Commentary & Opinion

  • Hey, Google - Can You Be A Bit Less, You Know, Orwellian?

    Google knows everything about you - or at least stuff that you wouldn't expect it to know. Whether you use services provided by the search giant or not, the fact is that things are getting a little out of hand. So I wrote the once exciting tech start...
    By Christian Cawley November 21, 2011 

  • Google Has a New Feature: Influencing Your Government

    Google's power is easy to understand. They're a fundamental part of the Internet as we know it, and a massive company with a lot of money to throw around. After a bit of a delay, they're now getting around to using that power to twist governments...
    By Aaron R. November 16, 2011 

  • Google, YouTube and Pandas: Is There Really a Quality Connection?

    No matter what your stance is on Google's algorithm updates, one thing is certain -- there's nothing black and white about this Panda. After more tweaks to the algorithm that's supposed to raise the quality bar of Google search results, YouTube...
    By Michele McDonough October 27, 2011 

  • Is Google Killing Internet Privacy?

    It seems like I can't go anywhere without being reminded of Google's shadow over the Internet. Their efforts to gather information and "improve' user experiences are starting to lead to scary results online. Is this something to be concerned...
    By Aaron R. August 15, 2011 

  • Hey Google - You Know What Office 365 Does, Right?

    Google's response to the launch of Office 365 - a direct competitor to Google Apps for Enterprise - addressed only Microsoft Office 2010, completely overlooking the case that Office 365 offers a genuine competitor to their cloud collaboration model...
    By Christian Cawley July 24, 2011 
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