biz

Google, already the world’s most popular spot for finding Web sites, is aiming to become the go-to place for creating Web sites too. The Mountain View-based company is taking its first step toward that goal Thursday with the debut of a free service designed for high-tech neophytes looking for a simple way to share information with other people working in the same company or...

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Gmail gets more user friendly with 37 new languages available

Gmail, the fastest growing email service on the Internet, provided by Google, revamped last autumn, is finally finding its way onto our computers in our own languages. Perhaps a herald needs some special training, I don’t think I was able to underline the importance of this new update the way a pro could have. What’s so great about it? Well, aside from the scoreless...

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Finjan Inc web Security Company confirms Google and IBM’s X-Force findings

Finjan Inc, a web security solutions provider, just confirmed the results that Google’s security team and IBM’s X-Force reported. The one thing the three could agree on was that online criminals are exploiting vulnerabilities in end users web browsers by using drive-bydownloads for identity theft, gaining access to online accounts and for some other illicit revenue-generating activities, M2.com writes. Google’s Niels Provos, a security...