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Google hires while Yahoo! fires

Global – On the same day when Yahoo! announced plans for its second round of layoffs in six weeks, Google is boasting 2011 as the biggest hiring year in company history with over 500 hires in Asia Pacific. After cutting about 700 employees last December, Yahoo! announced it will further lay off 1% of its [...]

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Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt to step down

US – Eric Schmidt is stepping down as CEO of Google and will relinquish responsibilities to co-founder Larry Page from 4 April after nearly a decade in the role. In a surprising turn of events, Schmidt will relinquish his responsibilities to co-founder Larry Page starting on April 4 after nearly a decade in the role.

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What is Google’s Search Advertising share in China?

Google China’s share of the Chinese search advertising market in Q4 rose for the first time since the company threatened to leave the country early last year after a cyber attack and censorship battles. Google’s search advertising share increased to 23.1 percent, up from 21.6 percent in Q3 — still much lower than its 35.6 [...]

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