Posts Tagged ‘Google’

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    Wait, you actually read the privacy policy?

    Mar 7, 12 • 361 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. How often do we see “Privacy Policy” at the bottom of a web page? All the time. How often do we read beyond the alliterative title? At least for me, almost never. And thankfully so, because those privacy policies...  [read more]

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    Sounds Like Bell Labs

    Nov 15, 11 • 360 Views • No Comments

    Google has a “secret” lab. Called Google X by the NY Times, it sounds like the old Bell Labs. Before 1984, when AT&T was a monopoly, their research subsidiary Bell Labs employed a battalion of scientists. For some, the assignment was just to...  [read more]

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    Patent Troll Protection

    Aug 17, 11 • 370 Views • No Comments

    We spray “OFF!” for insect protection, divers use shark repellent, and now, Google has purchased Motorola to resist patent trolls. Described in an NPR This American Life podcast, patent trolls purchase multiple patents with the intent of suing any...  [read more]

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    Search Engine Competition

    Feb 14, 11 • 396 Views • No Comments

    Reading about Lillian Virginia Mountweasel in the 1975 edition of the New Columbia Encyclopedia, you would have discovered that she, a fountain designer and rural mailbox photographer, died in an explosion when working for Combustibles magazine.  But she...  [read more]

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    Start-up stories

    Aug 10, 10 • 350 Views • No Comments

    During 1939, in a garage, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard started a new firm. Also in a garage, several decades later Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs started Apple. Yes, Walt Disney worked in his uncle’s garage and Mattel, the toy company that makes Barbie...  [read more]