The great thing about the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation is that it creates an opportunity for world leaders to have a dialog with private businesses.
Rather than an "opportunity society," we need to create a more "opportunistic society," one smart and durable enough to weather change and focus on the future.
Google has hit puberty, and that means confusing times ahead for the $50 billion company. Sticks of deodorant and sticks of RAM. Training bras and Google Doc training manuals. Completely inexplicable boners and... well, Google Plus.
There were heaps of irony, and not a little schadenfreude, when Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt got himself a bi-partisan grilling before the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee, just two days before the FCC formally released its rules governing an Open Internet.
I conducted a small experiment to begin to see the extent to which online advertisers engage in racial targeting. The following shows the results of this preliminary investigation of racial and economic profiling through Google Adwords.
Google has frequently been accused of search bias, that is, of presenting its search results in an unfair and subjective order. What does that mean? And why should anyone care?
We want to know that Google's activities have been legal, of course. But with Google's power, and their willingness to use that power to advance their business interests, I am just as interested in ascertaining that their activities have been fair.
People who think of Google as the provider of free search to the world may have difficulty understanding why the FTC has launched an investigation, or why Chairman Eric Schmidt was pressured to testify before the Subcommittee.
It's a shame that Eric Schmidt he didn't Google a little more on the education system of the country in which he was speaking. Scotland.
Often high achieving women refuse to accept their intellectual abilities and demonstrated success, instead preferring to assign themselves the role of the impostor.
Google chairman talks of the next trillion-dollar industry.
It's ironic that a company whose mission is to open information to the world would dodge an opportunity for openness and transparency on its own doings with the American people and their Congress.
According to Eric Schmidt, this is first time Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon all have exploding new platforms that are not only generating profits for themselves but also thousands of third party developers.
What's wrong with being tracked by Google as a target? Consider that Google's private information on users has already fallen into the wrong hands.
Why would the guy who created all of our online privacy problems be a good choice to head the federal agency responsible for developing and executing the Obama administration's online privacy policies?
Start-up employees have a different psychology and motivation than those in established firms. Joining (or founding) a start-up is an act of faith -- the conviction that an idea eventually can become a sustained commercial success.