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Google Said To Be Building Its Own Fleet Of Satellites

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.02.2014 | Technology

Google is aiming for the sky. According to a Wall Street Journal report on Sunday, the tech giant is planning to invest more than $1 billion on a ...

The Right to Remember, Damnit

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.30.2014 | Technology
Jeff Jarvis

This is a most troubling event for speech, the web and Europe. The court has trampled the free-speech rights not only of Google but of the sites -- and speakers -- to which it links.

Of Rules, Responsibility, Google and Colleges

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 05.30.2014 | Books
Robert Whitcomb

The problems that Philip Howard tackles remind me of the growing dominance of process over content (or maybe call it substance). You see this in daily life with the increasing time demanded to keep up with endlessly updated computer programs (planned obsolescence!), and the hours needed to fill out tax returns and insurance forms.

The Week to Week News Quiz for 5/30/14

John Zipperer | Posted 05.30.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Don't feel bad if your bid for the L.A. Clippers didn't win; you still have a chance to score with our latest Week to Week news quiz.

Having a Mission Is What Real Businesses Do

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 05.30.2014 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

Many entrepreneurs and small business owners make the mistake of not taking the time to craft a mission statement. They think it's just fluff and a waste of time.

Google Gets a Philosopher to Decide Who Gets "Forgotten"

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.30.2014 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

Google has announced that they are now accepting requests from Europeans to take down links to unflattering or potentially damaging reports or content. What lies ahead is an ethical and legal morass of issues and contentious debate.

Google Diversity Report and Unleashing STEM Mentors

Julie Kantor | Posted 05.30.2014 | Business
Julie Kantor

Google's big news about the diversity of their workforce is sending shockwaves through corporate and nonprofit America this week in a bold announcement by Google's SVP of People Operations Laszlo Bock who shared on PBS that 17 percent of tech jobs at Google are filled by women and under 3 percent by minorities.

How Google Got States To Legalize Driverless Cars

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 05.30.2014 | Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (AP) — About four years ago, the Google team trying to develop cars driven by computers — not people — became convince...

When Maya Angelou Becomes a (Facebook) Status Symbol

Sandip Roy | Posted 05.30.2014 | Books
Sandip Roy

It's the relentless performance anxiety of being on social media that forces us to have an opinion on everything important. Except, of course, the more we do it, the more we are trapped in a hologram version of ourselves. Each bit of cultural literacy we fake gets added to the make-believe intellectual gravitas of our persona.

14 Google Glass Innovative Uses In Education

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.29.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

14 Google Glass Innovative Uses In Education Google Glass is finding its way into almost every industry, with applications in healthcare, construct...

Google Admits It's Overwhelmingly White And Male

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 05.30.2014 | Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed Wednesday how very white and male its workforce is — just 2 percent of its...

Google's New Driverless Car Has No Brake Pedal Or Steering Wheel

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.28.2014 | Technology

The car of the future looks adorable. The latest version of Google's self-driving car, publicized on Google's blog on Tuesday night, looks like so...

Midnight at Yahoo

Mary Buffett | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Mary Buffett

Thus far, Yahoo's stock price is way above its benchmark when she arrived. She moved quickly to become the face of the tattered brand. She ordered everybody back to the office, which was a smart move. Some of the early acquisitions, like Tumblr, have raised the right kind of eyebrows. So why aren't there Champagne corks popping over in Sunnyvale?

Europe's New Google Rule Has Many Americans Angry And Confused

AP | By MARTHA MENDOZA and TOBY STERLING | Posted 06.02.2014 | Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Europe's moves to rein in Google — including a court ruling this month ordering the search giant to give people a say...

6 Ways Social Media Is Doing More Harm Than Good

Dianna Booher | Posted 07.23.2014 | Technology
Dianna Booher

In the next 10 years, social media as we know will go the way of the 8-track tape, disposable camera, and fax machine. And I can't say that I'm sad.

Climate Change This Week: Solar Roads, Suing for Climate Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, May 22 2014 How unusua...

This Is Your Brain On Mobile

Jeremy Vandehey | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology
Jeremy Vandehey

An Apple a day keeps the doctor away. An Apple every 20 seconds... well... that's too many f*cking Apples.

Move Me With Marketing

Ting Ting Yan | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Ting Ting Yan

As marketers, no matter how time-pressed we are, we need to hold ourselves up to the standard of finding an insight and having that be the core for everything else.

The Biggest Worry About Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Will technology and science that make our species more transhuman be used to create a deeper divide in society for the haves and have-nots?

Nest Recalls 440,000 Smoke Alarms

AP | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Government regulators on Wednesday said that they have approved Nest Labs' plans to fix a feature in its smoke alarms that could pre...

TechView: Linus Torvalds, Inventor of Linux

Bill_Robinson | Posted 07.20.2014 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

Though he prefers to tell people he was named after the "Peanuts" character, the truth is he was named after Linus Pauling, two-time Nobel Prize-winner.

What's Really Wrong With Google?

Nancy K. Humphreys | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Nancy K. Humphreys

Computers can do amazing things, but Google's algorithms are about exciting as grandpa's decrepit old shovel caked with dried up -- manure.

Google Critic Killed in "Ironic" Car Accident: Struck by Google Street View Vehicle

Dr. Robert Epstein | Posted 07.20.2014 | Comedy
Dr. Robert Epstein

Prominent research psychologist and author Dr. Robert Epstein, age 60, was killed yesterday afternoon by a Google Street View vehicle while crossing Front Street in San Diego, where he has long resided.

The Mediaquake Has Gone to Space (Thanks to AT&T Buying Satellite TV Provider DirectTV)

Frederic Guarino | Posted 07.18.2014 | Technology
Frederic Guarino

Google, Facebook and Apple, our Silicon Valley dynamic trio, are going to wake up a bit groggy from this deal and will regret to not have strayed from their core businesses a bit.

How Much Freedom of Speech is Too Much?

William D. Cohan | Posted 07.19.2014 | Technology
William D. Cohan

We're are at a crucial moment where the ability of technology to permit instant, unvetted and unfiltered commentary is running head-first into the justified concerns of those whose reputations can be torn asunder unfairly by it. It's a conundrum for sure and one that needs some serious sorting out.