The Boston Globe: Stopping Google With one company now the world's chief gateway to information, some critics are hatching ways to fight its influence By Drake Bennett | June 22, 2008 GOOGLE MAY BE widely admired for its technical wizardry... continue reading "Big Boston Globe article on Google critics" »

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SFGate: Google's political head-fake Richard Bennett Wednesday, July 9, 2008 The devil's best trick is to persuade us that he doesn't exist, but Google only has to convince us that it's not evil. Nearing an agreement with Yahoo to grab... continue reading "More Googlenoia: Misrepresenting Net Neutrality" »

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PC World: Why Google Has Lost Its Mojo Google has become just another fat, happy, and even arrogant company. Preston Gralla, Computerworld.com Jul 7, 2008 5:25 pm Google went from startup to behemoth in record time. But there are increasing... continue reading "The End of Google's Magic and Mojo?" »

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Neil Netanel writing at Balkinization: Is Google the New "Media Monopoly"? Neil Netanel Microsoft's hastily renewed courtship with Yahoo --this time centered on a merger of the companies' search advertising businesses -- in order to compete more effectively with search... continue reading "A great essay on Google as a media monopoly" »

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Data Centers Are Becoming Big Polluters, Study Finds - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog Data Centers Are Becoming Big Polluters, Study Finds By Steve Lohr The world’s data centers are projected to surpass the airline industry as... continue reading "Data centers pollute like crazy" »

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Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog: ... The “Starting Point” idea, as Ms. Decker explained it, implies two breaks from Yahoo’s past. First, instead of spreading the peanut butter of its efforts across hundreds of sites, it will... continue reading "What's Yahoo's new strategy?" »

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Greg Lastowka wonders: ... But despite my concerns about the easy way reporters seem to associate Google with the greater body of useful knowledge that it indexes, I’m actually starting to see a closer connection between Google and the Web.... continue reading "Are Google and the Web becoming one?" »

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Frank Pasquale explains: I have a paper forthcoming on how some regulatory moves now could help assure that the “leveling effect” of companies like Google persistently helps society generally–rather than just transferring wealth from creators to new intermediaries. (I’ll get... continue reading "How to make Web 2.0 a little less exploitative" »

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Danah Boyd writes: a google horror story: what happens when you are disappeared Earlier this week, an acquaintance of mine found himself trapped in a Kafka-esque nightmare, a nightmare that should make all of us stop and think. He wants... continue reading "Another Google Horror Story" »

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Part of the problem with using this blog to write my book is that many readers -- and even I -- expect me to react to big news in blogspeed. Alas, writing a book demands thinking in bookspeed. Otherwise I... continue reading "Wondering what I think of MicroYahoo vs Google? So am I" »

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IEEE Spectrum: The Gray Areas of Search-Engine Law: The Gray Areas of Search-Engine Law By Mark Anderson First Published January 2008 U.S. law has not caught up with search-engine technology and its implications 29 January 2008—The law is always playing... continue reading "What are the big questions for Search Engine Law?" »

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SSRN-Federal Search Commission? Access, Fairness and Accountability in the Law of Search: FRANK A. PASQUALE III Seton Hall University - School of Law OREN BRACHA University of Texas at Austin - School of Law July 23, 2007 U of Texas... continue reading "Brilliant paper calling for "Federal Search Commission"" »

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Over at Techdirt Tim Lee assures us that most of the problems that Google Book Search critics have cited will be worked out through the magic of competition. After all, he reminds us, there are other services like the OCA... continue reading "Tim Lee reminds us of the non-exclusiveness of the Google-Library deals" »

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Google Public Policy Blog: Candidates at Google: Barack Obama: ...He reaffirmed his support for network neutrality, saying: "The Internet is perhaps the most open network in history. We have to keep it that way." Obama laid out a detailed package... continue reading "Obama visits Google; reaffirms support for Net Neutrality" »

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GWEI - Google Will Eat Itself: We generate money by serving Google text advertisments on a network of hidden Websites. With this money we automatically buy Google shares. We buy Google via their own advertisment! Google eats itself - but... continue reading "This is funny: "Google Will Eat Itself"" »

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Michael Stevenson wrote this and linked to it in the comments for the entry below: ... Two years ago, Google implemented the nofollow html attribute to prevent this very same comment spam. Nofollow is the default setting for comments on... continue reading "Explaining Google's role in Trackback and Comment Spam" »

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I read this on CogDogBlog: It took less than 5 hours after a recent blog post for this first link farm spam trackback to arrive. As bad as that is, the give credit to someone else or am I really... continue reading "Is Google responsible for Web pollution (i.e. comment/trackback spam on blogs)?" »

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I have been cataloging the various interests around the world who are finding cause to be upset at Google for its various ventures. I have to say, this story gets the award for the most heat and the least light:... continue reading "Sputnik tribute makes Conservaties howl about Google" »

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When it comes to financials, Alan Rimm-Kaufman writing over at Search Engine Land thinks it should: An Open Letter To Google Dear Sergey, Larry, and Eric— Think about increasing Google's transparency. Consider what your company would look like if you... continue reading "Could/Should Google strive for "Extreme Transparancy?"" »

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Gizmodo reports: Google is not leaving anything to chance, and according to an Australian newspaper is now planning to span the Pacific Ocean with its own undersea fiber optics cable to blast the world with its do-no-evil goodness. Owning a... continue reading "Do we need more fiber-optic cable?" »

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A Public Utility?

What we can and should do about Google

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