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The Joke's on Google

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Showing that even a successful company can still have a sense of humor, Google launched a fake online dating site in the spirit of April Fool's Day. I'll go out on a limb and predict that as funny as Google Romance may be, in three years or less we'll be talking about Google Romance as the real deal.

Vim author gets hired by Google

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I have always been a great fan of Vim editor. The very same versatile editor created and maintained by Bram Moolenaar. Mr Moolenaar has just been hired by Google and will start working for the search giant in Zurich.

Could MS Office's doom be a little app called Writely?

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Until recently, I thought of Writely as an obscure, but potentially useful combination word processing and Web blogging tool. Then, Google bought it, and everything changed.

Google acquires online word processing app provider

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Google, which late last year dodged rumors it was developing productivity applications, can no longer make that claim as Thursday it acquired Writely, an online word processing application.

Also: Google clicks onto Belfast for summit on software

Google searches toward open source?

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"Don't read too much into [Google's] use of Ubuntu--it's just part of the picture, and nothing to get overly excited about," he said. "The 'Goobuntu' you may have heard of is just a modified version of Ubuntu. Technically, there's likely to be a 'Goobian' and a 'Goohat' too."

Google shares take a dive

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Since its dramatic IPO in August 2004, stock analysts have been asking Google executives to give them more guidance about the company's business prospects. Now, they say, the Internet search giant may be paying a price for being so tight-lipped.

Justice Dept. Rejects Google's Concerns

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Concerns by Google Inc. that a Bush administration demand to examine millions of its users' Internet search requests would violate privacy rights are unwarranted, the Justice Department said in a court filing.

Google Introduces Web Page Creator

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Want to create your own web page, but don't know how to begin? The new Google Page Creator is a simple, free tool that allows you to publish to the web with ease.

Mark Shuttleworth: Absolutely no truth to the rumour…

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Ubuntu

I keep getting asked about Google’s “distribution of Ubuntu”, so perhaps this is a good place for me to say that as far as I’m aware there is absolutely no truth to the rumour that Google plans to distribute a derivative of Ubuntu as a Google OS.

Google Windows apps coming to Linux

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Google and CodeWeavers Inc. are working together to bring Google's popular Windows Picasa photo editing and sharing program to Linux. The program is now in a limited beta test. If this program is successful, other Google applications will be following it to the Linux desktop, sources say.

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