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Latest Google-Related News, Views & Articles on Ulitzer 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. ... (more)

Cloud Expo 2011 New York Expands Technical Program

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)

A Close Look at Google Privacy Policy

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 Search Engine. 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“ Google Buzz Website : 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)

Google Cloud Client Almost Here

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 Reportedly Ready To Blow $6 Billion on Groupon

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 it’s overpaying. 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 May Violate Wiretap Laws: EPIC

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)