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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.

On the Moral Superiority of (Web) Advertising

“There’s no such thing as a free lunch,” according to an old American idiom. What that means is that when something is called “free,” it’s really...

The Smartwatch Revolution Isn’t Waiting

In a recent Google infomercial (also known as the movie The Internship), the main characters, played by Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, lose their jobs...

Why You’ll Soon Hire a Robot

People talk about robots like they’re coming in the future, when in fact robots are here now in a big way. The military uses thousands of robots every...

How Google is Turning Maps Into Virtual Reality

Why did Google, the company that already has the best maps product and the most users, spend a billion dollars to buy a tiny maps...

The New Yahoo is ‘Google Lite’. Can It Succeed?

Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Ann Mayer has been in charge of her company for almost a year now. Yahoo is a dinosaur, built in another...

Why do Facebook Features Fizzle?

Since Google launched the Google+ social network as an invitation-only service, Facebook has announced and shipped a series of bold new features. Some are clearly designed...

The Real Social Networking Battle: Isolated vs Integrated

Yahoo’s acquisition of Tumblr this week upset the balance of power in social networking among tech giants. Yahoo is now in possession of one of...

How to Understand the Rise of Google

Apple and Google are Silicon Valley’s dominant superpowers, the Athens and Sparta of technology. Two or three years ago, people might have said that Apple was...

Everything You’ve Heard About Google’s Chromebook Pixel Is Wrong

You’ve heard about Google’s Chromebook Pixel, the high-end, cloud-centric laptop. It’s far better than the cheap, plastic Chromebooks that shipped two years ago. At that time,...

What’s It Like to Use Google Products Only?

Starting today, I'm going to spend the entire month of May using only Google hardware, software and services. Can it be done? Should it? I'm going...

Google One Step Closer to ‘Creating a Mind’

Google Now is great. But how do you make it better? I believe Google is building a software-based artificial human brain, capable of interacting with people...

Why is Big Brother Such a Moron?

People think that Silicon Valley giants like Google and Facebook harvest every scrap of information about us they can, enabling them to zero in on...

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