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Video:  Google Wins Victory In Row With German Publishers

Google Wins Victory In Row With German Publishers

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A German regulator handed Google a victory on Friday as it said it would not pursue a complaint brought against the internet search engine operator by a group of publishers for giving users access to their news articles. Several publishers including Axel Springer and Burda had banded together in a group called VG Media to demand Google pay them for making their online articles available to the public. Under German legislation that came into effect just over a year ago, publishers can prohibit search engines and similar services from using their news articles beyond very short excerpts.

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It's the blockbuster Internet hit of the summer — the Ice Bucket Challenge . The viral act of charity has taken over every single social media feed, and people can't stop watching the videos — no matter how much you complain about it. As of Thursday, more than 28 million people had mentioned it on Facebook , and more than 2.4 million videos have been added to the platform since the trend started in mid-July.



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Samsung Galaxy S5 on the rocks, anyone? Eager to get in on August's biggest social media craze and to show off its waterproof properties, Samsung Mobile UK has rolled out a video of the S5 taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The phone makes it through with flying colors, but it's unclear if Samsung will. Commenters have already questioned whether the company is donating to the cause or just exploiting it.

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Apple’s two big efforts to push aside some of the most popular mobile apps in maps and music have taken a drubbing from critics, but new data from Comscore show just how successful they’ve been. More than 42 million people used Apple Maps in the three months ended in June, compared to 64 million using Google. And iTunes Radio, the Pandora clone that’s seen few improvements since it arrived last year, had almost 41 million U.S. users compared to Pandora’s 69 million. Among all U.S.

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