This story, if true, is amazing. The MPAA and other large media companies wanted to sue Google for delivering search results that might include copyrighted material. But since they didn’t think their odds were too good in the courts, they conspired with the MS Attorney General to bash Google and tell investors the…
This is actually true. I saw it first on The Verge's tumblr feed, but tried it myself (Google 'CEO' and click on 'Images'), and the results did list all these males until it hits Barbie way down the page. I mean, it's not like they deliberately generated this result. It's the algorithm. But it's still a pretty sad…
On Monday, Google "flash funded" all teacher requests from the Los Angeles Unified and Seattle area school districts on DonorsChoose.org. Last week, they fully funded the requests from Kansas City and Austin area schools, while the week prior, they covered DC's teachers' requests. In August, they teamed with Staples…
With all of the (negative) attention Facebook's been receiving for it's totally-legal-because-you-clicked-accept-no-really-read-the-agreement study on manipulating the emotions of its users, is it at all surprising that Google does the same thing every day?
I downloaded it today on my laptop. I previously used Firefox and decided to give Google Chrome a try. What makes it better than Firefox?
Virtually all mobile viruses affect Android, largely because no one really vets the apps in the Google Android app stores. So, developers can put up apps that steal data, or point you to malware sites, and nobody stops them. But Virus Shield to the rescue! It...well, it does nothing. But it was the top-selling app on…
I'm going to make a little bet.
In 'A Biggish Idea' we walked through the expansion of a doesn't-need-to-be-fictional company from a few hundred people to a worldwide collection of civilizations within a single distributed nation within the abusively powerful legal shell of a corporation. (Yes, we really did. Verify away!)
Hello, and welcome to 'A Biggish Idea'. In this edition we'll hit on some things we're deliberately leaving open and some things we're gleefully ignoring.
Hello, and welcome to 'A Biggish Idea'. In this edition we'll hit on some other people who's toes we're stepping on and discuss what happens when we share this with the third world (as we must!)
Hello, and welcome to 'A Biggish Idea'. In this edition we'll be turning campuses into cities and turning one of the most destructive aspects of our psychology into a force for good.
Hello, and welcome to 'A Biggish Idea'. In this edition we'll be talking about supply chain takeover and separating ourselves from the pack by using that as an engine for rapid expansion.
As a disclaimer, this is REALLY hard to go through as a big wall of text and this isn't my thing. There's no question in here that I can't address and while there's a lot of emphasis on positivity I'm about as anti-Woo as they come (Call me a skeptical optimist) , instead that's just key part of the collective mind…
The possibilities abound. This article on Groupthink about that gleefully sadistic interview is the first result on Google for the search "Christin Cooper", even on a logged-out, VPN'd browser window.
Forget Santa. Google is keeping all the lists of naughty and nice this year. Probably. Maybe.
And here we find the ex-CEO of Google, in September, railing against this unbelievable overreach in the harshest, most convincing language he could muster. From Gizmodo:
As you have most likely heard, today is the day Google has decided to celebrate as its birth. Keeping with the theme, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History has one of the company's early "corkboard" servers on temporary display and photos on their Flickr account, some of which are embedded below.
What's italicized below is from a post on thestringer.com.au, written by Julian Assange. The post makes a number of claims about Google's, and Eric Schmidt's deep involvement with the government. What's below is just one of several examples (or accusations):