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Gmail adds 13 more languages

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Google Localization senior project manager Ian Hill announced that Gmail has added 13 new languages, which includes Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani (Azeri), Chinese (Hong Kong), French (Canada), Galician, Georgian, Khmer, Lao, Mongolian, Nepali, Sinhala, and Zulu. Gmail is already available in 58 languages, bringing the total to 71. These languages cover 94% of the world’s Internet population.

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) sues Google Inc (GOOG) for poaching employee

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Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has filed a lawsuit again Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) for hiring one of its former cloud computing employees after he took a job with Google’s cloud computing division, according to GeekWire. Amazon said that the employee’s new job violates a noncompete clause. Amazon believes that this should have prevented the employee from working for a competitor for 18 months after leaving Amazon.com.

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Google Inc (GOOG) will have to face Street View WiFi privacy suit following Supreme Court decision

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Google will have to deal with a class-action lawsuit that alleges that the company’s Street View cars illegally snooped on private WiFi networks. The decision was made by the Supreme Court of the U.S. (SCOTUS) this morning.
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Google Inc (GOOG) is shutting down Orkut on Sept. 30th

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Google announced today that it will be shutting down Orkut, which was one of the first social networks that the company created. Orkut will be shutting down on September 30th.
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Google Quickoffice app is closing down and is being replaced by Drive

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In the next few weeks Google will remove the Quickoffice app from Google Play and the App Store in the next few weeks.

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Google chairman Eric Schmidt reportedly visited Cuba to promote Internet access

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Several Google executives, including executive chairman Eric Schmidt reportedly visited Cuba this week to promote Internet access there. The Google team met with officials and representatives of Cuba’s technology scene to promote a “free and open Internet,” according to 14ymedio.com, which is an independent news website launched last month by Yoani Sanchez. Brett Perlmutter, Dan Keyserling, and Jared Cohen also attended the trip.

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Google Inc (GOOG) working with LG to launch Project Tango next year

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced that it is launching a consumer-scale version of Project Tango next year. Google made the announcement at the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco.
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Google Inc (GOOG): 98% of Google Play Revenue came from freemium apps in May

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Over 1.5 million apps are now available for download on Google Play, the online content store run by Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG). However, the main source of revenue on Google Play is not from apps that you pay for upfront.

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