Technology firm Yahoo has appointed leading Google executive Marissa Mayer as its next chief executive. Ms Mayer, 37, will become the firm's third CEO in the space of a year. In a statement released by Yahoo, Ms Mayer said she was "honoured and delighted" to lead the company. In May CEO Scott Thompson stepped down after accusations that he put a fake computer degree on his CV. In September 2011, CEO Carol Bartz was fired after two-and-a-half years in the post.Read more »
On March 1 HR 347 was submitted to the White House for President Obama's signature. The bill passed the Senate by unanimous consent and had only 3 “nays” in the House (42 Representatives did not vote)... H.R. 347 expands current law to make it a crime to enter or remain in an area where an official is visiting even if the person does not know it's illegal to be in that area and has no reason to suspect it's illegal... In addition to making it illegal to unknowingly trespass in an area that has been deemed “restricted” it is now illegal to heckle and possibly even question a “protected” person.Read more »
Eric Schmidt compliments bitcoin, saying it is "a great idea". He also reveals that Google was working on a currency of their own which they were going to call Google Bucks. Eric says Google stopped work on their own currency because of legal issues.Read more »
The government wants to use Google to block "Conspiracy Theory" web sites, and we can all be sure if this happens Free Talk Live will shortly be named a "Conspiracy Theory" web site.Read more »
Between SOPA and NDAA battle lines are being drawn across the Internet and this week it appears that web giant Google is standing by their unofficial corporate motto, “don’t be evil.” In their recent Transparency Report reflecting the time from January to June, 2011 they revealed their refusal to comply with law enforcement requests to block videos of police brutality on YouTubeRead more »
Once a secret project, Google's autonomous vehicles are now out in the open, quite literally, with the company test-driving them on public roads and, on one occasion, even inviting people to ride inside one of the robot cars as it raced around a closed course.Read more »
Google loves talking about world before analytics — when most website owners knew almost nothing about their sites. Nothing useful, anyway.
That all changed when website analytics came along – a new technology came along that allowed web owners to monitor their site traffic as much as they wanted. Any time they wanted. Web sites suddenly became a business proposition, not just an enthusiasm for a few hobbyists.Read more »
Google only gave the Brazilian government information in 76% of the 1,804 cases in which the country requested it, and for only 72% of the U.K.’s 1,162 requests. It took an even stronger line against countries like Poland, Hungary and Turkey, giving over data in only 33 times out of the 272 in which Poland requested it, and in none of the 45 Turkish or 68 Hungarian requests.Read more »
The driverless car is illegal in all 50 states. Google, which has been at the forefront of this particular technology, is asking the Nevada legislature to relax restrictions on the cars so it can test some of them on roads there.Read more »
Google has signaled that the company is prepared to oppose the major film and music companies as well as Congress and the president of the United States on a controversial bill designed to thwart online piracy.Read more »
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