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Corporations have a big advantage when it comes to ‘big data’

Computers are spewing forth data at astronomical rates about everything from astrophysics to internet shopping. And it could be hugely valuable, writes John Naughton One of the most famous quotes in the history of the computing industry is the assertion that “640KB ought to be enough for anybody“, allegedly made…

The top 50 Android phone apps

There is far more to smartphone life than Apple’s iPhone. Google launched its Android software in 2008 and has since sold more than 300m of its smartphones; currently, more than 850,000 are added to that number every day. More than 450,000 apps are available on Google Play, which is generating…

Google hires Digg’s Kevin Rose

Google confirmed Friday that it has hired Digg co-founder Kevin Rose and other members of the team at his latest project, Milk, an incubator for startups making “apps” for mobile gadgets. The 35-year-old serial entrepreneur considered a Silicon Valley star will evidently be putting his skills to work on the…

Former Google exec slams search giant as an ‘advertising company’

A former Google executive went public on Tuesday with a lament that the Internet star has become obsessed with advertising and seizing the online social networking crown from Facebook. James Whittaker left Microsoft in 2009 for a high-level software engineering job at Google only to recently jump back to the…

Apple subpoenaed by FTC over Google’s search deal on iPhone and iPad

Antitrust investigation expands to include mobile search, where Apple and Google split $1.3bn of revenues in 2011 By Charles Arthur A US antitrust investigation into Google has subpoenaed Apple to find out more information about the deal by which the search giant provides services for the iPhone and iPad, according to Bloomberg, citing sources inside…

German Internet users cry foul over law requiring Google to pay news providers

Germany’s Internet community, gathered at the world’s biggest high-tech fair, was up in arms Thursday at a draft law forcing Google and other similar sites to pay media firms for content. “This draft is completely backward,” fumed Bernhard Rohleder, director general of Bitkom, the German federation representing high-tech industries. “We…

Australia’s Barrier Reef to get Google treatment

Australian scientists mapping the Great Barrier Reef will broadcast their findings in partnership with Google, emulating its “Street View” to spotlight the impact of climate change. The University of Queensland’s Seaview Survey will use custom-designed cameras and diving robots to plumb never-before-seen depths of the reef off Australia’s northeast coast.…

Peeing Frenchman sues Google for making him ‘laughing stock’

A Frenchman is suing Google for making him the laughing stock of his village after the firm’s Street View service put on the Internet a picture of him urinating in his garden, his lawyer said Thursday. “He discovered the existence of this photo after noticing that he had become an…

Consumer groups urge Google to delay privacy revamp

WASHINGTON — A coalition of European and US consumer advocacy groups made a last-ditch appeal to Internet search and advertising giant Google on Wednesday to delay changes to its privacy policies. In a joint letter to Google chief executive Larry Page, the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) urged Google to…

Europe to investigate Google’s new privacy policy

(Reuters) – France’s data protection regulator will launch an official investigation into Google’s new privacy policy and said that its preliminary view was that it did not conform with European laws on protecting individuals’ privacy. In a letter to Google dated February 27, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des…

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