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Google

A publicly-traded company primarily offering a web portal. Originally a search engine in the 1990s and early 2000s, Google expanded to online messaging, e-mail services, web video, mobile phones and so forth. Google monetizes its operations primarily through advertisements. It was founded in 1998. See also: Yahoo.
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Like Apptix's Bond, Jones sees promise in tools such as Google Buzz and believes EyeMail would integrate perfectly with a variety of social media platforms.
Google Buzz is integrated into the Gmail interface on devices such as the iPhone and those that run Google's Android operating system.
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David Vladeck, director of the FTC's bureau of consumer protection, noted that Google had previously acknowledged infringing upon privacy in its collection of photos for StreetView that enhances Google Maps as well as for its discontinued Google Buzz website.
com)-- With the explosion of social media during the past decade, leading companies are now using various methods to monitor global consumer attitudes, opinions and behaviors from several major social media websites including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google Buzz, blogs, FriendFeed, Flickr and several other social media sources on a real time basis.
Assuming a proficient knowledge of computer programming, especially Python, and experience with setting up and using both MySQL and other more obscure database systems, this work covers such topics as hacking with the Twitter API, accessing email data, analyzing clustered data, Google Buzz, blog scraping and Facebook hacking.
Features include: -- Social Connect allows brands to engage with consumers within their favorite Social Networks - including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogger, Delicious, Digg, Google Buzz, Google Bookmarks, My Space, Orkut, Reddit, Stumble Upon, and the Live platforms -- Detailed and historical reporting across a brand's efforts in a single dashboard -- MessageMaker Mobile - Manage and deploy content to mobile apps -- Revised Menu Structure - Easier to navigate and use -- Deeper segmentation feature within App Reports - Channel & Content Interactions
Google Buzz has very little of the social networking ability that Facebook or Orkut has, and in fact, is seen as highly intrusive.
In January, Google released a social messaging service called Google Buzz that mimics many of Twitter s features.
So Facebook could face the same problems, with people moving to rivals such as Google Buzz or Friendster, or whatever comes next.