The Google Glass creepy feature

Interesting read The Google Glass feature no one is talking about. Just think: if a million Google Glasses go out into the world and start storing audio and video of the world around them, the scope of Google search suddenly gets much, much bigger, and that search index will include you. Google Glass is one…

Internet has more and more borders

Today I wanted to check the availability of Google’s Nexus 4 and here is what I saw: which begs the question: why would someone think I live in a place I visit? My country is, maybe, where I want something physical to be delivered, you morons.  Stop filtering online content based on my bloody IP! My…

Mozilla Foundation drops Thunderbird

I’m sad to read that finally Mozilla Foundation realized that Thunderbird is a lemon: Mitchell Baker announced on her blog that “continued innovation of Thunderbird is not a priority” so its evolution will stop and putting the project in ‘maintenance mode’. The Foundation will only provide for security fixes starting from November 2012 and leaving…

Reason #15 to switch to Google+

Reading 20 Reasons to Switch to Google+ [INFOGRAPHIC]. I almost choked on my coffee when I reached reason #15: better ads! It says: Google+ will be launching ads soon. Given Google’s experience with Adwords & statistics, expect them to be better targeted. Wow! Do people out there use social networks to watch ads? Seriously, folks.…

Google swallows Motorola for $12.5B

This is what Google buying Motorola is all about: Our acquisition of Motorola will increase competition by strengthening Google’s patent portfolio, which will enable us to better protect Android from anti-competitive threats from Microsoft, Apple and other companies. via Official Google Blog: Supercharging Android: Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility.

Patents, Google and people that don’t get it

John Gruber rants about Google ranting about patents and especially the campaign to attack Android based on the absurd US patent system. If it wasn’t Google asking for a reform of the patent system probably Gruber wouldn’t ask these questions: So if Google had acquired the rights to these patents, that would have been OK.…

Gmail Man vs MS Office 365 vs You

Microsoft released a series of videos featuring Gmailman, a nosy mailman that reads your email in order to send you advertising. It would  be funny, if it was a video done by EFF or FreedomBox promoting privacy enhanced alternatives. Instead, it’s Microsoft promoting its ‘cloud’ based product, which is equally bad for its users although…

The Incredible Run of Google+

Since an image is worth 1000 words, here is a graph done by Leon Håland analyzing the growth of Google+. It took only 24 days for Google+ to reach 20 million users, while it took over three years to reach that number for Facebook and Twitter. Considering that the service is still open only by…

Google+ can be a social backbone if federated

The most important sentence of @edd  Google+ is the social backbone is: [Google is] a company for whom exclusive ownership of the social graph isn’t essential to their business That’s the crucial point I made before that would enable Google+ to work in a federation, like email. Imagine having the possibility to run your own…

How Google Can Win the Social Network War

First there was Orkut, FriendFeed, MySpace. Then Facebook came and took 750 million people behind its wall as they eagerly connected with school friends, shared baby photos and played Farmville. Now Google Plus, the coolest kid in the block, has arrived. Facebook and Google seem to be competing to build the best single website where…