Who needs Groupon? And Isis? What's that? Welcome to mobile payment processing, Google.
Latest from Christopher Dawson
Google leverages its own technologies to help people get information on the Japanese quake - People finder tool embedded here.
Will Google's new flight data toy, ITA Software, not destroy the competition because of the DOJ's restrictions? There will definitely be travel site casualties, but consumers should benefit all around.
Does Google even need its own social network when it can just search and index the entire social web anyway?
Sigh. Why do I see Google's off-road Street View adventures coming out badly?
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.
Google's announcement yesterday that they would support shared folders in Docs came as welcome news to a lot of folks, but particularly to teachers who have been looking for better ways to share large numbers of documents with their classes.While it's been possible to create groups of contacts and share documents en masse in that way, management of all of these documents can quickly become an issue.
I got my Google Wave invitation Saturday night and, as much as I wanted to race home, log in, and see what all the fuss was about, I decided instead to relish the rest of my 3-day weekend. Now, however, the weekend is essentially over, the sham of a holiday we call Columbus Day is passed, and I'm sitting with my laptop in front of a fire, digging into Google's latest hype-machine.
Whether they are teaching the languages themselves or are using the languages to teach CS concepts, many secondary and post-secondary schools teach everything from Java to C to Python to Perl to Ruby. Does Go add anything to the mix that our students can use if they don't plan to develop apps for the Google App Store?
We haven't heard much from Wolfram Alpha lately, what with Bing actually gaining a bit of market share. However, Alpha certainly hasn't gone anywhere and, in fact, remains a valuable tool for fact-finding and research. To emphasize this, Wolfram announced the first annual Homework Day today. While the title of this post is a bit tongue-in-cheek, the event itself will be worth tuning in throughout the day.