Here’s today’s…I have to say, when I make a list of these stories (throughout the day), about 70% of them are related to Google. Not to over-Google this and to keep it balanced, I have to remove a lot of these. A lot. Anyways, enjoy and have a good weekend! (yes, it’s a weekend here. 2am, Saturday)
rev2.org Daily Rundown #3 for 27th January 2006
- Google Admits their Video Store Mistake (SeattlePI): But sadly, I still think they’re clueless Finally, just after a day of their minor-UI change, we are hearing words like “We made a big mistake,” but sadly alongside words like “fallen far short” (Allen Winer) and “appallingly half-baked” (David Pogue). It’s a good sign they’re a bit aware now, though. Now if only they could admit that their UI sucks and fix it.
- Google Tunes (Forbes): iTunes Competor May be in the Works Speculations are that Google’s making their own iTunes competitor. If this turns out to be anything, anything like the Google Video Store or even the video software, in the UI perspective that is, I’m quitting. Seriously, Yahoo!, you’ll have me. Forever.
- Yahoo!-Digg Rumors Officially Denied (Kevin Rose): No, they’re not doing it… I posted about this yesterday. Because Kevin lightly denied these in the comments of the digg post, not many people took it seriously but now that he’s officially denied it on the digg blog, it’s final. It ain’t happening. Which stupid person makes these? A few weeks ago it was Technorati, few days it was YouTube, today Digg. Why? Is it just that these companies are so good, that, like their peers, we don’t want to just predict they’re next. We want to make it happen. I can certainly point fingers here, but since I don’t want to get into trouble, I’ll hold that thought.
- Google vs. DOJ ain’t About Privacy (NYT): They have me convinced… Ok, so I’ve changed my perspective in all this. This article really has me convinced now, and I’m just hating every moment of admitting this. They put some people to the test and it seems all this isn’t about privacy at all. Quoted, “they’re just a string of words” that go together. It’s about trade secrets and civil procedure.
- StopBadware.org: Will it Really Work? This has been spreading a lot of buzz recently so I thought I’d mention it. It’s basically a project funded by Sun, Lenovo and Google that aims to stop spyware, adware and all the ‘badware’ that’s lieing around. It’s based on a social-contribution model. Personally, I don’t think it will work. There’s just too much talk-the-talk involved.
- Google’s Cache Not Copyright Breach (The Register): They finally get it… Of course, any Google user who uses that feature very frequently (including myself) already knew that. It’s no copyright breaching. It’s just backing up (if the link you clicked on is down) or backing up (if the link you clicked on has changed). I’m sorry, where’s the AdSense? Where’s the ‘stealing of content and design and making ones own’? Where’s the irony? Of course, there isn’t. Glad to see the court officially ruling this.
- FireFlicks: 30-second Firefox Ad Competition …with awesome prizes ($5,000 gift voucher, media center PC, etc). Just as a note, I’m totally entering this. Just finished writing the script today, will be filming it over the weekend. Can’t tell you more, eg. the plot, but once it’s officially accepted in the content will be sure to say whatever I can about it.
There, I did it. 4 (out of 7) stories all about Google. Actually, that’s 4 1/2 if you count the StopBadware which is partly funded by Google. Really, what do they do to get in the news so much? I want to know.