Google will allow you to opt out of them including your home wireless router in their Location Server database. So long as you’re willing to rename your access point by adding “_nomap” to the SSID. Read their privacy counsel’s justification and uttered an involuntary curse. So if you want privacy you have to modify the router and every device that connects to it…
Very interesting take on Siri. I wonder if this is an intended result or a side effect of adding Siri to iOS. It also makes me think Apple is being very careful about opening up a Siri API in order to protect their backend revenue stream.
Very interesting discussion of how Facebook develops apps for the proliferating mobile platforms. A smart approach.
How Facebook Mobile Was Designed to Write Once, Run Everywhere.
Nice write-up on Gigaom documenting Adrian Cockcroft’s critique of OpenStack. Adrian is Cloud Architect at Netflix so his views are worth noting.
I imagine I’m like most folks. There is no way I have time for 3 or more social networks in my life. And while integration between services and the ability to “cross post” helps me keep more than one somewhat up-to-date the reality is the differences amongst the social services is so large this simple approach is fundamentally flawed.
Google+ has potential. One of the biggest needs is to quickly get a critical mass of users (hey, that means YOU need to join). If that happens and Twitter indeed starts cramming ads down my throat in the timelines I’m sure Twitter will be the one I drop (keeping FaceBook as well).
Seriously, who doesn’t know Apple and the Google gaggle are kicking RIM’s butt? Late quarter cuts in guidance mean things are seriously headed in the toilet. Somehow don’t think the Playbook will save them either.