Posts tagged Google

9 months ago

Over the past couple of months, Google has been playing its own peculiar game of Moneyball. It may not make a ton of sense right now, but Google is setting itself up to leave its competitors in the lurch as it moves into the next generation of computing.

Read the full article on ReadWrite.

3 years ago

via Engadget.

3 years ago

European Unions One charger for all starts sampling, coming this year — Engadget.

The EU expects all manufacturers to have chargers adhering to the new guidelines by the end of 2011 — and if you’re wondering about how Apple, one of the signatories to this agreement, will handle it, there’s a note to say that adapters will be allowed on phones without a micro-USB port. Full press release after the break.

3 years ago

What Apple offers in exchange for giving up Freedom 0 (and they ask not only end users but also developers to give it up) is a new freedom for computer users — the freedom to install stuff on your computer without screwing things up. Freedom 0 is about giving you the right to screw up your computer in whatever way you see fit. Apple’s freedom is about giving you the opportunity to install any of thousands of applications with the knowledge that your phone will work just as well after you install them as it did before, and that you can get rid of those applications whenever you want.

rc3.org – A third kind of freedom.

3 years ago

An interesting article by John Gruber on Apps for Android.

In fact, the Android Market, as a whole, bears a lot more resemblance to the Cydia app store than it does to Apple’s official App Store…

I’m not saying Android is in trouble. The opposite, in fact: I think it’s going to continue growing — in terms of handset sales — despite this. And maybe as Android handset sales grow, this situation will change, and developers will start creating exclusive killer apps for the platform, drawn by the size of the market.

…Android, today, is thriving despite the fact that its third-party software library is very weak compared to iOS’s. It’s not that most top-notch mobile apps are written for iOS. It’s that almost all of them are, despite the fact that Android, by most accounts, has surpassed iOS in phone sales and perhaps drawn even in unit sales overall. Android developer support has grown over the past year, but at nowhere near a rate that’s commensurate with the growth in Android handset sales.

My hypothesis hinges on three factors:

  1. Apple has carefully constructed iOS and the iTunes App Store to support this “app console” model.
  2. Developers, large and small, have swarmed to Apple’s app console model, with consumer-friendly apps, design, presentation, and pricing.
  3. iOS users understand the app console model and have embraced it — both in terms of a willingness to look for and install apps, and a willingness to pay for them.

None of those three things are true for Android.

Daring Fireball: Where Are the Android Killer Apps?.

Google uncloaks once-secret server

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Google uncloaks once-secret server | Business Tech – CNET News.

Tweets on 2009-03-11

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YouTube unplugs music videos in U.K.

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Google announced today that it will be pulling all music videos off their UK YouTube site as they can’t afford to pay PRS…or something to that effect. More details on Webware. YouTube unplugs music videos in U.K. | Webware – CNET.

Mathematics Search Engine

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A Mathematics Search Engine for Undergraduates – via Physics Forums

EDIT: moved to http://mathharbour.blogspot.com/

Atlantis found?

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OMG! Did Google Earth find Atlantis? | Webware – CNET.

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