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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 // 4 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 // 5 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 // 5 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 // 5 months ago
October 24, 2013
Along the lines of self-driving cars and smart glasses, Google’s newest venture promises to wow the tech scene. Only, it’s not quite tech, at least in the traditional sense. The venture is called California Life Company, or Calico for short, and its goal is to extend human life by 20 to 100 years.

Google Wants You to Live 170 Years

I luff you, Google.

(via kateoplis)

Awesome. I’m pro-living-longer.

13:20 // 5 months ago
October 6, 2013
The assistant to this state rep called my friend back and said, ‘We’d like to hire him, but we Google every potential employee, and the first thing that came up when we searched for Maxwell was a mug shot for a drug arrest.’ I know what I did was wrong, and I understand the punishment. But these Web sites are punishing me, and because I don’t have the money it would take to get my photo off them all, there is nothing I can do about it.
College student Maxwell Birnbaum • Discussing his arrest for possession of ecstasy, and subsequent blackballing by a selection of mugshot websites through Google. If Birnbaum wants his mugshot to go offline, he’ll have to pay hundreds of dollars per site to remove it. The New York Times has a great piece on the issue—caused by sites like JustMugshots, which take content from police websites and repost it on their own—and the damage it causes people who have been arrested, even after their records have been cleared. Read to the end. Reporter David Segal seriously got some great results on this piece.
9:31 // 6 months ago
October 1, 2013
hereiswhereiloveyou:

Seems pretty odd that the Google Doodle of choice honors Yosemite Park when the government shutdown is currently affecting the National Park system…

Lesson of the day: If you tag SFB in a post about Google’s ill-timed paean to the National Park system, we will reblog it and point how that could have all been prevented with a little Googling.

hereiswhereiloveyou:

Seems pretty odd that the Google Doodle of choice honors Yosemite Park when the government shutdown is currently affecting the National Park system…

Lesson of the day: If you tag SFB in a post about Google’s ill-timed paean to the National Park system, we will reblog it and point how that could have all been prevented with a little Googling.

7:58 // 6 months ago
September 11, 2013
Here’s the factory Motorola is using to crank out its U.S.-made smartphones.

Here’s the factory Motorola is using to crank out its U.S.-made smartphones.

11:15 // 7 months ago
September 9, 2013

Today in reporting on rumors that didn’t pan out. (first, second)

19:37 // 7 months ago
September 7, 2013
19:57 // 7 months ago