Daily Archives: July 18, 2011

Maija Palmer

Google logoA strange episode in the long-running battle between Google and Belgian newspaper groups over the weekend highlighted the complex and delicate relationship that exists between the search engine company and the media.

Copiepresse, an organisation representing Francophone Belgian newspapers, sued Google in 2006, for posting links to pictures and content on the Google News service. Copiepresse won the case and the judgement was upheld by the appeal court in May.  Read more

Tech news from around the web:

Adobe has acquired electronic signature company EchoSign  for an undisclosed price, VentureBeat reports. EchoSign’s  web-based electronic signature technology will be integrated into Adobe’s document exchange services platform. If this kind of technology takes off, VentureBeat says, it could mean the end of the fax machine and the paper contract. Read more