Google’s Vic Gundotra is leaving the company


Vic Gundotra & Bradley Horowitz of Google+
Vic Gundotra & Bradley Horowitz of Google+ (Photo credit: Scott Beale)

(by pio dal cin)

With these words Vic Gundotra announced his departure from Google.

“Today I’m announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years,” wrote Gundotra in a post titled, “I’m also forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many.”

Just a few hours ago Larry Page answered to Vic’s Post on G+ saying these words:

Vic — thank you for a tremendous almost eight years at Google.  You cut your teeth on our mobile apps and developer relations, turning our disparate efforts into something great.  When I first used turn-by-turn navigation, it blew me away.  And, walking onto the stage at I/O last year, it was amazing to see developers so excited about Google.  These were vintage Vic projects.  Then you built Google+ from nothing.  There are few people with the courage and ability to start something like that and I am very grateful for all your hard work and passion.  I really enjoy using Google+ on a daily basis, especially the auto awesome movies which I really love sharing with my family and friends.  Good luck with your next project after Google.  In the meantime we’ll continue working hard to build great new experiences for the ever increasing number of Google+ fans.”

Read Vic’s Post on G+ and Larry Page’s answer here

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Congresso USA scrive a Larry Page (Google) per l’uso dei Google Glass


by pio dal cin)  Otto membri (bi-partisan) del Congresso USA hanno inviato una lettera aperta al CEO di +Google  +Larry Page  affinchè chiarisca la posizione del colosso di Mountainview circa l’uso del Google Glass che dovrebbe essere messo in commercio prima della fine dell’anno.

Nelle otto domandeQui riportate in lingua originale  alcuni membri del Congresso chiedono a Larry Page di spiegare come la sua compagnia intende gestire il rapporto Glass/Privacy, visto che i Google Glass vengono portati come un normale paio di occhiali ed è difficile al momento stabilire fino a che punto possano ledere la privacy di chi viene inquadrato dalla fotocamera o dalla videocamera incorporata in questo hi tech gadget che una volta lanciato sul mercato avrà una popolarità pari solo a quella del PC o dei telefonini. Tutti sembrano desiderarlo prima ancora che esca sul mercato. Per ora solo pochi “eletti” i “glassexplorers” i pionieri del gadget a 1500$ al paio hanno potuto provare l’ebbrezza di fotografare o filmare scene quotidiane girate con il Glass. Alcuni chirurghi lo stanno usando come fonte immediata di informazioni durante le operazioni. Altri lo usano come strumento di lavoro.

Difficile dire cosa succederà, ma staremo attenti e seguiremo da vicino lo sviluppo di questa controversia che sta spopolando in questo momento sul web 

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Google.California Woman gets first ticket for driving with Google Glass


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(by pio dal cin) Codognè Treviso  I hate to say that I said that but I saw it coming. If you care reading This old post of mine I predicted some troubles for Glass wearers. +Cecilia Abadie

has posted On her G+ profile of the ticket she got from a California Highway Patrol. Here is what she wrote:


” A cop just stopped me and gave me a ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving! 

The exact line says: Driving with Monitor visible to Driver (Google Glass).
Is #GoogleGlass ilegal while driving or is this cop wrong???
Any legal advice is appreciated!! This happened in California. Do you know any other #GlassExplorers that got a similar ticket anywhere in the US?”
 
Like it or not +Cecilia Abadie  became the first woman in history to get a ticket for wearing +Google  Glass.
Is +Larry Page  going to give a refund on the ticket? or +Vic Gundotra ?  This is going to be interesting to see in the future. Privacy breeches, people getting runned over as they cross busy streets in Manhattan while wearing the Glass. Eye doctors getting an increase of business for Glass wearers with cross eyed view and many more. I’m going to sit here and wait.

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An important message from Larry Page Google CEO and founder


Dear Google users—

You may be aware of press reports alleging that Internet companies have joined a secret U.S. government program called PRISM to give the National Security Agency direct access to our servers. As Google’s CEO and Chief Legal Officer, we wanted you to have the facts.

First, we have not joined any program that would give the U.S. government—or any other government—direct access to our servers. Indeed, the U.S. government does not have direct access or a “back door” to the information stored in our data centers. We had not heard of a program called PRISM until yesterday.

Second, we provide user data to governments only in accordance with the law. Our legal team reviews each and every request, and frequently pushes back when requests are overly broad or don’t follow the correct process. Press reports that suggest that Google is providing open-ended access to our users’ data are false, period. Until this week’s reports, we had never heard of the broad type of order that Verizon received—an order that appears to have required them to hand over millions of users’ call records. We were very surprised to learn that such broad orders exist. Any suggestion that Google is disclosing information about our users’ Internet activity on such a scale is completely false. 

Finally, this episode confirms what we have long believed—there needs to be a more transparent approach. Google has worked hard, within the confines of the current laws, to be open about the data requests we receive. We post this information on our Transparency Report whenever possible. We were the first company to do this. And, of course, we understand that the U.S. and other governments need to take action to protect their citizens’ safety—including sometimes by using surveillance. But the level of secrecy around the current legal procedures undermines the freedoms we all cherish.

Posted by Larry Page, CEO and David Drummond, Chief Legal Officer

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English: Larry Page, co-founder of Google, in the European Parliament on 17.06.2009 Polski: Larry Page, współzałożyciel Google, w Parlamencie Europejskim 17.06.2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Google Glass and its impact on the way we live.Be Prepared by 2013’s end


by pio dal cin) I found this great article about +Google  Glass project on “Marketingland.com” describing the impact that the Glass will have on the market as the project prepares to release the commercial version of the product by the end of 2013 .


The “Glass” basically will allow you to see what you see now in your “Smartphone” through a pair of glasses that you are wearing. The product was publicized and +Sergey Brin  co founder of +Google  with +Larry Page  was spotted on a New York City subway wearing the “Glass”.

The following analysis by

“Marketingland.com” will explain  you what the real impact will be on the way we live in the future

http://marketingland.com/10-predictions-for-the-future-of-google-glass-34532

John Lincoln wrote the article

. The Small Screen Will Force Those To Adapt To Space Constraints

The Google Glasses will, of course, have a smaller screen than a PC. But the glasses will also have a smaller screen than any smart phone on the market. The viewing area is minimal, and it only resides on the right hand side. Because of this, everything that is rendered for Google Glass will be incredibly small. This will create a whole new medium for Web viewing and usability. Google and third-party interests will need to explore different ways to perform actions and render data.

2. Less Browser Changing

Google will, of course, make their browser available first for use through Google Glass, and this will result in most users sticking with that browser. However, it is safe to say that new browsers will most likely be introduced later. Regardless, this will mean more market share for Google-owned browsers.

3. Less Switching Of Applications

When we are on smart phones, we often switch from app to app to accomplish an objective. With Google Glass, we can expect to start with a core set of abilities that are inherent to the operating system. Following this, applications will be introduced and their use will grow. While this is true, Google will get the first crack at developing all the functionality needed for the device, much like the advantage Apple had with the iPhone. If Google can do this well, they will limit the need for new apps and gain more control of this new market.

4. A Greater Need For Voice Recognition Technology

Most of the usability in this device is activated based on voice recognition. Google has improved their abilities here, but voice recognition and activation technology is still very new and buggy. Google will need to continue to improve and expand the capabilities of this technology to make the product successful long-term.

5. Smart Phones & Websites Racing To Integrate

Google Glass is scary to everyone. You can bet Apple, Microsoft and other big players are having meetings right now (or have already) to develop an ad hoc Google Glass strategy. They are asking, “Do we create our own technology to compete? Do we look for ways to integrate? Or, do we just sit back and watch?” These companies are heavily invested in the smart phone battle right now. Google Glass means a whole new opportunity to create a new generation of devices. Each one of these companies is no doubt developing a strategic plan.

Google Glass Flight

6. New Advertising

Google appears to be offering this product with no ads to start. They are generating a little revenue from the sale of the device, but they will be creating ads at some point. When they do, a new ad format will need to be developed. This is going to be a tough one for Google. Creating an ad that is non-intrusive but also one inch from someone’s face is not easy. But trust me, they will find a way.

7. More Eye-Movement Focused Applications

Google has already patented a new eye tracking technology that basically follows the eye, and thus, can control the camera. According to techradar.com, “Several methods of tracking eye movement are provided, including projecting moving objects and displaying a path, such as a zigzag or partial circle pattern, for the eye to follow.”
While at this point, this technology is only being utilized to unlock the head-mounted display, there are many more implications. This could be used to play a racing game, move a chess piece, organize an excel spread sheet or perform an action (ex., move eyes to the right for “yes” or to the left for “no”). This eye movement technology, as it is developed, will be a great help for using the device when you don’t feel like speaking. It will also allow for some fun ways to interact with different device offerings. Finally, as users become more accustomed to eye tracking technology we will see it increasingly utilized in all technologies.

8. Social Media Will Need To Adapt

Google Glass is a game changer for social media. You know it, and I know it. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google +, LinkedIn, FourSquare, as well as other sites, will all need to develop strategies to deal with this new technology. Will the social sites allow for easy uploads? Will they have an area of their page that shows the person’s live feed when it is turned on? Does Facebook race to create their own device? One thing is for sure, if a social media site cannot interact properly with this technology, they risk losing users. Google knows this and will undoubtedly be creating seamless integration with Google +. At this stage, it would seem that Google + has the most to gain from Google Glass.

9. GoPro Will Suffer

GoPro has been an amazing venture to watch. A simple camera with better mobility and water resistant capabilities turned into a worldwide phenomenon very quickly. Google Glass is going to be a serious competitor for GoPro. Sure, Google Glass is much bigger than just video, but the two devices can accomplish the same goals, and to me, Google Glass looks a little less bulky.

10. SEO Will Change Yet Again

While right now, it appears that the search function is limited. Google will, of course, be offering full search abilities at some point. With the incredibly small visual interface, search listings will render a small amount of data, and overall, the way results are presented will change. I don’t want to go too in-depth on this one without more information, but it is clear things will evolve to fit the technology.

Wrapping Up Predictions

These predictions are simply ideas based on my experience in Internet marketing. They may not all be right, but there is nothing wrong with considering the implications of Google Glass. I hope you found this a good read. If you disagree with these predictions, that of course, is fine. Let’s get a good discussion going below on this topic. However, I believe we can all agree that Google Glass is a game changer on many levels.
Opinions expressed in the article are those of the guest author and not necessarily Marketing Land.

(by pio dal cin )

Larry Page from Google just wrote on a G+ post

“I loved meeting Charles Chase from Lockheed Skunk Works because he wants to change the world and he has a plan.  His dream is about building a compact fusion reactor (that would fit it on the back of a truck) which is capable of generating 100MW of electricity – enough to power a small city.  Charles thinks he could have a prototype in 5 years and a fully engineered plant in 10 years.  This would be capable of meeting all electricity demands globally by 2050.  All with virtually zero emissions.  An exciting example of how 10X thinking could make the world a better place. “

A project to provide in the next five to ten years the whole world with free electricity.  Wonderful!!!

 


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