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Google is ok with unequal benefits

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What I think is interesting in this story from Gizmodo is the fact that they wear a yellow badge. Wasn’t Germany famous for making its Jewish citizens wear a yellow star? Did someone skip their history class?

Is Google, Facebook or Apple a good guy anymore?

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Google and Facebook challenge French government on personal data law – SC… – StumbleUpon. This article explores who should control the users data. This is my response to that article:

Just who are the good guys? The government? Legitimate companies? Sometimes the saviors of something are actually the destroyers. According to Fred Wilson Apple is evil, and Google isn’t looking so innocent itself these days. Facebook is clearly selling out its users, and Microsoft continues to foster things that are not in the best interests of its users. 
http://chimac.net/2010/07/22/fred-wilson-apple-is-%E2%80%9Cevil%E2%80%9D-and-facebook-is-%E2%80%9Ca-photo-sharing-site%E2%80%9D/

Embedding YouTube video in Keynote in 3 Easy Steps « TotalApps – Everything and More About Mac Software

Embedding YouTube video in Keynote in 3 Easy Steps « TotalApps – Everything and More About Mac Software.This should be a need for people who want to show video from YouTube. Even if you test it before hand during a presentation the speed might not be there. This going the extra step really shows your attention to details.

Apple, Google, Facebook contributing to global pollution

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Feeding triplets – Editorials – NewsObserver.com – StumbleUpon. Coal is such a dirty way to get energy. It is absolutely appalling that we have allowed research and development of clean energy alternatives to linger for so long.

Saving to a pdf in Google docs is twice the size of a word file and larger than Word saving to a PDF

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Has anyone used Google docs to save to a word file and also to a pdf? Without changing anything between the two the PDF is 180kb and the word doc is 90kb. Isn’t the advantage of a PDF that it compresses unnecessary information? When I compress the same file from the 90kb word file in Microsoft Word 2011 to a PDF on a Mac I get 150kb. What is the other 30k doing in that PDF file? Has anyone else noticed that Google docs makes chunky PDF’s?

Google Video shutdown halted for now, Google slinging content over to YouTube itself — Engadget

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Google Video shutdown halted for now, Google slinging content over to YouTube itself — Engadget. I asked why this wasn’t done in this post. Very surprising oversight. I understand the cost issue for them but when you give everything for free that is the expectation you set.

Microsoft founder lashes out at Apple and Google Technology The Guardian – StumbleUpon

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Microsoft founder lashes out at Apple and Google Technology The Guardian – StumbleUpon. He said this: He describes Steve Jobs, the boss of Apple who is on medical leave, as “monomaniacal”. In case you don’t know what that means, (I didn’t know) it means obsessed with one idea.

The New Villains of New Media: Apple, Google

The New Villains of New Media: Apple, Google. I wondered about these ideas as well. Isn’t it amazing how fast

things can go from underdog to Villain?