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December 15th, 2014 at 10:00 am

Which Smart Home Device will be Under your Tree this Year?

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Apple’s splash into home automation with addition of HomeKit to iOS 8 is expected to have a huge impact on sales of smart home devices in 2015 according to a Park Associates report that found 37% of U.S. Households plan to purchase one or more devices next year.

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December 3rd, 2014 at 8:08 am

Google’s secret alliance with the NSA

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Engineers at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, back in mid-December 2009, began to suspect that hackers in China had obtained access to private Gmail accounts. Those accounts included those used by Chinese human rights activists opposed to the government in Beijing.

 

 

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November 28th, 2014 at 9:28 am

Google to launch 180 low-orbit satellites that provide Internet access

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The billion-dollar project will complement Google’s balloons and drones.

Google wants to deploy a fleet of satellites to extend internet access to areas around the world that do not have internet access. The fleet of satellites will cost Google $1 billion. Google “will start with 180 small, high-capacity satellites orbiting the earth at lower altitudes than traditional satellites, and then could expand.”

 

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October 22nd, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Why Google could beat Apple and become the first $1 trillion company

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Google could beat Apple to the milestone.

Colin Gillis, a technology analyst at BGC Partners predicts Google Inc. will be the first $1 trillion company by market capitalization, not current front-runner Apple Inc.

 

 

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October 16th, 2014 at 9:09 am

Top 4 scenarios for the future of transportation

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Self-driving cars manage to backfire on Los Angeles and cause even more traffic.

In the year 2030, Google has taken over Atlanta’s transportation system. Self-driving cars have failed to solve Los Angeles’s traffic problems. There’s a fleet of smart buses and on-demand “jitneys” in New Jersey And Boston is hyper-dense: People live in downtown micro-apartments and get around mostly by walking and cycling.

 

 

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October 15th, 2014 at 10:18 am

How Facebook, Google, and Apple are tracking you without cookies

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Whether, you’re using an iOS or Android device, you are able to turn off most of the tracking mechanisms.

The lifespan of the tracking cookie is about to expire. With the rapid emergence of mobile devices. Facebook, Google, and Apple have turned to new and more potent methods for advertisers to keep track of you across multiple devices.

 

 

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September 30th, 2014 at 10:00 am

Accept Uber-style disruption or face unemployment: Eric Schmidt to the European Union

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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt, Google’s Chairman, wants to play nice with the European Union, but he isn’t about to give in to calls for regulation. “Europe needs to accept and embrace disruption. The old ways of doing things need to face competition that forces them to innovate,” he wrote in an op-ed for Digital Minds for a New Europe, the European Commission’s new tech series. “Uber, for example, is shaking up the taxi market — for the good. It offers riders convenience and cheaper fares. Understandably, the incumbent taxi industry is unhappy.”

 

 

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September 26th, 2014 at 9:00 am

Yossarian – a search engine that can make you more creative

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How it works.

You will see endless photos of white models if you type “beauty” into Google image search. Search “beauty” in Yossarian, the metaphorical search engine, and it returns pictures of men shaking hands, a little boy dressed as a super hero, and burning money. Keep scrolling and new understandings of “beauty” pop up.

 

 

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September 23rd, 2014 at 11:27 am

Google’s Larry Page wants to build a super-efficient airport the rest of the world can copy

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Larry Page

Larry Page’s ambitions are huge. He has Google working on self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, robots, aging, and drones. At Google, they call these efforts moonshots.

 

 

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September 17th, 2014 at 11:13 am

Competition is for losers: Peter Thiel

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Google makes so much money that it is now worth three times more than every U.S. airline combined.

This question is harder than it looks – what valuable company is nobody building? That’s because your company could create a lot of value without becoming very valuable itself. Creating value isn’t enough—you also need to capture some of the value you create.

 

 

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