Marketplace Tech Report for Monday, January 16, 2012
Jan 16, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report for Monday, January 16, 2012

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Is Google's new search system illegal and an invasion of privacy? The company's social networking tool Google+ is getting very prominent placement in Google's recently revamped search results, and some aren't happy about it. It begs to question: What is it positioning itself to be -- a portal to somewhere else or a destination in and of itself? Also, a $10 million prize is being offered for anyone who can invent a real live tricorder, like the one used on "Star Trek."

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Is Google a search engine or a social network?

Jan 16, 2012
New changes to Google's popular search engine may make one wonder where Google might be heading.

Is Google’s new search system illegal and an invasion of privacy? The company’s social networking tool Google+ is getting very prominent placement in Google’s recently revamped search results, and some aren’t happy about it. It begs to question: What is it positioning itself to be — a portal to somewhere else or a destination in and of itself? Also, a $10 million prize is being offered for anyone who can invent a real live tricorder, like the one used on “Star Trek.”

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