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Waze: A volunteered, social sort of surveillance?

Jun 10, 2013
Google scoops up the crowd-sourced social mapping app, where users volunteer their location and traffic details. How does volunteer surveillance data compare to the PRISM/NSA variety?
Posted In: acquisition, waze, Google

Google wants to know where you're driving

Jun 10, 2013
Google is reportedly acquiring the navigation company Waze for more than a billion dollars. The acquisition will further swell Google's pile of personal data -- it also keeps Waze out of the hands of Google's competitors.
Posted In: Google, google maps, app, social media

Google's 'Nooglers' star in 'The Internship'

Jun 6, 2013
The new Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson movie, “The Internship” opens Friday, but one of the stars of the film isn't an actor, it's a propeller hat all new Google employees wear.
Posted In: Google, movies

You may be surprised at who is a 'patent troll'

Jun 4, 2013
President Barack Obama is taking steps to rein in 'patent trolls', but some of America's biggest companies use similar tactics.
Posted In: patents, technology, Google, patent wars

Did Google just ban the most promising feature of Google Glass?

Jun 4, 2013
In response to privacy concerns, Google has announced it will not allow facial recognition apps for Google Glass in its app store. How are app developers responding?
Posted In: Google, Google Glass, larry page, app

Motorola announces new 'aware' smartphone

May 30, 2013
Motorola CEO has announced that the company will revamp its line of gadgets and manufacture devices in the U.S.
Posted In: motorola, Google, smartphone, mobile

Google's moonshot factory: A look inside the Google X Lab

May 24, 2013
Bloomberg Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel discusses his visit to Google's X Lab. He says the labs are a place where scientists can think big ideas, with a lot of freedom.
Posted In: Google, Tech

Google challenges Microsoft over Windows Phone

May 17, 2013
The two tech giants go head-to-head over advertising on Google's YouTube app.
Posted In: windows phone, Microsoft, Google, YouTube

Google speaks up on desktops and laptops

May 15, 2013
Google unveiled the next step in voice recognition technology today at its developers' conference. The race is on for computers to really understand us.
Posted In: Google, siri

What surprises will Google unveil at this year's I/O?

May 15, 2013
Last year, Google introduced Project Glass. What will be next?
Posted In: Google, Google Glass

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