Google http://www.kplu.org en Wash. State Wins $610,000 in Google Settlement http://www.kplu.org/post/wash-state-wins-610000-google-settlement <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the state will receive $610,600 dollars from Google as part of a settlement with 37 states and Washington, D.C.</p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:51:53 +0000 The Associated Press 11131 at http://www.kplu.org Starbucks to Partner with Google to Upgrade Wi-Fi http://www.kplu.org/post/starbucks-partner-google-upgrade-wi-fi <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">Starbucks says it's reached a deal to partner with Google that will allow it to offer its customers dramatically faster Wi-Fi service.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Financial terms were not disclosed.</p><p>Starting in August, new U.S. company-operated Starbucks stores will begin to receive up to 10 times faster network and Wi-Fi speeds. And over the next 18 months, Starbucks will convert more than 7,000 U.S. stores to the upgraded service.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 16:55:02 +0000 The Associated Press 9478 at http://www.kplu.org Starbucks to Partner with Google to Upgrade Wi-Fi Google's Glass Project: Can You Make The Grade? http://www.kplu.org/post/googles-glass-project-can-you-make-grade <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1uyQZNg2vE</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:33:42 +0000 7834 at http://www.kplu.org Google's Glass Project: Can You Make The Grade? News Outlets Punk'd, Somebody Profits: Google Wi-Fi Buy Is A Hoax http://www.kplu.org/post/news-outlets-punkd-somebody-profits-google-wi-fi-buy-hoax This Associated Press report today wasn't true:<p><blockquote><p>"Google has bought an operator of Wi-Fi hotspots in high-traffic locations such as airports, hotels and fast-food restaurants. Google Inc. is paying $400 million for ICOA Inc., a Warwick, R.I., company, as part of the search company's efforts to diversify its portfolio."<p></blockquote><p>It was so wrong, in fact, that the AP later moved a "KILL BULLETIN" saying it was:<p><blockquote><p>"Withdrawing its story about a purported acquisition of ICOA Inc., a wireless and broadband internet provider, by Google Inc. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 19:51:17 +0000 Mark Memmott 7196 at http://www.kplu.org News Outlets Punk'd, Somebody Profits: Google Wi-Fi Buy Is A Hoax Would Microsoft or Amazon.com buy Netflix? Doubtful, analyst says http://www.kplu.org/post/would-microsoft-or-amazoncom-buy-netflix-doubtful-analyst-says <p>Amazon.com and Microsoft are two of the cash-rich companies that investors speculate may be interested in buying Netflix. But would either of them want to? One analyst says he doubts it.</p><p>Activist investor Carl Icahn kicked up the takeover speculation last month when he disclosed that he’s bought 10 percent of Netflix. He says Netflix is too small on its own and needs to be bought by a bigger company – like Amazon, Microsoft or Google.</p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 7184 at http://www.kplu.org Would Microsoft or Amazon.com buy Netflix? Doubtful, analyst says The Brain Of The Beast: Google Reveals The Computers Behind The Cloud http://www.kplu.org/post/brain-beast-google-reveals-computers-behind-cloud Behind the ephemeral "cloud" of cloud computing, the network we use for everything from checking our email to streamlining our <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2012/10/01/162080613/cloud-computing-saves-health-care-industry-time-and-money">health care system</a>, there lies a very tangible and very big computer infrastructure.<p>But besides a glimpse at some of the hardware in <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10209580-92.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20">2009</a>, there has been little information about Google's data centers, the warehoused collections of s Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:38:12 +0000 6746 at http://www.kplu.org The Brain Of The Beast: Google Reveals The Computers Behind The Cloud Google shows Washington stuck in flu season http://www.kplu.org/post/google-shows-washington-stuck-flu-season <p>Flu season is hanging on longer than usual in parts of the Northwest say health officials. That&rsquo;s shown in cases of the flu&nbsp; and also via web searches.</p><p>Google queries for terms like &ldquo;muscle aches,&rdquo; &rdquo;flu symptoms&rdquo; and &ldquo;thermometer&rdquo; are being used to track where flu is hitting now.</p><p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 17:12:39 +0000 Jessica Robinson 4717 at http://www.kplu.org Google shows Washington stuck in flu season Google patent enables pitching to caller based on background noise http://www.kplu.org/post/google-patent-enables-pitching-caller-based-background-noise <p>By <a href="http://www.geekwire.com/author/todd/" title="Posts by Todd Bishop">Todd Bishop</a> at <a href="http://www.geekwire.com/">Geekwire</a></p><p class="wp-caption-text">Google patented system would use noise at games and other settings to determine location and target ads.</p><p class="wp-caption-text"> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 17:06:44 +0000 KPLU 4588 at http://www.kplu.org Google patent enables pitching to caller based on background noise Google Glasses: Frightening Or Fantastic? http://www.kplu.org/post/google-glasses-frightening-or-fantastic The buzz is building about the news that, <a href="http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/21/google-to-sell-terminator-style-glasses-by-years-end/?hp" target="_blank">as <em>The New York Times </em>has reported</a>, there soon may be "Google glasses" that can "stream information to the wearer's eyeballs in real time."<p>Yes, by the end of the year Google may be selling spectacles that come with a small screen that in theory will allow users to get information about nearby locations, the weather, friends who might be close by and other things. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 19:29:34 +0000 Mark Memmott 4230 at http://www.kplu.org Google Glasses: Frightening Or Fantastic? Can capitalism keep Google from becoming evil? http://www.kplu.org/post/can-capitalism-keep-google-becoming-evil <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGghlPmebCY</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 00:39:55 +0000 NPR Staff 3965 at http://www.kplu.org Can capitalism keep Google from becoming evil? Google's new privacy policy will allow tracking across services http://www.kplu.org/post/googles-new-privacy-policy-will-allow-tracking-across-services Yesterday afternoon Google announced it was making sweeping changes to its privacy policy beginning March 1. Users can't opt out, so Google is beginning to send notice to its users via email and even on its homepage.<p>The big change is that Google will now track you across its services. In other words, Google will now, for example, be able to pair information it collects on its email service with information it collects on its search service to really target its advertising. Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:58:18 +0000 Eyder Peralta 3915 at http://www.kplu.org Google tweaks search to boost Google+, and rivals get angry http://www.kplu.org/post/google-tweaks-search-boost-google-and-rivals-get-angry Social media has become a huge part of how people experience the web. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:54:30 +0000 Bill Chappell 3674 at http://www.kplu.org Google tweaks search to boost Google+, and rivals get angry Rick Santorum's Google Problem Becomes The Story http://www.kplu.org/post/rick-santorums-google-problem-becomes-story Rick Santorum has a problem. The Republican presidential candidate has been dogged by gay rights activist Dan Savage since 2003, when as a senator he supported anti-gay laws, including against sodomy. Savage, an internationally syndicated sex advice columnist, took offense and called on his readers to wage an Internet war. He invited them to name, or re-name, a sex act after Santorum. Then he took a vote and created an anti-Santorum website with the new "definition." It's not delicate.<p>Since then, Santorum's problem has been a Google one. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 00:32:04 +0000 Edward Schumacher-Matos 3672 at http://www.kplu.org Rick Santorum's Google Problem Becomes The Story Has Google lost its way? http://www.kplu.org/post/has-google-lost-its-way <p>What is Google&#39;s business plan? The company, fueled by its successful search engine, seems to be going off in a zillion different directions: <a href="http://www.android.com/index.html">Android</a>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/">Youtube</a>, <a href="http://mail.google.com/mail/help/intl/en/about.html">Gmail</a>, <a href="http://www.google.com/googlevoice/landing/index.html#utm_source=en-ha-na-us-sk&amp;utm_medium=ha&amp;utm_term=google%20voice&amp;utm_campaign=en">Voice</a>, <a href="http://maps.google.com/?hl=en">Maps</a>, <a href="https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service=blogger&amp;continue=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogger.com%2Floginz%3Fd%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.blogger.com%252Fhome%26a%3DADD_SERVICE_FLAG&amp;passive=true&amp;alinsu=0&amp;aplinsu=0&amp;alwf=true&amp;ltmpl=start&amp;skipvpage=true&amp;rm=false&amp;showra=1&amp;fpui=2&amp;naui=8#s01">Blogger</a>, <a href="http://picasa.google.com/">Picasa</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service=writely&amp;passive=1209600&amp;continue=http://docs.google.com/&amp;followup=http://docs.google.com/&amp;ltmpl=homepage">Docs</a>, just to name a few. Many Google products are given away for free.&nbsp;</p><p>Analysts have recently noted <a href="http://apnews.myway.com//article/20110415/D9MK6L8G0.html">Google&#39;s expenditures are rising faster than its revenues</a>. This comes as no surprise to our technology commentator, Strategic News Service publisher <a href="http://www.tapsns.com/aboutmark.php">Mark Anderson</a>. It reinforces what he said about Google in his list of <a href="http://www.tapsns.com/blog/index.php/2010/12/sns-predictions-for-2011/">predictions for 2011</a>.</p><p> Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:28:49 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 1264 at http://www.kplu.org Has Google lost its way? Amazon.com & Google facing suits for alleged patent infringement http://www.kplu.org/post/amazoncom-google-facing-suits-alleged-patent-infringement <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-957029.mp3</p><p>Technology that enables good results for searches on the Internet is at the heart of <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/10/amazon-com-slammed-with-lawsuit-over-instant-search-patent/">two patent lawsuits </a>brought against online retailer Amazon.com and search-giant Google.</p><p>San Francisco-based <a href="http://www.masterobjects.com/contact.html?moReturnURL=http%3A//masterobjects.com/&amp;moReturnName=Return%20to%20Home%20Page&amp;moReturnDir=masterobjects.com/&amp;moReturn=9&amp;__utma=1.2084700360.1299804313.1299804313.1299804313.1&amp;__utmb=1.1.10.1299804313&amp;__utmc=1&amp;__utmx=-&amp;__utmz=1.1299804313.1.1.utmcsr=techflash.com|utmccn=%28referral%29|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/seattle/2011/03/amazon-sued-in-search-patent-dispute.html&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=58674474">MasterObjects</a> has filed federal complaints against both companies, saying they&#39;re stealing its technology.</p><p> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 01:56:32 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 976 at http://www.kplu.org