Tracking Detroit’s Urban Decay Using Google and Bing Streetviews

By: Friday June 6, 2014 12:49 pm

Alex Asup, a chief product officer at LOVELAND Technologies has produced a fascinating documentation of the decay of Detroit neighborhoods using Google and Bing Streetviews.
The most shocking thing about the photos is that the decay he documents takes place in such a short period of time, between 2009 and 2013.

Edward Snowden Speaks to #SXSW (#SXSnowden)

By: Monday March 10, 2014 4:15 pm

The NSA set fire to the Internet’s future. The people in this room are all the firefighters. –Edward Snowden at SXSW Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower in exile, spoke to the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, Texas today. He appeared via a choppy videostream which was said to be routed through seven proxy servers. Joining [...]

Google Monopolistically Pulls YouTube App From Windows Phone — Again

By: Friday August 16, 2013 2:42 pm

The Google/Microsoft war grows uglier. This time, Google is refusing to allow Microsoft to have access to the YouTube API key for an app on Windows phones.

FISA Court Gives Justice Department Yet Another Extension to Respond to Google and Microsoft Transparency Petitions

By: Thursday August 8, 2013 12:18 pm

The FISA court has granted the Justice Department its fourth extension to respond to the request by Google and Microsoft to lift the gag order preventing them from revealing details of their work with the government.

Jeff Bezos Letter to Staff Hints at Changes He’ll Make at the Washington Post

By: Wednesday August 7, 2013 2:20 pm

If Bezos intends to wring those revenues out of online advertising — the only growing segment of the Post’s revenue stream — he’s going to come up against the Google monopoly.

Will Jeff Bezos Take On the Google Online Advertising Monopoly?

By: Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:31 pm

If Jeff Bezos ever tires of regularly shelling out tens of millions of dollars to subsidize the Washington Post’s losses, he’s going to have to take on the Google online advertising monopoly.

Apple’s iWatch to Focus on Fitness

By: Monday July 22, 2013 1:57 pm

9to5Mac has a rundown of the talent recruited for Apple’s iWatch team, the latest being fitness experts. They are also apparently examining wearable competitive products like Jawbone Up, a wristband and app that tracks how you sleep, move and eat.

How Much Money Is Google Still Making From Marketing Illegal Drugs?

By: Thursday July 18, 2013 2:24 pm

While I don’t have a problem with Americans buying safe drugs from Canadian pharmacies, it’s a bit skeevy for Google to be profiting from YouTube content selling cocaine and prescription painkillers to teenagers. It smacks of James Franco in Spring Breakers.

DuckDuckGo Sees Traffic Soar in Wake of NSA Scandal

By: Monday July 15, 2013 12:42 pm

The impact of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA continue to reverberate. Internet users are growing increasingly antsy about the personal data being tracked (and handed over to the NSA) by the big search engines, and are turning to the independent search engine DuckDuckGo in ever greater numbers.

Tech Bytes, Wednesday January 23

By: Wednesday January 23, 2013 1:11 pm

Silicon Valley phenoms including Alexis Ohanian, Robert Scoble and Tim Draper appear in a video to raise money for small businesses hit by Hurricane Sandy. Nobody should give up their day jobs, but that’s part of the video’s appeal.

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