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January 23, 2014
San Francisco Bay Area protesters, who have been targeting Google’s shuttle buses in the city over issues of gentrification and criticism of the company’s practices, have apparently resorted to bothering individual Google employees, because there’s nothing about that that doesn’t scream “alienating people who might otherwise be on your side.”

San Francisco Bay Area protesters, who have been targeting Google’s shuttle buses in the city over issues of gentrification and criticism of the company’s practices, have apparently resorted to bothering individual Google employees, because there’s nothing about that that doesn’t scream “alienating people who might otherwise be on your side.”

23:18 // 7 months ago
January 13, 2014

Stuff you may have missed: January 13, 2014

Google just bought a thermostat company. Nest, which is led by the man who essentially invented the iPod, sold to the tech giant for $3.2 billion bucks. Google plans to keep it going as a separate company.

The above deal totally overshadows the day’s other aquisition—Facebook’s buyout of Branch, a company started with the investment of two Twitter co-founders. Awkward.

Colorado’s latest pot-fueled endeavor: The state just received federal funding to create “Don’t Drive Stoned" ads.

Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander went to lunch today at a diner, but not just any diner. THAT diner. You know the one.

Some heartless scammers got caught tricking old people with robocalls.

19:38 // 8 months ago
January 7, 2014
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December 15, 2013
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December 9, 2013
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December 1, 2013
Starr says Google Glass is no more intrusive than camera-equipped cell phones that do nearly the same thing. “I think privacy is vapor now,” Starr said. “There are cameras everywhere. There are recording devices everywhere.”
Google Glass ban at Capitol Hill restaurant stirs privacy debate 
11:02 // 9 months ago
November 21, 2013
Microsoft’s latest venture comes as no surprise; competition in the wearables space really is heating up.
Google’s witty response to Microsoft’s new anti-Google clothing line. Unlike Google Glass though, you’ll probably look stupid wearing Microsoft’s gear.
20:54 // 9 months ago
November 20, 2013
marketingland:

“Keep Calm While We Steal Your Data” – Microsoft Now Selling Scroogled Merchandise

That seems like a proper use of Google’s intellectual property by Microsoft. Hey, by the way, did you know that Microsoft took a legislative hatchet to a software patent reform this week? So they have a place to talk about the ethical practices of other companies.

marketingland:

“Keep Calm While We Steal Your Data” – Microsoft Now Selling Scroogled Merchandise

That seems like a proper use of Google’s intellectual property by Microsoft. Hey, by the way, did you know that Microsoft took a legislative hatchet to a software patent reform this week? So they have a place to talk about the ethical practices of other companies.

(via searchengineland)

22:27 // 9 months ago
October 31, 2013

Stuff you may have missed: Thursday, October 31

Remember that time when Gawker suggested there was a video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack that was floating around somewhere, and how they tried to pay for it? Turns out that where there’s smoke, there’s crack, and Toronto police have the video in their possession after arrested the dude who apparently had it.

Appeals court to judge who said the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy was illegal: Stop.

Can Google, Oracle, and Red Hat employees solve the HealthCare.gov fiasco, anyway?

Want do depress yourself? Read up on what vapid celebrities are doing this Halloween.

Edward Snowden has a job.

18:51 // 10 months ago
October 30, 2013
fastcompany:

Cecilia Abadie, a Google Glass Explorer and resident of California, Land of the Technologically Free, is sparking a big debate on her Google Plus page right now after she scanned a photo of a ticket she got last night for wearing Google Glass while driving.
According to the ticket, the precise charge against Abadie is “Driving with monitor visible to driver (Google Glass).” Abadie was first pulled over for speeding, which she received a citation for and claims was justified. But she adds, “The cop was being really nasty and asking me again and again why I was wearing Google Glass in the car.”
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Just wait ‘til this guy pulls over a self-driving car.

fastcompany:

Cecilia Abadie, a Google Glass Explorer and resident of California, Land of the Technologically Free, is sparking a big debate on her Google Plus page right now after she scanned a photo of a ticket she got last night for wearing Google Glass while driving.

According to the ticket, the precise charge against Abadie is “Driving with monitor visible to driver (Google Glass).” Abadie was first pulled over for speeding, which she received a citation for and claims was justified. But she adds, “The cop was being really nasty and asking me again and again why I was wearing Google Glass in the car.”

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Just wait ‘til this guy pulls over a self-driving car.

13:09 // 10 months ago