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Viacom and Google settle legal battle over YouTube

Viacom and Google have agreed to bury the hatchet, ending a seven-year landmark legal battle over YouTube. The companies announced today they had agreed to settle Viacom’s $1 billion dollar copyright infringement against Google out of court. Google has fought the case vigorously and one official says it has cost the search engine giant $100 million. Viacom filed the lawsuit back in 2007, charging YouTube was running clips from its movies and television shows without permission. Google countered that it would pull down content if... Read More →

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Biz Bits: Nasdaq hacked,Google hiring, NBC staffer fired over video

Hackers breach Nasdaq security The Internet is buzzing today about a report of a hacker attack on Nasdaq OMX Group, the company that runs the U.S. stock exchange and several others around the world. The Feds are investigating the computer intrusion — which occurred sometime last year. More about this on the Computerworld website. Google on a hiring spree The word is out. Google is hiring. Last week, the Internet search giant got flooded with more than 75,000 applications, according to a Los Angeles Times article. That’s a company... Read More →

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Google launches huge ebooks site today

Google leaped into the ebook market in a big way today. The Internet search giant launched Google eBooks and is now the largest ebook provider in the world. The site boasts about having “… nearly 3 million free ebooks and hundreds of thousands of titles …” that are for sale at the Google eBookstore. The Google blog says Google eBooks was designed to be “open” — meaning it’s compatible with a number of devices —from laptops to smart phones to e-readers — but... Read More →

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