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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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Emily Steel, Google Buzz Exemplifies Privacy Problems, FTC
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.
Google Buzz will allow users to automatically follow people they e-mail, share content from the web and share their thoughts publicly and privately.
Another social networking product, Google Buzz, was also shut down after flak from all corners.
After failing a couple times already with Google Buzz and Google Wave the search giant finally succeeded at creating something that people are actually excited about using -especially alongside all the other popular Google apps and services.
Google has axed down a lot of services when it rolls out new products, like Google + replaced the Google Buzz, Google Talk was replaced with Google Hangouts and Google Video was replaced with the popular YouTube.
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.
Google jumped back into the social media market with Google+, a new social network that combines aspects of its defunct Google Buzz and Google Wave services with added features.
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.