Watchdog clears Google’s street cameras from The Guardian reports Britain’s Information Commissioner’s Office has officially given their approval over the privacy risks with the Street Views option in Google Maps. Meanwhile in the US, Google is arguing in a court case against StreetView that there is no “complete privacy.” … [Read more...] about Britain Clears The Way For Google Street Views; Google Argues No “Complete Privacy” In US StreetView Court Case
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John Jantsch has a great post on Office Max's back to school viral video series "Penny Pranks." If you haven't seen them yet, check this one out and then click through to YouTube to watch the series. Yes, this one was done by a big business, but it's yet another great example of a viral attempt that could have been pulled off by almost anyone. … [Read more...] about Puppy’s Picks – SES Coverage 08/26/08
The key to Google’s success has been that these cars aren’t forced to process an entire scene from scratch. Instead, their teams travel and map each road that the car will travel. And these are not any old maps. They are not even the rich, road-logic-filled maps of consumer-grade Google Maps. … [Read more...] about Google “Mapping” Real World With Incredible Precision For Self-Driving Cars
Google SCHMICK First out of the block is the Google Australia blog, which has announced Google SCHMICK — Simple Complete House Makeover Internet Conversion Kit. It’s a fake addition to Google’s Street View service that purports to let users decorate their houses with any of “hundreds of themes or features.” If your house is a little drab, you could spice it up like this: … [Read more...] about YouTube Shutdown, Google Nose & More
Despite anti-trust scrutiny Google’s acquisitions continue unabated. And M&A activity that captures smaller companies is unlikely to draw much FTC/DOJ notice. Accordingly Google has acquired or hired the group behind the social travel site Ruba. Travel has long been a vertical that Google has been interested in. We’re likely to see more pronounced travel tools and features in Google Maps and perhaps a dedicated site in the future. … [Read more...] about Google Vs. Viacom, Pakistan Vs. Facebook, Google Vs. US, Apple Vs. Google & The Russians Are Coming!