If you got an email in your inbox today from the Google Wage team, it’s not an announcement about a new paycheck tracking tool from the ‘Plex. Nor is it a social bet-placing arena, where you can play poker with your friends. Actually, it’s just a PR faux pas: Google misspelled the name of its own product. Read More
Earlier this week, when Google announced it would be consolidating 60-some privacy policies into one simple form, the reaction from privacy wonks was pretty much: No, Google! Bad! Google already drastically revamped its primary search function by integrating social connections (err, meaningless Google+ connections) into your browser with Search, Plus Your World.
It’s all part of the company’s efforts to further integrate products like YouTube, Google Calendar, and Gmail into one Google Account, so that once you’re logged in, information is shared across products. Most surprisingly, THERE WAS NO OPT OUT. Larry Page reportedly told employees who objected to get on board or get out. Read More