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 »

Speech Smack-Down: Siri vs. Android Voice Actions

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Description: Apple’s Siri personal assistant app on the iPhone 4S can do even more than Google’s Voice Actions and provides intelligence that Android doesn’t yet match Source: www.businessweek.com/ Date: Oct 18, 2011 Apple (AAPL) reported on Monday, Oct. 17, that it has sold 4 million iPhone 4S handsets in the debut weekend of the new… Read more »

No Cards, No Cash. Just a Phone.

Posted by & filed under e-payment, Ecommerce, EXAM ARTICLE, fraud, Google, industry analysis, M-commerce, revenue model, Security, smartphones.

Description: Plenty of companies would love to get their hands on our wallets. But Google wants to go one step further: it wants to be our wallets. Source: NYT.com. Date: Sept 21, 2011 Its new phone software, called Google Wallet, is intended to replace the credit cards in our actual wallets. It does sound pretty… Read more »

Cloud Computing May be a Shot in the Arm our Economy Needs

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Description: Economists and pundits have long feared the emergence of what they called “hollow corporations,” or businesses that don’t actually produce actual goods or services themselves, but instead act as brokers or intermediaries relying on networks of suppliers and partners. Source: Forbes .com. Date: Sept 19, 2011 Where are these services coming from?  Look to… Read more »

How to increase your search engine optimization

Posted by & filed under Digital Policy, EXAM ARTICLE, Google, industry analysis, IS ethics, SEO.

Description: Every company wants to be the first listing in a Google search. Some spend thousands of dollars making sure their websites are search accessible. This process is called search engine optimization (SEO). It’s certainly legal and quite common. Source: USAToday .com. Date: Sept 16, 2011 Big problems arise when you employ illegal tactics, often… Read more »

Data Analytics: Crunching the Future

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Description: New analytics technology is predicting behavior—and building businesses.   In the early 2000s a wave of startups made it possible to gather huge volumes of data and analyze it in record speed—à la SecureAlert. A retailer such as Macy’s (M) that once pored over last season’s sales information could shift to looking instantly at how… Read more »

Google Details Electricity Usage of Its Data Centers

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Description: Google released what was once among its most closely guarded secrets on Thursday: how much electricity its enormous computing facilities consume. Source: NYT.com Date: Sept 8, 2011 “The company said that its data centers continuously drew almost 260 million watts — about a quarter of the output of a nuclear power plant — to run Google… Read more »

New system to add Internet addresses as numbers run out

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Description: Who could have guessed that 4.3 billion Internet connections wouldn’t be enough? Source: Globeandmail.com Date: Feb 15 , 2011 In 1976, Cerf and his colleagues in the R&D office of the Defense Department had to make a judgment call: how much network address space should they allocate to an experiment connecting computers in an advanced… Read more »

What’s Driving Apple’s 10 Billion App Success?

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Description: Apple’s iPhone App Store launched in July 2008. In just over two and a half years, iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users have downloaded 10,000,000,000 applications for their iOS devices. Source: Informationweek.com Date: Jan 24 , 2011 “With more than … seven billion apps [downloaded] in the last year alone — the App Store… Read more »