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Old 03-14-2012, 09:12 PM   #121
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Maybe that's why their stock is down to $618 per share.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:36 AM   #122
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I used to believe Google could do no wrong, but I've been
sliding down the slippery slope for some time now

Wolf posted a comment about Google Map's new feature "Quest".

Quest now shows up on the regular Google Map default screen,
and there's a "learn more" video clip.



Once again I'm questioning what this company is doing under it's new CEO leadership.

It looks as though Google is time-warp-marketing back to the 1990's
with a plastic hardware devise that has to be hard-wired
to dial-up access to the internet, and graphics that are archaically appalling.
I don't see any really new features beyond the usual Google Maps.

What market (if any) are they targeting ?
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:38 AM   #123
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:42 AM   #124
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What market (if any) are they targeting ?
A really geeky one.

What I love is what it does to the streetview.

Best feature ever!
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:43 AM   #125
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I hate April Fools Day
Now that makes sense !

I fall for every thing that comes down the road every year at this time
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:02 PM   #126
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Google search is acting oddly. There's no suggestion when I start typing and when I click on the results, I'm taken to another search engine, like ask.com.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:45 PM   #127
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That’s not odd, well actually that is normal on search engines. They gave search result that can be found on another SE, just like partners.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:27 PM   #128
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had something like that... grrr can't remember EXACTLY the details, but the upshot was that for some reason, I'd installed some add-in for firefox and the effect (UNINTENDED) was that all my searches that failed got redirected ...

uninstalling the add-in was a little more complicated than normal, but worthwhile since I use search A LOT, but I used the add-in less. easy decision, moderately difficulty resolving it. look for something you recently changed about your browser to change your search engine preferences. I found the answer by googling the name of the search destination I'd been redirected to. good luck.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:12 AM   #129
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But how can he google ask.com if google keeps being redirected to ask?


Like, whoah, dude.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:03 AM   #130
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Goggle going where no man has gone before...

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By Jared Newman,
Aug 8, 2012 1:30 PM

Google Tests Feature that Shows Gmail Messages in Search Results
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A new Google search experiment lets Gmail users to see
relevant e-mails alongside regular search results on Google.com.<snip>
Google doesn't search your Gmail account every time you run a Web search.
Instead, it offers to show Gmail results for certain types of queries, such as band names and locations.
When Google has Gmail results to show, a box on the right-hand side of the screen
says who the messages are from. You can then expand this box to see snippets of each message,
and from there you can jump into Gmail to read the whole thing.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:25 AM   #131
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The search is of your own Gmail account. You're not going to see search results including strangers' email. The only way this is a privacy issue is if you share your computer and are still logged in to Gmail.

It may be annoying to get the extra results, but that's a different issue.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:11 AM   #132
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For now...

but I suspect advertisers / employers will not be able to stay away from emails
any more than they have from GPS or anything else that Google collects and is now the owner.

My background is in genetic disease, and I have seen what can
happen when personal information gets into the wrong hands.
My feelings about the internet come from this, and recently
Google is acting more and more like the "wrong hands".

We realize that emails on the internet are not private.
Maybe it's time for apps that move emails via https
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:23 AM   #133
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For now...

but I suspect advertisers / employers will not be able to stay away from emails
any more than they have from GPS or anything else that Google collects and is now the owner.

My background is in genetic disease, and I have seen what can
happen when personal information gets into the wrong hands.
My feelings about the internet come from this, and recently
Google is acting more and more like the "wrong hands".

We realize that emails on the internet are not private.
Maybe it's time for apps that move emails via https
...

gmail has been available via strictly https for some time now.

And you're right, email has the security equivalent of a post card. If you want more security than a post card, you'd better take explicit steps.

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but I suspect advertisers / employers will not be able to stay away from emails
any more than they have from GPS or anything else that Google collects and is now the owner.
I don't understand this part of your remarks. I don't know what risk there is from employers regarding my email, not in the context of hybrid web/gmail search results. and gps? What's the risk there? That my employer knew/knows my route? Presumably when I'm doing work for them, sure. If they're tracking me when I'm on my own time, that's a totally different issue, presumably because I've opted IN for some location based system like Latitude. That's my problem, not my employer's. How can I complain about my employer following me around when I've invited put it all out there for my fans to follow?

Or, I just misunderstand you more. Definitely possible. Please feel free to explain or correct me, as you will. Thanks.
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:19 AM   #134
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gmail has been available via strictly https for some time now.
Could you explain that?
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:59 PM   #135
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Once more, the corporate giant is out to kill off the others.

PCMag.com
David Murphy
September 15, 2012

Google Puts Internet Explorer 8 on Notice, Ends Support in Nov.
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Still rocking Windows XP? How about Internet Explorer 8?
If you're a fan of Google's services, it might be time to upgrade to a new iteration of the browser
— or a different browser entirely. According to Google, the company is officially discontinuing support
for Internet Explorer 8 across all of its Web services as of November 15 of this year.<snip>


While Google hasn't made note of any compatibility issues that could happen following the transition,
users still accessing Google apps with IE8 will start to see messages indicating that they should upgrade their browser.<snip>
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