Monthly Archives: April 2012

Street View (Or, ‘Screw You?’)

Wow; Google was fined a ‘whopping’ $25,000 for violating privacy laws regarding their Street View data collection… just another example of a High Tech firm essentially ‘paying for the cost doing business’ by how they ‘handle’ your data. In other … Continue reading

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It’s Personal?

Google’s posting of the FCC report on their (reported) violations of privacy (as per the firm’s Street View functionality) is (perhaps) either: a) an audacious snub to the government’s regulatory powers; and/or: b) just a Public Service gesture? In sum, … Continue reading

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The ‘Halo’ Effect.

With one-in-four buyers of the iPad being a first-time / new customer; Apple is seriously cashing in / gaining mindshare in both hardware and applications (which are obviously driving some of the record Wall Street numbers they’re posting… quarter over … Continue reading

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Biggest* Doesn’t = Best…

Congrats to Samsung for passing Nokia (as the world’s leading handset manufacturer). Nevertheless, being the largest in units shipped*¬†doesn’t equate to: 1) selling the most units; 2) being the best handset e.g., Smartphone. No offense to Samsung; however, the reality … Continue reading

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Houston, We’ve Got A Problem.

Actually, if Google’s by-laws governing how any given end-user consents regarding how the firm plans to (essentially) mine their data said blog posting / title looks to be anything but a ‘local’ issue (as it’ll in all probability be a … Continue reading

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Taking a Test Drive.

Google’s Drive appears to be the next step in their Open Office push for both the firm and what looks to be a continued (general) migration towards Cloud Computing (which interesting enough seems to harken back to the days of … Continue reading

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So What?

Independent of whether Oracle buys RIM and/or how their on-going legal wrangling with Google turns out… the simple reality is this: RIM’s woes are a combination of self-inflicted and the fact that the market has (largely) passed them by. As … Continue reading

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The Next Generation…

Intel’s announcement of their next-generation of nano-processors is (potentially) a good sign on three fronts: one) they reportedly perform 20% better; two) they also supposedly use 20% less energy, and; three) with how fierce the competition has become for them … Continue reading

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A $15.00 Website!?

In an era when / where high-tech is showing (almost) no boundaries this reality is clearly evident by North Korea’s purchase and use of a template (for their official governmental homepage) created by a Southern California Web Designer… (Source) LA … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day!

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