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Infographie : les mises à jour de l'algorithme de Google depuis 2003. Google abandonne Google Labs : quand la rentabilité prime sur l'innovation ? Jeudi 21 juillet Web - 21 juillet 2011 :: 08:15 :: Par Jean-Baptiste C’est sur son blog officiel que Google a décidé d’annoncer la triste nouvelle : Les jours de Google Labs sont comptés.

Google abandonne Google Labs : quand la rentabilité prime sur l'innovation ?

Pourtant ces projets généralement à la pointe de l’innovation étaient sympathiques. Les conséquences d'Internet sur la mémoire humaine. Une étude parue dans la très sérieuse revue scientifique Science, démontre les effets étranges des ordinateurs et notamment d’Internet sur la mémoire humaine.

Les conséquences d'Internet sur la mémoire humaine

Une étude parue dans la très sérieuse revue scientifique Science, démontre les effets étranges des ordinateurs et notamment d’Internet sur la mémoire humaine. Les scientifiques à l’origine de cette étude, dirigés par Betsy Sparrow, professeur assistante de psychologie à l’Université de Columbia, se sont intéressés à la question suivante : les gens se souviennent-ils mieux d’une information qui peut facilement être cherché sur Internet à la manière d’étudiants qui se souviennent plus facilement d’informations sur laquelle ils savent qu’il va y avoir une interro ? Le New York Times analyse les conclusions de l’étude. Mémoire flemmarde Dr. Toujours plus con ? Merci Google ! Toujours plus con ?

Toujours plus con ? Merci Google !

Merci Google ! L'époque où on apprenait tout par coeur est révolue ! C'est ce que nous apprend une étude réalisée par des chercheurs de Columbia et Harvard, sur le cerveau humain et ses rapports avec les moteurs de recherche et Internet. En gros, Google étant devenu une extension de notre cerveau, celui-ci est plus enclin à retenir les moyens de retrouver les information plutôt que l'information elle-même. Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips. The advent of the Internet, with sophisticated algorithmic search engines, has made accessing information as easy as lifting a finger.

Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips

No longer do we have to make costly efforts to find the things we want. We can “Google” the old classmate, find articles online, or look up the actor who was on the tip of our tongue. The results of four studies suggest that when faced with difficult questions, people are primed to think about computers and that when people expect to have future access to information, they have lower rates of recall of the information itself and enhanced recall instead for where to access it.

Google reports over $9 billion in revenues for Q2 2011, up 32% year on year - TNW Google. “We had a great quarter, with revenue up 32% year on year for a record breaking over $9 billion of revenue,” said Larry Page, CEO of Google.

Google reports over $9 billion in revenues for Q2 2011, up 32% year on year - TNW Google

“I’m super excited about the amazing response to Google+ which lets you share just like in real life.” Google had its Q2 2011 earnings call today where it announced revenues of $9.03 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, representing an increase of 32% compared to last year at this time. This figure far surpasses Wall Street’s expected revenues of $6.55 billion. Google-owned sites generated revenues of $6.23 billion, or 69% of total revenues, in the second quarter of 2011, representing a 39% increase over second quarter 2010 revenues of $4.50 billion.

Over 10 million people have joined Google+ with 1 billion items shared per day - TNW Apps. Today, during the company’s Q2 Earnings announcement, Larry Page took the stage to discuss Google’s epic growth- over $9 billion in revenues, up 32% year on year.

Over 10 million people have joined Google+ with 1 billion items shared per day - TNW Apps

In his first quarter as CEO, he discussed Google +, which is still in field trial but has experienced tremendous growth. Page announced that in just two weeks, over 10 million people have joined Google+ and over 1 billion items are being shared each day on the new social network. Page is incredibly happy with the progress so far on Google+. But he’s also happy about the growth of Chrome and Android. Over 36,000 businesses may have already signed up for Google+ Google’s open invitation for businesses, brands, organisations and education establishments to apply for a dedicated Google+ business profile, may have already attracted over 36,000 signups in one week, The Next Web can reveal.

Over 36,000 businesses may have already signed up for Google+

Last week, Google said it was planning to introduce Google+ for businesses before the year is out, allowing brands to create profiles on the site without using workarounds. Businesses were told to hold off on creating consumer profiles as the search giant would begin testing “non-user entities” soon. To apply for the a business profile, interested parties were asked to submit their details via a dedicated Google form which fed information into a private spreadsheet. Google faces second fine over Taiwanese Android app refunds. Google has yet to issue a formal response to the Taipei City Government after officials requested that the search giant amend its app refund policy, meaning Google could be issued with a fine of NT$1 million (US$34,480), its second within three weeks.

Google faces second fine over Taiwanese Android app refunds

Google was warned it could face a fine of at least NT$300,000 (S$12810) from the Taipei City Government back in June, after Smartphone users in the city had complained that they were unable to claim a refund if they deemed an app download as unsatisfactory. Taipei’s Law and Regulation Commission informed Google Taiwan, as well as Apple Asia, of the complaints in a formal letter, demanding an explanation and an outline of improvements by a June 23 deadline.