Google Inc (GOOG) Highlights: Education Alliance, Wiretap Act & AT&T Inc. (T)’s Endorsement

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Why Google Will Reject, Block, or Flag Your Data Feed (Search Engine Watch)
Although Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) seems to expect online merchants who get penalized or kicked off Google Shopping to understand why, this isn’t always clear to ecommerce business owners. Moreover, Google doesn’t always do the best job of communicating why your data feed is getting rejected, blocked, or flagged. If you’ve gotten in trouble with Google, here are some steps to help you identify why.

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Google removes “Play” from the Google Play logo, but what does it all mean? (Phanroid)
Okay, so it’s not exactly breaking news, but we found it interesting enough to pass the news onto you.Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has just updated the Google Play logo in the Play Store. No longer does it read, “Google Play” but just Google, with the familiar |> (play) logo where it once read “Play”. Make sense?

Google Expands Role In Digital Education, Teams Up With edX To Build A YouTube For Free Online Courses (Tech Crunch)
It’s turning into a busy week for Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) providers, and the tech companies that love them — particularly Google. On Monday, Udacity co-founder and CEO Sebastian Thrun and California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the Open Education Alliance, a consortium of online organizations dedicated to closing the skills gap, developing standards for career readiness and providing the content that will help get students ready for the workforce. Google and AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) are some of the names already endorsing the Alliance, while rumors have been circling that Coursera and other MOOC providers are on board as well. However, at this point who will be participating and what it could mean for education is still up in the air. It’s an alliance-in-progress.

Google loses appeal in ‘landmark’ Street View ruling (ZDNet)
A U.S. appeals court has thrown out Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit stating it violated federal wiretap laws when it unintentionally collected personal user data for its Street View mapping tool.

Google fails in effort to prevent Street View privacy lawsuit (The Guardian)
A federal appeals court has rejected Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing it of violating a federal wiretap law when collecting data for its Street View program. Google had been sued by various plaintiffs who sought to hold it accountable under the Wiretap Act for having intercepted data from private Wi-Fi networks to create Street View.

Changing of the guard at the Dow (CNBC)