The new Chromebooks and Chromeboxes may not have gotten much attention outside of tech circles, but Chrome OS will be everywhere...and soon.
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.
Who needs a social graph when you have a knowledge graph?
I live in my web browser - it needs to "just work" - without fail.
Sure, Tim's a great guy, but this was a great piece of Google strategy as well.
Will a graphics and speed boost increase Chromebook adoption?
According to Page, this year has brought Google+ successes, Android "drama", and a very worthwhile entry into social media. Is the company better for his leadership?
Is the Google brand enough to stem the tide of tablet customers who just can't seem to get enough iPads?
Now there's a use for the Google ecosystem!
Transparency, Google. Can you say it with me? Transparency. Great! I knew you could do it!
Update 2 (Google posts a fix that hoses my phone) - Gmail flickering bug keeps many Android users from accessing mail
Google claims the bug, which makes the Gmail app both unusable and extremely unstable, will be fixed shortly. I, like many other users, am still waiting.
Guest Post: Some interesting perspectives from a developer leveraging the openness of Android to, for once, create an Android-only app.
Chinese users have taken to flooding President Barack Obama's Google+ page with requests for aid, thoughts on current events, and flattery.
Google is selling its shares in wireless Internet service provider Clearwire at a steep discount - and potentially taking a $453 million loss on the deal.
Google has finally added mobile collaboration and editing features into the Google Docs for Android app.
The State of Nevada has put a framework in place for testing and licensing self-driving cars, meaning Google is that much closer to being a highway star.