Human–computer interaction

  1. Google Launches Free Licensed Scan-And-Match Music Locker in U.S.

    December 18, 2012 4:12 PM EST Google, which launched its scan-and-match locker service in Europe in November, today (Dec. 18) introduced the service in the U.S., having secured the necessary copyrights to do so from the three major labels, as well as some independent music lab ...

  2. Google Play Finally Adds Warner Music, Debuts Free Scan-and-Match Music Locker

    October 29, 2012 6:37 PM EDT Google may be playing catch-up with its music-download store and online locker service, but the company made up a lot of ground on Monday. Warner Music Group has finally licensed its catalog to Google's music-download store, nearly a year aft ...

  3. Business Matters: A Crash Course on Google's Priorities

    October 18, 2012 9:39 PM EDT An earnings call that had been scooped earlier in the day by an erroneously sent earnings release -- Google shares dipped 9% as a result -- actually had a little bit of value to people other than equity analysts. Google senior VP and chief busines ...

  4. Google CEO Larry Page Calls PSY's 'Gangnam Style' a Glimpse of 'The Future'

    October 18, 2012 7:19 PM EDT To millions of people worldwide, "Gangnam Style" is a raging YouTube meme that continues to gather momentum. But to Larry Page, the chief executive of Google Inc., it was "the future." Page, in addressing Wall Street analysts o ...

  5. Bits and Briefs: Google, Vevo, and Sony

    October 08, 2012 1:42 PM EDT Google Play passes 25 billion app downloadsGoogle has surpassed 25 billion app downloads from 675,000 different apps-both free and paid-at Google Play. The announcement was made Sept. 26 at the Offic Google Play passes 25 billion app downloads G ...

  6. Morning Fix: BMG's $20 Piracy Fine, Shakira, Usher To Judge 'The Voice,' Google's Instagram, TV On the Radio's ATP

    September 18, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. JEFF CASTELAZ IN LINE TO TAKE OVER ELEKTRA: SOURCE: As Billboard.biz speculated Friday, Dangerbird Records co-founder Jeff Castelaz -- who, with general manager Matt Solod ...

  7. Google Search Rankings Will Penalize Sites With Removal Notices

    August 10, 2012 4:13 PM EDT Google will start taking into account valid copyright removal notices in its search algorithms. The change, to be made next week, means sites that receive a high number of copyright infringements notices from rights holders could see their search ...

  8. Business Matters: YouTube Has Found Its Groove, Says Google

    July 20, 2012 5:34 PM EDT YouTube Has Found Its Groove, Says Google -- Google believes YouTube has reached a tipping point. "I think we can declare we found our model," said Nikesh Arora, Google's senior vice president and chief business officer, during Thur ...

  9. Business Matters: Google Shines a Light on Huge Effort to Fight Piracy at Google Search

    May 25, 2012 1:59 PM EDT Google Shines a Light on Huge Effort to Tackle Piracy at Google Search -- Google has lifted the veil on its anti-piracy efforts by launching an online Transparency Report that offers details on the issuers and targets of removal requests for Googl ...

  10. Google Unveils 'Knowledge Graph,' Providing Vital Info Alongside Search Results

    May 17, 2012 7:06 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO - Google is introducing a new tool, designed to make its search engine smarter. The new feature debuted Wednesday (May 16) draws from a Google-built database of more than 500 million people, places and commonly requested things to pr ...

  11. Business Matters: Tax Day $2.99 Albums A Hit for Google Music

    April 27, 2012 5:26 PM EDT Google Play's Tax Day Deal Bumped Sales Selling digital albums for $2.99 won't help Google Music reach the company's initial projections, but it's one way for the young download store to move the needle. On April 17, Google Pla ...

  12. Google Announces Stock Split; First-Quarter Revenue Up 24%

    April 12, 2012 5:03 PM EDT Google Inc. plans to split its stock 2-for-1 to preserve its leadership's control over the company and maintain its long-term focus. The online search leader said Thursday that it is issuing a new class of stock to shareholders, but the new s ...

  13. Business Matters: Google Consumer Surveys Pick Up Where Micropayments Left Off

    March 30, 2012 6:33 PM EDT Google's Consumer Surveys Act As Soft Paywalls Would you answer a few questions in an online survey to listen to music, an online article or some other premium digital content? A new Google product helps online publishers get money out of the ...

  14. Web Trends: A$AP Rocky Preaches Equality For Everyone

    February 21, 2012 4:20 PM EST Google Trends: 1. The Voice - A new episode airing last night has lead to the show trending on Google. Twitter Music Trend: 1. Rihanna:D -Discussion over her new singles with Chris Brown and the Brit Awards have trended the songstress Digg Music N ...

  15. Google Wins U.S., EU Approval For $12.5 Billion Motorola Bid

    February 14, 2012 11:27 AM EST Google's $12.5 billion bid to buy cellphone maker Motorola Mobility has won approvals from U.S. and European antitrust regulators, moving Google a major step closer to completing the biggest deal in its 13-year history. Monday's blessing ...

  16. Google Seeking Digital Play for the Living Room, Closing to Motorolla Acquisition: Report

    February 10, 2012 1:52 PM EST Google is looking more like Apple every day. The technology giant is developing a home entertainment system that streams music wirelessly, according to a report at the Wall Street Journal . The system would be branded with Google's name and o ...

  17. Google, Merlin, Amazon, Universal Reps Explore the Future of Digital Music @MIDEM, Ted Cohen Referees

    January 30, 2012 9:05 PM EST TAG Strategic managing partner Ted Cohen (far left) moderated an engaging panel discussion Monday about the digital music market. Participating in the discussion were four influential executives; from second-from-left: Merlin CEO Charles Caldas, G ...

  18. Google Music Magnifying Indie Artists

    January 19, 2012 2:39 PM EST One of the biggest technology companies in the world is lending a helping hand to independent artists. Google Music's new "Magnified" program will select artists that are using Artist Hub , a platform that lets an independent artist ...

  19. Google Tackles Online Privacy in Unusual Ad Blitz

    January 17, 2012 8:36 AM EST SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is focusing on the importance of protecting personal information in an unusual marketing campaign for a company that has been blasted for its own online privacy lapses and practices. The educational ads will start appea ...

  20. Business Matters: Bands Can Now Sign Up for Google+ Pages

    November 07, 2011 7:20 PM EST Google+ Pages + Your Band = Your Band In Google Search Results -- Google has opened up its social network, Google+, to brands and businesses and made it easier for individuals to immediately connect with them. Google+ Pages is the business side of ...

  21. Google 3Q Numbers Impress Investors

    October 14, 2011 6:29 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mounting worries about another global recession haven't shaken Google. The online search and advertising leader's third-quarter earnings, released Thursday, are the latest reminder of how Google's position as th ...

  22. Google Aiming to Launch MP3 Store Within Weeks: Report

    October 13, 2011 7:58 PM EDT Google is weeks away from launching an online music store that will take on Apple and Amazon, though the company's dealings with major labels are far from complete, according to reports in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal . In May t ...

  23. Google's Eric Schmidt Disputes Anti-Trust Accusations Before U.S. Senate

    September 22, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Google Inc.'s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt sparred with senators Wednesday during a hearing that repeatedly cast the Internet search leader as a greedy monopolist more driven to expand its empire than to steer Web surfers to the most helpf ...

  24. Five Ways to Improve Google Music Beta

    August 19, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Google Music Beta has a lot going for it. For starters, it has the benefit of being launched by Google . That means deep pockets, a smart and talented team and integration with Google's popular web and mobile services and products (Google ...

  25. Google Launches Magnifier Music-Discovery Site

    August 17, 2011 8:26 PM EDT Ever since the Google Music locker went live in May , Google has been pretty quiet on the music front. But on Wednesday afternoon, the company let out a little squeak. Google unveiled a music discovery website called Magnifier . The site features ...

  26. Google at Center of Antitrust Probes

    June 24, 2011 7:55 AM EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) - Google Inc found itself at the center of multiple government investigations on Thursday into whether it is using its dominance in search advertising to scotch competition. At least three state attorneys general have started an ...

  27. Early Word on Google's Music Beta: Good But Not Great

    May 12, 2011 3:05 PM EDT Just days after Google's Music Beta debuted , some hands-on reviews are giving the music service mostly good reviews. People liked using the service but often complained about the upload time - an encouraging sentiment for labels that want Go ...

  28. Google Aiming For Full Music Service With Internet Radio, Download Store, Sources Say

    May 11, 2011 6:16 PM EDT Google wants to build a full-service music service that includes a Pandora-like radio function as well as a download store and catalog syncing, sources tell Billboard.biz. Such a product would be far more compelling than the basic, unlicensed musi ...

  29. Why Record Labels, Google Couldn't Agree on the Cloud

    May 11, 2011 5:50 PM EDT LOS ANGELES-- Google's decision to launch a music locker service yesterday (May 10) was a big topic of discussion on the sidelines of the NARM conference here this week. The reaction from the more veteran music industry attendees is simply an ...

  30. Report: Apple to Beat Google to the Cloud

    April 22, 2011 6:00 AM EDT Watching the race between Apple and Google to see who launches a cloud-based music service first is kind of like the children's fable of the Tortoise and the Hare. Except they're both Tortoises. But there are signs that the finish line i ...

  31. Google Grosses $8.6 Billion in Q1, Activating 350K Androids Daily

    April 15, 2011 2:14 PM EDT Google's earnings call Thursday lacked information directly related to the music industry but had a handful of important takeaways. There were no hints of an upcoming Google Music service and no references to the recent House Judiciary Commit ...

  32. Google Acquires Pushlife Streaming Service, A Sign of Momentum or Struggle?

    April 11, 2011 12:09 PM EDT Google last week acquired another mobile content streaming service, this time in the form of Pushlife. The company's service allows users to stream their iTunes libraries to mobile devices. It also allows mobile operators to give their subscr ...

  33. Google Defends Commitment to Copyright At Congressional Hearing Despite Doubts

    April 07, 2011 12:46 PM EDT Digital piracy took center stage again yesterday, when the House Judiciary Intellectual Property Subcommittee held the second part of a two-part hearing entitled "Promoting Investment and Protecting Commerce Online: Legitimate Sites v. Parasi ...

  34. Google Could Be Target of FTC Antitrust Probe: Report

    April 05, 2011 7:05 AM EDT The Federal Trade Commission is considering an antitrust investigation of Google Inc's dominance of the Web search industry, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing two people familiar with the matter. Before deciding whether to launch such an i ...

  35. Google Begins Restricting Piracy Search Terms

    January 27, 2011 5:24 PM EST Google today began restricting how piracy-associated terms are displayed in its search results. This comes after a December policy announcement by Google General Counsel Kent Walker indicating that the world's most popular search engine would ...

  36. Google Awards $100 Million To Eric Schmidt

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST Google Inc. has awarded $100 million worth of equity to Eric Schmidt, who is stepping aside as CEO but will stay with the company as executive chairman. Google said in a regulatory filing on Monday the stock and stock options will be granted on Fe ...

  37. Larry Page Named New Google CEO in Surprise Shake-up

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST Google Inc. co-founder Larry Page is taking over as CEO in an unexpected shake-up that upstaged the Internet search leader's fourth-quarter earnings. Page, 37, is reclaiming the top job from Eric Schmidt, who had been brought in as CEO a deca ...

  38. Court Gives Google Another Shot At Microsoft Deal

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST A federal judge has sided with Google Inc. in a lawsuit alleging the U.S. Department of Interior improperly favored Microsoft Corp. in a deal that could have had ripple effects on future software contracts with other federal government agencies. T ...

  39. Toyota Announces Entune System, Plays Music Streaming Apps Pandora & iheartradio on Car Stereo

    January 04, 2011 12:00 AM EST Just yesterday we listed off what the big trends will be at this year's CES , and already the news trickle is starting to prove out at least one of our predictions - connected cars. Today, Toyota introduced its Entune system, designed to inte ...

  40. Google Announces Anti-Piracy Measures

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST The music industry has long wanted Google to more proactively limit access to pirated music content on the Web. Today, Google posted plans that address some of these concerns, but likely not to the extend the music industry would like. Google Gene ...

  41. EU Launches Google Investigation After Complaints

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST European Union antitrust regulators opened on Tuesday (Nov. 30) a formal investigation into Google after rival services complained that the world's No. 1 Internet search engine abused its dominant position. The move came more than nine months ...

  42. Wanted: More Than 2,000 In Google Hiring Spree

    November 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google Inc plans to hire more than 2,000 people around the globe, bumping up its workforce as it expands into new markets and battles for talent with faster-growing rivals. The world's largest Internet search engine, whose finance chief told ...

  43. Report: Google To Help Fight Piracy In India

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google India has partnered with three companies on a music service to direct users of the search engine to legal tracks, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Web giant has joined with Indian music company Saregama India in the move to help ta ...

  44. @Digital Hollywood: Will Google Become Another Napster?

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Will Google become music's next Apple or its next Napster? A panel on global licensing, often buried deep into technical and legal issues, showed that some stakeholders have misgivings about dealing with the company. The panel's inclusio ...

  45. Update: Is Tim Quirk Google's New Head of Music? Answer: No

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Former Rhapsody VP of music programming Tim Quirk is heading to Google, according to a vague message he posted to Facebook and Twitter yesterday (Oct. 18). "First day at Google," it reads. Exactly what Quirk is doing at Google is not cle ...

  46. Google Trumps Wall Street Targets

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Inc eased fears that big spending would erode margins as its results blew past Wall Street's targets, and the Web search leader revealed for the first time the strength of its fledgling mobile and online display ad businesses. Analysts ...

  47. Exclusive: Sources Detail Google's Proposal For A Music Service

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google is circulating a proposal among major record labels for a long-anticipated music service that would include an a la carte digital download store and a subscription-based cloud-based locker, according to industry sources. The search giant ha ...

  48. The Hunt Is On For Google Music Chief: Report

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The hunt for a chief exec to lead Google's not-yet-announced music service is on, according to allthingsd . "Industry sources tell me Google has talked to several digital media executives about the job, but has yet to hire anyone," ...

  49. S.Korea Probes Google Over Private Data Collection

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT South Korean police said they raided Google Inc's Seoul office on Tuesday (Aug. 10) on suspicion that the Internet search leader had illegally collected data on Internet users. Google was not immediately available for comment. Global ...

  50. Analysis: Will Google Music Be Good For The Industry?

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Is Google’s upcoming foray into digital music good or bad for record labels, publishers, songwriters and performers? History tells us to expect pushback from copyright owners as well as an eventual agreement, but not everybody in the industry will ...

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