Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Mike Elgan

Mike Elgan is an American journalist, blogger, columnist, and podcaster. He is a columnist for publications including Computerworld, Cult of Android, Cult of Mac, Forbes, Datamation, eWeek, and Baseline.

Rise of the GoogleNet

The telecom industry’s old strategy of barely keeping up with the public’s demand for faster, cheaper Internet speeds (while simultaneously trying to suppress that demand)...

Google’s ‘Social Layer’ Now on 2 Million Sites

 "At its simplest level, Google+ is a social layer across all of Google's services." The words of Google's senior vice president for Social, Vic Gundotra, sound...

Why ‘Glassholes’ Are a Myth

Google Glass is taking technology-based privacy violation and rudeness to a whole new level, right? Google Glass users are "plugged into the machine," casually surveilling everyone...

How Google and Microsoft Got Everybody Talking

Suddenly, everybody seems to be talking to their computers, TVs and mobile gadgets. Voice command software has been around for decades. The software currently sold as...

Why You’ll Get Google Glass

Lots of people say: "I would never wear Google Glass. They look ridiculous." But the appearance -- love it or hate it -- is going to...

Why YouTube Will Love Google+ Comments

The only thing YouTube fans and Google+ freaks can agree upon this week: YouTube users are revolting. Last week, Google implemented the previously announced integration of...

Why Phone Numbers Are Obsolete

Quick: What's your FaceTime phone number? What's your Hangouts phone number? They're trick questions, of course. In both cases, you call people based on their identity...

Google’s Magic Picture Machine Goes Beyond Science Fiction

Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke said that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” But even Clarke never envisioned Google’s Magic Picture Machine. Let...

Why Apple Is Gunning for Microsoft

Apple announced a few new products yesterday, including a new thin and light iPad Air model. But mostly, the event was an assault on its old...

Should Twitter, Facebook and Google Launch Newspapers?

I read The New York Times on Sunday. It was weird. Although I was a devoted subscriber and reader of the paper for many years, the...

Why Amazon Can’t Compete with Silicon Valley For Payments

So you want to buy an electric toothbrush. But where? If you're like millions of people, you'll just head straight to Amazon.com and buy it there....

Why Microsoft Should Fire Bill Gates, Too

Now that we’ve endured the unpleasant spectacle of Steve Ballmer crying over the loss of the company he ruined during his 14 years as CEO,...

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