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That Darn Google...

ARL (Moderator) – May 12, 2011 08:15PM Reply Quote
With the release of Chrome OS (whatever the hell that is) I thought it might be time Google got it's own thread.

Don't be evil? < /Snark...>

ARL (Moderator) – October 24, 2011 12:38AM Reply Quote
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I'm trying to find a good article (or better yet journal article) outlining how Google got to where it is today.

In particular, how it crunched its rivals...

Anyone got any tips?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/24/2011 12:38AM by Tony Leggett.

ARL (Moderator) – October 25, 2011 11:14PM Reply Quote
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John Willoughby – November 07, 2011 11:50AM Reply Quote
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Twitterrific reports that Google is now limiting translations; the first one is immediate, then you must wait several minutes for another translation.

[EDIT]

It doesn't seem to affect immediate translation of things that you type in; it might be different for web pages. FWIW.



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ARL (Moderator) – November 11, 2011 05:35PM Reply Quote
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Hmm...

Puzzled why a certain business is listed on the first page for both bing and yahoo but Google seems to not list it at all but does heavily advertise its competitor...

ARL (Moderator) – November 14, 2011 02:51PM Reply Quote
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DPBD!

Hmmm... Got a call today from an Australian based Google Adwords "certified parter".

Yesterday I'd been updating a clients details on a few Australian based local directories and they somehow must have noticed that. Long story short, three grand a year (minimum) to get the search results "optimised".

What a scummy shady business racket that is, it reminds me of the fly-by-night sub-prime mortgage 3rd party contractors.

I really despise Google. They're pond scum...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/14/2011 02:52PM by Tony Leggett.

John Willoughby – January 11, 2012 01:53PM Reply Quote
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Hey, look, Google's pulling a Microsoft! Using dominance in one market to push their product in another market. Attorneys-General, start your engines!

James DeBenedetti – January 11, 2012 03:02PM Reply Quote
Aren't Microsoft (Bing) and Facebook already doing something similar with search?

John Willoughby – January 11, 2012 09:41PM Reply Quote
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I don't think that either Bing or Facebook can be considered to dominate the search market.

dharlow – January 12, 2012 07:42AM Reply Quote
If you have not read this yet about the Google+ search you should http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/11/googleface/

John Willoughby – January 12, 2012 07:46AM Reply Quote
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ARL (Moderator) – January 12, 2012 01:53PM Reply Quote
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dharlow
If you have not read this yet about the Google+ search you should http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/11/googleface/

Great article. In a nutshell: Google is evil, Facebook is evil, and Microsoft is evil - therefore the market works!

Welcome to the balkanised web.

El Jeffe – January 12, 2012 03:10PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
All in all you're just another brick in the wall.

John Willoughby – January 13, 2012 01:44PM Reply Quote
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John Willoughby – January 13, 2012 01:48PM Reply Quote
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Google's response:

We were mortified to learn that a team of people working on a Google project improperly used Mocality’s data and misrepresented our relationship with Mocality to encourage customers to create new websites. We’ve already unreservedly apologised to Mocality. We’re still investigating exactly how this happened, and as soon as we have all the facts, we’ll be taking the appropriate action with the people involved.

El Jeffe – January 13, 2012 02:57PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I glanced but had no time to understand that article. I really feel that one or more intelligence agencies must have started, or at least now control vast amounts of Google.
Not that this would necessarily be preeminent stuff this time, but a pattern of deceit.

ARL (Moderator) – January 13, 2012 04:23PM Reply Quote
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John Willoughby
Google's response:

We were mortified to learn that a team of people working on a Google project improperly used Mocality’s data and misrepresented our relationship with Mocality to encourage customers to create new websites. We’ve already unreservedly apologised to Mocality. We’re still investigating exactly how this happened, and as soon as we have all the facts, we’ll be taking the appropriate action with the people involved.

Ah, the "rogue-operator/bad-apple" defence. I call bullshit.

It's a company-wide tactic with Google - in Australia, they even outsource it (see my Nov 14 post).

tliet – January 13, 2012 05:20PM Reply Quote
In today's world, wouldn't the US justice dept be a little reluctant to crack down on monopolies of US companies? After all, if they enforce rules on Google or Facebook that hinders their growth on the global web, some other competitor from abroad can make an impact and as we all know; the internet is an all-or-nothing market.

ARL (Moderator) – February 01, 2012 03:11PM Reply Quote
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Microsoft attacks Google over privacy...

Minds boggle worldwide...

ARL (Moderator) – February 08, 2012 05:01PM Reply Quote
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One policy, one Google experience ... and in the darkness bind them?

ARL (Moderator) – February 28, 2012 02:54PM Reply Quote
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