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Eric Schmidt : "le principal concurrent de Google, c'est Bing, pas Apple ou Facebook" Abondance > Actualités > Eric Schmidt : "le principal concurrent de Google, c'est Bing, pas Apple ou Facebook" Dans un entretien au Wall Street Journal, Eric Schmidt, le CEO de Google a estimé qu'actuellement, il ne voyait pas Apple ou Facebook comme des concurrents directs, et ce même dans le domaine du mobile pour Apple. Selon lui, la principale menace pour sa société, c'est Bing, le moteur de recherche de Microsoft. "C'est un moteur de recherche bien géré et très compétitif" a-t-il déclaré à cette occasion. Quant à Apple, le CEO de Google estime que cette société représente "l'expression ultime d'un système clos" alors que Google prône les systèmes ouverts, et qu'ils sont donc aux antipodes l'un de l'autre. En ce qui concerne Facebook, Schmidt estime qu'il est trop tôt pour juger si le réseau social peut réellement concurrencer Google sur son terrain, la recherche. Plus d'infos : - Toutes les pages du Web pour la requête eric schmidt ...

Brazil looks to break from US-centric Internet (Update 2) Brazil plans to divorce itself from the U.S.-centric Internet over Washington's widespread online spying, a move that many experts fear will be a potentially dangerous first step toward fracturing a global network built with minimal interference by governments. President Dilma Rousseff ordered a series of measures aimed at greater Brazilian online independence and security following revelations that the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted her communications, hacked into the state-owned Petrobras oil company's network and spied on Brazilians who entrusted their personal data to U.S. tech companies such as Facebook and Google. The leader is so angered by the espionage that on Tuesday she postponed next month's scheduled trip to Washington, where she was to be honored with a state dinner. While Brazil isn't proposing to bar its citizens from U.S. Rousseff says she intends to push for international rules on privacy and security in hardware and software during the U.N.

Liens sponsorisés : l’affaire Louis Vuitton vs Google relancée La Cour de cassation vient de rendre son arrêt dans l’affaire Louis Vuitton vs Google, une affaire touchant au système des liens sponsorisés AdWords. La haute juridiction avait à statuer sur la compétence des juridictions françaises compte tenu du caractère international des faits en cause. Selon les premiers éléments(*), « la Cour de cassation renvoie l’affaire devant la Cour d’appel de Paris pour rechercher si les éléments propres à établir la compétence des tribunaux français sont réunis » indique LVMH dans un communiqué. Le groupe précise que « sur le fond, elle considère que la responsabilité de Google peut être engagée sur le fondement de la responsabilité civile. De ce fait, elle charge la Cour d’appel de rechercher, au vu des faits de l’espèce, les fautes que Google peut avoir commises au préjudice de Louis Vuitton ».

Facebook Now Knows What You're Buying at Drug Stores In an attempt to give advertisers more information about the effectiveness of ads, Facebook has partnered with Datalogix, a company that "can track whether people who see ads on the social networking site end up buying those products in stores," as The Financial Times's Emily Steel and April Dembosky explain. Advertisers have complained that Facebook doesn't give them any way to see if ads lead to buying. This new partnership is their response. Specifically, Datalogix gets its information from retailers like grocery stores and drug stores who use loyalty discount programs to amass careful records of what their customers are buying. As the Financial Times puts it, Facebook, after matching the email addresses and other identifying information in the Datalogix databases to Facebook accounts, will be using Datalogix to prepare reports for its advertisers about who, if anyone, bought more of their stuff after they ran ads on the social network.

Google to give outgoing CEO Schmidt $100 million Ring Could Log Users In to Houses, Phones and Website as Soon as Next Month The need for more passwords that our feeble human brains struggle to remember can make it feel like we work for the machines instead of the other way around. Wearable, and even embeddable, login storage has emerged has a possible solution. After Google researchers floated the idea of a USB stick or a ring that would generate login keys, it appeared the Web giant would lead the way. But a UK project recently closed a $380,000 Kickstarter campaign, promising delivery of 61,000 password-bearing rings in September. The company, NFC Ring, makes a simple silver ring with two near-field communication transmitters inside it, storing access information that can potentially be used to unlock phones, cars or houses or even to log in to websites. One transmitter faces out and stores information that the user may want to share, such as his or her contact information. Users won’t have to charge or update the rings because the transmitters are passive. Images courtesy NFC Ring

Can Google ever be a neutral news provider? | Media Writing on the wall ... Google's SayNow shows it is becoming more involved in politics. Photograph: Emilio Morenatti/AP It is hard to think of many American business executives who have been detained for dissent against repressive regimes. It is more usual for them to be actively engaged in reinforcing dodgy dictatorships than tearing them down. It is unclear what the view of Ghonim's activities are from the Googleplex. Ghonim's 12-day detention in Egypt and his subsequent release have not been obviously marked or celebrated on the Google site, nor has its logo been decorated in his honour, as it is for events such as St Patrick's Day. Ghonim's detention was the second time Google had hit the headlines in relation to Egypt. According to the journalist Ken Auletta, author of Googled, one of the reasons for the recent top management shakeup at the company was differences in how to approach China. Page's approach was based on vision, Eric Schmidt's was based on corporate pragmatism.

Brazilian president Rousseff: US surveillance a 'breach of international law' | World news Brazil's president, Dilma Rousseff, has launched a blistering attack on US espionage at the UN general assembly, accusing the NSA of violating international law by its indiscriminate collection of personal information of Brazilian citizens and economic espionage targeted on the country's strategic industries. Rousseff's angry speech was a direct challenge to President Barack Obama, who was waiting in the wings to deliver his own address to the UN general assembly, and represented the most serious diplomatic fallout to date from the revelations by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Rousseff had already put off a planned visit to Washington in protest at US spying, after NSA documents leaked by Snowden revealed that the US electronic eavesdropping agency had monitored the Brazilian president's phone calls, as well as Brazilian embassies and spied on the state oil corporation, Petrobras. "Personal data of citizens was intercepted indiscriminately.

Google Announces New Payment System for Digital Publishers Following the debut of Apple's new subscription model — and publishers' subsequent displeasure with the company's insistence on a 30% revenue cut — Google announced today a new service that allows publishers to have greater control over the prices and terms of their digital content products. The service, Google One Pass, is an embeddable e-commerce system that allows publishers to sell access to their digital content more or less on their own terms. Publishers can sell subscriptions (including discounted or free access to existing print subscribers), metered or freemium access, or individual articles separately or as a bundle on their websites and mobile apps. Although the service should generate some Google love among publishers, it will do little to help them offer comprehensive, multi-platform digital packages in a mobile app market that is largely dominated by Apple. One Pass is available to publishers in the U.S., UK, Canada, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

Edward Snowden's E-Mail Provider Defied FBI Demands to Turn Over Crypto Keys, Documents Show | Threat Level Image: Courtesy of the Guardian The U.S. government in July obtained a search warrant demanding that Edward Snowden’s e-mail provider, Lavabit, turn over the private SSL keys that protected all web traffic to the site, according to to newly unsealed documents. The July 16 order came after Texas-based Lavabit refused to circumvent its own security systems to comply with earlier orders intended to monitor a particular Lavabit user’s metadata, defined as “information about each communication sent or received by the account, including the date and time of the communication, the method of communication, and the source and destination of the communication.” The name of the target is redacted from the unsealed records, but the offenses under investigation are listed as violations of the Espionage Act and theft of government property — the exact charges that have been filed against NSA whistleblower Snowden in the same Virginia court. U.S. “Anything done by Mr. “All right,” said Hilton.

Gmail sans mails : une mauvaise publicit? pour le cloud C'est la révolution informatique que les industriels tentent d'imposer aux consommateurs depuis plusieurs années, et contre laquelle s'opposent des initiatives en gestation comme la FreedomBox. Avec le cloud, ou "informatique en nuage", les entreprises comme Google, Microsoft, Apple ou Yahoo veulent rendre les utilisateurs dépendants des services en ligne, pour transformer leurs ordinateurs en terminaux d'accès - sous un motif écologique très à la mode, et très contestable. Les données ne sont plus stockées localement mais à distance, ce qui a le double avantage pour l'entreprise d'enfermer l'utilisateur dans le service en ligne qu'il a choisi (particulièrement lorsqu'il est impossible ou difficile d'en changer sans perdre ses fichiers), et de lui faire payer un loyer pour l'hébergement de ses données. Google fait figure de leader dans ce domaine, avec ses très nombreux services en ligne comme YouTube, Google Docs, Google Maps, ou encore Gmail. Ce fut le cas dimanche de Gmail.

CA School District Announces It's Doing Round-The-Clock Monitoring Of Its 13,000 Students' Social Media Activities The Glendale School District in California is facing some backlash from the recent news that it has retained the services of Geo Listening to track its students' social media activity. The rationale behind the program is (of course) the students' safety. After collecting information from students' posts on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter, Geo Listening will provide Glendale school officials with a daily report that categorizes posts by their frequency and how they relate to cyber-bullying, harm, hate, despair, substance abuse, vandalism and truancy.Glendale Unified, which piloted the service at Hoover, Glendale and Crescenta Valley high schools last year, will pay the company $40,500 to monitor posts made by about 13,000 middle school and high school students at eight Glendale schools. Glendale Unified Supt. The FactsYour students are crying for help. This seems to be true, but not necessarily because Geo Listening is concerned about privacy.

Google’s New In-App Payments Product Set For Launch In May 2011 Google was originally set to debut in-app payments support for Android in the fourth quarter of 2010, and recently said that the launch would be delayed until the end of this quarter. Be that as it may, the company is set to launch another much-anticipated (at least by many app developers or publishers) Web-based in-app transactions product in May 2011. (see updates below) Jambool, the company behind a virtual monetization platform dubbed ‘Social Gold’ that was acquired by Google last August, this morning started sending the following email to users: Hello,Thank you for your use of the Jambool Social Gold platform. Three big take-aways: - Jambool’s Social Gold service will be shut down, even though it offers more features than Google’s new in-app payments product will have upon its formal debut (which already ruined one game developer’s day, apparently). - Google’s in-app payment product, currently in beta, will be launched in May 2011. Update: Google I/O will be held on May 10 and 11.

Facebook privacy and kids: Don’t post photos of your kids online Photo by Hemera/Thinkstock I vividly remember the Facebook post. It was my friend’s 5-year-old daughter “Kate,” (a pseudonym) standing outside of her house in a bright yellow bikini, the street address clearly visible behind her on the front door. A caption read “Leaving for our annual Labor Day weekend at the beach,” and beneath it were more than 50 likes and comments from friends—including many “friends” that Kate’s mom barely knew. The picture had been uploaded to a Facebook album, and there were 114 shots just of Kate: freshly cleaned and swaddled on the day of her birth … giving her Labradoodle a kiss … playing on a swing set. I completely understood her parents’ desire to capture Kate’s everyday moments, because early childhood is so ephemeral. Last week, Facebook updated its privacy policy again. Six thousand respondents to Slate’s survey show a clear trend. The problem is that Facebook is only one site. That poses some obvious challenges for Kate’s future self.