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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Google, Yahoo and Microsoft keynote at CES

January marks the beginning of an exciting new year which will be kicked off on January 5th in Las Vegas during the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES).  Bill Gates is a regular keynote speaker, but interestingly this year he will be joined by CEO Terry Semel from Yahoo, and co-founder Larry Page from Google in separate sessions.

January 2, 2006 by Garett Rogers


Google through my eyes, 2005

As this year comes to an end, I would like to direct you towards some of my articles from 2005.  Googling Google has had an excellent year, and I'm excited to dig up some of the articles that my readers will remember most.

December 31, 2005 by Garett Rogers


Google strikes a chord with Opera

Rumors were running rampant about Google potentially acquiring the browser "Opera" over the last couple weeks, followed by speculation that Microsoft had the same idea.  Since neither panned out.

December 29, 2005 by Garett Rogers


Google Purchases may be getting closer to launch

Of course, there is obviously no way to know for sure, and people who watch Google closely can attest to the fact that these indications sometimes don't mean anything -- Google Calendar has had a number of these "Google Blips" which tend to create buzz.  This information is very interesting but should be taken as "speculation" because that's what it is.

December 26, 2005 by Garett Rogers


Google to start renting videos?

The video upload program terms and conditions had a major upgrade this morning, and with it comes some insight into new features that Google may be preparing to launch for Google Video -- including rentals.The new terms of service suggest that they will be adding the ability to download videos rather than simply streaming them.

December 22, 2005 by Garett Rogers


Google displays some more holiday artwork

Google started decorating for the holidays recently, and has just changed the Personalized Homepage to display a winter scene with a snowman.They are also in the midst of a logo series that currently displays a mouse and part of a cat.

December 22, 2005 by Garett Rogers


Google announces AOL deal

Just as expected, Google today announced the purchase of a 5% stake in AOL for $1 billion.  Some have speculated this partnership may lead to the future integration between AIM and Gtalk, the press release confirms this agenda.

December 20, 2005 by Garett Rogers


Google Zeitgeist '05 available

Here are some fun facts from Google, they have just released the 2005 Zeitgeist which gives us a nice overview of the year we have just endured.It turns out that looking at the aggregation of billions of search queries people type into Google reveals something about our curiosity, our thirst for news, and perhaps even our desires.

December 20, 2005 by Garett Rogers


Google gets into the holiday spirit

This past week, Google has been busy launching a plethora of new features to existing services.  It's almost like Google is celebrating the 12 days of Christmas by giving us a new feature every day.

December 17, 2005 by Garett Rogers

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Google local chat

As soon as Google decided to let us make widgets for their personalized homepage, I have been busy making one of my own.  As they promised, it's as easy as walking the dog, and I have managed to make something fun that would have great potential with some work (and a lot more bandwidth).

December 14, 2005 by Garett Rogers