Monday, December 07, 2009

Google: Don't be evil?

Included in an article titled Google - from friend to foe? is a reference to the Google Books/copyright issue:

Google Books is a prime example, Rob Enderle said. It's an open debate whether the plan to scan millions of books and make them searchable online will prove the benefit to humanity that Google promises - or hand it a monopoly over certain digital works, as opponents allege.

There is also text from
Gary Reback, an attorney representing opponents of the Google books settlement.

See previous IPBiz post:

**Separately, of Google in real time, note the cnet story Google launches real-time search which includes:

Google will build a section called "latest results" into the regular Google search results page that automatically refreshes Internet content from sources like Twitter. Singhal showed off how a search for "Obama" would bring up tweets, Web pages, and other Internet content related to the president as it was generated. At the Web 2.0 conference in October, Google struck a deal with Twitter to get access to the service's "firehose" of tweets.

**Separately, on secrets, from Gawker, Google CEO: Secrets Are for Filthy People

chmidt's philosophy is clear with Bartiromo in the clip below: "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place." The philosophy that secrets are useful mainly to indecent people is awfully convenient for Schmidt as the CEO of a company whose value proposition revolves around info-hoarding. Convenient, that is, as long as people are smart enough not to apply the "secrets suck" philosophy to their Google passwords , credit card numbers and various other secrets they need to put money in Google's pockets.

On the subject of Google, twitter and tweets, recall the earlier IPBiz post

Twitter: tweet today, gone tomorrow?

So as of Oct. 17 announcements from CIRM and ResearchAmerica are hits #1 and #3 in Jensen's search and there are no tweets.

IPBiz has elsewhere commented on the ranking strategies of Google.


Google warns Chinese knock-off to stop using logo about knock-off Goojje (now at ):

"Goojje's home page is adorned with a Google-styled logo and the familiar paw print logo of China's top home-grown search engine, Baidu Inc. (...)

China has a notoriously poor record at protecting intellectual property rights. Pirated software, music, movies and clothing, among a host of other goods, are widely available throughout the country despite repeated government crackdowns."


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