So google is snatching up tech patents from IBM (and I'd imagine other companies)... they just continue to grow...
Google has bought more than 1,000 technology patents from IBM as the Internet giant seeks to build up its portfolio and head off potential intellectual property suits.
Read an article on it HERE
Google also launched their new "hotel Finder' service
Google, which purchased a leading flight software company earlier this year, has launched a new tool for finding hotels.
Hotel Finder is an "experimental search tool" designed to help users locate and book hotels, Google software engineer Andrew McCarthy said in a blog post.
Hotel Finder, which is restricted to the United States for now, lets a user refine their choice by geographic area using Google Maps and select hotels using various criteria including price, the number of stars and user ratings.