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Earlier this week I participated in Google’s partner conference , entitled Zeitgeist after the company’s annual summary of trending topics . Deep readers of this site know I have a particular affection for the original Zeitgeist, first published in 2001.
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt didn't post his first Google+ message until three months after it went live
The Internet is entering its big-box phase, and Google wants to be Walmart. Reuters
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Daniel Soar reviews ‘The Googlisation of Everything (and Why We Should Worry)’ by Siva Vaidhyanathan, ‘In the Plex’ by Steven Levy and ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ by Douglas Edwards · LRB 6 October 2011This spring, the billionaire Eric Schmidt announced that there were only four really significant technology companies: Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google, the company he had until recently been running.
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Google's decided to integrate the data it has about you, which means you better think about the digital tracks you're leaving. Search, browser, email.
Technology :: TechMediaNetwork :: January 27, 2012 :: :: Email :: Print Google will merge data from the products you use and then analyze it to make new assumptions
Search engines are morphing into something new: vast brains that don't just show links, but respond directly to questions you ask in everyday language Editorial: " Do internet companies have all the answers?
A new study suggests Google+ is struggling to keep visitors coming back
Look, Google, we've got a plan to help you win on social. There's only one catch: You have to give up on the notion that animates Google Plus.
( image ) Here’s a short overview of Google’s past few months: It’s angered policymakers and pundits with a sweeping change to its privacy settings . It’s taken a beating for favoring its own properties in its core search results . It’s been caught with its hands in Apple’s cookie jar , and despite the fact Facebook and others previously condoned the practice , it was savaged for doing so.
This morning, the Pew Internet and American Life Project released the results of a February survey analyzing Americans' feelings about online privacy. The main takeaway is something of a paradox: The majority of us are uncomfortable with personalized search and targeted ads.
Last August, Google ( GOOG ) Chief Executive Officer Larry Page fulfilled a pledge made to one of his senior executives, a square-jawed former attorney named Dennis Woodside. Apple ( AAPL ) CEO Tim Cook had been trying to poach Woodside to make him Apple’s head of sales; Google had persuaded him to stay, in part by promising him a bigger job, according to two people with knowledge of the matter, but who asked not to be named because the discussions were private.
Bravo, Google. The tech giant announced a new campaign to legalize same sex marriage across the world at an LGBT conference on Saturday.