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Google Glass and the Golden Age of Creepshots

The early criticism of Google Glass—that it's for arseholes, that it will lead to a dystopian Panoptican nightmare—is mostly well-founded. But what everyone has glossed over in their opening salvos is, I think, the most immediate and obvious problem Google Glass will precipitate: Once these things stop being a rich-guy novelty and start actually hitting the streets, the rise in creepshots is going to be worse than any we've ever seen before. Read More >>

Google Is Funneling Picasa Users into Google+ Without Any Warning

Over the last week, Google has been migrating web albums for its online photo service Picasa over to Google+. No you didn't get any warning, and yes, it's sneaky—if not exactly unexpected. Read More >>

The 9 Biggest Wastes of Google's Time and Money

Google just put out JAM, for Chrome, which is basically Garage Band for your browser. It's pretty cool! And after today there's basically zero chance you're ever going to think about it again. Read More >>

Does Google Have Any Social Skills at All?

Google revealed a lot at Google I/O: a shimmering tablet at a good price, a sci-fi home theater orb, seriously sophisticated search, and Jelly Beans. It also revealed an unsettling lack of human understanding. Read More >>

Google's Letting Companies Pay for Search Results

At one point, Google was proud to offer up its search results and services without any sponsored content. That seems to be changing in a pretty aggressive way, though. Google is apparently compensated by the vendors that appear in its Flight Search and Hotel Finder vertical search engines. Read More >>

Jury Finds That Google Did Not Infringe Oracle's Patents

After a week of deliberations a jury has returned a verdict in the patent portion of the Google-Android fight to the death. Google is innocent — it did not infringe on two of Oracle's patents with Android. Read More >>

Iran Vs. Google Inc. Is Your WTF Lawsuit of the Night

In what was meant to have been a peace-keeping move, Google may have inadvertently brought upon itself the wrath of Iran in its entirety. And now the otherwise mighty corporation is facing one rather intimidating lawsuit. Read More >>

Google and Oracle Enter Round Two of Heavyweight Legal Fight

After the jury returned a partial verdict in the copyright phase of the Google-Oracle trial -- unable to decide whether Google's recreation of the Java platform constituted "fair use" of Oracle's copyright -- the trial has now entered the patent phase, where the same jury will seek to decide whether Google infringed on Oracle's patents. Read More >>

Google Is Found (Kind of) Guilty in Java Trial

The verdict is in for the Oracle vs. Google trial on whether Java was used improperly in the development of Android. The answer? Yes, sort of. Read More >>


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