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Google investors are going to get GOOG and GOOGL shares following split this week

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Google shareholders are about to get twice as many shares due to a change that gives Larry and Sergey more control over the company. The 2-for-1 stock split is happening on April 2nd. Shareholders as of March 27th will get two shares for every one they owned. One set of shares is called Class A and it will trade under the ticker symbol “GOOGL.”

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Google Chromecast now supports Crackle, Rdio, and Vudu

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The Google Chromecast streaming media player now supports video content service Crackle, music-streaming service Rdio, and online TV/movie store Vudu. Google is selling the Chromecast by the millions, which is largely due to the low price of between $28-$35 depending on the retail store you buy it from. Google recently opened up the Chromecast to outside developers and is working with online media companies to expand the number of apps available in the device.

Google Maps Japan April Fools’ Day joke: Catch Pokémon

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In Japan, it is already April Fools Day and Google Maps decided to participate in the fun. Google Maps has launched a Pokémon Challenge as part of the fun around April Fools’ Day.
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Steve Jobs responded with a smiley face after a Google employee was fired

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Apple’s late co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs responded with a smiley face in response to news that a Google employee was fired. What did this Google employee do?

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Google says Turkey ISPs are blocking its DNS service

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Google said that the Turkish ISPs are blocking Google’s public DNS service that translates numeric Internet protocol addresses into domain names by enabling masqueraded DNS servers.
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Yahoo! reportedly hiring stars from YouTube

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Yahoo! has been looking for ways to compete with Google’s YouTube as part of an effort to increase market share in the video market.

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Google adding the option to rearrange product icons in menu

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You can get your favorite Google products even faster by customizing how it appears in the Google bar. The Google web-based app launcher will let you arrange icons just the way you like it within the next couple weeks using drag-and-drop. “We’re rolling this out over the next couple weeks, so please hold tight if you aren’t seeing it yet,” said Google in a Google+ post.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) and Dell sign patent agreement covering Android, Chrome OS

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Dell has signed a patent-licensing agreement to cover Android and Chrome OS devices. The deal was signed on March 26th and it is a continuation of a nearly 30-year business relationship between Microsoft and Dell to deliver world-class technologies to consumers.” 

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