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Google stops censoring China. What next?

Google stops censoring China. What next?

Image by Getty Images via Daylife It was with interested that I read that Google stopped censoring search results in China today. Not that I was happy about it; at the end of the day, regardless of what your ideological beliefs may be, a country has the right to its own sovereignty and the right to make its own laws. However, the nature of the Web is pervasive and this is something that the world must come to terms with….

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How do you pay for your news

How do you pay for your news

Image via CrunchBase There’s an interesting movement happening in the journalism world at the moment. You could sum it up as a battle of wills between Murdoch and Google, but it’s more than that. There’s a cost involves in collecting news and someone has to pay for that in the end. Here are some costs The Times faces: Indicating the costs of quality journalism, he said it had cost the Times £1.5m to run a Baghdad bureau for the duration…

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Google and Innovation

Google and Innovation

An interesting post on Business Week talks about Google deals with Web Spam. It’s interesting insight into how the industry giant operates, but I found the last section most interesting of all. It talks about how Google stimulates innovation amongst its employees. Here are some things that are mentioned: Constant re-examination of the status quo. Looking at the way you do things today and how how they can be improved may pave the way for a brighter tomorrow. Take time…

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Google goes shopping – May buy Valve

Google goes shopping – May buy Valve

Interesting snippet of news today where it seems like Google is looking to acquire Valve, an entertainment software provider reknowned for gems like Half-life and Counter-strike boasting a portfolio with over 20 million retail units sold worldwide (Valve games account for over 80% of the PC online action market). Lots of folks seem to be curious as to why this Google may be pursuing this acquisition, but a source claims that Google is really after their content distribution network. There…

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Seth does Google

Seth does Google

Readers of this blog will know I’m a great fan of Seth Godin, a marketing guru who has published numerous books and is also a world renowned speaker. I managed to find a video of a talk he gave at Google last year. It’s full of great ideas and excellent advice, so here it is for your viewing enjoyment: Great huh?