An Android Future

The T-Mobile G1 Google phone is set to start hitting the markets soon, and with this hanging in the air other companies are stepping up Android development. Motorola announced they too will have an Android phone, putting the focus on...

Futurism Continues Unabated

With a name like Dr. Larry Brilliant you almost wonder if Google is joking when they talk about fighting Aids or Sars. No, they aren't, at least not this time. Google.org's executive director is Dr. Brilliant, and he is part of...

The revolution will not be televised

Google is again in the news in relation to co-founder Larry Page's attempts to promote Google's "Free the Airwaves" campaign. Larry Page claims that the FCC's unlicensed "white spaces" tests were rigged, and they don't accurately...

Phone or More than Just a Phone?

Does Google know what the future of computing looks like or are they just ensuring we move in some forward direction? The announcement of the Google phone's release, while receiving lackluster responses in some regards, shows a...

Google on the High Seas

Sometimes Google news has the tendency to get a little weird. One of the reasons I enjoy blogging about Google is that the company consistently surprises. It almost feels like I'm living in a speculative fiction narrative: a major...

Beneficence and Strategic Maneuvering

It is increasingly clear that there is a "Google backlash" going on. Customarily wary, and with good right, of the penetration of a company into a market (or all markets), people distrust the motivations and intentions of that...

Chrome Spinning

Some of you may wonder why it is that I decided not to rush out and post a reaction to Chrome. Well, first off everyone else is doing it. That much goes without saying because it's pretty hot news. I wanted to wait and see what...

The Androids are on the move

Exciting news for Google watchers: the Android developers announced their content distribution system. This means that with the release of the Android we are going to have the opportunity to explore what it can do. As a gateway for...

What is Google anyway?

Google has been doing a lot with its ad schemes, focusing on ever more intricate ways of marketing. It's capable of casting its net for a large harvest or a concentrated one. Still, the Internet represents only a small harvest in...

Growing Pains

Customers have a reason to be mad at Google. They promised a product and for some, failed to deliver. This is more than just a breach of service; it's a breach of trust. The truth is that Google can afford to fix its mistakes, but...

What it means to be free

'Net neutrality is a hotly contested topic. The proponents for 'Net restriction claim it will grant more choices to the consumer, and will help deal with growing bandwidth problems. Those that support 'Net neutrality claim it...

A Common Good(OS)

An interview with David Liu, founder of the gOS Linux distro project, reveals that Google worked with his team in developing the new $199 computer to be sold at Wal-Mart. The computer contains gOS, which is built off of Ubuntu, and...

The Squawk Spiders

We are lucky to be around to see what happens when you mix politics and the Internet. A lot of attention is given to how the Internet changed the way we look at politics. From Sen. Obama's fundraising efforts to Sen. McCain's...

Cuil is cold

I wanted to believe, I really did. When I first saw the buzz about the new alternative to Google, Cuil, I looked into it optimistically. Cuil states a mission of not wanting to invade your privacy on searches, and touts very...

Who says?

Google’s recent addition of Knol shows willingness to combat such web entities as Wikipedia for web supremacy. Wikipedia, oft a subject of debate as to its impartiality and accuracy, is still a popular site to find facts and data....

If you can’t beat them, join them

Viacom’s battle with Google has its feints and thrusts, but it seems that Google is maintaining something of an upper hand. Despite privacy concerns, millions of viewers will remain anonymous during the analysis of their viewing...

Piracy vs. Privacy

Google's YouTube is probably a stomach ache for the company. Recently I wrote about Sen. Liebermann and his demand that YouTube take down videos. Now Google finished a court date with media giant Viacom over copyright violations. The...

5 reasons why you should use Google Apps

Google’s versatile tool belt of utilities continues to expand out of their Google Labs. Rather than just being our search engine or our email, we now have the Swiss Army knife; a tool set called Google Apps offered by Google for a...

Google vs. Leviathan

What does Google have in common with punk rock and video games? Google joins music and video games as targets of Senator Joe Lieberman. Sen. Lieberman believes Google is playing host to “terrorists” by allowing al-Qaeda videos to...

A long weekend and a welcome

A long weekend closes. I am weary and beat. My calves feel like somebody has been punching them, and I haven't had a chance to shave. This, in effect, is what some of us have to go through when we want to reconfigure any sort of...

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