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Eric Schmidt: Google tried to use personal info from Facebook in data-sharing deal, Science & Technology

Eric Schmidt: Google tried to use personal info from Facebook in data-sharing deal

Google tried to “partner” with Facebook in a bid to gain access to its users’ personal information, the search giant’s executive chairman has revealed. Eric Schmidt believed Facebook data would improve Google’s search function.

By | Science & Technology | Wednesday, 1 June 2011 at 5:44 pm

UPDATED: Google launches online music service to rival Amazon and usurp Apple, Notebook

UPDATED: Google launches online music service to rival Amazon and usurp Apple

Google’s Music Beta will put an end to the need for wires in digital music, the firm claimed yesterday at the launch of the “cloud-based” music service.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 10 May 2011 at 1:17 pm

The Listening Post: Hackers, identity crises and Google’s Panda diplomacy, Notebook

The Listening Post: Hackers, identity crises and Google’s Panda diplomacy

This week’s update from the world of digital newsgathering and the place to let us know your thoughts on The Independent and i’s digital operations.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 13 April 2011 at 3:33 pm

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.

By | The Foreign Desk | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 9:38 pm

Google produces personalised ad blocker, Notebook

Google produces personalised ad blocker

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.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 7:01 pm

Google Tehran: downloads from internet giant available in Iran for the first time, Notebook

Google Tehran: downloads from internet giant available in Iran for the first time

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.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 19 January 2011 at 8:40 pm

Walk the Talk, Eagle Eye

Walk the Talk

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), [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 5 January 2011 at 11:15 pm

Digital Digest, Notebook

Digital Digest

Our daily update of the best links on the web.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 23 November 2010 at 12:13 pm

How Elmo and Katy Perry may have fooled us all, Arts

How Elmo and Katy Perry may have fooled us all

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 [...]

By | Arts, The Foreign Desk | Friday, 24 September 2010 at 8:53 pm

Froyo arrives on HTC Desire, Notebook

Froyo arrives on HTC Desire

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.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 22 September 2010 at 2:34 pm

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