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Consumer Watchdog filed a Freedom of Information Act request today with the
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy seeking copies of email
between Internet Policy chief Andrew McLaughlin and his former employer,
The nonpartisan, nonprofit consumer group made the request after an online
publication printed an article showing that McLaughlin's "Buzz" profile
revealed that many of his most frequent email correspondents were Google
employees. Before being appointed the OSTP's Deputy Chief Technology Officer
for Internet Policy, McLaughlin was Google's head of Global Public Policy,
its top global lobbyist.
Consumer Watchdog opposed McLaughlin's appointment by President Obama saying
that it violated the intent of the Administration's ethics rules meant to end
the revolving door between lobbyists and the executive branch.
"The ... (more)
Having alienated carriers like Sprint and Verizon by trying to sell its
Android-based Nexus One phone direct to the consumer from its
google.com/phone online store - Google's attempt to change the traditional
cell phone sales model - it's killing the four-month-old store, describing it
as merely "niche channel for early adopters," meaning its sales have been
It swears it's because "many customers like a hands-on experience before
buying a phone, and they also want a wide range of service plans to chose
Google was trying to sell a Nexus One for $529 without a con... (more)
Google has lost the guy who started and led its Chrome OS project to
Matthew Papakipos (pictured), who joined Google in 2007 when it acquired
PeakStream which he founded, tweeted the news Monday morning, saying “Now
that Chrome OS & WebGL are in good shape, it’s time for something new.
I’m going to work @ Facebook! Love the product and team. Woot!”
Google, meanwhile, is running up a Facebook clone according to a tweet
Saturday by Digg co-founder and CEO Kevin Rose that said, “Ok, umm, huge
rumor: Google to launch Facebook competitor very soon ‘Google Me,’ very
Due to a record increase in the number, quality and breadth of submissions to
the Conference Advisory Board, the organizers of 8th Cloud Expo (June 6-9,
2011) - Cloud Expo New York 2011 - have extended the technical program
through the addition of an all-new "Telcos in the Cloud" track - to
complement the already extensive selection of tracks, including
"Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing," "Federal/Government Cloud Computing,"
"Real-World Virtualization,"Cloud Security & Performance," "The Cloud in
Practice: Case Studies," and the always-popular "Hot Topics" track.
Because the she... (more)
"We applaud GSA for boldly embracing the benefits of cloud computing to
improve communications and collaboration across their diverse organization,"
said Ted Davies, president of Unisys Federal Systems. "We are excited to
partner with our longstanding GSA customer to more effectively deliver their
mission supporting other agencies and the U.S. citizens at a lower cost to
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) on Thursday awarded a contract
to Unisys to create a secure cloud-based email and collaboration platform,
based on Google Apps for Government, to all... (more)
"Enterprises everywhere are realizing the inherent benefits of running their
core IT services in the cloud,” said Todd McKinnon, most recently VP of
Engineering at Salesforce.com from 2003 to 2009, and now CEO of the on-demand
identity and access management service, Okta.
"This shift fundamentally requires them to rethink their IT infrastructure
and how their employees access it," McKinnon added. "Okta," he continued, "is
the only enterprise class, on-demand service purpose built to help customer
secure and manage their entire cloud services network and the people who need