These are the things I've written that are tagged "google"

DuckDuckGo Reimagined & Redesigned

DuckDuckGo’s totally-overhauled site looks and feels great. They replaced Google as my default search engine a year or so ago, and I haven’t regretted it for a second. Here’s how to add them to Safari.

Marco Arment on Google Reader Shutting Down July 1st

Marco sez: Now, we’ll be forced to fill the hole that Reader will leave behind, and there’s no immediately obvious alternative. We’re finally likely to see substantial innovation and competition in RSS desktop apps and sync platforms for the first time in almost a decade. It may suck in the interim before great alternatives mature […]

Andy Baio’s First Article for Wired Epicenter

The beginning of a weekly must-read. Andy is good people, a good writer, and sharp as a tack: On Wednesday, Google retired a longer-standing “plus”: the + operator, a standard bit of syntax used to force words and phrases to appear in search results. The operator was part of Google since its launch in 1997 […]

“Might Makes Right”

Screenwriter John August: Narratively, that’s the story I find most interesting about Google. At a certain point, do you become so large and powerful that evil is unavoidable?

An Encoder Is Not A State Machine

Fellow Michigander Chris Adamson does a good job of elaborating on the problems Google’s decision to drop H.264 from Chrome in favor of WebM from the perspective of an implementor or creator. The short: It ain’t pretty. via @soypunk

Fighting The Wrong Fight

Excellent piece by Elia Freedman: We have been distracted by ridiculous arguments and fabricated “wars” for too long. We have been distracted by thinking that Google is Microsoft and Apple is Apple in a doomed fight already fought 20 years ago. But that is not the fight we should be caring about at all. The […]

Google, Verizon, Net Neutrality, and iTunes Cloud

Google: Makes money by selling ads. Has a smartphone OS that helps them sell ads on search results, apps, etc. Upset with Apple’s foray into advertising. Starting to feel the pinch of a possible iPhone for Verizon, their most visible Android partner. Verizon: Makes money by selling bits. Sells dozens of phones with dozens of […]

“Wireless is Different”

Wireless isn’t different, AT&T. It just suits your business model that it be treated differently. It’s enough to clog your bullshit filter. With bullshit.

Voogle Wireless

Google’s 2006 PSA for net neutrality underscores the severity of their about-face this week. Is there any way Google can still claim this isn’t about money? Credibly?

Why Google Became A Carrier-Humping, Net Neutrality Surrender Monkey

Ryan Singel for Wired: Compare Monday’s statement to this one, from a post on Google’s official blog in 2007: “The nation’s spectrum airwaves are not the birthright of any one company. They are a unique and valuable public resource that belong to all Americans. The FCC’s auction rules are designed to allow U.S. consumers — […]

There’s Only One Internet

John Bergmayer for Public Knowledge: […] Google CEO Eric Schmidt claims to be crafting rules that will protect “the next Google.” But with weak “rules” like the ones his company has proposed, he can rest assured that the next Google will be…Google. If the Verizon/Google proposal is adopted, the window of openness that allowed companies […]

Google and Verizon Say No To Wireless Net Neutrality

Read the full policy on Google’s policy blog. Here’s how it reads to me: The “wireline” (read: everything but cell networks) internet, where it helps Google’s business that providers are not allowed to make one site or service load faster than another (Say, Bing gets priority over Google Search) net neutrality is sacrosanct. The “wireless” […]

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