I’ve finally dumped Gmail forever. Though the process took quite some time—moving mailing-list subscriptions, changing profiles on websites that knew me by my Gmail address, extracting the messages I needed to keep, and similar chores—the relief of a little more freedom from Google’s privacy-invasive data mining has been well worth the trouble for me. I want as little as possible to do with a company that allegedly thinks trawling and keeping behavior-profile data from college students’ school-mandated, school-purchased email accounts without notice or consent is in some way ethical.
Here’s a new preview video (supplied by Google) of what it looks like when wearing a pair of the glasses. You’ll also here people using voice activated commands (e.g. “record a video”) to accomplish different tasks. A few static images are also available here. Want to get a pair…soon? You’ll need to become a Google […]
With a company mission statement that reads “Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful,” charges of antitrust in business dealings might seem unexpected. Yet Google has been investigated over complaints of unfair business practices both in the United States and Europe. This is because of what is […]
From Bloomberg: Google Inc. (won a bid to delay a copyright lawsuit by the Authors Guild of America over the company’s plans to digitally scan millions of books while it appeals a decision that allows the plaintiffs to sue as a class. U.S. Circuit Judge Raymond Lohier of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan […]
The Internet giant takes a small table and pitches a free map service.
The iriver Story HD, the first ereader to be integrated with the Google eBooks platform, will be going on sale this weekend (initially only at Target department stores and Target.com) on July 17. The ereader will allow wi-fi search and purchase of any of the nearly three million ebooks in the Google eBookstore, and will […]
The British Library and Google announced a partnership today to digitze 250,000 out-of-copyright books from the library’s collections that will be available to anyone who wants to do research. Over the coming years, the content will be delivered free through Google Books and the British Library’s website. Google will pay all costs. This project will […]