- How big is Google, really?
- Is Google Marketing Linux-BSD?
russellhollander.com: Google is the dominant search engine in the world right now, as everyone on the Internet surely knows. However, there are things I don’t love about Google. They’re very good at profiling you and targeting ads to you.
There has been a lot of talking, lately, about Google’s Chrome OS. People didn’t take it too seriously initially; then, last week, Google started sending out demo netbooks which ran — hear hear — Google Chrome OS. Google Chrome OS is based on Google’s browser, Chrome — hence the name. The idea is that all you run on your laptop is your browser — that’s it. But this raises a lot of questions. In this article I propose a possibly interesting solution to Google’s issues, and how a possible (and not-so-painful) merge with Android should be possible.
Read the article at Freesoftware Magazine.
- FBI brass ask Google, Facebook to expand wiretaps
- The rise of Google - should we be worried?
- Now Hotpot? Google Probes Have Got to Stop
pcmag.com: Google imagine search and page preview mode are omens to the beginning of the end, trust me.
googleblog.blogspot: We’ve spent the past several months looking at how to strengthen our internal privacy and security practices, as well as talking to external regulators globally about possible improvements to our policies. Here’s a summary of the changes we’re now making.
- Google offers up to a 40% discount on all JPEGs -- with new WebP format!
- Using Google’s WebP image convertor in Ubuntu
- Google JPEG alternative speeds up web
- With WebP, Google Aims To Replace Yet Another Elemental Web Format
muktware.com: Google recently terminated Wave, but instead of purging the code the company will be releasing the source code of the project.
linuxjournal.com: Five days after the announcement of Voice and Video Chat service in Gmail for Debian-based Linux distributions, Google unveiled a Gmail phone call service for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Also: Installing Google Voice And Video Chat in openSUSE
washingtonpost.com: Google's Gmail isn't just a mailbox -- it now doubles as a phone. Users of Google's Web e-mail service can now call any phone in the U.S. or Canada for free from within their browser.
opensource.com: We've been together a long time. Had a lot of good times together. There are so many things about you I love. But I'm starting to think you might be losing sight of your best feature--that whole "don't be evil" thing.
computerworld.com: Oracle has filed a lawsuit against Google, charging that its Android phone software infringes Oracle patents and copyrights related to Java, Oracle said on Thursday.
blogs.computerworlduk: So far, so conventional. But there is a joker in the pack in this game: Google. It's striking that the bigger the company gets, the more it moves away from its natural geek roots, and its reflexive defence of everything that is important to hackers.
googleblog.blogspot: Today, we're announcing the completion of a new web indexing system called Caffeine. Caffeine provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches than our last index, and it's the largest collection of web content we've offered.
earthweb.com: Everybody knows that Google offers lots of free services. Many are ad-supported. Others aren't. They're just free products that we can all use as a kind of publicly provisioned resource. That's how most of us see Google. But guess what? That's how Google sees you, too.
- So, Why Do We Trust Google with Our Data?
- The smart paranoid's guide to using Google
eff.org: Google has just announced that it is rolling out an encrypted version of its web search service. Several important points about encrypted Google search:
- Google opens sources $124.6m video codec
- VP8 Video Codec Freed. Now What?
- Google pounds the open standards drum during I/O keynote
- The first in-depth technical analysis of VP8
- Mozilla and company announce WebM, VP8-based open video format project
lunduke.com: I am angry at Google. Nay. I am furious.