Google is the number one public DNS service in the world - should you be worried?
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.
An exploit for Google Wallet enables thieves to change a user's PIN and get at the stored funds - without needing to actually hack the device.
Google has started laying down fiber for its much-awaited super-fast Google Fiber Internet service in Kansas City.
This past weekend, Google quietly held the first-ever Solve for X conference, gathering top minds to tackle the world's problems.
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A 2007 e-mail uncovered in the course of a lawsuit reveals that under Steve Jobs' request, Google's Eric Schmidt got one of the company's own recruiters fired after they tried to hire an Apple engineer.
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Google has announced that Google Message Continuity, Picnik, the Social Graph API, Urchin, Google Sky Map and Needlebase are getting merged, open sourced or else killed entirely.
The solution to SOPA won't be found in Washington - and shouldn't be. The only way to really combat piracy is for Silicon Valley and Hollywood to start working as a team.
Google VP and Internet evangelist Dr. Vinton Cerf writes in the New York Times that Internet access isn't a right - it's just a tool towards enabling free speech.
In an effort to prove that Google plays by its own rules, Google Chrome has seen its PageRank demoted and no longer appears on the first page of results for the term "browser."
Google's Chrome continues to beat Microsoft's IE browser and one reason may be in the messaging of their mainstream television commercials.
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