Posts tagged Google
Posts tagged Google
That is how many have watched the PSY video Gangnam Style on YouTube, netting Google $8million in advertising revenues — Has a free download ever earned more?
Rupert Murdoch has been forced to back down in his war with Google, amid fears that his newspapers are losing their influence because they do not appear in the search engine’s rankings. [ The Telegraph ]
Years after Max Mosley’s name became linked by a British tabloid to a sex scandal, writes Der Spiegel, compromising images can still be found using the search engine. Now he has launched a legal offensive in Europe to force Google to filter out the photos and it could become a landmark digital-rights case. As Spiegel notes, Mosley has long since won his battle against the News of the World and other media. But what good is a record ruling from the analog world in the digital one? I’m old-school, so I’m with Max: images that were obtained illegally and found in breach of privacy by a court in the country in which they were taken should be suppressed by Google. [ more ]
This summer’s Olympics might not be the first digital Games, but they will be available to more people via more media platforms than ever before. Indeed, they reckon the digital legacy for the planet will amount to no less than 6 gigabytes of data per second. I never got to write the story I began researching when I first started this blog. Who has the time? And do I really want to depress myself finding out just how much taxpayer money the BBC will be burning on this bonfire of national chauvninism? Still, the Google contract publishing team had a crack at it. It’s painfully uncritical of the ideas or the investment, but the information is still interesting. [ ThinkWithGoogle ]
From aggregation to social, from social to mobile: some analysts maintain that brands which have dominated at each stage of web tech development have typically found it impossible to adapt to the next era. Thus Google can’t do social and Facebook is a mobile pygmy. Eric Jackson in Forbes is one of these analysts, and he wonders whether giants like Facebook may not be already living on borrowed time. To each his own, but where were all these Gloomy Gussies before the FB flotation? [ more in Forbes ]
At TechRaking 2012 — a conference at the Googleplex in Mountain View, sponsored by Google and the Center for Investigative Reporting — the head of Google’s news products, Richard Ginras, talked futures. What are the “8 Themes that will define the future of journalism” do you think?