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Google, Kingsoft Halt Partnership on Google-Kingsoft PowerWord

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Google (Nasdaq:GOOG) and Kingsoft (3888.HK) have suspended a cooperation that included the provision of a co-branded version of Kingsoft’s “Powerword” translation software, Sina reported May 4.

A Kingsoft employee said that the two-year contract for Google’s cooperation with Powerword had “basically expired,” the report said, without specifying the employee’s name. The parties will not continue to cooperate, and Kingsoft will no longer provide a product under the “Google KingsoftPowerword” name, the employee said.

Internet users said May 4 that the “Google” brand had been removed from both the name of the version’s official website and the translation software’s search function.

Previous rumors had said Kingsoft might suspend the partnership if Google withdrew from China, DoNews reports.

I have just checked the PowerWord which was installed in my laptop earlier, I remembered when I typed some word for translation some time ago, it used to came up some translations from Google web. Now all it came up is from Kingsoft Web Dictionary.


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No more @Googlemail in UK!! Gmail returns!

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Google was forced to give its e-mail service Gmail a different name, Googlemail, because of a trademark dispute in the UK. These disputes take a long time.  This @googlemail address has been annoying me for ages…Finally…

According to Google:

“As of May 3, 2010, Google’s email service is changing its name to Gmail in the United Kingdom. From now on, anybody who signs up for a new Gmail account in the UK will get an @gmail.com address instead of @googlemail.com. The good news is that “gmail” is 50% fewer characters than “googlemail,” and with so much emailing going on these days, we estimate this name change will save something like 60 million keystrokes a day. At approximately 217 microjoules per keystroke, that’s about the energy of 20 bonbons saved every day!If you already use Google Mail and would prefer an @gmail.com address, you have the option to change to the matching @gmail.com username. If you make this address swap, it only affects your address; your account settings, contacts, and existing mail won’t change, and any mail sent to your old @googlemail.com address will automatically redirect to your new address. ”

http://mail.google.com/mail/googlemail/rebrand

For some reason, the link is not working. I hope they can fix this asap so I can switch back to GMAIL!

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