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Google and the NSA
Google's Eric Schmidt on NSA spying: "I'm not going to pass judgement on that, it's the nature of our society."
eric.schmidt  google  prism  nsa 
october 2013 by taestell
Google Glass Banned From Google Shareholder Meeting
What happened to, “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place,” Google?
google  google.glass  tech  from instapaper
june 2013 by taestell
For years, Viacom secretly uploaded its content to YouTube
"For years, Viacom continuously and secretly uploaded its content to YouTube, even while publicly complaining about its presence there. It hired no fewer than 18 different marketing agencies to upload its content to the site. It deliberately 'roughed up' the videos to make them look stolen or leaked. It opened YouTube accounts using phony email addresses. It even sent employees to Kinko’s to upload clips from computers that couldn’t be traced to Viacom."
viacom  youtube  google  media 
june 2013 by taestell
Google Fiber’s Next Stop: Austin, Texas
Google expects homes will be able to connect to the ultrafast fiber-to-the-home network by mid-2014.
austin  texas  google  google.fiber  ftth  fiber.optics  fiber  internet  tech  from instapaper
april 2013 by taestell
Google Wants to Serve Ads Based On Your Phone's Background Noise
Just like Gmail scanning your email to serve you relevant ads... but in audio form.
google  ads  media  android 
march 2012 by taestell
Google turns old paper mill into data center
The old paper mill's underground tunnels were also reused to bring in water for cooling.
tech  infrastructure  google 
january 2012 by taestell
Distorted scans in Google Books
This is where all of those completely-unreadable CAPTCHAs come from.
google  google.books  captchas 
august 2011 by taestell
Social is for sharing, not hiding
"The meme about Google+ Circles is that it beats Facebook on privacy because it gives us upfront control over whom we share with. That’s true: Every time I share something I make a decision about whether to share it with the public or some of my circles. That is better, clearer, and easier than digging into Facebook’s settings once and for all to silo my world."
jeff.jarvis  google  google.plus  tech  social.media  twig 
june 2011 by taestell
Lessons from 99 Weeks of TWiG
Gina Trapani shares what she's learned from the first 99 weeks of hosing TWiG, a great podcast covering the deeper issues of today's social media-connected world.
social.media  jeff.jarvis  gina  trapani  leo.laporte  twit  twig  podcasts  google 
june 2011 by taestell
Reeder for Mac Debuts, Featuring Full Readability Integration
Reeder, the best Google Reader client, is now available for the Mac. It has built-in Readability support so you can see the full text of articles, even if only a short snippet is available via RSS.
rss  reeder  google  reader  mac  apple  app.store  readability  from google
june 2011 by taestell
iMessage, Skype, Google Voice, and the death of the phone number
"I can’t think of a single telecom service that is as restrictive as the phone number: email can be accessed from any device, Skype makes apps for nearly every platform, IM works across any number of clients, there are web-based messaging solutions that transcend platforms entirely."
tech  google  apple  microsoft  skype  from twitter
june 2011 by taestell
Our plans to support modern browsers across Google Apps
"As of August 1st, we will discontinue support for the following browsers and their predecessors: Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 7, and Safari 3."
tech  browsers  web.standards  google  from google
june 2011 by taestell

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