Category Archives: Google

Acquisitions by Apple, Amazon, Google, Yahoo, and Facebook, 1999-2014 (Infographic)

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Triumph of the Robots

Today in 2004, Dan Pulcrano of the Metro published “Triumph of the Robots: When Google tweaks its search rankings, whole economies tremble in fear”: The rapid ascent of invisible robots is a unforeseen twist in the sci-fi playbook. The theme of … Continue reading

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Evan Williams: “The Internet makes human desire more easily attainable” (Video)

Evan Williams on the democratization of knowledge and the organizing principle of the Internet. “For the last 15 years, Evan Williams has made it easy for non-geeks to find their voice online. He cofounded Blogger in 1999, Odeo in 2004, Twitter … Continue reading

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Age of Internet Empires: Google and Facebook Vie for Dominance

The Oxford Internet Institute published recently a map illustrating the most visited website in each country. It concluded: The supremacy of Google and Facebook over any other site on the Web is clearly apparent. We also see an interesting geographical … Continue reading

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How Librarians Reacted and Adapted to Google

Librarians went through four stages on the way to embracing the internet, say researchers. The four-step transition begins with librarians “dismissing the technology as something that wasn’t going to spread and be widely used,” says Andrew J. Nelson, professor of management … Continue reading

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The Google Libray

  Source: Google’s Best Perk: The Library in Building 42

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How Google Glass Works (Infographic)

  Source: Martin Missfeldt

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History of Sales Technology (Infographic)

Source: http://www.lattice-engines.com/resource-center/knowledge-hub

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Maps and Wars

In 1748, the first systematic national topographical survey in France (and the first of its kind in Europe) culminated in the publication of the 182-sheet Carte geometrique de la France. On inspection, Louis XV remarked that the more accurate data … Continue reading

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Aerial Photography First Patent

Today in 1893, the first US patent for aerial photography is issued to Cornele B. Adams of Augusta, Georgia (US No. 510,758).  His method of photogrammetry can produce a topographic map by means of photographing the same tract of land … Continue reading

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