The much-requested Google+ shared circles have arrived, letting users swap lists of friends and celebrities with each other.
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 automatic merge of two Google Places listings almost killed a small Florida-based law firm.
The week ending September 23rd, 2011 saw Google face a board of Senators, upset an ex-Senator, launch Google Wallet, and open the doors to Google+ wide.
Google's Eric Schmidt's testimony in front of the US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee suggests that Android is open for all. But that may be bending the facts.
As Washington and Silicon Valley realize they need each other, the Valley gets more political and execs start chiming in and taking sides.
Keep an eye on the features in Hangouts for a sense of how Google+ might be going after more than just Facebook
All the focus may be on Google+'s new open door policy, but Google+ Hangouts also got a few compelling new features.
The court has ordered the CEOs of both Google and Oracle to return Wednesday morning for a second round of settlement talks after Monday's fruitless meeting.
Sprint Nexus S 4G phones are the first to receive the Google Wallet NFC mobile payment app - but do consumers trust Google with their cash?
The week ending September 17, 2011 saw Google unveil Google Flights, throw its community volunteers a party, and add new accessibility features to Google Apps.
Google is fortifying its legal defense of the Android mobile operating system with the purchase of over a thousand IBM patents.
At Intel Developer Forum 2011, Google announced it was partnering up to optimize Android for Intel-powered mobile devices.
Google Docs is now letting you add collaborators with comment-only access - meaning colleagues can leave their thoughts on a document without making any edits.
Google has taken the step of informing Iranians that their Gmail account passwords may have been compromised after the DigiNotar breach.
Google should be commended for keeping its commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks understated and to the point, without going over the top.