The corporate world is mining your life for juicy, personal details. Should you be paranoid? Read and decide.
Plus professionally-animated Calvin and Hobbes, bizarre commercials starring musicians, and stunning photos of molten lava.
This is what Google was like in 1999 as seen through a 5th-grader’s eyes. Basically, FREE SNAPPLE.
Just how often does the FBI demand information from Google?
Behind the scenes of the most powerful maps in the history of the Earth. And how Google, Microsoft, DigitalGlobe, and the world’s governments decide what does — and doesn’t — belong on its surface.
This guy really, really, really liked Burger King.
How a copied-and-pasted excerpt of a story can still outrank an 8,000-word original. And why publishers aren’t the ones to blame.
Google’s new transparency report is out, this time with information about subpoenas, search warrants, and court orders.
Google is becoming less useful, and Facebook search isn’t ready yet. Welcome to the search desert.
Google’s Eric Schmidt took a peek at North Korea’s extremely limited and sanctioned Internet access. An unofficial U.S. delegation that included Schmidt and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson toured Kim II Sung University in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday.
Hope you like some Google in your Google in your Google. Because you have only yourself to blame.
So could Facebook, Twitter, Google, and every other website we use on a daily basis.
They’ll be so good, you won’t even know they’re ads.
And it’s right under our fingertips. Against the tyranny of the feed.
More than a little awkward.
The real year-end review for 2012 is a review of ourselves. And auto-nostalgia has its limits.
It makes it extremely hard to see into the past. And isn’t that a big part of what YouTube is for?
With Communities, Google’s rebuilding the whole experience of forums, right on top of Google+. Which it now says “is the fastest-growing network thingy ever. “
It’s the one part of your phone that might not be getting better. Why every major mobile company is re-creating reality from scratch.
For a couple hours, Google’s ICOA purchase seemed real. Now the “acquired” company is saying it was a hoax that “originated from Aruba” — but stock charts suggest someone made a killing.
Just in case people didn’t already know that Google owns the historic Port Authority building. You know, and your soul.
A new game from Google takes place in the real world. And there’s something weird about that. (via)
The quiet terror of Dark Search.
Google is not a social network, and other elementary errors.
It’s perhaps a look at the shape of things to come.
The search results page just got a little cleaner.
The video from The Four 2012 backs marriage initiatives on the ballot in four states this year. “No one speaks more to young people than Lady Gaga,” says Ellner.
Tech shuttle buses have taken over San Francisco’s streets, creating a transportation caste system. I wanted to know what it was like inside. So I got on.