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Google is Getting Into the Domain Registration Business

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So, you want to buy a domain name. Who do you go to first? GoDaddy? NameCheap? Whoever happens to have a sale going on right now? How about Google? For the past few years, anyone looking to Google to buy a domain has been met with this support page, which proclaims that “Google itself doesn’t […]

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Report: Google Acquired Video Search Company ‘Baarzo’

Google has been in talks to acquire video search startup Baarzo, according to sources with knowledge of the company. However, those sources were less clear about whether the companies had reached a final agreement. (One suggested that the deal had closed, the other was noncommittal. A third source had also said that Baarzo has been […]

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WSJ: Google May Invest in a New Sub-Oceanic Cable

Google is weighing an investment in a new, multimillion-dollar cable across the Pacific Ocean, people familiar with the matter said, a move that comes as big technology companies send an increasing amount of traffic across private networks. The prospective investment illustrates a counterintuitive trend in telecom amid debates about equal access to the Internet: Software […]

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Google’s Nest Acquires Dropcam for $555 Million

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Dropcam, the popular home monitoring camera startup, will be acquired by Nest, maker of smart thermostats and smoke detectors. The deal is worth $555 million in cash. Nest itself was just purchased by Google just four months ago for $3.2 billion. But the company says it is undertaking this acquisition on its own, outside of […]