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Despite Layoffs, Google's Motorola Strategy Aims At Innovation

Google will lay off about 20 percent of Motorola's mobile unit in an attempt to get the struggling mobile phone maker back in the black. Recent hires suggest that Google will focus on cutting-edge hardware to raise Motorola's prospects.
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Boosting Travel Options, Google To Buy Frommer's

Frommer's is one of the best-known travel guide-book companies. The search giant is trying to offer more robust travel related results and sell more ads. Last year, Google bought the Zagat restaurant review brand as well.
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For Playlist Junkies, An App To Send You Down The Rabbit Hole

Wedding DJ Mary Nisi tries out Songza, an app that offers users ready-made playlists for almost any mood or situation. Nisi has one word of warning: Once you log in, she says, you may never put your phone down again.
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Gabby Douglas Gets One More Gold, For Winning Facebook Fans

They've been called the first "Social Games" — and the London Summer Olympics have made social stars out of athletes like gymnast Gabrielle Douglas, who saw her Facebook fanbase grow by nearly 4,000 percent.
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Tech Week Ahead: Google Takes On Piracy

Melissa Block looks ahead to the week's tech news with Laura Sydell. They discuss a move by Google that is aimed at burying media pirating sites in search results.

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