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April 28, 2013
If you ever get Google Glass, don’t follow Robert Scoble’s lead.

If you ever get Google Glass, don’t follow Robert Scoble’s lead.

20:43 // 11 months ago
April 27, 2013
bestrooftalkever:

As if this guy already didn’t have a hard enought time getting laid…

Hurry up new trend, come along so Scoble will get distracted and forget his glasses one day.

bestrooftalkever:

As if this guy already didn’t have a hard enought time getting laid…

Hurry up new trend, come along so Scoble will get distracted and forget his glasses one day.

18:19 // 11 months ago
April 5, 2013
Some pranksters did some work on Sergey Brin’s Tesla Model S, and oh is it magic. (When clicking on the link, crank up this track at the same time.)

Some pranksters did some work on Sergey Brin’s Tesla Model S, and oh is it magic. (When clicking on the link, crank up this track at the same time.)

13:43 // 1 year ago
March 31, 2013
peterfeld:

Cesar Chavez, American hero, born Mar. 31, 1927.
How much do I love that right-wingers are mad at Google for featuring him today instead of Easter! Don’t they remember Jesus said “Render unto Cesar the things which are Cesar’s”?

We celebrate Easter every year. This guy isn’t getting nearly as much press these days. He played a key role for numerous farm workers nationwide. Don’t know about you all, but I’m OK with the Easter Bunny getting a snub this year, especially since:

Fasting was just one expression of his deep spirituality. Like most farmworkers, Chavez was a devout Catholic. His vision of religion was a progressive one, that prefigured the “preferential option for the poor” of liberation theology. In the UFW, the mass was a call to action as well as a rededication of the spirit.

Seems like he was working in the spirit of his religion, rather than merely celebrating it every year.

peterfeld:

Cesar Chavez, American hero, born Mar. 31, 1927.

How much do I love that right-wingers are mad at Google for featuring him today instead of Easter! Don’t they remember Jesus said “Render unto Cesar the things which are Cesar’s”?

We celebrate Easter every year. This guy isn’t getting nearly as much press these days. He played a key role for numerous farm workers nationwide. Don’t know about you all, but I’m OK with the Easter Bunny getting a snub this year, especially since:

Fasting was just one expression of his deep spirituality. Like most farmworkers, Chavez was a devout Catholic. His vision of religion was a progressive one, that prefigured the “preferential option for the poor” of liberation theology. In the UFW, the mass was a call to action as well as a rededication of the spirit.

Seems like he was working in the spirit of his religion, rather than merely celebrating it every year.

9:54 // 1 year ago
March 27, 2013
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March 26, 2013
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March 24, 2013
My sense is, if it’s a consumer product at Google that’s not making money, unless it’s going to get to 100 million users it’s not worth doing.
Early Google Reader product manager Nick Baum • Discussing why Google likely killed the product. Another readon why it took a hit? Most likely, Google didn’t want to invest anything extra into the product, which may have exposed Google to any number of future privacy lawsuits regarding compliance issues. (That’s something startups don’t have to worry about to such a high degree, but Google, with many millions of users, does.) And while the service was quite large, it likely wasn’t worth the investment to put anything further into it. In other cases where this happened, Google eventually spun off the service, but with Reader so intertwined into the Google experience, it would have been difficult. (ht The Verge)
20:46 // 1 year ago
March 13, 2013
We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months.
Google is shutting down Google Reader, because they are stupid.
19:21 // 1 year ago
March 10, 2013

Five things that will make you gouge your eyes out from SXSW

  • one Google is showing off a new piece of footwear at its Art, Copy & Code booth. It’s a shoe. That can talk. For some reason your Reebok Pumps seem much cooler than this.
  • two The uh, sexy, hookup site Bang With Friends has a SXSW-specific site called “Bang With SXSW,” which should ensure that you’ll remain lonely for the rest of the year.
  • three Author Neil Gaiman, who’s an extremely creative guy, spoke during a SXSW panel on creativity with “Two and a Half Men” creator Chuck Lorre, who’s anything but.
  • four As a marketing stunt, the cable network Syfy created a pop-up hotel, which would be useful as there’s never anywhere to stay in Austin during this time of year, except there are only a handful of rooms, and the network didn’t bother to tell people about the lodging space ahead of time.
  • five Speaking of temporary lodging, there are augmented-reality porta potties which tell passing customers how long you’ve been inside. Get ready to punch everyone around you.
12:11 // 1 year ago
March 4, 2013

Wondering what kind of spam Google is killing right now? Glance through the company’s “fighting spam” section of its “How Search Works" site. These are actual sites recently taken out of Google’s search results. Feel like you’re missing anything by not getting to read this content?

11:04 // 1 year ago