Nearly 35% Of Chinese Android Apps Steal User Data: Report

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Description: User privacy is an extremely sensitive subject, especially when it comes to our always-connected smartphones. After surfacing their new findings, China has begun to criticize Google for their apparently questionable practices. Source: FastCompany Date: March 15th, 2013 A fresh report from the Data Center of China Internet says that close to 35% of Android apps surveyed were slurping user… Read more »

Do Google Stores Make Sense?

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Description: Google is contemplating getting into the retail game, taking a similar approach to Apple, in order to gain more traction on their products like the Chromebook Pixel. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 21st, 2013 When talking about Apple’s rise from near-bankruptcy to become the most valuable company in the world, people often credit the amazing… Read more »

Microsoft’s New Scroogled Video Says Google Will Read Your Valentine’s

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Description: Microsoft launched another anti-Google video this Valentine’s day as part of its “Scroogled” campaign. It’s not often that tech companies try to smear the competition, so why is Microsoft doing this now? Source: TechCrunch Date: February 10th, 2013 “Don’t want Google snooping on your Valentine?” That’s the question Microsoft is asking today in its… Read more »

Europe Will Likely Force Google to Change Search Practices

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Description: The European Union has been investigating Google for the past 2 years because of complaints received by competitors. After much review it appears that the American giant will have to change the way it conducts search in Europe. Source: Reuters Date: January 10th, 2013 Google will be forced to change the way its search… Read more »

Google readies competitor to Dropbox-like online storage services

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Description: Google is preparing to roll out a service to let consumers store photos and other content online, a source familiar with the matter said, pushing into a market now dominated by the likes of Dropbox and Box. Source: globe and mail .com Date: April 24, 2012 Google’s “cloud storage” offering will incorporate search capabilities… Read more »

Leading Women

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Description: Marissa Mayer joined Google at the age of 24, and now she is the VP of Local, Maps and Localization Services Source: can .com Date: April 3, 2012 Questions for discussion: Why do you feel Google is ranked as a great place to work? What is Marissa Mayer’s key to her successful career

Erasing the Boundaries

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Description: The biggest tech companies are no longer content simply to enhance part of your day. They want to erase the boundaries, do what the other big tech companies are doing and own every waking moment. Source: nytimes .com Date: Feb 12, 2012 In the old days, you listened to music on your iPod while… Read more »

How Google keeps your secrets private

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secrets private Description: How does a company that collects so much information from its users keep all that data private? Source: cnn .com Date: Jan 25, 2012 As part of that tune-up, Google on Tuesday made the major announcement that it has streamlined its privacy policy. Instead of 70 policies across each of its products… Read more »

Google Music Store Chases Apple’s ITunes 8 Years Too Late: Tech

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Description: Google Inc. is entering the online music market almost a decade too late to pose a threat to Apple Inc., the largest seller of songs on the Web. Source: businessweek.com Date: Nov 16, 2011 The service, scheduled to be unveiled at a Google event in Los Angeles today, will let users store songs online… Read more »