Monthly Archives: August 2013

Woodlawn High to host robotics competition Saturday – The Advocate

Woodlawn High to host robotics competition SaturdayThe AdvocateWoodlawn High School will play host Saturday to a robotics competition that will pit the high school against Baton Rouge rival Parkview Baptist as well as as 18 teams from across the state … Continue reading

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Billions wiped from blue-chips as carbon tax hits Australia’s top companies – Herald Sun

Billions wiped from blue–chips as carbon tax hits Australia's top companiesHerald SunVIRGIN Airlines has blamed the carbon tax for contributing to a $98 million full-year loss, adding to corporate concerns that Labor's climate change scheme is wiping billions of dollars … Continue reading

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Android executive leaves Google for Chinese firm – Washington Post

New York Times Android executive leaves Google for Chinese firmWashington PostThere's been a little shakeup in the smartphone industry this week, with the announced departure of Hugo Barra, one of the team leaders for Google's Android mobile operating system. Barra … Continue reading

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Alleged Affair of Google Co-Founder Brin Raises Ethical Issues – Yahoo! News (blog)

Yahoo! News (blog) Alleged Affair of Google Co-Founder Brin Raises Ethical IssuesYahoo! News (blog)Google (GOOG) co-founder Sergey Brin's alleged affair with a Google employee is raising questions about potential conflicts of interest, damage to morale and the company's relationship-conduct rules. … Continue reading

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Google Street View Spots Space Shuttle Soaring Over New Jersey – ABC News

ABC News Google Street View Spots Space Shuttle Soaring Over New JerseyABC NewsExit 7A on the New Jersey Turnpike takes you towards the Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park. Exit 15X gets you to Field Station: Dinosaurs, where families can … Continue reading

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Don’t underestimate Google – Fortune (blog)

Don't underestimate GoogleFortune (blog)The stock is down nearly 8% since it hit an all-time high back in mid-July … just before Google reported earnings that disappointed investors. That's obviously not a dramatic sell-off. But it is getting close to a … Continue reading

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The real plan for Google Glass may be to sell it to businesses, not consumers – Quartz

ABC News The real plan for Google Glass may be to sell it to businesses, not consumersQuartzYesterday evening in New York City, Google's Glass team threw a party. It brought together “Explorers” and “Influencers”—the lucky few people who got to … Continue reading

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Robot Taxis Can Save The World—Here’s How – Slate Magazine

Slate Magazine Robot Taxis Can Save The World—Here's HowSlate MagazineGoogle's eye-popping $258 million investment in the car-hailing app company Uber made headlines last week. It's the search giant's biggest-ever venture capital investment, and it gives a much-discussed but rather small-scale … Continue reading

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Google, Twitter and others share transparency reports – USA TODAY

Google, Twitter and others share transparency reportsUSA TODAYFor now, only limited and vague data is allowed to be made public. The following is a breakdown of the so-called transparency reports published by Google, Twitter, Microsoft, and, most recently, Facebook for … Continue reading

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Sony’s first post-Chromecast Google TV device is a dongle, not a set-top box – Engadget

Sony's first post-Chromecast Google TV device is a dongle, not a set-top boxEngadgetWe first got a whiff of Sony's NSZ-GU1 earlier this month from an FCC filing, and now the folks at GTVHacker point out those documents have been updated … Continue reading

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