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Who had Google Glass, or looked like they had it, in 2012? The question comes because Sarah Price, of the Google Glass team was kind enough to respond back to my blog post ranting on the firm for basically fumbling the football when it came to distribution to African Americans (note, I’m specifically referring to black folks here), and also not taking care to get the device to YouTube Partners – well, me to be honest. (I mean considering that I have covered Comic Con, Wonder Con, The NFL Draft and other events, you’d...

Google has done it again. In an obvious ongoing effort to prove it hates bloggers, Google has altered Google Trends such that not even the order of the top 10-15 most popular search trends are listed. Now, Google has reduced Google Trends to a landing page that has an input field, and a rolling list of just nine “Hot Searches” with links to mainstream...

Google hates bloggers, and bloggers don’t seem to notice. Google Trends is not a real-time updated news trend platform. Google is on a mission to kill the news sources for bloggers, and it seems we bloggers are as a whole too stupid to see it. In 2007, Google Trends had the top 100, then that went to 60, then 40, then 20, and now it’s almost useless....

The Google Trends of note for Thursday, May 31, 2012 were John Edwards Trial, Martin Short, Kathy Lee Gifford, and DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act). In the case of John Edwards Trial, the keywords referred to the announced verdict that the former Senator and Presidential Candidate was found not guilty on one of six counts against him, and the other five were declared...

In a response to my charge that Google’s Suggested Users List for Google + was racist and ignored black women, Google replaced singer Taylor Swift, who’s white, with Tyra Banks, who’s black. This was pointed out by Jon Pincus. As much as this blogger blasted Google and Bradley Horowitz for its Google Suggested User List, or in other words, “Here’s why we think white folks rule the planet,” Jon Pincus and Kathy Gill of the blog We Get Google Plus, and TalesFromThe.net have done a great job in pointing...

Perks: Filet mignon on menu at Google’s NYC holiday party — I wish I were there! Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

So have you tried the website Cuil, well, it’s actually a new search engine like Google. Check it out. More later. Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

http://zennie2005.blogspot.com – If you remember the video I made where I talked about how the Chinese Government could use IP address data from the Viacom / Google lawsuit to find dissidents and arrest or kill them — See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ua_XT1RJIE Then brace yourself because the Chinese have already arrested two Internet dissidents Du Daobin and Ye Guozhu and have done so before the Bejing Olympics. Both dissidents were arrested for “subversion” or writing against the actions of the Chinese...

In what has to mark as a disappointing end to a company with a lot of promise, I learned that PodTech, the tech media company which publishes online and downloadable videos about new technology and at one point featured video bloggers like Robert Scoble and Irina Slutsky, and raised $7.5 million in 2006, sold for just $500,000. That’s right. The main reason was a difference between the managers in determining where the company should place it’s focus. Plus, it was losing the original talent. CEO John Furrier left the company...

“Virgle” sounds and reads like a great project. The founders of Google and the founder of Virgin want to collonize Mars. But my take on this, after some thought, is why the hell should we focus on taking our fucked-up act to Mars? Why can’t Larry and Sergey focus on problems right here at home and in the U.S.A? We’ve got an economy that’s a mess. High crime rates. Homeless people abound. And yet, these guys, these billionaires want to go off and start a Mars Colony. They want you to make a YouTube...

Readers of The Zeitgeist may remember the video I submitted to the Davos Forum in Switerland and as part of “The Davos Question” where YouTubers were asked to make videos that responded to the question: “What one thing do you think that countries, companies or individuals must do to make the world a better place in 2008?” The process set up by YouTube at Davos allows attendees to make video responses to the questions submitted. Well, I got my video response to the Davos question in right under the time wire,...

A great interview which shows the Senator’s command of key Internet issues facing us. Q&A With Senator Barack Obama Net Neutrality Michael Arrington: What is your position on net neutrality? Specifically, should tiered pricing be allowed by the access providers? Senator Barack Obama: As I stated during my visit to Google on November 14, I will take a backseat to no one in my commitment to network neutrality. The Internet is the most open network in history. We have to keep it that way. I will prevent network providers...

I just learned over at Tech Crunch that Google removed the blog “EnjoyPerth” from its index listing, and supposedly for selling text link ads. Yikes! I don’t understand why the San Jose Mercury News is allowed to do this, and not a small blogger? Maybe it’s time for a Google-competitor? Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Jaiku’s like Twitter but a bit more flexible, they say. Still what’s Google doing to do with a less popular version of Twitter? We’ll see. To me, the idea is not to take over, but what you do after the take over that matters. Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Will Google hit $1,000? That’s the question. IF THERE WERE ANY DOUBTS that we were back into a new, digital media economy, they were laid to rest Monday when the price of Google’s shares topped $600 for the first time, giving it a price to earnings multiple of 49.54, and a market capitalization greater than the three biggest traditional media companies – Time Warner, Walt Disney Co., and News Corp. – combined. Based on Monday’s closing price of $609.62 per share, Google has a market cap of $190.28 billion....

This week, Yahoo! announced it was hiring — or re-hiring — co-founder Jerry Yang as CEO. The move comes as no surprise to me because I suggested it to a newly-minted Yahoo finance executive I was sitting next to on a Monday April 30th 2007 5 PM EST flight bound from New York City, where I was for the NFL Draft, to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he and I both live. The conversation started because we were talking about the web and “Web 2.0″. In the process of the talk, we both revealed our occupations. He...

That’s right. This great blog system was the victim of a massive and mistaken block by Googlebots, thinking these were spam blogs. They’re not. What Google must do is adjust it’s bots so that they “see” mutliple writers and photos in posts. Also, they should explain in detail what’s triggering such behavior from the bots. As more and more of our economic activity moves online, it will be important for Google to make sure these errors occur less and less, if at all. Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Here’s an example of how some people just don’t get the Internet — Sam Zell . According to CNBC and The Washington Post, Sam comes to Stanford University and makes this comment: “If all of the newspapers in America did not allow Google to steal their content, how profitable would Google be?” Zell said during the question period after his speech. “Not very.” This proves he doens’t understand what the heck’s going on. Google DRIVES traffic to the newspapers — all Google has...

Viacom’s suing Google / YouTube for copyright infringement, and for $1 billion in damages. An act that should make some on the East Coast happy. Now, before i get to that, I want to explain just why Viacom’s being stupid and will end of with egg on their face in this lawsuit. First, Viacom should be suing the people who copy their programs and upload them to YouTube, if they want to go after anyone at all. There are 77 video-distribution companies like YouTube and any one of them can be a target for uploading Viacom’s...

Someone — perhaps Leigh Steinberg — is reading this with glee. But if Hollywood Reporter Nikki Finke’s any indication, Creative Artists Agency , the super-firm of talent agents started by Ron Meyer and Mike Ovitz in 1975, and recently the epicenter of Hollywood’s move into athletic talent mining starting with players like Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart, may be losing money in its sports division. To understand, read this post from Nikki’s blog: If CAA agents this week are looking inconsolable,...

Bauer’s Worldwide Transportation , which helped me in my effort to bring the Super Bowl to Oakland, has only grown., offering Hybrid Cars and stretch Lincolns, taking over the “Pure Rush” party brand. The firm, ran by Founder and President Gary Bauer, is now responsible for shuttling Google’s employees too and fro. Here’s the NY Times article: MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — The perks of working at Google are the envy of Silicon Valley. Unlimited amounts of free chef-prepared food at all times of day....