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Germany Wants to Regulate Google Like a Utility

Germany Wants to Regulate Google Like a Utility

This according to TechCrunch: The Sunday Times writes that the country’s Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt) has prepared a 30-page proposal with suggestions of how to cope with the growing power of Google, along with other tech giants. Treating Google as a utility, one of the proposed suggestions, would mean the state having a stronger hand in how services […]

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Google Fiber: Is Everything Up to Date in Kansas City?

Google Fiber: Is Everything Up to Date in Kansas City?

You may remember that, with great fanfare, Google held a competition among US localities to see which one would be lucky enough to receive a massive broadband network.  Kansas City was the winner.  Ryan Lawler at TechCrunch has an update on the project: [Last week], Google provided details of its Google Fiber rollout in Kansas […]

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Google Joins in US Manufacturing Revival

Google Joins in US Manufacturing Revival

According to the New York Times, the Evil Empire’s new wireless media player is made in the USA: The Google executives and engineers who decided to build the player here are engaged in an experiment in American manufacturing. “We’ve been absent for so long, we decided, ‘Why don’t we try it and see what happens?’ ” […]

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Observing Creative Destruction First Hand

Observing Creative Destruction First Hand

Now, I am not a big fan of Google and believe much of what passes as innovation in the consumer IT sector is empty bells and whistles.  But there is something to be said for the impact that the continual reinvention of business models has on the rest of us.  The Wall Street Journal has […]

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Google Does Global B2B

Google Does Global B2B

TechCrunch recently reported on a little publicized initiative of Google: With little fanfare, the company has launched a new service, the “Google Supplier Directory Beta” earlier this month to connect companies with Chinese manufacturers. The service, a part of the AdWords program, lists several Chinese-based firms, their product details, export markets, annual revenue (in RMB), […]

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