Is ‘Google MD’ a bad idea?

Google will start providing medial and health information in their knowledge graph. Sounds like a good idea? Well, maybe not.

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Why Google feels it should never ‘forget’. And why they’re wrong.

The European court has decided that people have a right to be forgotten, or have certain things forgotten about. This ruling means that Google is no longer allowed to ‘remember’ certain things for us, forever and for everyone. This morning I read an open letter by David Drummond, Chief Legal Officer at Google. Google, he … Meer lezen over Why Google feels it should never ‘forget’. And why they’re wrong.

A little wake-up call, by Google

On february 29th Google must have lost a lot of data. Over all social media there were people reminding us that this was the day when we should delete our Google history. On march 1st Google would start combining its data collection (and collected data) from all its services; search, Gmail, Maps, YouTube et cetera. … Meer lezen over A little wake-up call, by Google

Analysts discuss Youtube

"Hello, I am an analyst. I work at a bank. Credit Suisse to be exact. And I say that Google paid too much for YouTube and that they are losing money on it and they probably regret buying it in the first place." Actually, I am not sure whether 'analyst' is a proper job at … Meer lezen over Analysts discuss Youtube

Perpetuum postile – The neverending post

"The latest timesuck we didn't need " is how a Wired reader described Google Buzz, which -to me- seems to be partly true. Whether or not it's a timesuck is probably up to yourself, but we sure did not need it. Most popular things on the internet are not needed. We just somehow believe that … Meer lezen over Perpetuum postile – The neverending post

Time for a new search engine startup

I am a total non-coder when it comes to computers (or anything else for that matter). I suck at math, don't even know the difference between a logarithm and an algorithm... However, had I been a computer whizz, I would've started my own software firm to develop just one thing; a search engine. From Google … Meer lezen over Time for a new search engine startup

New frontier: what’s going on NOW?

Only one post ago (how time flies) I uttered a mea culpa on having dissed Twitter, when it can be such an elegant medium. I guess that any web-channel that provides me with something worthwhile I would undoubtedly have missed otherwise must at least be a little 'ok' . Then, today, through Twitter I ended … Meer lezen over New frontier: what’s going on NOW?