Key Developments: Google Inc (GOOG.OQ)

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Google and Skybox Imaging sign acquisition agreement
Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 12:00am EDT 

Google Inc:Enters into an agreement to buy Skybox Imaging for $500 mln in cash, subject to adjustments.  Full Article

Hagens Berman announces class action lawsuit against Google Inc
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 07:58pm EDT 

Google Inc:Hagens Berman, a consumer rights law firm, filed a national class-action lawsuit against Google Inc.Claiming the company unlawfully denies payments to thousands of website owners and operators who place ads on their sites sold through Google AdWords.The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that Google abruptly cancels website owners' AdSense accounts often without explanation shortly before payments are due, and refuses to pay for the ads that ran prior to the cancelation.  Full Article

Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co Ltd announces antitrust class action lawsuit against Google Inc
Thursday, 1 May 2014 07:36pm EDT 

Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co Ltd:Says Hagens Bermanhas filed a nationwide antitrust class-action lawsuit against Google Inc claiming the search engine giant illegally monopolized, and financially and creatively stagnated the American market of internet and mobile search.The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.Alleges that Google's monopoly of these markets stems from the company's purchasing of Android mobile operating system (Android OS) to maintain and expand its monopoly by pre-loading its own suite of applications onto the devices by way of secret Mobile Application Distribution Agreements (MADA).According to the suit, these agreements were hidden and marked to be viewed only by attorneys.  Full Article

Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co Ltd sells patent to Google Inc.
Sunday, 27 Apr 2014 11:55pm EDT 

Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co Ltd:Sold patent to Google Inc. through MiiCs & Partners.The patent is about communications technology, including design, manufacture and test of communication system.  Full Article

Apple, Google , Intel, and Adobe To Settle Anti-Poaching Suit
Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 04:09pm EDT 

Kelly M. Dermody:Says that a settlement has been reached with Apple Inc., Google Inc., Intel Corporation, and Adobe Systems Inc.In the class action lawsuit charging that these companies violated federal antitrust laws by conspiring for years to suppress the pay of technical, creative, and research and development employees, including by agreeing not to actively recruit each other's employees.Terms of the settlement are confidential until Plaintiffs file their settlement papers with the Court next month.  Full Article

Google Inc and SunPower team up to finance $250 mln in residential solar lease projects
Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 08:30am EDT 

Google Inc:New program that will provide financing to support about $250 mln of residential solar lease projects.Google committing up to $100 mln and SunPower committing about $150 mln investment.  Full Article

Luxottica Group SpA enters strategic partnership with Google Inc to design, develop and distribute a new breed of eyewear for Glass
Monday, 24 Mar 2014 05:46pm EDT 

Luxottica Group SpA:Announces strategic partnership with Google Inc to design, develop and distribute a new breed of eyewear for Glass.Says, through this relationship, Luxottica and Google, will establish a team of experts devoted to working on the design, development, tooling and engineering of Glass products.Luxottica also added that two brands of the Group, Ray-Ban and Oakley, will be a part of the collaboration with Glass, but details about these new products will be disclosed at a later stage.  Full Article

Google Inc and Viacom Inc resolve copyright lawsuit
Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 08:30am EDT 

Google Inc:Says the resolution of the Viacom vs YouTube copyright litigation.The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.  Full Article

Yandex NV and Google announce advertising partnership for real-time bidding
Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 02:00am EST 

Yandex NV:Says that Yandex and Google have entered into a mutually beneficial strategic partnership agreement in respect of online display advertising sales.Says through this partnership, DoubleClick Bid Manager, Google's Demand-Side Platform will be connected to Yandex's Real Time Bidding system, while Yandex's Demand-Side Platform, AWAPS will join Google's RTB marketplace, DoubleClick AdExchange.Says the agreement only relates to display advertising, and does not cover text-based contextual advertising.Says technical integration is expected to take several months.  Full Article

Google Inc approves distribution of shares
Monday, 10 Feb 2014 08:00am EST 

Google Inc:Says its board has approved a distribution of shares of the Class C capital stock as a dividend to stockholders with a dividend record date of Mar. 27and a dividend payment date of Apr. 2.  Full Article


Exclusive: Google aiming to go straight into car with next Android - sources

SAN FRANCISCO/DETROIT - Google Inc is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones.

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