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February 24, 2013
Our partners and users do not have the right to take down videos from YouTube unless they contain content which is copyright infringing, which is why we have reinstated the videos.
A statement from Google • Regarding the reinstatement of a fan-shot video NASCAR took down Saturday, using YouTube’s DMCA copyright claims—which they claimed they did in an effort to respect the privacy of those injured. In other words, Google totally overruled NASCAR in the case, which, according to PaidContent’s Mathew Ingram, is relatively rare, as Google often has little recourse in such cases due to the way the Digital Millennium Copyright Act works. “The fact that Google acted quickly to put the content back up is admirable,” he explains, “but it shouldn’t have to do this, and there are no doubt many other important cases in which it hasn’t that don’t involve something as attention-getting as a race-car crash.” Daytona International Speedway, meanwhile, managed to repair the damaged section of fence in time for Sunday’s race.
15:21 // 1 year ago
February 21, 2013
Google’s new Chromebook Pixel: Hey there pretty laptop. How are you?

Google’s new Chromebook Pixel: Hey there pretty laptop. How are you?

14:52 // 1 year ago
January 30, 2013

Google is donating thousands of Raspberry Pi computers to schoolchildren in the U.K.

  • 15k Raspberry Pi computers will be donated to British children by Google, and the first batch has already been hand delivered by Google’s Eric Schmidt and Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton. For those thinking, “who cares,” let us put it another way — Google just donated the brains of 15,000 semi-functional R2-D2 units to some  lucky British kids. source
16:45 // 1 year ago
January 29, 2013
discoverynews:

Google Maps North Korea
Details of cities and even prison camps in North Korea became more visible on Tuesday when Google updated its Google Maps application to include information citizen cartographers have been providing it about the country through a crowdsourcing development program called Map Maker. Read more…

Good work, Google. The more this info is out there, the more people will pay attention to this issue.

discoverynews:

Google Maps North Korea

Details of cities and even prison camps in North Korea became more visible on Tuesday when Google updated its Google Maps application to include information citizen cartographers have been providing it about the country through a crowdsourcing development program called Map Maker. Read more…

Good work, Google. The more this info is out there, the more people will pay attention to this issue.

11:30 // 1 year ago
January 21, 2013
What happens when an augmented-reality geek runs into Sergey Brin on the subway wearing Google Goggles? A total freak-out.

What happens when an augmented-reality geek runs into Sergey Brin on the subway wearing Google Goggles? A total freak-out.

13:17 // 1 year ago
January 16, 2013
usatoday:

The winner of our competition to find the best print ad is … Google.
This ad was picked as the best of the bunch, and Google will win $1 million in print advertising in USA TODAY.
Google told the New York Times that it would give that ad space to “people who need it.” 
More on the contest from the New York Times: http://nyti.ms/VKcP0w

Novel, effective, and makes you want to use Google+. Rad.

usatoday:

The winner of our competition to find the best print ad is … Google.

This ad was picked as the best of the bunch, and Google will win $1 million in print advertising in USA TODAY.

Google told the New York Times that it would give that ad space to “people who need it.” 

More on the contest from the New York Times: http://nyti.ms/VKcP0w

Novel, effective, and makes you want to use Google+. Rad.

10:32 // 1 year ago
January 13, 2013
15:51 // 1 year ago
December 31, 2012

How Google is subverting Apple through the iPhone’s app store

usnews:

Over the past six months, Google has begun to systematically replace core, Apple-made iOS apps with Google-made iOS apps. In July, Google launched Chrome for iPhone – a Safari replacement. Then, in October came Google Search – which included a voice search feature to compete with Siri. In December, Google launched Google Maps to replace Apple Maps, and a much-improved Gmail to replace Apple’s core Mail app. It also put out a new YouTube app, to replace the one that Apple removed during its last iOS upgrade.

In a way, Apple shot itself in the foot because, by dropping Google’s apps, they effectively allowed Google to prove is better at iOS app development than they are. (Barring the Gmail app, but that’s a different story.)

Expect iOS7 to have an updated design philosophy, because it’s beginning to feel dated now that developers are increasingly outpacing Apple itself at app design.

11:40 // 1 year ago
December 17, 2012

Google joins drone business, saves wildlife in one fell swoop

  • $5M the amount Google gave the World Wildlife Fund in an effort to fight wildlife crime. How, you ask? Well, it involves drones and rhinos. “The grant enables WWF to test advanced but easily-replicable technologies and create an overarching system to curb poaching—an important complement to the work WWF, partners and governments are already undertaking,” the group says. Cool. source
22:54 // 1 year ago
December 12, 2012
Tumblr’s back up and Google Maps for iOS is out. Looks like your night just got slightly more exciting. (Though the new phoenix-like Flickr app should keep you busy, too.)

Tumblr’s back up and Google Maps for iOS is out. Looks like your night just got slightly more exciting. (Though the new phoenix-like Flickr app should keep you busy, too.)

23:31 // 1 year ago