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It’s Time.

Count Tag Heuer as the latest to join the burgeoning wearable technology watch market.

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Breathtaking!

Way to go Google (Street View) for incorporating immersive-photos of Greenland into this service…

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YouTube Kids!

Let’s hope that Monday’s planned rollout is a great success (and not the troll-fest that YouTube itself has far too often devolved into being!)

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The ‘Digital’ Dark Age?

Akin to how NASA mistakenly allowed their Apollo Space Mission data to not be read (due to hardware / software obsolescence) Vint Cerf (an ‘net pioneer) has raised concerns of a parallel event for today’s data.

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Let’s Hope…

However, idealistic… let’s hope that Google’s initiative to take on America’s Telecom Industry is not only real but actually does something that they have failed woefully to do: drive prices down; increase access and services through increased competition!

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Cover Wall.

Rolling Stone magazine’s ‘Cover Wall’ partnership with Google Play is an excellent medium to open up the organization’s coffers to a decentralized, digital base versus sticking to their printed (legacy) orientation.

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Ad-Free.

Google’s ‘Contributor’ allows end-users to pay a nominal-fee (at this juncture anyway) in order to view ad-free websites… look for lots of copy-cat ideas to continue as the ‘net matures and firms seeks additional revenue streams. (Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/hSQ9OA Google Contributor: http://goo.gl/HGaTnp

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Get Lost…

Well, not literally but metaphorically as it seems this is the underlying message that Samsung has made regarding the announcement of a partnership with Nokia maps. Their decision to become less dependent on Google could have the unintended by-product of … Continue reading

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Drone It?

With ‘google-it’ having become some sort of post-modern verb is ‘drone-it’ far behind? Who know? Nevertheless, the firm’s announcement of successfully field-testing (albeit still in the nascent stage regarding distance; payload and real-world disaster conditions) their drones in Australia earlier … Continue reading

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YouPay.

Google’s plan to launch an ad-free, subscription-based service could be a potential harbinger (let’s hope not) for the ultimate demise of free video services (as the Internet continues to mature and firm’s seek what seems like everyday possible to squeeze … Continue reading

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