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PC World – Google Buzz got off to a rocky start this week with complaints
over exposed Gmail contacts and other privacy issues, and Google has
scrambled to fix them.
In a blog post, Gmail and Google Buzz Product Manager Todd Jackson outline
some changes that will make it easier for new Google Buzz users to control
their privacy settings. Here’s a rundown, along with more privacy
suggestions — as long as Google’s in the mood to fix things.
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)
For the people who are not in technology/computer industry, it seems to be
too hard to believe that Google is more than just an e-mail service and
I compiled few important legal privacy notices from Google Website and you
can imagine how your data, emails, chats, mobile apps and Buzz can be used.
“Google may know you more than your parents, wife and kids“
Website : http://www.google.com/buzz/help/privacy.html
When you first enter Google Buzz, to make the startup experience easier, we
may automatically select people for you to follow based on the people you... (more)
The rumors are approaching consensus that a pair of new netbooks running the
Google Chrome OS may/will be available early in the New Year. The details
of the specs and marketing plans are still a bit vague, but we do know that
they will run the Chrome OS, which is best imagined as the Chrome web browser
and the Linux operating system grafted together.
We think that they will be called "Smartbooks". We have a persistent,
unconfirmed notion that they will be Google-branded. And, we suppose that
Google may sell them directly, possibly supplemented by other channels.
After the G... (more)
Google is reportedly ready to shell out $5 billion-$6 billion – evidently
more like $6 billion – to buy two-year-old Groupon.
The All Things Digital blog says the bid works out to $5.3 billion down and
$700 million in earnouts unless negotiations fall apart.
That’s more than Google paid for any other acquisition. It only spent $3.1
billion on DoubleClick and $1.65 billion on YouTube. Naturally there’s talk
Groupon and its daily discounts would get Google, whose search practices are
now being investigated by the European Commission for antitrust violations,
into ... (more)
Google Buzz on Ulitzer
Introduced last week Google's Facebook / Twitter-like Buzz social networking
widgetry, untested outside the company and put in Gmail as a default,
immediately raised a privacy hullabaloo over the idea that a list of the
people Gmail users communicated with the most would be automatically shared
with a Google-created network of their friends and who knows who else.
Silly Google. It must have no secret lovers, abusive ex-husbands or
politically incorrect friends best not known to each other or Big Brother.
So far the company's apologized at least once, change... (more)