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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Berkeley California Picks Google Apps for Education Over Microsoft Office 365 and Gives Detailed List of Comparison


At Wired.com, Caleb Garling links to a detailed comparison showing why California Berkeley chose Google Apps for Education (including GMail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Docs, Google Sites, Google Video for Education) over Microsoft 365.

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Berkeley Explains Why Google Trumps Microsoft

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Chromebook Store at PC World in Tottenham Court: Google Opens First Retail Shop in London


Surprise, surprise, but studies show that 80% of laptop sales are still made in physical shops and stores, not online, so Google is going retail with Chromebook. Jonathan Prynn has the story at Google's first store pops up in LondonNews.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Google Denies That Google Circles Launch is Imminent

Liz Gannes at Network Effect writes that Google Denies Social Network Called Circles Will Debut Today despite the report at ReadWriteWeb.

Social Network Google Circles May Be Launched Soon to Compete with Facebook

At ReadWriteWeb, Marshall Kirkpatrick writes that Google to Launch Major New Social Network Called Circles, Possibly Today, a service which is to permit social networking while respecting the rights of privacy better than is done at Facebook.

We would definitely welcome such a service, as the privacy settings for Facebook are not set up in such a manner as to permit privacy to be adequately protected while still engaging in social networking.

Whether a competitor to Facebook can counter the massive head-start that Facebook already has globally on social networking membership is another matter.

Google enterprise chief: Data is safer on our cloud than your PC - Fortune Tech

Google enterprise chief: Data is safer on our cloud than your PC - Fortune Tech: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Google Faces Anti-Trust Problems in EU Search Engine Competition from Competitors Alleging Abuse of Dominant Market Position

Valentina Pop at EUobserver.com reports that Google facing second EU anti-trust case "for alleged abuse of its dominant market position." Google controls 80% of the European search engine market and is accused of favoring its own sites in search results. If true, Google may have trouble winning this case.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Search Engine Watch: Google's Cutts: Bing's Higher Search Success Rate Due to Bad Hitwise Data

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Search Engine Watch: Google's Cutts: Bing's Higher Search Success Rate Due to Bad Hitwise Data

Google's New Two-Factor Identification System Breaks Apps : Too Much of a Good Thing is Too Much

At ZDNet.com Jason Perlow in Google's two-factor authentication: nice idea, but unwieldy applauds the attempt to improve user authentification but says we should be careful what we wish for, as Google's new cell phone authenticator system breaks many apps and makes daily utilization of it impossible for heavy users.

Google: "Expect Some Big Changes Here Very Shortly"

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Thursday, January 06, 2011

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