It looks like the FTC is poised to finally do more than posture around Google's alleged anti-competitive practices. In a roundtable discussion Friday, I argued that this is really just a colossal waste of taxpayer money.
Christopher Dawson explores the mystery behind the hottest and fastest growing tech company in the world. Google spoilers inside.
Christopher Dawson grew up in Seattle, back in the days of pre-antitrust Microsoft, coffeeshops owned by something other than Starbucks, and really loud, inarticulate music. He escaped to the right coast in the early 90's and received a degree in Information Systems from Johns Hopkins University. While there, he began a career in health and educational information systems, with a focus on IT in public health. This focus led him to several positions at Johns Hopkins, a couple-year stint in private industry, 5 years teaching high school math and technology, 2 years as the technology director for his local school district, and 2 years as Vice President of Business Development for WIzIQ, a virtual classroom and learning network provider. Most recently, he has focused on writing, consulting, and advocacy around the smart use of technology in the classroom and education reform. A liberal dose of freelance writing about technology for SMBs helps pay the bills and support his growing hobby farm/soapbox for sustainable living and agriculture. He lives with his wife, five kids (yes, 5), 2 dogs, a flock of chickens, and a hateful cat in a small town in north-central Massachusetts.
So we know that the upcoming Nexus phone will be a modified version of LG's Optimus G. Great. That leaves me searching for the ultimate Android phone.
When my mom said she was ready to get a smartphone and wanted a recommendation, I thought for about 20 seconds and then said "Just get an iPhone."
The new iPhone 5 has had the Internet buzzing for weeks. Fortunately for Google, it's cool, but it's no Android killer
After a Huffington Post panel discussion on Friday about Google's forays into policy and law enforcement, I spent the weekend thinking about Google's giant role in our lives.
Facebook made headlines today by requiring employees to use the company's Android app. Will it help?
So Google is beginning their fiber efforts in earnest in Kansas City...What does that mean for the rest of us fighting with our crappy ISPs?
The Nexus 7 is fast and sized just right - All I use my phone for now is tethering and texting.
Apparently I'm not the only one still waiting for my Nexus because of problems with Google's ecommerce systems.
Yes, size matters. And sometimes, less is more. When's my Nexus 7 being delivered?
Motorola's apparent concessions at the bargaining table weren't enough to get Microsoft to budge, either on licensing terms for H.264 or on the injunction they won against Motorla phones.
Billions of people use Google. What's a few thousand take-down requests among friends? A lot, actually.
An unabridged version of my closing arguments to a very interesting debate.
I've been using the new Samsung third-generation Chromebook since last week after Google sent me a test unit. Suffice to say it pretty much rocks.
.docs and .google are no-brainers, but applying for the .lol TLD makes one wonder just what Google has in mind.