Google Buzz has around 60% of its content coming from Twitter and almost 27% of it is from automated RSS feeds. That leaves a mere 11% of content which is purely typed in by the user.

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Places promises to help business owners manage their online presence and claim their place in the niche. There are millions of businesses already on the Place Page through the Local Business Center.

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Where on one hand, experts are pushing Augmented reality over mobile search, Google is showing more interest in visual search. It will be released as an API soon.

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This week we saw lots of interesting activities in FOSS. Here is our weekly roundup of the key FOSS events this week.

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Rick Spencer said Ubuntu was entering a revenue sharing deal with Yahoo!. Now, we know that a similar deal with Google gives much better financial returns.

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A board of companies including non-profit companies, private companies and others have joined hands to protect the privacy of people over the Internet. The board has tech giants like Google, Microsoft and others as its members.

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Google which has been trying to raise voice over net neutrality for the last few years has run into some concerns in the matter. This became an issue when Bharti Airtel, a telecom and ISP giant in India advertised preferential treatment for IPL fans watching it over Youtube.

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Facebook has beaten Google at pageviews in some earlier instances. It beat Google last Christmas and New Years eve but this time, the days on which Facebook pageviews crossed Google pageviews are the unexpected weekdays!

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Verizon Wireless Nexus One

HTC Nexus One sold on Verizon Wireless will have Sense UI. The Nexus One might go on sale with Verizon some time in late March 2010.

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Goldman Sachs has slashed the sales estimates of Nexus One from 3.5 million units to 1 million units in 2010.

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Google is probably about to start a new feature of TV search which will allow viewers to search for Youtube videos and movies over the Internet right through their TV sets. The new service is being tested on Dish Network through its satellite TV connection.

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Search Market Share for February 2010: Bing gains 0.2% for 11.5%, Yahoo loses 0.2% to end at 16.8%, Google gained 0.1% to stay at 65.5% according to comScore data for US markets.

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Google Buzz has not made a splash as expected, however, it is slowly being used by a wider range of people. So what about a Google Buzz search engine, or a tool to access Google Buzz from your desktop or a Google Buzz widget creator or extensions to make it easier to access Google Buzz from browsers?

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Sponsored Image in Google Image Search

Google Image search results now display a sponsored image in the search results, though this may have dated back to 2008 according to a TechCrunch report, I have never seen it except for the image search I ran today.

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Facebook Global Chat

Quite recently, Google released Google Buzz, a direct competitor to sites like Twitter, Facebook and FriendFeed. However, it looks like Facebook has given a tit for tat to Google with the launch of a Global Facebook Chat with support for the Jabber protocol and XMPP protocol.

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