July 23, 2014

New Online: Google Glass Preview Video

Here’s a new preview video (supplied by Google) of what it looks like when wearing a pair of the glasses.  You’ll also here people using voice activated commands (e.g. “record a video”) to accomplish different tasks. A few static images are also available here.  Want to get a pair…soon? You’ll need to become a Google […]

New Online: Israel’s Antiquities Authority and Google Release 5,000 Digitized Images of Dead Sea Scroll Segments

Note: Today’s release comes about 15 months after after Google and the IAA made hi-res images of five of the dead sea scrolls available online. More about that project here. Now, today’s news. From the Official Google Blog: The Israel Antiquities Authority is launching the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library, an online collection […]

GBS: Google Wins Stay From U.S. Appeals Court on E-Books Case

From Bloomberg: Google Inc. (won a bid to delay a copyright lawsuit by the Authors Guild of America over the company’s plans to digitally scan millions of books while it appeals a decision that allows the plaintiffs to sue as a class. U.S. Circuit Judge Raymond Lohier of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan […]

Roundup: GBS: Google And Authors Guild Face Off in Court

UPDATE (May 4, 2011): New York Law School professor and noted GBS expert, James Grimmelmann has posted an in-depth summary along with some commentary about Thursday’s GBS hearing on The Laboratorium (his blog). 1. Google Says Individuals, Not Authors Guild Has Standing In Books Case (via WSJ) Google Inc. presented Judge Denny Chin with an interesting […]

Web Search: Google Offering Paid Inclusion in Some “Vertical Search” Areas

Danny Sullivan has the details and plenty of examples at Search Engine Land. Why are we sharing this? Here are even more reasons (if needed) to understand and share how the web search business works and how to interpret a search results page. Google changing its tune is important and interesting but what’s most important […]

Google is Saying So Long To More Products, Services & Making Changes to Google Patent Search

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The list of products, services being eliminated include 1. Google Related Search Add-On What’s notable here is that Google didn’t even give this product a year to make it. It launched last August. 2. Google One Pass This was the program Google developed for publishers. Lots of talk but it only last 14 months. Here’s […]

Wikipedia’s Official Mobile Apps Say So Long to Google Maps

By Charles Cooper: First it was Foursquare. And then Apple. Now, it’s Wikipedia’s turn to switch from Google Maps to OpenStreetMap. Wikipedia’s decision, announced in a blog post, is likely to raise more questions about the company’s decision to charge so-called high-volume users of its Maps APIs, which formerly were free. In March, Google started […]

Google's Art Project Expands: Now With More than 30,000 Hi-Res Images From 151 Museums

At the Musee d’Orsay in Paris today, Google announced a major expansion of the Google Art Project. Fast Facts About the Expansion from the Google Blog: 1. At Launch (Last Year) 1,000 Hi-Res Images from 17 Museums in Nine Countries 2. As of Today, 30,000+ Hi-Res Images from 151 Museums in 40 Countries 3. Plus, […]

A Roundup of News About Google (Google+, Privacy, New Features)

A roundup of some recent reports. Of course, this only roundup only scratches the surface of recent Google press. Google + Google+ Users Are Spending Just 3.3 Minutes a Month on Site, ComScore Says (via Bloomberg) Google’s arrogance exposed in Google+ (via Marketwatch) Note: This article includes a link to a WSJ with more statistics. […]

36 Attorneys General Question Google's New Privacy Policy While Center For Digital Democracy Files Complaint With FTC

Two stories. 1.  State AGs Voice Concern With Google’s Privacy Changes (via CNBC) Citing concerns that recent changes to Google’s privacy policy heighten the risk of identity theft and fraud, 36 Attorneys General have sent the company’s chief executive a letter outlining their issues with the new guidelines. Full Text of Letter Sent to Larry […]