Eric Schmidt, the political donation, and the attempt to censor Google search results – what really happened
For those of you whose interest was piqued by the throwaway line in the New York Times report on the new Google biography by Steven Levy, and who can’t wait to buy the book on 12 April, more info on that allegation against chief executive Eric Schmidt.
Internet users tired of being pestered by personalised adverts will be able to avoid them in future after Google launched an extension to stop their browser cookies being tracked by online companies.
Google has begun offering downloads of its Chrome, Picassa and Earth programmes in Iran for the first time after a US embargo banning their transfer was relaxed.
The catch-up service:
Charles Arthur, on a device (right) to charge your phone while you walk. Not sure it’ll catch on: it’s one minute walk time for one minute talk time.
Ed Yong, on analysis of language change using Google’s astonishing database of 12 per cent of all books ever published.
David Aaronovitch, in tomorrow’s Times (pay wall), [...]
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You know, I really think we might all have been had over this Sesame Street, Katy Perry story. Surely the whole thing a stunt dreamed up in unholy alliance between the show’s producer and Google’s YouTube.
Consider the evidence:
- Elmo is waving at us from the YouTube logo today, to drive traffic to the site’s Sesame [...]
The fact that T Mobile are now pushing the Android Froyo update to the HTC Desire in the UK will mean absolutely nothing to the majority of people, and rightly so.
The clamour of enthusiasm for the new Google Voice phone boxes set to appear in colleges and airports across the US calls to mind a story I heard from one Google employee when visiting their London base last year with Simon Usborne, who was writing his own adulatory take on the web giant.
As the piece mentions, [...]
Is Google creating the world's biggest library, or the world's biggest bookstore?
Its plan to make digital copies of all the world's books, and to make them available to search online, has been characterised as both in a Manhattan courtroom. The trouble is, Google Books is a [...]
Particularly nice these days to hear from an upbeat boss of a booming company with a sunny outlook. Tim Westergren, founder of the online radio station Pandora, held a town hall meeting at the Housing Works Bookstore Café in Soho this evening, and was refreshingly ambitious for the company.
After four years, there are now [...]
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