Tag Archives: Google

Google’s New Your Timeline Feature Creates Safety, Privacy Worries

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On Tuesday, July 21, Google announced something called Your Timeline a Google Maps tool that promises to enable users to “rediscover” the places they’ve been on any given day, the route taken to get there, and the photos taken along … Continue reading

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Google Reads Email, Turns Houston Gmail User In to Police

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KHOU television reports that police arrested a Houston man on child pornography charges after Google spotted a sexually explicit picture of a young girl in his email, and turned him in to a not-for-profit organization which passed his identify along to … Continue reading

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Court Orders Google to Remove Libelous Search Results

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Blogger Jon Mitchell, a staff writer at online magazine ReadWrite recently wrote an article headlined: Court Rules — Wrongly — That Google Is A Publisher.  The court was in Australia, and it said that Google was a publisher for the … Continue reading

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Don’t Call It a Cell Phone: Just Call It a Trackable Tether

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Last week, I was walking across our family room carrying the iPad I got as a gift last summer. Suchi and Raglan, our Tibetan Terrier puppies, came barreling down the hall playing tug of war with a stuffed elephant, collided with … Continue reading

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Do You See What I See? On Google, Probably Not

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If you and I use Google to search for the same keyword, do you see what I see?  Probably not.  I’m in Dallas, Texas, so the first thing that Google does is to look at my IP address, which tells … Continue reading

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Hey, Rick Santorum, Go Google Yourself!

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Once upon a time, in the days before social media became ubiquitous (1998-2008), entering your own name into a Google search window was a guilty pleasure called “vanity surfing” or “ego searching”. Everyone did it, but no one talked about … Continue reading

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Mastering marketing metrics

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I’m speaking next week at a webinar sponsored by Distribion (where I am Director of Marketing, and editor of the Distributed Marketing Blog) and Vertical Nerve, the agency I hired to handle SEO and PPC for Distribion. Now, I’m the … Continue reading

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SEO Fairy Tales

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I work at a company that shares office space with a sister company.  The sister company offers web design services, mobile applications, SEO, PPC, and creative services related to helping companies create web sites that deliver the results the company … Continue reading

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Google + Motorola = What exactly?

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Last year, I was surprised to get a proxy notice when Motorola spun off Motorola Mobility from Motorola Solutions.  That’s because when it spun off Motorola Mobility, Motorola effectively put a number of key patents into the new company.   As a … Continue reading

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Copyright Wars Escalate: News from the Front Lines

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One of my new favorite websites, Myce.com is full of news about the ongoing battle over how copyright law can or should be enforced online.  Myce is an “online community” started in the EU which allows anyone to share news, links, reviews, … Continue reading

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