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  • Google to fight Viacom copyright claims

    Google has rejected claims that it enables copyright infringement on its YouTube.com web site, its first response to entertainment giant Viacom's US$1 billion lawsuit filed in March.

  • Google's YouTube gets a heavyhitting rival

    In a frontal assault on rival Google and its wildly popular online video division, YouTube, entertainment company NBC Universal and media company News Corp. now plan to launch an online video web site that will offer premium video content from more than a dozen TV networks and two major film studios.

  • Steve Ballmer's Google critique

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer criticised rival Google, saying it is devoted primarily to ad-supported search while Microsoft has reinvented itself many times over.

  • Google's revenue climbs 67 percent

    Google reported revenue of US$3.21 billion in the quarter ending December 31, 2006, an increase of 67 percent over the same period in 2005. Google officials say they have been able to increase revenue while showing fewer advertisements per search.

  • Microsoft tops web traffic in December

    Microsoft drew the largest number of web site visitors worldwide in December, a recurring accomplishment that makes the company's disappointing online ad business all the more disconcerting.