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Google Buzz Not Getting Much Love

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Software
  • Google Buzz Not Getting Much Love
  • Google acquires social search engine Aardvark
  • Why Google Buzz Isn't Buzzworthy
  • Buzz off: Disabling Google Buzz

Why can’t I send myself an e-mail on Gmail?

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  • Why can’t I send myself an e-mail on Gmail?
  • Iran to shut down Google email service: report
  • A quick privacy note on Chromium
  • Google Goes With Gentoo Portage for ChromeOS Build
  • Think big with a gig: Google experimental fiber network
  • One month later, Google still censors China search

Google, don’t be evil

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  • Is a code of silence evil?
  • Google Superbowl Ad Explains The Need for Search Privacy
  • Google, don’t be evil
  • Google Gmail Getting Social Features
  • Google warns Chinese knock-off to stop using logo
  • Android versus Linux?

Is Android really open? Really?

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I’m not Android-bashing here by any means. I regularly use Google Wave and have a Gmail account. But I’m hesitant to turn over all of my personal data — specifically my address book and appointments — to Google.

Why? I'll tell you why...

The Best Google Chrome Extensions

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Software

pcmag.com: Google Chrome finally has an answer to Firefox's add-ons; we recommend eleven of our favorite Google Chrome extensions.

Could open source abandon the Google train?

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OSS

news.cnet.com: As arguably the world's largest open-source company, Google has a big stake in maintaining its place at the heart of the open-source ecosystem. Recent events, however, suggest that Google can't rest on its laurels if it wants to secure the hearts and minds of open-source developers.

Google's Creepy Club of Chrome

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  • Google's Creepy Club of Chrome
  • How To Hide From Google
  • Why Firefox Will Flame Out

Google becoming "giant monopoly" - German minister

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reuters.com: Internet search engine Google Inc is becoming a "giant monopoly" like Microsoft and could face legal action if it does not become more transparent, Germany's justice minister said.

Google open-source boss comes clean on Android

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theregister.co.uk: Google open source guru Chris DiBona has acknowledged that the company's freewheeling approach to building a mobile operating system can cause a few headaches for developers, with unfamiliar versions of its Android OS appearing on new phones with little warning.

Is Nexus One "bad" for Linux?

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  • Is Nexus One "bad" for Linux?
  • HD media hub design runs Android, Linux
  • Turn Your Android Phone Into A Real Star Trek Tricorder

The Google Phone (Nexus One) is Finally Here

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Hardware
  • The Google Phone (Nexus One) is Finally Here
  • How the Google Nexus One and Motorola Droid compare
  • Google Nexus One v Apple iPhone
  • TCO: Nexus One vs iPhone, Droid & Palm Pre
  • Google Nexus One early termination fee could reach $550

10 Mistakes Google Is Making with Chrome OS

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eweek.com: Google's Chrome OS might be exciting to some, but so far, Google has made some major missteps that could cost the company serious revenue when the operating system is released.

Open source became big business in 2009

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OSS

cnet.com: Open source has long been an important development methodology. The biggest surprise of 2009, however, was just how quickly it took center stage as a business strategy in the larger software economy.

Google's Meaning of Open: Is It Yours?

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OSS
  • Google's Meaning of Open: Is It Yours?
  • What Google Really Means By The Meaning of Open

Replacing Google

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artipc10.vub.ac.be: The last few weeks, Google is getting some very negative attention. Google’s privacy policy, its total domination and its lack of collaboration with the Open Source community are raising some questions:

google is your butler- the tension between utility and privacy

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tieguy.org/blog: I’ve often defended Google’s thirst to know things about people with a butler analogy. Good software should, like a butler, try hard to understand your preferences and act on them for you without you even realizing they are there. The problem, of course, is that your butler has a lot of incentives to keep your private information private.

privacy context and other concerns

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Moz/FF
  • Asa Dotzler: privacy context and other concerns
  • No Honor Among Thieves?
  • Mozilla's Firefox - the big challenger in the browser wars
  • Google green-lights extension which clearly violates its own policies

Five Web-Centric Alternatives to Google Chrome OS

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OS
Google

chromeosgeek.com: Despite Google’s move into the operating system (OS) space, the idea of a primarily cloud-centric OS is nothing revolutionary. Some current offerings present welcome alternatives to mainstream operating systems, packing in useful features and making it easier to access your online content.

Also: Yet Another Funny Tshirt

Google and the Future of Linux

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Linux
Google

igneousquill.net: If I said Google's been getting a lot of press lately, that wouldn't mean much. Google always seems to get a lot of press. It could be my imagination, of course, but it really feels like there's been an uptick of chatter about Google these days.

Why is Chrome OS going to be successful?

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  • Why is Chrome OS going to be successful?
  • Google Chrome OS Previewed
  • 11 Chrome Extensions, For Starters
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