Key Developments: Google Inc (GOOG.O)

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BlackBerry Limited works with Google to enhance mobile security and user experience
Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 02:00pm EST 

BlackBerry Limited:Says is working with Google to enable BES12: a cross-platform EMM solution by BlackBerry to manage devices equipped with Android for Work, Google's solution to securely separate business and personal.Backed by BES12, Android for Work creates a secure, dedicated profile for business data and applications.Says the BES12 solution will seamlessly integrate with the Android OS to enable platform-level containerization.Says this will eliminate the need for application wrapping, while providing unhindered access to Google Now and any Android application available on Google Play that is permitted by an organization's IT policies.BES12 will provide organizations with the most secure and flexible way to manage Android for Work.Android for Work smartphones and tablets will be natively managed within the BES12 environment, which streamlines management of all device platforms and deployment models, such as BYOD and COBO, in a single command and control center.Android for Work will be deployable with BES12 either on-premise or in the cloud, and will be supported by BlackBerry's gold standard of mobile security, scalable architecture and trusted network infrastructure.  Full Article

Citrix Systems and Google Enhance Enterprise Security and Management of Android Devices
Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 02:00pm EST 

Citrix Systems:Says an extension of its long-standing collaboration with Google by providing XenMobile support for Android for Work.Says this announcement builds on the multi-year collaboration between Citrix and Google that includes virtual app and desktop delivery on Chrome devices and existing enterprise mobility management (EMM) support for Android smartphones and tablets.Together, Citrix and Google empower both businesses and government institutions with a secure, scalable, app-centric, mobility solution that delivers exceptional user experience, providing people with new ways to work better.  Full Article

Google wins dismissal of U.S. lawsuit over Android app limits - Reuters
Friday, 20 Feb 2015 05:27pm EST 

Google Inc:A federal judge on Feb. 20 dismissed a lawsuit accusing Google Inc of harming smartphone buyers by forcing handset makers that use its Android operating system to make the search engine company's own applications the default option - Reuters.Consumers claimed that Google required companies such as Samsung Electronics Co to favor Google apps such as YouTube on Android-powered phones, and restrict rival apps such as Microsoft Corp's Bing.They said this illegally drove smartphone prices higher because rivals could not compete for the 'prime screen real estate' that Google's apps enjoyed.U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman in San Jose, California, said the consumers failed to show that higher prices stemmed from Google's having illegally forced restrictive contracts on the handset makers.The judge gave the plaintiffs three weeks to amend claims under the federal Sherman antitrust law and California's unfair competition law.  Full Article

Italian privacy watchdog says to conduct inspections at Google U.S. offices - Reuters
Friday, 20 Feb 2015 03:01pm EST 

Google Inc:Italy's data privacy watchdog said Google Inc had agreed to it conducting inspections at its Californian headquarters - Reuters.Google has been under investigation by several EU data protection authorities (DPAs) since it consolidated some 70 existing privacy policies into one in March 2012, combining data collected on individual users across its services, including YouTube, Gmail and social network Google+.It gave users no means to opt out.The Italian data protection authority said Google had agreed to put in place all the privacy protections required of it and to submit to regular checks.Under changes agreed on Feb. 20, Google will have to make clear to users how their data would be used, the regulator said.Google would not be allowed to use data to profile users without their prior consent and would have to guarantee them the right to oppose their information being used in such profiling.Google will also need to improve how it stores data and guarantee its deletion within a specified timeframe to users who request it.  Full Article

Russian competition watchdog opens case against Google Inc - Reuters
Friday, 20 Feb 2015 08:37am EST 

Google Inc:Russia's competition watchdog said on Feb. 20 it had opened a case against Google Inc over alleged violation of anti-monopoly law, following a complaint from Russia's biggest search site Yandex NV over Google's mobile platform - Reuters.Yandex said on Feb. 18 it had asked the watchdog to investigate whether Google was abusing the dominance of its Android smartphone operating system, restricting competing apps.The press service for Google's office in Russia denied anti-competitive behavior.Two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said European regulators were laying the groundwork for a case centered on whether Google abuses the 80 pct market share of its Android mobile operating system to promote services from maps to search.  Full Article

Inuvo Inc renews agreement with Google
Monday, 2 Feb 2015 08:00am EST 

Inuvo Inc:Says it had renewed its advertising relationship with Google.Says it entered into a new Google Services Agreement, on Jan. 23 and it became effective on Feb. 1.  Full Article

Max Sound Corp files multi-million-euro lawsuit against Google and YouTube on Patent Infringement
Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 10:45pm EST 

Max Sound Corp:Files lawsuit with District Court of Mannheim, Germany, against Google Inc., Mountain View, USA, Google Commerce Ltd., Dublin, Ireland, Google Germany GmbH, Hamburg, Germany, and the Google subsidiary YouTube LLC, San Bruno, USA.Allegations for infringement of video streaming patent, which is valid for the world's most important markets.Court ruling is expected in less than 12 months.With this legal action, Max Sound Corp. follows its international strategy of comprehensively asserting their protective rights.  Full Article

Network-1 Technologies Inc commences second patent litigation against Google and YouTube
Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 11:09am EST 

Network-1 Technologies Inc:Has initiated its second patent litigation against Google and YouTube in U.S District Court for Southern District of New York.For infringement of its newly issued patent relating to identification and tagging of media content.Patent being asserted is U.S. Patent No. 8,904,464.Lawsuit alleges that Google and YouTube have infringed and continue to infringe by making, using, selling and offering to sell unlicensed systems and products and services related thereto, which include YouTube's Content ID system.  Full Article

AVG Technologies NV and Google renew internet search and advertising agreement
Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 08:00am EST 

AVG Technologies NV:Has signed renewal of its Internet search and advertising services agreement with Google Inc.This will help enable continued peace of mind among AVG customers with unique and safer internet experience that's powered by Google.Agreement has a two-year term.AVG's secure search is part of its range of award-winning consumer product offerings.All of our products are designed to provide Internet users with a more secure online experience, no matter type of device one uses.  Full Article

LG Electronics Inc and Google Inc enters into global patent license agreement
Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 07:00pm EST 

LG Electronics Inc and Google Inc:Says that it has entered into a long term patent cross-licensing agreement covering a broad range of products and technologies.Says the agreement covers the two companies' existing patents as well as those filed over the next 10 years.  Full Article

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