Category Archives: Google

Google Keeps Trying To Get My Phone Number

Google tries a new page to convince me to give them my phone number. No. Previously Hey Google, I Don’t Want To Give You My Phone Number

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Why Do I Have 3 Maps Apps On My Phone?

A few weeks ago, while on the road, I received an SMS with the location of a meeting place in longitude and latitude. Since the GPS wasn’t plugged in, I decided to try finding the location with my phone. I … Continue reading

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Aaron Swartz Freed Over 900,000 Public Domain Books From Google’s Restrictions

Today, via Lionel Maurel’s S.I. Lex blog, I learned that in addition to having downloaded over 5 million articles from JSTOR at MIT and releasing them into the public domain, Aaron Swartz also downloaded over 900,000 books from Google Books … Continue reading

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Hey YouTube, I Don’t Want To Use My Full Name

It’s been a while since I logged in to my personal YouTube account, but when I did so a little while ago, I found out that YouTube wants me to start using my full name. I hadn’t heard about this … Continue reading

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Hulu For Books Is A Great Idea, Just Don’t Do It Like Hulu

Earlier this week, Mike Cane published a fantastic idea, The Hulu For Books That Never Was. The formation of Hulu should have been a wake-up call to the Big Six of publishing. They too should have banded together to form … Continue reading

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Bottin vs. Google

Last week the French Tribunal de Commerce ruled in favor of French mapping company Bottin in their complaint against Google for unfair competition, abuse of a dominant market position and abusive pricing. As most of the articles in the major … Continue reading

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Allegedly Unlawful Google Search Results Removed

I was looking for a quote this evening in Google on my iPhone, when to my surprise, I saw this message on the second page of results:

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Hey Google, I Don’t Want To Give You My Phone Number!

Google is starting to get more insistent about wanting my phone number. I had to look for a second to see the small link that lets me continue without giving in. Google already has a second email account address as … Continue reading

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Spending Time On Too Many Social Sites? Ur Doing It Wrong

Arjun Basu published some interesting observations on “The Social” where he wonders if the ever-growing number of social sites has finally reached the point where it’s gone seriously overboard, At what point does all of this become too much? I … Continue reading

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The best search engine for finding full text of public domain books online

Following  yesterday’s post about Google Books’ failure to present links to the full online text of Le Vingtième Siècle, a futuristic novel by Albert Robida published in 1883, I was thinking about just how difficult it had been to find … Continue reading

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