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Google celebrates Berlin Wall collapse but not in China

Google celebrates Berlin Wall collapse but not in China

I was curious as to what the homepages of Google China and Google Hong Kong would be displaying in light of the fact that in the West it appears we’re supposed to be celebrating the collapse of the U.S.S.R. Elsewhere. . . Even the homepage for Google India mentions the Berlin Wall collapse. So is

Shame: Google promotes the sale of ivory

Google is going to have to seriously think about reworking their motto “do no evil” if things like this are going to become the norm. The ivory trade is slaughtering elephants by the hundreds in horrific massacres that rip apart herds and leave orphaned calves to starve. But despite an official policy against selling products from

The Chromebook is everything the NSA could want

Oh, Google. But Haswell won’t mitigate paranoia over cloud security and compliance, of course. Google has taken many steps forward in easing businesses’ concerns over the security of Google Apps over the past few years. But the revelations about the NSA and FBI’s PRISM program have added new doubts, particularly outside the US, about the wisdom

To be let go from the worst job at Google…

I found this interesting story via Slashdot about what has to be the most depressing job one could have at Google—or quite possibly anywhere. This is a side of Google and the Internet that no one really talks about.  Imagine having to filter out the most horrid and vile content on the web known to

Google a monopoly?

“Having prosecuted the Microsoft case, its seems to me that Google, as a monopoly, is engaging in the same tactics to keep its dominant position as Microsoft was engaging in,” Miller says. “Those are the same tactics that got Microsoft in trouble.” via DOJs Microsoft prosecutor: Google is a monopoly – Mar. 31, 2011. The

JC Penny rigs Google search

Despite the cowboy outlaw connotations, black-hat services are not illegal, but trafficking in them risks the wrath of Google. The company draws a pretty thick line between techniques it considers deceptive and “white hat” approaches, which are offered by hundreds of consulting firms and are legitimate ways to increase a site’s visibility. Penney’s results were

Is Google like De Beers or Shell?

So I just finished reading a book called Making a Killing: How and Why Corporations Used Armed Force to Do Business. In the book we learn about corporations who are willing to go into hostile areas just so they can gain access to a state’s natural resources. Whether it is diamonds, oil or Coltan corporations