April 2nd, 2018
Rather than adding my voice to the chorus of the last few weeks, and months, and years, decrying issues of control and privacy lost via social media and search engines I’ll link instead to another voice, a straightforward post by Dylan Curran in which he graphically illustrates the data the Facebook and Google collect about each user.
May 19th, 2014
Here’s BBC’s version of tonight’s news story about Google’s proposed $1 billion acquisition of Twitch; you can find many more stories of equally pricey deals during the last few years. (Amazon ended up buying Twitch in August 2014 for $970 million). There’s no point in pontificating about a new Internet bubble. The maneuvering of high…
April 13th, 2012
In the wake of media speculation of the impact of the Department of Justice lawsuit against Apple, Macmillan and Penguin and the secondary speculation of the impact on Barnes & Noble I thought I’d run a few numbers and see what story they might reveal.
October 2nd, 2010
Back in July I noticed that Google’s gmail SAS (software-as-a-service) enjoys chatting with me about spam. Tonight I found it reading my mail just as I was sending it: I think it’s becoming just a little too intimate (although it did help prevent a “senior moment”).
July 27th, 2010
My favorite moment with Google Gmail is when I go to my Spam folder for a quick glance before deleting, to make sure the coast is clear. Often I’ll find a message or two that does not belong there. I wonder how many I miss. But it’s worth the effort if only to revisit one…