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Google to launch a tool for alerting users of removed links

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According to The Guardian, Google is preparing to launch a tool to alert users in Europe when certain search results have been removed due to a ruling made last month by the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ).

Google Chrome surpasses Internet Explorer as leading browser in the U.S.

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Google Chrome is now the leading browser in the U.S., according to the Adobe Digital Index report. Google Chrome surpassed Microsoft Internet Explorer, which was the dominant browser for years. The Adobe Digital Index based the rankings on web traffic samplings of desktop and mobile devices from data collected from 10,000 U.S. consumer-facing websites in April 2014.
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Google Inc (GOOGL) expands office in Washington D.C.

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is opening a new and expanded 55,000 square-foot office space less than a mile from the U.S. Capitol. The office symbolizes Google’s growing political influence. Google has been the number two company in lobbying spending in two out of the past three years. It was number five last year, which makes Google the most active lobby company in the tech sector.

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Google Inc (GOOGL) rumored to be in acquisition talks with Songza

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Sounds like Apple won’t be the only one that picks up a music company this year. Google is rumored to be in talks with music streaming app Songza, according to the New York Post. Songza curates music based on moods or activities.

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YouTube co-founder Steve Chen leaves Avos Systems to join Google Ventures

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Steve Chen and Chad Hurley are splitting into different directions after working together for 15 years. The two of them worked at PayPal first and then built YouTube together. Then they launched Avos Systems. Now Chen is heading to Google Ventures and Chad Hurley is pivoting Avos Systems. Avos is turning from an incubator into a single company to focus on mobile video platform MixBit. Chen will work as an entrepreneur in residence at Google Ventures.
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Google Chromebooks now have offline playback for Google Play Movies & TV

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Google has launched a new feature for Chromebook users to watch Google Play Movies and TV offline. You just need to download the latest version of “Google Play Movies & TV” from the Chrome Web Store. In the bottom-right corner of each show, you will notice little download buttons. You can also go into settings and uncheck the “Prefer high quality audio” button. Google announced that it was launching offline viewing last month during a joint event with Intel.

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO): Flickr is removing Facebook and Google sign-in

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Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) is phasing out Google and Facebook sign-ins from Flickr. Flickr e-mailed users of the photo website with notice that Google and Facebook IDs will no longer be accepted after June 30th.

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Google creates online exhibit for 70th anniversary of D-Day

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Google has launched a new collection as part of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings through a partnership with the Cultural Institute.
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