Search, plus Your World. Google Search has always been about finding the best results for you.
Sometimes that means results from the public web, but sometimes it means your personal content or things shared with you by people you care about. These wonderful people and this rich personal content is currently missing from your search experience. Search is still limited to a universe of webpages created publicly, mostly by people you’ve never met.
Today, we’re changing that by bringing your world, rich with people and information, into search. Search is pretty amazing at finding that one needle in a haystack of billions of webpages, images, videos, news and much more. We’re transforming Google into a search engine that understands not only content, but also people and relationships. This is search that truly knows me, and gives me a result page that only I can see. Profiles in Search Every day, there are hundreds of millions of searches for people. Tim Cook's Total Compensation For 2011 Is Almost $400 Million. I Want My Ubuntu TV! CES is upon us, and is no doubt chock full of the usual suspects of consumer electronics OEMs, ODMs, and more.
One interesting new attendee this year is Canonical, the folks behind the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution. Canonical is making a big push to get Ubuntu onto more than just desktops and laptops, and have been busy building relationships with CE companies to get it onto tablets, phones, and automobile in-vehicle infotainment displays. We’ll see Ubuntu make appearances at several booths to demo this work. Canonical will also be announcing Ubuntu TV. Tablets, phones, IVI systems and Ubuntu TV are a far cry from Ubuntu’s humble beginnings as an easy to use Linux desktop. According to her, CES 2012 will be the first glimpse of an expansion of Ubuntu’s reach across a spectrum of consumer devices. Ubuntu TV is to be the first proof point of this new strategy. Playing on the Ubuntu tagline, Silber claims Ubuntu TV is “TV for human beings. Google reportedly faces maximum fine from Korean trustbuster. Google could face the maximum fine for allegedly obstructing a Korean investigation of its business practices, the head of the Korean Fair Trade Commission told that country's fourth-largest newspaper.
That antitrust official, Kim Dong-soo, made the comments in a recent interview with the paper, Hankook Ilbo (note: original article is in Korean), according to CNET's independent translation of the article. The paper reported that when the agency raided Google Korea's office in September , the company obstructed the investigation by deleting key files from PCs and asking its employees to telecommute from home, which had the effect of undermining the investigation. Google denies that its employees deleted documents or that it instructed them to work from home in order to impede the investigation. The company also notes that it has not been informed that the commission is considering fines. Android as we know it will die in the next two years and what it means for you.
I used to think that, as with Linux and web services in the early part of last decade, Android was going to be the mortar for the Internet of post PC devices— an essential ingredient to put stuff together.
And as bonus, unlike Linux which puttered away quietly in the background doing the heavy lifting for services like Amazon and Google, Android was largely user-facing and would also therefore benefit from massive platform scale (and the resulting de-facto standard it would create) the way no piece of software since Microsoft Windows had. To to see the early onslaught of CES announcements, one would think so. What all of the talk of Android momentum and inevitability obscures though is that the dream of a common Android that developers can write/deploy apps to and users can become familiar with is burning.
The three events: 1. The result of this elephant dance? Users: Remember the olden days when the carriers were in charge and you got whatever they were serving for dinner?