Google stops censoring the internet in China!

Thursday, 25 March 2010, 14:33 | Category : Computer Stuff, Crumbs
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Even though I’ve not posted anykind of news about anything on this blog for ages, I felt this news was so big that I just had to share it :)
This move means the Chinese government may ban Google’s services entirely. Google seems to expect as much as they’ve set up a website showing which Google [...]

Google Earth controversy

I felt this was quite a strange, but fascinating story. Google has included some historical Japanese maps in their Google Earth service and there are calls for these maps to be taken down:
The maps date back to the country’s feudal era, when shoguns ruled and a strict caste system was in place. At the bottom [...]

Apple, Google and Microsoft hit by Patent Infringement

Monday, 29 December 2008, 0:59 | Category : Computer Stuff, Slices
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The world of software patents is a bit like Monthy Python - the reason why Apple, Google and Microsoft have been hit by a lawsuit is that they use thumbnails to preview files like images and video in their applications. This is already pretty funny, but we might be in for some even more ridiculous [...]

The relationship between Mozilla and Google

Friday, 26 December 2008, 21:14 | Category : Computer Stuff, Crumbs
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This is an article about how the relationship between Firefox and Google has become somewhat more complicated since the release of Chrome.

Modifying Google Search Results

Monday, 24 November 2008, 10:41 | Category : Computer Stuff, Crumbs
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Google has come out with a new feature called Searchwiki. The idea is that you can personalize the search results you get for particular keywords. I haven’t tried it yet and I’m not sure I repeat the same searches often enough to warrant this, but it’s an interesting idea all the same.