Google And GE Set Date For Energy Efficient Union
Google is the rare mega company that people just aren’t as paranoid about, despite the company’s penchant for keeping track of lots of data on each of us. GE on the other hand is just another conglomerate that is met with suspicion and paranoia to just the right degree. Unless Google plans to make a washing machine with GE that allows you to search for missing socks there doesn’t appear to be any common ground the two could work on.
Google Labs Software For Detecting ISP Throttling On The Way
Suspect that your ISP is doing some packet shaping or throttling your connection down? You really should know if shady crap like that is happening, after all you are paying for some sort of service close to what was promised.
Gmail Exploitation Turns Service Into Spammer Paradise
INSERT, the Information Security Research Team, has created a proof of concept that exposes a serious security flaw in the way that Gmail forwards messages. This would mean would be spammers can use Gmail to send out massive amounts of spam messages.
Microsoft Offers 44.6 Billion Bucks For Yahoo!
After a long run of rumors Microsoft has finally made a move to buy Yahoo! In a letter to the Yahoo! Board, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer laid out the plans and intentions for the acquisition. Also detailed in the letter is Microsoft’s previous plans to buy the Internet giant, which was dismissed a potential buyout because the time was not right. And initiatives like Project Panama would help drive growth at Yahoo!
Google's Eyes Are Watching You
Simply put, the Google Maps program that has been available on cell phones for some time now has the ability to pinpoint your location and put it on the map. You can then search for locations and get directions to the nearest movie theater, gas station, martini bar, or whatever you need.
Is Google Protecting Copyright?
Google has suddenly found itself under fire for potential copyright infringement. A third-party independent ethics group is urging for the United States Congress to take a close look at Google’s copyright controls. The third-party group the group says they found hundreds of violations on Google’s video-hosting service, making the online location a base for illegally copied movies.
Google Offers Moon Challenge
Google definitely appears interested in exploring their boundaries beyond our planet’s gravity. It’s interesting to watch this unfold. As people keep expecting the announcement of a Google operating system or a branded phone to compete with Apple’s iPhone, Google looks to be revealing expansion interests in different areas completely. Still, the unexpected and unexplored areas have paid off for Google so far.
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