Posts tagged ‘google’

The Google Blog informs us that the Google Privacy Channel has started offering advice how to enhance privacy when using Google products. Well, nice try but I hope Nat Torkington is right and we can see soon the Google Privacy Dashboard … where consumers can view all the information that Google has about them, request […]

Concerns regarding OpenSocial

November 1st, 2007

I guess you didn’t miss the big hype about Googles OpenSocial (link doesn’t work so far), which is a set of open API standards for social networks. I like Google for using open standards and working with and not against the community. But regarding this opening of social networks (same for FOAF/XFN) I have strong […]

Will ebooks finally take-off?

September 8th, 2007

As New York Times reports Amazon will soon start selling their own ebook reader called Kindle that can download ebook from Amazon’s store (unfortunately in the proprietary Mobipocked format). Google will begin with the fee-based access to full versions of some books in their collection. Having these to big player in the game the likelihood […]

EN: Google announced a change of their privacy policy. Some months ago I mentioned a posting by fred’s house with a proposal of a service named “Google Data Privacy (GDP)” (Pedro liked that idea, too). Google seems now to be aware of the community’s wish of better privacy protection and will adapt their systems in […]

EN: I can warmly recommend to test the new interface of Google Book Search. Much more JavaScript magic was added which make scrolling through and searching in the book much better. So you can start to burn your hard copy books now*. [Via Google Blog] * (if you can life with the fact that some […]

Time for your own search engine

October 24th, 2006

EN: Google announced a new service – Co-op – Google Custom Search Engine. This make it possible for everybody to adapt the Google search engine to personal needs and share this modified version with others. I created a quick test which searches in PubMed, Connotea, CiteULike:

Google and Privacy

October 13th, 2006

EN: A posting at freds house expresses exactly my concerns about Google but also offers a solution. The problem is that Google just has too many superior services (the search engines, Google Maps, Google Reader, Goggle Mail etc.). Sounds great as you need only one account for using always the best service on the market […]

Google Code Search

October 5th, 2006

EN: Google Labs just lauchend Goolge Code Search – I think the name is selfexplaining ;). Searches can be perfomed with fixed strings or regular expressions. Nice that even the wanted license of the code can be specified in the query. Update: There some nice posting (e.g. on O’Reilly’s ONLamp or Bugle) about using this […]