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Tech Bubble Talk from Eric Schmidt

Are we in a bubble or not? Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt thinks the idea is worth paying attention to. He isn't declaring we are in one but he says either the revenue growth of these new tech companies is...

Where Google is Vulnerable to the FTC Probe

Google has responded to the FTC probe regarding its potential monopolist practice of directing users to its network of sites and in a blog post from Amit Singhal, a Google fellow they explain that their focus is primarily on users....

So Google Can Alter its Results Manually?

Recently it was reported that former CEO of Google Eric Schmidt tried to have his political contributions hidden from Google. The news reminded me that a few years back I wrote about the cozy relationship between Schmidt and President Obama...

Google and SayNow, What it Means To Telecom

The search leader made the acquisition in part to gain social network traction as well as to become entrenched as a communications API and service provider Many surmise that part of the reason Larry Page is taking over the CEO...

Crucial Google and HP News

Here's a quick digest of the news you need to know from the past hour: 4 HP directors are stepping down - these are the one who pushed out Mark Hurd in the weird soap opera style of the "he...

Google Furthers Android Everywhere Strategy

Google's recent Phonetic Arts purchase shows the search leader is serious about seeing Android in virtually any and every device you can think of. Phonetic Arts makes software which makes TTS more natural, allowing humans to have a more fluid...

Did the FTC Let Google Off Easy?

You have likely heard Google was investigated by the FTC for privacy breaches regarding its Street View data gathering practices which collected passwords and emails in some cases. TMC’s Erin Harrison covered this news explaining the FTC dropped the case...

Move into Your Bathroom and Change Your Name to Avoid Tech Pitfalls

Apparently there is something called a tech addiction - at least that is what I heard as I was browsing the web from my iPad last night in bed while watching TV. I don't consider myself a tech addict as...

Google: Privacy Died Long Ago

This past weekend the Wall Street Journal interviewed Google CEO Eric Schmidt and there were some interesting comments about how Google knows so much about you and moreover knows your location and as such the company can remind you to...

Russia to Duplicate Silicon Valley? Good Luck With That

Which country wouldn't want to duplicate the success of Silicon Valley? What leader wouldn't want to be the one who brought their country to the technological forefront? TMCnet's Erin Harrison reports that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev toured Silicon Valley on...

Allow Free Markets to Solve the Newspaper Problem

The controversy between newspapers and Google has been going on for quite a while and recently Rupert Murdoch has threatened to pull the content from his various companies such as Fox News and Wall Street Journal off Google and instead...

Eric Schmidt Steps Down from Apple Board

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has stepped down from Apple's board. Many are surprised Schmidt didn't step down earlier but certainly when Apple did the about face on Google Voice which sparked questions from the FCC, the stage was set. According...

More Google Antitrust Talk

Back in January of this year I mentioned the possibility of antitrust moves towards Google from the Obama administration. I even mentioned Eric Schmidt bodying up with Obama to protect the search leader. A new article in the New York...

Is Eric Schmidt Protecting a Google Monopoly?

Photo courtesy of NY Times Eric Schmidt seems to be everywhere but most often attached to the hip of President Obama. I have a simple question to ask. Many of us know Google is more or less a monopoly...

Communications and Technology Stories August 14, 2008

Please enjoy some communications and technology stories while having your morning (or evening) tea or coffee. My thoughts in brief -- Extreme is smart to jump on the energy efficient bandwagon, Jajah claims to have over 10 million users in...

Google Phone

Here is the latest on the Google branded cell phone from the Wall Street Journal. Here is a summary:   1)      Google has a prototype cell phone they are shopping 2)      The phone has a keyboard 3)      US carriers don’t...

Google Getting Reckless

I thought Eric Schmidt’s comments about Viacom being a company built for lawsuits a bit reckless. Upon further investigation however, he may be correct and this sort of comment is as true as it is offensive. Still a company with...
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