Steve Jobs was very upfront about the fact that good artists copy, and great artists steal. According to former Palm CEO — and Apple SVP — Jon Rubinstein, the company Steve started is still a great artist.
A new study by by cloud optimization company Newvem checked 61,545 Amazon Web Services instances which total a yearly spend of over $157 million. The good news is that cloud users are getting much more savvy about security, utilization, and optimization.
But there’s still room to improve — a lot of room.
While Google and Waze prepare to come together, Consumer Watchdog is urging the FTC and DOJ to stop the sale lest the two create a maps monopoly.
VentureBeat has asked around to find out which ad companies offer the most compelling mobile products today and beyond.
Shockingly, the European Union may turn out to be ordinary Americans’ best friend.
Google Glass might be a controversial device when it comes to privacy, but one aspect no one disputes is that the unit is underpowered. A new teardown explains why.
Google sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney General and FBI today asking for permission to include secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act orders in its transparency reports.
“The revelations about the National Security Agency’s surveillance apparatus, if true, represent a stunning abuse of our basic rights,” the organization’s open letter reads. “We demand the U.S. Congress reveal the full extent of the NSA’s spying programs.”
Google officially announced this morning that yes, it has closed on the Waze acquisition, and yes, Google and Waze will be “outsmarting traffic together.”
A newly released poll found that fifty-six percent of Americans find the National Security Agency’s secret tracking of our telephone records “acceptable” and sixty-two percent think it is more important for the government to investigate threats, even if it intrudes on privacy.
Google has been cooking up clever “doodles” that celebrate people and events for years. Today’s doodle goes for a walk on the wild side by celebrating the 85th birthday of author Maurice Sendak, best known for the 1963 book Where the Wild Things Are.
We the people, baby.
According to the latest report, Google has beaten Apple and Facebook in the battle over GPS app Waze.
Editor’s Pick Just because your company doesn’t allow the government to access your servers directly, or you’ve never heard of any data collection program called PRISM, doesn’t mean you’re not a part of it.
Guest Post As a 15-year veteran of the digital marketing world and a captain of our agency’s recent remodel, I have gathered years of insight into necessities of a website relaunch.
Even a blog post co-written by Larry Page isn’t going to satisfy anyone in a “He said, she said” story about government spying.
The National Association of Attorneys General says Google permits ads and YouTube videos for sellers of counterfeit drugs and dangerous (but legal) drugs — you know, the good stuff, like Adderall or Oxycontin — without prescriptions.
Editor’s Pick Google filed a petition resisting government requests to provide private information about its users, but last week a U.S. judge rejected the petition and ordered the company to comply with secret demands.
We’ve contacted all those companies to get a statement from them on why they are allegedly participating, what they are reportedly giving to the NSA, and how their customers and users can trust that anything they transmit or share through those services can ever be private.
“We do not provide any government organization with direct access to Facebook servers,” siad a Facebook rep. Google says it doesn’t even have any knowledge of the PRISM program. So who’s not telling the truth?
“That’s the kind of word game they play,” ex-NSA chief Bill Binney said also at Def Con. “There’s absolutely no excuse for him even implying that he’s not collecting all this data.”
The Washington Post reported today that a number of tech companies are participating in a top secret data mining program for the FBI and NSA, dubbed PRISM.
No more tying strings around fingers for Android users — note-taking and organization-solutions provider Evernote has announced that reminders, their most requested feature, are included in the latest software update.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about Bing Translator is that with this app, Microsoft has enabled fully-system-integrated translation.
A Google Glass startup incubator has launched what might be the first app directory for the device.
Who needs money when you can have iMoney?
The founders of Ngmoco have moved on to create the interest-based network that gives you what you want on a topic.
Sometimes it pays, in wars between giants, to align with one side.
Guest Post We’d all like to believe that we’re past the stage where marketing matters. If your product is good enough, shouldn’t the blog reviews and viral attention take care of itself?
Hate your Samsung Galaxy’s keyboard? Now you’ve got a better option from Google.
In the court of public opinion, Google is the star quarterback with the big pickup truck and all the friends, Apple is the top running back, and Facebook? Well, Facebook might be the captain of the debate team.
Search is the gold standard in the internet marketing world. Nothing beats customers finding you via organic search, arriving at your website straight from Google, ready and willing to make a purchase.
Perhaps almost nothing.
Which isn’t to say that Glass is just a fancy camera that hangs on your face, but it might be wise for Google to start highlighting its other uses.
Android gets one of the best board games of the past 10 years in Ticket to Ride.
In addition, a new notifications feature enables you to customize whether you want notifications of new email based on the categories Google has sorted them into.
Guest Post Google Glass for health care will remain a concept — rather than a practice — until developers gain a better understanding of the medical environment.
The term “glassholes” almost got an entirely new meaning today, as the first porn app for Google Glass was released. And was banned almost as quickly.
As sure as gravity, Google Play will surpass Apple’s app downloads in September of this year. It’s simple a matter of mathematics.
The conventional wisdom in the smartphone market is that Android is overtaking everything else. But in surprising news released this morning by Kantar, Apple’s iPhone and Microsoft’s Windows Phone are actually growing market share faster than Android.
There goes my great plan to use Glass to help me remember people I’m supposed to know.