Christopher Dawson

Chris Dawson is a freelance writer, consultant, and policy advocate with 20 years of experience in education, technology, and the intersection of the two.

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Toolbar for the enterprise

Google today released a version of their toolbar for the enterprise.  It enables administrators to give employees the productivity enhancing features of the new Google Toolbar 4.

January 30, 2006 by Garett Rogers

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Google Toolbar 4.0 due

Google is about to release a new version of their toolbar which adds a few new features that some people might find useful.  The new features can be found on their version information page.

January 29, 2006 by Garett Rogers

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GMail vs. SpamCop

In it's quest to ensure the privacy of users is maintained, Google often finds itself in the sights of SpamCop.  Several of the servers used for outgoing GMail have been placed on SpamCop's blacklist -- making it impossible to send mail from GMail to some servers who use this service as a way to filter out spam.

January 29, 2006 by Garett Rogers

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Picasa 2.2 released

Google has just released Picasa 2.2 -- the newest version of their software that lets you organise your photos.

January 27, 2006 by Garett Rogers

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Google talks about China

An official statement from Google on the China censorship topic has surfaced on the official Google blog.  Google explains that providing a reliable censored service to China is better than providing one that cannot be used.

January 27, 2006 by Garett Rogers

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Google Tunes predicted by Forbes

I posted an article about "Google Music Player" recently, and it looks like I might not be far off according to this prediction being made by Forbes.The stars are in line for a music offering like as iTunes from Google -- however it is still very speculative and there is no solid evidence to suggest something being developed.

January 26, 2006 by Garett Rogers

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Is Google becoming evil?

I would really like to know what you think. As most of you know, Google prides itself in the motto "Do no evil", but how well have they been sticking to their guns?

January 25, 2006 by Garett Rogers

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Google Music Store in the works?

Google Video Store has given us a the ability search, view, download and purchase video.  I have been thinking about the possibility of a similar service which would help us do the same with audio or music.

January 24, 2006 by Garett Rogers

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Google censors themself

Google is now providing a self censored version of their search engine to China.  They are basically removing any services that contain user interaction, and blocking certain keywords that the Chinese government would oppose such as Falun Gong.

January 24, 2006 by Garett Rogers

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Google News, no longer beta

Google is known for their "beta" services, but every now and then they remove the label to signify that one has grown up.  Today, Google removed the beta status from Google News.

January 23, 2006 by Garett Rogers

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