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From: Bennitto1/7/2006 9:03:07 PM
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Posted 1/6/2006

Buzzmakers Google (GOOG) and Yahoo (YHOO) did just that, as top executives of each company gave separate keynote addresses at the Consumer Electronics Show on Friday that pitched more services to users.

Google aims to make the Web more versatile for consumers — and make a buck in the process.

Larry Page, co-founder of the Web's No. 1 search service, was slated Friday to reveal a new one-stop service that will give consumers access to many features in one software download called Google Pack.

Page also was expected to reveal a first-of-its-kind agreement with CBS and the National Basketball Association to provide, for a fee, video downloads of TV shows and games via Google's Web site.

While Page's speech was to start after press time, Marissa Mayer, Google's vice president of search products and user experience, briefed IBD earlier Friday.

With Google Pack, consumers no longer have to surf the Web to find varying lines of software to enhance their Web experience, says Mayer.

"We want to make computers simpler and easier for consumers to use," she said. "If they are, people will use them more and, ultimately, that will help our core business."

Google is teaming with six companies to offer Google Pack, seen as a jab at rival Microsoft. (MSFT) Partners include RealNetworks, (RNWK) Symantec (SYMC) and Adobe Systems. (ADBE)

Google makes nearly all of its money from ads. It has stepped up efforts to find new ways to drive more consumers to its site and away from rivals Microsoft and Yahoo.

Mayer says Google Pack is a free one-stop solution, but should bring more users to Google's sites.

"We approached third parties, to get everyone consolidated in one user licensing agreement," she said. So, Google Pack users only have to click on one licensing agreement page to get the entire service.
Earlier Friday, Yahoo Chief Executive Terry Semel announced plans to move Yahoo deeper into your living room — and into your purse or pants pocket.

He unveiled Yahoo's Go TV and Go Mobile offerings, designed to take Yahoo beyond the PC. The idea is to make Yahoo easily available on PC-linked TV sets and on Web-connected cell phones. Yahoo Go is a new brand for the No. 1 Web portal, which is accessed far more via computers than via other devices — so far.

Yahoo Go Mobile will be launched with AT&T (T) and Cingular Wireless in the U.S. and with Nokia (NOK) in 10 foreign markets in the coming months. Cingular is owned by BellSouth and AT&T (formerly SBC Communications).

Consumers in the coming weeks will be able to buy Go Mobile preloaded on Nokia's Series 60 smart phones at Cingular Wireless stores in Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; and Los Angeles, and in AT&T sales outlets in the 13 Western states that comprise SBC's local phone region. In those 13 states, a co-branded Go Mobile service will be offered to existing AT&T-Yahoo broadband customers.

Semel demonstrated how it might work. He did a Yahoo search for a pizza place. The phone detected he was in Las Vegas and provided a list of nearby pizza places. As he scrolled down the screen, up came maps of shop locations. The service encompasses search and content, or what Semel called Yahoo's core premise.

Yahoo Go Mobile also will be installed on some Motorola (MOT) phones, though dates weren't announced. Go Mobile will have a user interface designed specifically for a cell phone's small screen.

Presently, Yahoo's Web service is only available on certain cell phones via Web browsers.

Semel also showed how Yahoo will become user friendly on your TV screen. Any PC connected to a TV will be able to use the Go TV features. It's designed so that users can easily bring to their TVs content such as digital photos and movie playtimes at local theaters and other personalized services from across the Web. Yahoo also plans to make its music offerings available through this service.

Semel brought comedian Ellen DeGeneres on stage at the Las Vegas Hilton as a comical prop to set the scene. The TV star said her favorite tech gadget is a button on her microwave that cooks popcorn. No techie, she.

After comforting DeGeneres, Semel noted that new consumer electronics technology "was not a paradigm shift" for today's teens and 20-somethings. Nor for some older folks, of course, though DeGeneres isn't yet 48.

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From: Bennitto1/7/2006 9:09:50 PM
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January 5, 2006
A Commercial Runs Through It
Google's Grand Plan to Take Over TV Advertising
By Robert X. Cringely

My 2006 predictions column has to be delayed until next week, not because I have no predictions, but because there is so much speculation and mis-information swirling around about Google and the Consumer Electronics Show that I feel it is important to print the column I had planned for next week right now. So look for my annual predictions column in this space next week.

Google's Larry Page is making a keynote address this week at the Consumer Electronics Show, and some folks have been speculating that Google will announce a $200 PC, a deal with Wal-Mart, or even the Google Cubes I wrote about a few weeks ago. Frankly, I don't know what Google plans to announce, but I'll take a risk and say it is unlikely to be a $200 PC or a Cube, and I can't even imagine what they'd announce with Wal-Mart. This is risk-taking on my part because this column lingers for a week, half of which will be AFTER the Google keynote, so many of you reading this will already know what I don't.

Google would be crazy to announce a $200 PC. Profit margins are bad enough in the PC business, but in the $200 PC business they are even worse. Google, as a public company, can't afford to kill its gross profit margins by entering such a business in any credible way. I say "credible" because Google may well announce that it is giving more money to the MIT Media Lab's $100 notebook PC project, for example, but that's philanthropy, not business. So much for the $200 PC.

They MIGHT announce the Google Cube, I suppose, but I seriously doubt that puppy is anywhere near ready to ship, so if they do announce, it is strictly to do so before some other company. I now know of two other companies -- one a dot-com and the other a telco -- that are planning to introduce cubes of their own, so some preemption might be in order, but I still tend to doubt it.

A lot of this week's speculation seems to rise from an unsourced L.A. Times article and from a Bear Stearns research note, both of which mentioned me. I stand by what I have written, but I can't write what I don't know, so we'll all just have to wait and see what happens.

There is plenty of room, though, for rumination about what's coming and why. That's the rest of this column, which attempts to look into the minds of Brin, Page, and Schmidt, and figure out where the heck Google is actually going.

Google's inscrutability has served them well. The company gets lots of attention because it introduces lots of products and services, none of them pre-announced and most of them different from what came before. They aren't afraid to try new things, and having tried them, also aren't afraid to shut them down if they don't seem to be working as intended. All of this is by design.

Google has turned beta code into a weapon, creating "beta" programs that in the case of Gmail had more than three million testers signed-up before it went from beta to production. A beta test is a wonderful thing because it can be ended with a whimper but not with a lawsuit. Betas for Google are sometimes real statements of product direction and sometimes not, but Google competitors have no way of knowing which is which until they, too, have devoted resources to competing with something that may have no long-term existence. The greatest impact of Gmail, for example, was on HotMail and Yahoo Mail, forcing them to dramatically increase their cost structures to keep users from fleeing for Gmail's greater storage allowance.

To understand what Google really means, however, I keep coming back to the core values of the company -- search and advertising. What does each new product or service do for search or advertising? Because until they come up with a third revenue source as big as those two, Google will always be looking for its livelihood in those two directions.

Does that mean Google isn't serious about getting into video distribution? No. Google has been talking to every TV network including one where I work, so I have to assume that they are serious about video distribution. But that doesn't have to mean that Google is planning to kill television as we have come to know it over the last 50-plus years. On the contrary, for all its interest in video distribution, I think Google sees a lot of its future in helping existing players in the TV business to make even more money. That's a prime use for those shipping container data centers and Google cubes.

I have to admit in this next bit that I didn't come up with all these ideas on my own. That's what super-smart friends are for. However, I'll gladly take credit for them if they turn out to be correct.

Google is an advertising company. Their edge is granularity. No one uses Google AdWords to push toilet paper because everybody uses TP. But if you want to sell custom Warlock capes or hand-machined shifters for discontinued Studebakers, Google can charge advertisers a huge premium (per prospect) because these customers are too expensive to find any other way.

So what are the data center trailers for? Well, right now, everyone in the country watching "American Idol" sees the identical commercials at the same time, except for two ads at every half-hour mark, which are inserted by the local station. So the state-of-the-art in TV ad granularity is buying only a million people, instead of a hundred million. This is how it's been done since David Sarnoff cobbled together the first radio network. It's very primitive, but no one's really noticed since TV advertising is still incredibly profitable. And it's profitable despite the fact that VIRTUALLY EVERY TV AD IS WASTED ON PEOPLE WHO AREN'T REAL PROSPECTS. The entire programming chain is profitable DESPITE the fact that practically the entire audience is freeloading.

How often do you see an ad on TV for something you're currently in the market for? I'm guessing almost never. But imagine if everyone watching "American Idol" only saw ads for things they might really buy? Or, better yet, only saw ads for things they had already expressed an interest in? The value of those same 30-second commercial slots would increase by orders of magnitude.

Google imagines a world where only single people see match.com ads, and people who can't drive see ads from taxi companies where others see Toyota campaigns. Where fraternities see ads for strip clubs, beer, Cancun weekends and LSAT prep courses, and only seniors (and their adult children) see ads for Alzheimer's drugs. What would be the value of that increased efficiency, capitalized into present dollars? Ten billion? Fifty billion? I say the value is $100 billion -- 25 percent of the total U.S. advertising market and 15 times Google's current size.

Google is going to let the telco and cable companies burn their capital building out IP-TV, knowing that Google will still be the only game in town for the crux of the whole thing: the ability to show every viewer the specific ads that companies will pay the most to show him at that specific moment. What Google wants to do with these trailers is SERVE EVERY TV COMMERCIAL ON THE PLANET because only they will be able to do it efficiently. Only they will have the database that converts those IP addresses into sales leads, only they will have the servers and disk space close enough to the viewers to feed the ads. Only Google will have the chops to run a constant, real-time auction for the next ad every consumer is about to see, and then serve that ad at the moment the program goes to commercial.

Suddenly, everybody can (and, really, must) advertise on TV, because it'll be so specific...and so dynamic. If you start shopping for a new WiFi access point in the morning, Google will know, and that night when you watch Two and a Half Men, your ads will be from D-Link, Linksys and Belkin. And, further, they'll know that an intelligent buyer lives at your IP, so your ads won't show you a hot model demonstrating how they're plug-and-play, but will instead feature a quick recommendation from the SveaSoft guy about which AP's the best one for hotrodding.

You're puttering in your home office around 6pm when you hear your wife call out from the living room where she's watching CNN. She says she'd rather not cook tonight -- how about going out for Italian and a movie? You Google movie showtimes and restaurants, print out a list of what's playing, and a map to Antonio's, and walk out into the living room just as Wolf Blitzer is throwing to commercial...

Guess what the commercials are? Yep -- nothing but movie and local restaurant ads, with special "code words" to give at the box office and restaurant for steep discounts, good that night only. And it seems a new Italian place just opened up in town, and their commercial is hammering away at a recent review they got that said that they're so much better than that cheesy Antonio's dump it's not even funny. And it's half-off for new customers, tonight only!

But Google can't insert ads into an "American Idol" stream. Fox would just sue, right?

No, Google will cut a deal with every network to customize their ad spots for every viewer. For a small cut of their ad revenues, Google will handle all customization costs, hardware and software. The networks will all go along because the customized ads will be so much more profitable that it would make no sense for any network to refuse.

If I'm right, Google's current business will have been nothing more than a great test-bed for what will turn out to be their real business, which will be IP-TV ads. Program choice is just the Trojan horse that will be used to sell this to viewers; the essence of the IP-TV buildout is the fully domesticated consumer.

Far scarier, of course, is that Google will be handling all political advertising, and will eventually be helping networks customize their news offerings, too.

This just in! Apple Computer filed a lawsuit this week asking for a declaratory judgment against Burst.com. The two companies had long been in negotiations for a license to Burst's many digital media patents, a possibility I mentioned here several weeks ago. "I can understand why they did this," said Burst CEO Richard Lang. "It's an attempt to get the suit on their turf, though since both companies are from Northern California it is really all our turf. Apple is doing so much business in this area that (the royalty) is inevitably a very large number. We were willing to continue negotiations, but they decided to pull the trigger. Of course we are confident that we will prevail."

Burst will shortly file a counter-suit for patent infringement. With Apple remaking itself into a media company that is highly dependent on Burst-type technology for video distribution, this should make Next week's MacWorld even more interesting than we already expected.

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From: Bennitto1/9/2006 12:29:58 AM
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TiVo Uncharacteristically Quiet at CES
Sunday January 8, 10:17 pm ET
By Matthew Fordahl, AP Technology Writer
Digital Video Recorder Pioneer TiVo Uncharacteristically Quiet at TV-Dominated CES

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- TiVo Inc., the digital video recorder pioneer, made headlines a year ago in vowing to take TV to the next level with support for high-definition video, software that can sling shows outside the box and a plan to pipe movies over the Internet.
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But at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, the company was unusually quiet despite the event's major focus on big changes in how TV is distributed and watched -- something TiVo helped start but from which it hasn't consistently profited.

Fact is, rival set-top boxes often cost less but offer the same features that made TiVo a household name. And the competition is heating up.

"The standalone TiVo boxes now are facing a real challenge from the DVRs offered by cable and satellite operators," said Josh Bernoff, an analyst at Forrester Research. "As a result, they have to pull back and look at who it is they are and who it is they're going after."

TiVo says nothing should be read into its lack of activity at the gigantic trade show that ended Sunday. Its management team opted instead to make announcements late last year, said Jim Denney, TiVo's vice president of product marketing.

TiVo's news would have had trouble competing with such CES announcements as Google's that it was entering the online video store business and its deal with media companies like CBS -- as well as other Hollywood-Silicon Valley dalliances.

At the show, Alviso-based TiVo touted a deal with Yahoo Inc. where subscribers can remotely schedule recordings on the Web portal as well as view some of its content on their TVs through their DVRs. It highlighted some previously announced online services such a deal with Live365 for radio and the ability to browse and order movie tickets online on a TiVo through Fandango.

It showed off improvements to its TiVoToGo feature that will enable automatic transfers and support for Apple Computer Inc.'s video-capable iPod and Sony Corp.'s PlayStation Portable -- a move that miffed some content providers' legal departments.

In a move that might generate some revenue but appears a dubious selling point, TiVo announced plans late last year to offer a service that lets customers search for TV ads and view them on demand.

"These efforts toward product differentiation could face future legal challenges from the networks," Standard & Poor's analyst Tuna Amobi said in a research report. "Also, the potential advertising opportunity could take several years to scale, if at all."

And while companies like Google, DirecTV (with its own DVR) and Intel struck deals for major content for distributing over the Internet, TiVo pointed to its limited trials that offered material from CNET tech news, Independent Film Channel, College Sports Television and a video blog called Rocketboom.

Last year, the buzz was considerable about TiVo's plans for a movie download service with Netflix. But that's currently on ice because the DVD rental service is focusing on high-definition, while TiVo's primary focus remains standard-definition video, Denney said.

"We still have a relationship," he said. "When appropriate, we will re-explore or revive that type of arrangement."

Denney wouldn't comment on other possible deals, except to say TiVo is "looking for content that more complements broadcast television or provides things you can get through the (regular) channels."

TiVo also showed off a working prototype of its next-generation, high-definition capable DVR, which sports built-in Ethernet networking and USB ports, support for an external hard drive and two TV tuners. It also will be capable of acting like a cable descrambling box -- a move that should make setup and use easier for digital cable subscribers.

But it was something less than a revelation: The new box was first announced early last year to great acclaim, and TiVo isn't saying when it will be available or how much it will cost. It's expected to be a premium offering -- and TiVo could use the money.

In late November, it reported a fiscal third-quarter loss of $14.2 million on sales of $49.6 million but predicted the red ink in the current quarter would be between $17 million and $22 million. It has reported only one profitable quarter in its history.

The company's biggest source of new subscribers, a long-running relationship with DirecTV, is set to end next year as the satellite TV company switches to a different DVR platform.

The DirecTV relationship brought in 379,000 of TiVo's 434,000 new subscribers in the fiscal third quarter. In all, TiVo has slightly more than 4 million subscribers.

Last year, TiVo announced it would supply higher-end DVRs for Comcast Corp., the nation's largest cable TV company. That's still on track with the first boxes expected to be available in mid- to late-2006, Denney said.

But deals with cable and satellite companies and steeply discounted hardware make the standalone DVR business very tough, said Anthony Wood, who founded TiVo rival ReplayTV and later started Roku LLC, a maker of advanced digital media players.

"It's always been my opinion that DVR is sort of a stepping-stone technology, more of a feature than an actual product," he said. "Really, the future is Internet delivered content -- not recording it and watching it later."

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From: Bennitto1/9/2006 9:35:18 PM
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Google buys Canadian wireless-software company
January 9, 2006 2:50 PM PST
Google has acquired Reqwireless, a small Canadian company that makes Web browser and e-mail software for use on wireless devices, according to the Financial Post.

Google also has posted openings for software engineers and developers in Reqwireless' home town of Waterloo, Ontario, the report said.

Terms of the deal, sealed last summer, were not disclosed.

Waterloo is home to Research In Motion, maker of the popular BlackBerry handheld device.

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From: Bennitto1/10/2006 1:57:30 AM
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Google Introduces Software Starter Kit
Monday January 9, 5:33 pm ET
By Michael Liedtke, AP Business Writer
Google Distributes Free Software Startup Kit Designed to Make Computing Safer and Easier

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google Inc. is distributing a free software startup kit designed to make computing safer and easier -- a generous gesture driven by the company's desire to steer technology offline as well as online.



The software bundle, unveiled Friday in Las Vegas during a speech by Google co-founder Larry Page, represents the Internet search engine leader's latest jab at industry kingpin Microsoft Corp.

The suite of programs is designed to make it easier to install and maintain basic applications that have helped turn the PC into a hub of information, entertainment and communications.

With the initiative, Google is setting out to prove that it is better positioned to help people get the most out of their computers than more-established software makers, particularly Microsoft -- the maker of the pervasive Windows operating system.

"We thought, 'Why can't using a computer be more fun, simple and empowering?'" said Marissa Mayer, Google's vice president of search products and user experience.

Six of the programs in the package are owned by Google, which had previously offered all but one on a piecemeal basis. A screensaver that automatically displays pictures stored on a personal computer is being introduced for the first time as part of the "Google Pack."

With the exception of a Norton antivirus program that is being offered in a free six-month trial, the seven other applications in the Google Pack are already available for free on the Internet.

Mountain View, Calif.-based Google has simply negotiated agreements to create a one-stop shop for all the applications, supplemented with tools to simplify the process for installing and updating the programs.

Neither Google nor the other participants in the Google Pack are paying each other any money, Mayer said.

Although cobbling together a bunch of free software isn't revolutionary, the move could foreshadow bigger things to come as Google's maneuvers to gain more influence over the products people install on their PCs while diminishing Microsoft's power.

If the Google Pack proves popular among PC owners, more software makers are likely to be lining up to be included in future versions -- a phenomenon that would give Google even more leverage in its slugfest with Microsoft, said Forrester Research analyst Charlene Li.

"This has the potential of giving Google more control over the software supply chain," Li said. "They in effect could become the arbiters of software taste, determining what's good and bad."

For now, Google is primarily interested in making personal computers easier and more enjoyable to use, Mayer said.

If people spend more time on their computers, Google believes it will receive more Internet search requests -- an activity that generates the highly profitable ads that has catapulted its stock and spawned more than $100 billion in shareholder wealth during the past 18 months.

Google's shares surged $14.42 Friday to close at $465.66 on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The stock price reached a new high of $470.50 earlier in the session.

Hoping to stunt Google's rapid growth, Microsoft has invested heavily to expand its presence in Internet search during the past year. So far, though, Google has been able to win even more market share, emboldening the company to embark on far-flung expansion that has increasingly put it on a collision course with Microsoft.

Toward that end, Google plans to distribute even more software as it builds upon the loyalty fostered by its popular search engine.

"I can imagine an operating system that some day does a better job storing your data, using (a) network," Mayer said in a barb clearly aimed at Microsoft.

The Google Pack includes Adobe Systems Inc.'s Acrobat Reader, RealNetworks Inc.'s media player, Mozilla's Firefox Web browser and Cerulean Studios' Trillian instant messaging program.

Notably missing are word processing and spreadsheet programs, though Google pledged in October to work with Sun Microsystems Inc. to promote an open-source version of those applications.

Mayer couldn't explain why the free OpenOffice suite, which includes word-processing and spreadsheet applications, wasn't included in the Google Pack.

Li believes the programs were excluded because Google didn't want to risk including anything that might be difficult to install or interfere with other applications, such as Microsoft's competing Office suite.

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From: Bennitto1/11/2006 7:38:17 PM
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Google and Yahoo step up mobile ambitions

Original URL: theregister.co.uk
Google and Yahoo step up mobile ambitions
By Wireless Watch
Published Wednesday 11th January 2006 11:19 GMT

Google and Yahoo, for the second time, announced new mobile activities on the same day. Their approaches, while quite different, will increasingly bring the giants into conflict in the emerging market for delivering consistent services and content across home, PC and mobile devices – and will enable them to challenge the handset makers and carriers to be the dominant mobile brands.

But while Yahoo is sticking to its core capabilities, and simply increasing the range of delivery platforms, Google has a wider agenda that will increasingly embrace the wireless network itself, and has even gained patents covering fast cellular data transmission.

The key mobile announcement by Google at last week’s CES consumer electronics show was a deal with Motorola to offer single button access to its search engine from selected Motorola handsets.

The two companies have signed a three year tie-up which will see Motorola phones carrying Google in a bid to boost usage of cellphones for internet access and so pique operator interest.
Google could sign similar deals with other handset makers.

On the surface this appeared to be a simple agreement that would increase the appeal of the phones to end users and drive increased traffic. But dig a little deeper, and the conflict of interest that will become critical in any dealings with Google becomes clear.

The handset majors, once unquestionably the strongest brand owners in the mobile value chain, have in the past few years been fighting to defend that position from the increasingly high profile branding of their operator customers, with activities like Vodafone Live! As handsets evolve beyond being mere voice instruments to carry complex content and services, the situation is only getting more perilous for the phonemakers, as content and applications providers’ brands also vie for attention. The threat to the handset manufacturer’s brand, and therefore some of its competitiveness and value, is particularly clear in the MVNO virtual operator sector, where operator and content brand can be merged, as in the case of Disney or sports broadcaster/MVNO ESPN.

It is also particularly strong as user demand for the open internet experience on the handset rises, bringing internet application brands to the fore. None is more powerful than Google, and by providing a Google button on high value models, Motorola has lost the chance, that phonemakers still had until recently, to create their own internet experience with, for instance, ‘Moto Search’.

The same dilemma was seen in Motorola’s troubled relationship with Apple over putting the iTunes service on the ROKR handset.
It is notable that the newly update ROKR no longer features iTunes, but instead offers the Motorola iRadio music service.

Yahoo Go

Yahoo, for its part, is taking a slightly different approach from Google, as it launches Yahoo Go. It is taking a more applications- centric view, and seeking to offer an integrated parcel of services that could make it the hub of a user’s mobile experience.

Again, this is a role that carriers or even handset makers could have fulfilled in the past, but have failed to do so, with piecemeal offerings that will now be subsumed by offerings transferring from the PC internet world – threatening to make those PC-focused brands dominant over those of the mobile specialists.

Yahoo Go Mobile allows users to access their online content via wireless devices, initially the Nokia Series 60 smartphones, which are heavily geared to open internet access. The service offers a streamlined version of the links available to Yahoo users on a PC, reducing the main menu content into major categories such as search, mail, news and calendar.

This will be an element of a broader Yahoo Go platform to extend the user interface and personalized services across multiple devices, from televisions to handset, with a consistent experience.

Both Yahoo and Google aim to extend their brand, services, environment and advertising revenues across multiple platforms in this way, not only boosting their finances but challenging Microsoft’s position at the heart of the end user online experience. But Google seems prepared to stray further from its core skills in its quest and could enter the wireless network and hardware businesses, also options for Microsoft.

Future Google moves

There is intense speculation that Google will create a Windowsfree, Google branded low cost PC – which could spawn other devices, even cellphones, or a home entertainment center, similar to a Windows Media Center or Mac Mini, integrating televisions, phones and computers. The key would be to provide the fundamental software functions itself, and Google is already after patents in key areas. In November, research firm Classified Intelligence revealed a patent application for Google Automat, which would support a payment mechanism for consumer-to-business online transactions. The search giant also hopes to patent its own digital rights management system. This combination could provide a compelling platform and revenue stream for sharing with content providers on cellphones and other devices.

Another interesting patent awarded recently to Google was one accelerating data transmission on a CDMA network using a “short, mismatched antenna”. Although the company has been moving towards owning networks to expand access to its services – with bids to build municipal Wi-Fi metrozones in some US cities, and the acquisition of fiber backhaul assets – this new patent is the first clear indication of Google seeking to influence the development of wireless technologies themselves, in order to support its key applications, such as fast search, more effectively and continue to drive advertising revenues.

Copyright © 2006, Wireless Watch

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From: Bennitto1/12/2006 4:40:39 PM
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Google Inc US patents granted

PAT. NO. Title
1 6,982,945 Baseband direct sequence spread spectrum transceiver
2 6,941,293 Methods and apparatus for determining equivalent descriptions for an information need
3 6,934,634 Address geocoding
4 6,906,920 Drive cooling baffle
5 6,870,095 Cable management for rack mounted computing system
6 6,865,575 Methods and apparatus for using a modified index to provide search results in response to an ambiguous search query
7 6,845,009 Cooling baffle and fan mount apparatus
8 6,839,702 Systems and methods for highlighting search results
9 6,754,873 Techniques for finding related hyperlinked documents using link-based analysis
10 6,725,259 Ranking search results by reranking the results based on local inter-connectivity
11 6,678,681 Information extraction from a database
12 6,658,423 Detecting duplicate and near-duplicate files
13 6,615,209 Detecting query-specific duplicate documents
14 6,529,903 Methods and apparatus for using a modified index to provide search results in response to an ambiguous search query
15 6,526,440 Ranking search results by reranking the results based on local inter-connectivity

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1 Baseband direct sequence spread spectrum transceiver in my patents list
Inventor: GOSSETT CARROLL PHILIP (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US)
EC: H04B1/707 IPC: H04B1/707; H04J11/00; H03C1/52 (+7)
Publication info: US6982945 - 2006-01-03

2 Systems and methods for spell correction of non-roman characters and words in my patents list
Inventor: WU JUN (US); ZHU HONGJUN (US); (+3) Applicant: GOOGLE INC A DELAWARE CORP (US)
EC: IPC: (IPC1-7): G06F17/20; G06F15/00
Publication info: US2005289463 - 2005-12-29

3 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR INFORMATION CAPTURE AND RETRIEVAL in my patents list
Inventor: LAWRENCE STEPHEN R (US); MARMAROS DAVID (US); (+3) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); LAWRENCE STEPHEN R (US); (+4)
EC: IPC: (IPC1-7): G06F7/00
Publication info: WO2005098594 - 2005-10-20

4 Profile based capture component in my patents list
Inventor: DENG JIAN G (US); LAWRENCE STEPHEN (US); (+2) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US)
EC: IPC: G06F11/30; G06F17/30; G06F11/30 (+2)
Publication info: US2005246588 - 2005-11-03

5 LOCATION-BASED SOCIAL SOFTWARE FOR MOBILE DEVICES in my patents list
Inventor: CROWLEY DENNIS P (US); RAINERT ALEXANDER M (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); CROWLEY DENNIS P (US); (+1)
EC: IPC: (IPC1-7): H04M3/00
Publication info: WO2005114970 - 2005-12-01

6 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING PUBLISHERS TO SELECT PREFERRED TYPES OF ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS in my patents list
Inventor: CHAN WESLEY; RAJARAM GOKUL; (+2) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US)
EC: IPC: (IPC1-7): G06F17/60; G06F15/00; G06F15/16 (+2)
Publication info: WO2005111897 - 2005-11-24

7 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RATING DOCUMENTS COMPRISING AN IMAGE in my patents list
Inventor: CHAN WESLEY; AGARWAL SUMIT; (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US)
EC: IPC: (IPC1-7): G06F17/60
Publication info: WO2005111896 - 2005-11-24

8 AUTOMATED GRAPHICAL ADVERTISEMENT SIZE COMPATIBILITY AND LINK INSERTION in my patents list
Inventor: CHAN WESLEY; AGARWAL SUMIT; (+2) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US)
EC: IPC: (IPC1-7): G06F17/60; G06F17/21
Publication info: WO2005111895 - 2005-11-24

9 FACILITATING THE SERVING OF ADS HAVING DIFFERENT TREATMENTS AND/OR CHARACTERISTICS, SUCH AS TEXT ADS AND IMAGE ADS in my patents list
Inventor: VARIAN HAL (US); CHAN WESLEY (US); (+3) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); VARIAN HAL (US); (+4)
EC: IPC: (IPC1-7): G06F17/60
Publication info: WO2005111894 - 2005-11-24

10 GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE FOR FACILITATING ACCESS TO ONLINE GROUPS in my patents list
Inventor: JESKE DAVID (US); UEDA GAKU (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); JESKE DAVID (US); (+1)
EC: H04L29/08A7 IPC: H04L12/18; H04L29/08; H04L12/18 (+2)
Publication info: WO2005114942 - 2005-12-01

11 IDENTIFYING RELATED INFORMATION GIVEN CONTENT AND/OR PRESENTING RELATED INFORMATION IN ASSOCIATION WITH CONTENT-RELATED ADVERTISEMENTS in my patents list
Inventor: DEAN JEFFREY A (US); BHARAT KRISHNA (US); (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US)
EC: G06Q30/00A IPC: G06Q30/00; G06Q30/00; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: EP1604302 - 2005-12-14

12 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING PREFERRED LANGUAGE ORDERING OF SEARCH RESULTS in my patents list
Inventor: SINGHAL AMIT (US); MCGRATH MIZUKI (US); (+2) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US)
EC: G06F17/30W1F IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: CA2520954 - 2004-10-21

13 Serving advertisements based on content in my patents list
Inventor: ANDERSON DARRELL; BUCHEIT PAUL; (+6) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US)
EC: G06Q30/00A IPC: G06Q30/00; G06Q30/00; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30 (+1)
Publication info: BR0314717 - 2005-11-29

14 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR INTERFACING APPLICATIONS WITH A SEARCH ENGINE in my patents list
Inventor: IONESCU MIHAI FLORIN (US); KHAN OMAR HABIB (CA) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); IONESCU MIHAI FLORIN (US); (+1)
EC: IPC: G06F7/00; G06F7/00; (IPC1-7): G06F7/00
Publication info: WO2005098595 - 2005-10-20

15 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING USER ACTIONS in my patents list
Inventor: ROETTER ALEX (US); JINDAL DEEPAK (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); ROETTER ALEX (US); (+1)
EC: IPC: (IPC1-7): G06F17/60
Publication info: WO2005098714 - 2005-10-20

16 DETERMINING AD TARGETING INFORMATION AND/OR AD CREATIVE INFORMATION USING PAST SEARCH QUERIES in my patents list
Inventor: AGARWAL SUMIT (US); RENAKER PEARL (US); (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); AGARWAL SUMIT (US); (+2)
EC: IPC: (IPC1-7): G06F17/60
Publication info: WO2005098713 - 2005-10-20

17 RENDERING CONTENT-TARGETED ADS WITH E-MAIL in my patents list
Inventor: BUCHHEIT PAUL (US); CUI YINGWEI CLAIRE (US); (+4) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); BUCHHEIT PAUL (US); (+5)
EC: IPC: (IPC1-7): G06F17/60
Publication info: WO2005098712 - 2005-10-20

18 IMPROVING ADVERTISEMENT APPROVAL in my patents list
Inventor: COIT KRISTIN (US); CROW KAREN (US); (+2) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); COIT KRISTIN (US); (+3)
EC: IPC: (IPC1-7): G06F17/60
Publication info: WO2005098711 - 2005-10-20

19 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WEIGHTING A SEARCH QUERY RESULT in my patents list
Inventor: LAWRENCE STEPHEN R (US); WANG NINIANE (US); (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); LAWRENCE STEPHEN R (US); (+2)
EC: IPC: G06F7/00; G06F7/00; (IPC1-7): G06F7/00
Publication info: WO2005098592 - 2005-10-20

20 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR STRUCTURING EVENT DATA IN A DATABASE FOR LOCATION AND RETRIEVAL in my patents list
Inventor: LAWRENCE STEPHEN R (US); KHAN OMAR HABIB (CA) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); LAWRENCE STEPHEN R (US); (+1)
EC: IPC: G06F7/00; G06F7/00; (IPC1-7): G06F7/00
Publication info: WO2005098591 - 2005-10-20

21 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING MEDIA FILES in my patents list
Inventor: AUERBACH DAVID BENJAMIN (US); LAWRENCE STEPHEN R (US); (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); AUERBACH DAVID BENJAMIN (US); (+2)
EC: IPC: G06F7/00; G06F7/00; (IPC1-7): G06F7/00
Publication info: WO2005098590 - 2005-10-20

22 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING EMAIL MESSAGES in my patents list
Inventor: AUERBACH DAVID BENJAMIN (US); KHAN OMAR HABIB (CA); (+2) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); AUERBACH DAVID BENJAMIN (US); (+3)
EC: IPC: G06F15/16; G06F15/173; G06F15/16 (+2)
Publication info: WO2005098642 - 2005-10-20

23 QUERY REWRITING WITH ENTITY DETECTION in my patents list
Inventor: PFLEGER KARL (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); PFLEGER KARL (US)
EC: IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2005098680 - 2005-10-20

24 QUERY REWRITING WITH ENTITY DETECTION in my patents list
Inventor: ZHOU HONG (US); BHARAT KRISHNA (US); (+3) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); ZHOU HONG (US); (+4)
EC: G06F17/30W1 IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2005098679 - 2005-10-20

25 DISPLAYING CONVERSATIONS IN A CONVERSATION-BASED EMAIL SYSTEM in my patents list
Inventor: BUCHHEIT PAUL T (US); CHANG BAY-WEI (US); (+4) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); BUCHHEIT PAUL T (US); (+5)
EC: G06Q10/00F2 IPC: (IPC1-7): G06F17/60
Publication info: WO2005098701 - 2005-10-20

26 GENERATING AND SERVING TILES IN A DIGITAL MAPPING SYSTEM in my patents list
Inventor: RASMUSSEN JENS EILSTRUP (US); RASMUSSEN LARS EILSTRUP (US); (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); RASMUSSEN JENS EILSTRUP (US); (+2)
EC: IPC:
Publication info: WO2005094466 - 2005-10-13

27 GENERATING, STORING, AND DISPLAYING GRAPHICS USING SUB-PIXEL BITMAPS in my patents list
Inventor: RASMUSSEN JENS EILSTRUP (US); RASMUSSEN LARS EILSTRUP (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); RASMUSSEN JENS EILSTRUP (US); (+1)
EC: IPC: G06T11/40; G06T11/40
Publication info: WO2005094462 - 2005-10-13

28 VARIABLE PERSONALIZATION OF SEARCH RESULTS IN A SEARCH ENGINE in my patents list
Inventor: HAVELIWALA TAHER H (US); JEH GLEN M (US); (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); HAVELIWALA TAHER H (US); (+2)
EC: IPC: G06F7/00; G06F7/00; (IPC1-7): G06F7/00
Publication info: WO2005098611 - 2005-10-20

29 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ON-LINE USER-ASSISTED WEB-BASED ADVERTISING in my patents list
Inventor: FIKES ANDREW (US); PREDESCU OVIDIU (US); (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); FIKES ANDREW (US); (+2)
EC: IPC: (IPC1-7): G06F17/60
Publication info: WO2005098721 - 2005-10-20

30 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRANSLATING CHINESE PINYIN TO CHINESE CHARACTERS in my patents list
Inventor: WU JUN (US); ZHU HUICAN (US); (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); WU JUN (US); (+2)
EC: IPC: G06F17/28; G06F17/28; (IPC1-7): G06F17/28
Publication info: WO2005091167 - 2005-09-29

31 QUICK REPLY FORM in my patents list
Inventor: CHANG BAY-WEI (US); LIM JING YEE (US); (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); CHANG BAY-WEI (US); (+2)
EC: IPC: G06F15/16; G06F17/21; G06F17/24 (+6)
Publication info: WO2005103931 - 2005-11-03

32 A FRAME ENVIRONMENT THAT SUPPORTS THE NAVIGATION BUTTONS OF A WEB BROWSER in my patents list
Inventor: LIM JING YEE (US); BUCHHEIT PAUL (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); LIM JING YEE (US); (+1)
EC: G06F17/30W9V IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2005078607 - 2005-08-25

33 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR THE DISPLAY AND NAVIGATION OF A SOCIAL NETWORK in my patents list
Inventor: BUYUKKOKTEN ORKUT (US); SMITH ADAM DOUGLAS (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); BUYUKKOKTEN ORKUT (US); (+1)
EC: G06Q10/00 IPC:
Publication info: WO2005072315 - 2005-08-11

34 METHODS AND SYSTEMS RATING ASSOCIATED MEMBERS IN A SOCIAL NETWORK in my patents list
Inventor: BUYUKKOKTEN ORKUT (US); SMITH ADAM DOUGLAS (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); BUYUKKOKTEN ORKUT (US); (+1)
EC: G06Q30/00A IPC: G06Q30/00; G06Q30/00; (IPC1-7): G06F17/60
Publication info: WO2005071588 - 2005-08-04

35 SUGGESTING AND/OR PROVIDING TARGETING CRITERIA FOR ADVERTISEMENTS in my patents list
Inventor: KONINGSTEIN ROSS (US); SPITKOVSKY VALENTIN (US); (+2) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); KONINGSTEIN ROSS (US); (+3)
EC: IPC: G06F17/00; G06F17/00
Publication info: WO2005065401 - 2005-07-21

36 GENERATING HYPERLINKS AND ANCHOR TEXT IN HTML AND NON-HTML DOCUMENTS in my patents list
Inventor: MITTAL VIBHU (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); MITTAL VIBHU (US)
EC: G06F17/30G4; G06F17/30W7 IPC: G06F17/27; G06F17/30; G06F17/27 (+3)
Publication info: WO2005066834 - 2005-07-21

37 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING SEARCH QUALITY in my patents list
Inventor: FRANZ ALEXANDER M (US); HENZINGER MONIKA (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); FRANZ ALEXANDER M (US); (+1)
EC: G06F17/30H IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2005066847 - 2005-07-21

38 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIRECT NAVIGATION TO SPECIFIC PORTION OF TARGET DOCUMENT in my patents list
Inventor: MARMAROS DAVID P (US); GOMES BENJAMIN (US); (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); MARMAROS DAVID P (US); (+2)
EC: IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2005066846 - 2005-07-21

39 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING TARGETED GRAPHICAL ADVERTISEMENTS in my patents list
Inventor: WISEMAN LEORA RUTH (IS); AGARWAL SUMIT (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); WISEMAN LEORA RUTH (IS); (+1)
EC: IPC:
Publication info: WO2005062863 - 2005-07-14

40 EMBEDDING ADVERTISEMENTSIN SYNDICATED CONTENT in my patents list
Inventor: MINAR NELSON (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); MINAR NELSON (US)
EC: IPC:
Publication info: WO2005065237 - 2005-07-21

41 GENERATING USER INFORMATION FOR USE IN TARGETED ADVERTISING in my patents list
Inventor: BHARAT KRISHNA (US); LAWRENCE STEPHEN (US); (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); BHARAT KRISHNA (US); (+2)
EC: G06Q30/00A IPC: G06Q30/00; G06Q30/00
Publication info: WO2005065229 - 2005-07-21

42 INTERFACE FOR A UNIVERSAL SEARCH ENGINE in my patents list
Inventor: TAYLOR BRET C (US); MAYER MARISSA (US); (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); TAYLOR BRET C (US); (+2)
EC: G06F17/30W1 IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2005066844 - 2005-07-21

43 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERSONALIZING AGGREGATED NEWS CONTENT in my patents list
Inventor: BHARAT KRISHNA (US); SCHMITT MICHAEL (CH); (+5) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); BHARAT KRISHNA (US); (+6)
EC: G06F17/30W1F IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2005066843 - 2005-07-21

44 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CUSTOMIZING TRAVEL DIRECTIONS in my patents list
Inventor: RASMUSSEN LARS EILSTRUP (US); RASMUSSEN JENS EILSTRUP (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); RASMUSSEN LARS EILSTRUP (US); (+1)
EC: IPC: G06F; (IPC1-7): G06F
Publication info: WO2005057380 - 2005-06-23

45 USING CONCEPTS FOR AD TARGETING in my patents list
Inventor: KONINGSTEIN ROSS (US); SPITKOVSKY VALENTIN (US); (+2) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); KONINGSTEIN ROSS (US); (+3)
EC: G06Q30/00A IPC: G06Q30/00; G06Q30/00; (IPC1-7): G06F
Publication info: WO2005052753 - 2005-06-09

46 SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY INTEGRATING A DIGITAL MAP SYSTEM in my patents list
Inventor: RASMUSSEN LARS EILSTRUP (US); RASMUSSEN JENS EILSTRUP (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); RASMUSSEN LARS EILSTRUP (US); (+1)
EC: IPC: G01C21/30; G01C21/28; G06F (+1)
Publication info: WO2005052763 - 2005-06-09

47 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR UNIFICATION OF SEARCH RESULTS in my patents list
Inventor: MARMAROS DAVID (US); BHATLA NIKHIL (US); (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); MARMAROS DAVID (US); (+2)
EC: G06F17/30H; G06F17/30W1 IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2005066842 - 2005-07-21

48 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PERSONALIZED NETWORK SEARCHING in my patents list
Inventor: BADROS GREGORY J (US); LAWRENCE STEPHEN R (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); BADROS GREGORY J (US); (+1)
EC: G06F17/30H; G06F17/30W1 IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2005062210 - 2005-07-07

49 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPROVING A SEARCH RANKING USING ARTICLE INFORMATION in my patents list
Inventor: LAWRENCE STEPHEN (US); KAHN OMAR (CA); (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); LAWRENCE STEPHEN (US); (+2)
EC: IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2005066841 - 2005-07-21

50 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR INFORMATION EXTRACTION in my patents list
Inventor: PEARSON MARK (US); NEVILL-MANNING CRAIG (US); (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); PEARSON MARK (US); (+2)
EC: G06Q30/00C IPC: G06F17/30; G06Q30/00; G06F17/30 (+2)
Publication info: WO2005062192 - 2005-07-07

51 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING ADVERTISEMENTS IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK in my patents list
Inventor: DESIKAN PAVAN KUMAR (US); PATEL AMIT J (US); (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); DESIKAN PAVAN KUMAR (US); (+2)
EC: IPC: (IPC1-7): G06F17/60
Publication info: WO2005062229 - 2005-07-07

52 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING INTERNET ADVERTISEMENTS THAT CHANGE BETWEEN TEXTUAL AND GRAPHICAL ADS ON DEMAND BY A USER in my patents list
Inventor: KONINGSTEIN ROSS (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); KONINGSTEIN ROSS (US)
EC: IPC: G06F; (IPC1-7): G06F
Publication info: WO2005043345 - 2005-05-12

53 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING AN ADVERTISEMENT TO FOLLOW THE USER TO ADDITIONAL WEB PAGES in my patents list
Inventor: KONINGSTEIN ROSS (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); KONINGSTEIN ROSS (US)
EC: IPC: G06F; (IPC1-7): G06F
Publication info: WO2005043344 - 2005-05-12

54 SERVING CONTENT-TARGETED ADS IN E-MAIL, SUCH AS E-MAIL NEWSLETTERS in my patents list
Inventor: CAROBUS ALEXANDER PAUL (US); ROETTER ALEX (US); (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); CAROBUS ALEXANDER PAUL (US); (+2)
EC: IPC: G06F17/00; G06F; G06F17/00 (+1)
Publication info: WO2005038575 - 2005-04-28

55 USING MATCH CONFIDENCE TO ADJUST A PERFORMANCE THRESHOLD in my patents list
Inventor: BEM JEREMY (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); BEM JEREMY (US)
EC: IPC: G06F7/00; G06F7/00; G09F (+1)
Publication info: WO2005038753 - 2005-04-28

56 AUTOMATICALLY TARGETING WEB-BASED ADVERTISEMENTS in my patents list
Inventor: FIKES ANDREW (US); KONINGSTEIN ROSS (US); (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); FIKES ANDREW (US); (+2)
EC: G06Q30/00A IPC: G06Q30/00; G06Q30/00; (IPC1-7): G06F
Publication info: WO2005033879 - 2005-04-14

57 DETERMINING AND/OR USING END USER LOCAL TIME INFORMATION IN AN AD SYSTEM in my patents list
Inventor: AGARWAL SUMIT (US); KONINGSTEIN ROSS (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); AGARWAL SUMIT (US); (+1)
EC: IPC: G06F7/00; G06F7/00; G09F (+1)
Publication info: WO2005034064 - 2005-04-14

58 GENERATING INFORMATION FOR ONLINE ADVERTISEMENTS FROM INTERNET DATA AND TRADITIONAL MEDIA DATA in my patents list
Inventor: HARIK GEORGES R (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); HARIK GEORGES R (US)
EC: G06Q30/00A IPC: G06Q30/00; G06Q30/00; (IPC1-7): G06F
Publication info: WO2005033861 - 2005-04-14

59 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CLUSTERING SEARCH RESULTS in my patents list
Inventor: SMITH ADAM (US); GE XIANPING (US); (+2) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); SMITH ADAM (US); (+3)
EC: G06F17/30W1S IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2005031614 - 2005-04-07

60 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPROVING A SEARCH RANKING USING LOCATION AWARENESS in my patents list
Inventor: GE XIANPING (US); PARMAR ABHISHEK (US); (+4) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); GE XIANPING (US); (+5)
EC: G06F17/30W1S IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2005031613 - 2005-04-07

61 PERSISTENT USER INTERFACE FOR PROVIDING NAVIGATIONAL FUNCTIONALITY in my patents list
Inventor: NIELSEN TOM (US); SINGH SANJEEV (US); (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); NIELSEN TOM (US); (+2)
EC: IPC: G06F17/30; G06F; G06F17/30 (+1)
Publication info: WO2005048021 - 2005-05-26

62 INCREASING A NUMBER OF RELEVANT ADVERTISEMENTS USING A RELAXED MATCH in my patents list
Inventor: BEM JEREMY (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); BEM JEREMY (US)
EC: IPC: G06F7/00; G06F7/00
Publication info: WO2005032235 - 2005-04-14

63 INFORMATION RETRIEVAL BASED ON HISTORICAL DATA in my patents list
Inventor: ACHARYA ANURAG (US); CUTTS MATT (US); (+8) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); ACHARYA ANURAG (US); (+9)
EC: G06F17/30W1 IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2005033978 - 2005-04-14

64 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING DOCUMENT FRESHNESS in my patents list
Inventor: HENZINGER MONIKA (CH) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); HENZINGER MONIKA (CH)
EC: G06F17/30W1 IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30 (+1)
Publication info: WO2005033977 - 2005-04-14

65 PERSONALIZATION OF WEB SEARCH in my patents list
Inventor: LAWRENCE STEPHEN R (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); LAWRENCE STEPHEN R (US)
EC: G06F17/30W1F IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2005033979 - 2005-04-14

66 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING THE RANKING OF NEWS ARTICLES in my patents list
Inventor: CURTISS MICHAEL (US); BHARAT KRISHNA (US); (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); CURTISS MICHAEL (US); (+2)
EC: G06F17/30W1 IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2005029368 - 2005-03-31

67 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SEARCHING USING QUERIES WRITTEN IN A DIFFERENT CHARACTER-SET AND/OR LANGUAGE FROM THE TARGET PAGES in my patents list
Inventor: MITTAL VIBHU (US); PONTE JAY M (US); (+3) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); MITTAL VIBHU (US); (+4)
EC: G06F17/27; G06F17/22 IPC: G06F17/22; G06F17/27; G06F17/22 (+2)
Publication info: WO2005033967 - 2005-04-14

68 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPROVING A SEARCH RANKING USING POPULATION INFORMATION in my patents list
Inventor: TONG SIMON (US); PEARSON MARK (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); TONG SIMON (US); (+1)
EC: G06F17/30W1 IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2005029367 - 2005-03-31

69 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPROVING A SEARCH RANKING USING RELATED QUERIES in my patents list
Inventor: TONG SIMON (US); PEARSON MARK (US); (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); TONG SIMON (US); (+2)
EC: G06F17/30H; G06F17/30W1 IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2005029366 - 2005-03-31

70 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING USER ACTIONS in my patents list
Inventor: ROETTER ALEX (US); JINDAL DEEPAK (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); ROETTER ALEX (US); (+1)
EC: G06Q30/00A IPC: G06Q30/00; G06Q30/00; (IPC1-7): G06F17/60
Publication info: WO2005024693 - 2005-03-17

71 PROVIDING SEARCH QUERY REFINEMENTS in my patents list
Inventor: HAAHR PAUL (US); BAKER STEVEN (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); HAAHR PAUL (US); (+1)
EC: G06F17/30H IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2005026989 - 2005-03-24

72 IDENTIFYING AND/OR BLOCKING ADS SUCH AS DOCUMENT-SPECIFIC COMPETITIVE ADS in my patents list
Inventor: AXE BRIAN (US); RANGANATH RAMA (US); (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); AXE BRIAN (US); (+2)
EC: G06Q30/00A IPC: G06Q30/00; G06Q30/00
Publication info: WO2005025291 - 2005-03-24

73 DETERMINING AND/OR USING LOCATION INFORMATION IN AN AD SYSTEM in my patents list
Inventor: YEH LESLIE (US); RAMASWAMY SRIDHAR (US); (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); YEH LESLIE (US); (+2)
EC: IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2005024667 - 2005-03-17

74 A SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR PRESENTING MULTIPLE SETS OF SEARCH RESULTS FOR A SINGLE QUERY in my patents list
Inventor: HAVELIWALA TAHER (US); JEH GLEN (US); (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); HAVELIWALA TAHER (US); (+2)
EC: G06F17/30W1 IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2005017784 - 2005-02-24

75 PROVIDING A USER INTERFACE WITH SEARCH QUERY BROADENING in my patents list
Inventor: BRIN SERGEY (US); GOMES BENEDICT (US); (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); BRIN SERGEY (US); (+2)
EC: G06F17/30W1 IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2005013153 - 2005-02-10

76 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR EDITING A NETWORK OF INTERCONNECTED CONCEPTS in my patents list
Inventor: WEISSMAN ADAM J (US); ELBAZ GILAD ISRAEL (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); WEISSMAN ADAM J (US); (+1)
EC: G06F17/30H2; G06F17/30T1E; (+1) IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2005013151 - 2005-02-10

77 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINING A MEANING OF A DOCUMENT TO MATCH THE DOCUMENT TO CONTENT in my patents list
Inventor: WEISSMAN ADAM J (US); ELBAZ GILAD ISRAEL (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); WEISSMAN ADAM J (US); (+1)
EC: G06F17/30T1E; G06F17/30W1 IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2005013150 - 2005-02-10

78 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR UNDERSTANDING A MEANING OF A KNOWLEDGE ITEM USING INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE ITEM in my patents list
Inventor: ELBAZ GILAD ISRAEL (US); WEISSMAN ADAM J (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); ELBAZ GILAD ISRAEL (US); (+1)
EC: G06F17/30H2; G06F17/30T1E; (+1) IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2005013149 - 2005-02-10

79 IMPROVING CONTENT-TARGETED ADVERTISING USING COLLECTED USER BEHAVIOR DATA in my patents list
Inventor: CUI YINGWEI CLAIRE; CAROBUS ALEXANDER PAUL; (+3) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US)
EC: G06Q30/00C IPC: G06Q30/00; G06Q30/00; (IPC1-7): G06F
Publication info: WO2005010702 - 2005-02-03

80 SERVING ADVERTISEMENTS USING A SEARCH OF ADVERTISER WEB INFORMATION in my patents list
Inventor: HARIK GEORGES R Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US)
EC: IPC: G06F7/00; G06F17/30; G06F (+3)
Publication info: WO2005006143 - 2005-01-20
81 RENDERING ADVERTISEMENTS WITH DOCUMENTS HAVING ONE OR MORE TOPICS USING USER TOPIC INTEREST INFORMATION in my patents list
Inventor: BHARAT KRISHNA BHARAT Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US)
EC: G06Q30/00A IPC: G06Q30/00; G06Q30/00; (IPC1-7): G09F
Publication info: WO2005006283 - 2005-01-20

82 PROMOTING AND/OR DEMOTING AN ADVERTISEMENT FROM AN ADVERTISING SPOT OF ONE TYPE TO AN ADVERTISING SPOT OF ANOTHER TYPE in my patents list
Inventor: LESTER CHAD Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US)
EC: G06Q30/00A IPC: G06Q30/00; G06Q30/00; (IPC1-7): G09F
Publication info: WO2005006282 - 2005-01-20

83 USING ENHANCED AD FEATURES TO INCREASE COMPETITION IN ONLINE ADVERTISING in my patents list
Inventor: VEACH ERIC Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US)
EC: G06Q30/00A IPC: G06Q30/00; G06Q30/00; (IPC1-7): G06F
Publication info: WO2005006141 - 2005-01-20

84 SEARCH QUERY CATEGORIZATION FOR BUSINESS LISTINGS SEARCH in my patents list
Inventor: MALPANI RADHIKA (US); MITTAL VIBHU (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); MALPANI RADHIKA (US); (+1)
EC: IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2004114162 - 2004-12-29

85 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING PREFERRED COUNTRY BIASING OF SEARCH RESULTS in my patents list
Inventor: GUPTA VINEET (US); GOMES BEN (US); (+4) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); GUPTA VINEET (US); (+5)
EC: G06F17/30W1S IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2004114161 - 2004-12-29

86 DOCUMENT SEARCH ENGINE INCLUDING HIGHLIGHTING OF CONFIDENT RESULTS in my patents list
Inventor: TONG SIMON (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); TONG SIMON (US)
EC: G06F17/30W1 IPC: G06F17/30; G06F17/30; (IPC1-7): G06F17/30
Publication info: WO2005001719 - 2005-01-06

87 SERVING ADVERTISEMENTS USING USER REQUEST INFORMATION AND USER INFORMATION in my patents list
Inventor: BHARAT KRISHNA; LAWRENCE STEPHEN; (+2) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US)
EC: IPC: G06F17/30; G06F; G06F17/30 (+1)
Publication info: WO2004111771 - 2004-12-23

88 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DEFINITIONS in my patents list
Inventor: NEVILL-MANNING CRAIG (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); NEVILL-MANNING CRAIG (US)
EC: G06F17/27D; G06F17/30W1 IPC: G06F17/27; G06F17/30; G06F17/27 (+2)
Publication info: WO2004114158 - 2004-12-29

89 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TEXT SEGMENTATION in my patents list
Inventor: WEISSMAN ADAM J (US) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US); WEISSMAN ADAM J (US)
EC: IPC: G06K9/72; G06K9/72; (IPC1-7): G06K9/72
Publication info: WO2005069199 - 2005-07-28

90 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING AND REPLYING TO ELECTRONIC MESSAGES in my patents list
Inventor: BAY-WEI CHANG; BUCHHEIT PAUL; (+1) Applicant: GOOGLE INC (US)
EC: IPC: G09G5/00; G09G5/00; (IPC1-7): G09G5/00
Publication info: WO2004059612 - 2004-07-15

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From: Bennitto1/12/2006 7:53:00 PM
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Court Dismisses Yahoo Free Speech Suit
Thursday January 12, 5:58 pm ET
By David Kravets, Associated Press Writer
Court Tosses Yahoo Suit That Questioned Liability for Selling Items Illegal in Other Countries

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Thursday skirted answering whether Yahoo Inc. must pay a fine of about $15 million to a Paris court for displaying Nazi memorabilia for sale in violation of French law.



The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a federal lawsuit brought by Yahoo in California challenging the fine levied five years ago for running an auction site in which French users could buy and sell the memorabilia banned in France.

Yahoo asked the U.S. court to rule that the judgment could not be collected in the United States because it violated the company's free speech rights.

In a 99-page decision, the court left open the central question of whether U.S.-based Internet service providers are liable for damages in foreign courts for displaying content that is unlawful overseas but protected in the United States.

The court said it was unlikely the French would ever enforce the judgment and doubted Yahoo's free speech rights under U.S. law were violated.

Yahoo's French subsidiary, yahoo.fr, complies with French law, but a judge there nonetheless ordered the Sunnyvale-based company to strip Nazi paraphernalia from the portal's main site, Yahoo.com.

Yahoo eventually banned Nazi material as it began charging users to make auction listings, saying it did not want to profit from such material. But it continued to challenge the ruling, not in France but by filing a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in San Jose over the First Amendment issue.

A district judge in 2002 ruled in favor of Yahoo, saying the American company was not liable for the judgment. That decision was set aside Thursday.

The appeals court did agree that U.S. companies, including Yahoo, could turn to federal courts when overseas judgments inhibit speech protected in the United States.

But the court came to no conclusion about what type of speech it would consider shielding, doubting the presence of any First Amendment controversy to decide in this particular case.

"We have no ruling on the underlying First Amendment issue, which made this case so interesting in the first place," said Paul Schiff Berman, who teaches cyberlaw at the University of Connecticut.

Yahoo did not immediately return calls for comment.

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From: Bennitto1/16/2006 5:38:35 PM
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AT&T renames high-speed Internet service, slashes monthly price
Monday January 16, 5:05 pm ET

AT&T Inc. announced a new name for its high-speed Digital Subscriber Line service and cut the monthly price to boost its Internet customer base.
San Antonio-based AT&T (NYSE: T - News), already the nation's largest provider of DSL with 6.5 million subscribers, is offering new residential customers the ability to order the new AT&T Yahoo! High-Speed Internet for $14.99 a month. It was formerly called SBC Yahoo! DSL. SBC Communications Inc. and Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO - News) first launched SBC Yahoo! DSL in September 2002.

This is one of the lowest prices the company has ever offered for new customers. AT&T first introduced the service at $14.95 on June 1, 2005, when it was still SBC.

It is reintroducing the new promotional price in order to transition customers to the new AT&T brand, AT&T spokeswoman April Borlinghaus says. SBC and AT&T merged on Nov. 18, 2005, creating the nation's largest telecommunications firm.

The offer is only available to customers in AT&T's 13-state area who order through the company's Web site (www.TheNewATT.com). The price is good for six months.

AT&T is one of the world's leading providers of global networking, high-speed Internet, local- and long-distance, directory publishing and advertising services. It owns 60 percent of Cingular Wireless, the No. 1 wireless carrier in the United States.

Published January 16, 2006 by the San Antonio Business Journal

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From: Bennitto2/7/2006 9:19:41 PM
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Google, Skype in Startup to Link Hotspots
Sunday February 5, 10:07 pm ET
By Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer
Google and Skype Invest in Startup to Link Hotspots and Help Owners Charge for Wi-Fi Access

NEW YORK (AP) -- Google Inc. and eBay Inc.'s Skype are investing in a startup that plans to help hotspot owners charge for Wi-Fi access, a plan that could face significant opposition from Internet service providers.

The Internet heavyweights were joined by venture capital firms Index Ventures and Sequoia Capital in making a $22 million investment in FON, the Spanish startup. In its announcement Sunday, FON did not say how much each investor was contributing.

FON's idea, floated just three months ago in a Web posting by founder Martin Varsavsky, is to sign up people who have Wi-Fi hotspots in one of two ways.

"Linus" members, named after Linus Torvalds, who created the freely distributed Linux software, will share their hotspot with other Linus members for free.

"Bill" members, named after Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates, will charge for access to their hotspot. FON will get some of that revenue, and share it with Internet service providers, or ISPs.

The network has gained 3,000 Linus members since going live in November. There is no software yet for Bill members, but Varsavsky expects it to be ready within four months. Linus software is so far only available for Wi-Fi routers from Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems Inc.

FON faces a hurdle in that most ISPs prohibit subscribers from sharing internet access with people outside their household. Many broadband subscribers share their access now for free, though, and it's hard for Internet service providers to stop them.

Traffic from a FON-connected hotspot would be easy for an ISP to identify, said Glen Fleishman, editor of the Wi-Fi Networking News site, because users have to authenticate themselves at a FON server.

Varsavsky wants to partner with ISPs to get them to allow their subscribers to set up FON hotspots. It has signed up a Swedish ISP, Glocalnet, and is in discussions with U.S. companies.

To win over the ISPs, Varsavsky points out that Linus members need Internet service to be Linus members.

"So in fact, FON is an incentive to become a customer of an ISP," he said.

Mark Harrad, a spokesman at Time Warner Cable, said the company was not aware of FON's plans. Its terms of service prohibit its 4.8 million residential broadband subscribers from sharing their connection outside the household.

Representatives at Google did not return messages seeking comment on the search engine's investment in FON.

Skype's Internet telephone service works over wireless connections, and a cell-phone-like device is in the works to take advantage of that fact.

"FON has a great idea to help people share Wi-Fi with one another to build a global unified broadband network, and were happy to lend support," Skype Chief Executive Niklas Zennstrom said in a statement.

FON's idea is not entirely novel -- in fact, several companies and associations have tried to tie together free Wi-Fi hotspots into networks, but none has succeeded on a large scale.

"The problem with all these free projects is that they fail because everybody wants to be a freeloader and nobody wants to provide Wi-Fi," said Varsavsky. FON, on the other hand, demands reciprocal sharing from its Linus users.

There are also commercial Wi-Fi networks built by T-Mobile USA and Boingo Wireless Inc. with hotspots in more than 50,000 locations. Varsavsky hopes to have a much larger network by the end of the year because FON doesn't have to create the hotspots by itself.

Fleishman said FON has a chance to reach a critical mass of users, but it will be competing with free or low-cost municipal Wi-Fi networks in several cities. Google has itself offered to build a free Wi-Fi network to cover San Francisco.

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