Tag Archives: Inside Google
Sony unveiled their Google TV enabled HDTV at the IFA conference in Berlin.
What’s in store for the press event Google is holding on September 8?
Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales is a believer that apps will be able to drive growth in traditional industries hit hard by new media.
There’s been some backlash against Inside Google for their depiction of Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
Google Voice is favored over Skype by users – but just barely.
This clip portrays Google CEO Eric Schmidt as a merchant of secrets in this computer generated clip that looks almost like a children’s cartoon. It was created by Inside Google, which is funded by advocacy group Consumer Watchdog.
What do you think? Is Google as bad as this suggests?
I’ve written a few posts about my feelings of Inside Google, a blog that seemingly has only a focus on attacking Google for its mistakes. I feel like this is wrong. How can you learn anything if you don’t screw up from time to time? Let’s have articles that are somewhat balanced, what’s wrong with that?
John Simpson, the defacto scion of Inside Google, seems bent on the demise of Google. I hate to say this, but that’s never going to happen. The reality is that in the decade or so since Google has risen from a Yahoo competitor to becoming a pillar of the tech industry, the company has innovated to the level that only Apple rivals.
So Mr. Simpson, I’d like to interview you. I’ll pay my way to wherever I need to go to do so. I’d like to ask the tough questions that you query Google about constantly. I’m no fanboy, I call things how I see them. Sure, I feel like Chrome is a very interesting business proposition for technology in general and I believe that it will be successful, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have my reservations.
This is also a warning that goes out to all other Google bloggers that seemingly hide behind their computers when they post articles, and you know who you are. For now though, I’ll focus on John Simpson, because the ball is now is court based on this article. I’ll keep my readers updated.
Another Chrome OS competitor: Peppermint Ice OS bridges the gap between cloud computing and Linux-based native apps.
As if it is not yet clear, our friends at Inside Google have written a post on Google’s gaming initiative.
Here is a very in-depth look at the Google-ITA Software acquisition from a serious travel expert.
In India, the battle is Internet Explorer versus Chrome.
No doubt that a Google Music service is coming to America; they’ve hired a top-notch attorney to help get it off the ground.
The first Chromium Extension Sync release was not without problems; a fast response to some bugs has helped developers.
John Paczkowski of the Digital Daily has his own take of Dell’s Chrome OS ambitions, complete with a quote from a company honcho.
Here’s a review from another blog about GoogleSharing – it allows you to hide user information for privacy purposes.
Can the cloud support the needs of scientific computing?
Inside Google’s John Simpson queries Google Chief Counsel Kent Walker on openness from the company’s perspective in a short clip.
Consumer Watchdog, a non-profit organization whose mission is to fight on the behalf of “American consumers and taxpayers” has launch a blog called Inside Google where they intend to keep in check some of the privacy issues that the search engine giant has been encountering recently. From a few of the articles that I have read on the site, Inside Google clearly believes that the folks at Google need to be more open about the way they do business, and one of the issues highlighted is the way their search algorithm is calculated to bring back query results.
This is especially true when looking at the post fuming about the fact that the term “Inside Google” doesn’t come up on the first few pages of a Google Search, yet does when querying Bing. The opposite end of this is perhaps Microsoft should be asked if they are trumping up the Inside Google site while Google is giving it a representative ranking since the Inside Google site is very new; the domain was only registered three months ago and currently has no PageRank.
Plus, there is no update on this post since it was written to point out that searching the term Inside Google appears in the first page of Google Search, at least when I queried it today. Even when done in Incognito Mode or another browser with cleared history. Looks like the “lack of transparency” tag placed on these posts doesn’t apply to Inside Google.
I know that I have not always written rosy things about Google, and they still rank me well, probably because their engine is based on a specific system to return the best results for a query, not by humans directly manipulating search results. Here are some examples of things I’ve written:
Inside Google is based on the foundation that because Google has seventy percent of the United States market of online search it should be investigated because it is a monopoly. But there are other competitors in the search market. In reality if Bing, Yahoo or Ask were actually better search engines than Google, I would use them. But they are not. Hence the reasoning behind the fact that I use Google Search as I’m sure others who read this post would agree.
If serious privacy or security issues arose that Google was not willing to face or to make amends for, I would be all for going after them, as would a great deal of others. In that regard perhaps Inside Google is on the right track with what they are doing but some of these articles posted on the site seem, well, a bit angst driven for some reason. Is there a motive to why Inside Google feels like they’ve been left on the outside? Possibly because its journalists were formally a part of the once dominant print media industry?
Android 2.2 has been announced with Adobe Flash integrated in the browser, new developer tools and new ways to connect to your PC.
Here is the official blog post on Google TV, complete with a video overview of the new technology.
Everyone at Google I/O got one of Sprint’s HTC Evo smartphones, which is loaded with features and runs on 4G.
According to a chart shown at Day One of Google I/O, the number of Chrome browser users is now at 70 million.
The Consumer Watchdog group has launched Inside Google “to educate the public and opinion leaders about Google’s dangerous dominance”.