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Exclusive: Google, Facebook quietly move toward automatic blocking of extremist videos

Exclusive: Google, Facebook quietly move toward automatic blocking of extremist videos | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
By Joseph Menn and Dustin Volz SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of the web’s biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process. The move is a major step forward for
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Supercharge Google Calendar: 30 Tips, Tricks, Hacks and Add-Ons

Supercharge Google Calendar: 30 Tips, Tricks, Hacks and Add-Ons | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
A blog about productivity, workflow automation, company building and how to get things done with less work.
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Google Expeditions announced, brings classes to a virtual field trip with Cardboard

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Google's Micro-Moment: Why It's A Game Changer For CMOs

Google's Micro-Moment: Why It's A Game Changer For CMOs | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
This article is by Brian Solis, principal analyst at Altimeter Group. Remember Google’s Zero Moment of Truth--that moment when a consumer began his or her digital journey through search and next steps were defined by what made the list? Well, Google just shared research about micro-moments, new consumer behavior for marketers to [...]
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Zero Moment of Truth:
https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/collections/zero-moment-truth.html

 

Key Quote: "As Google notes, micro-moments are moments of high intent and engagement many of which, happen in spare moments, such as waiting in line, commuting, or generally when not preoccupied with something else. The journey then continues later either on mobile or through an entirely different channel such as a laptop or tablet.  You can design for these new opportunities. And make no mistake, they are opportunities for engagement, not distractions."

 

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The Top 20 Most Expensive Keywords in Google AdWords Advertising | Wordstream

The Top 20 Most Expensive Keywords in Google AdWords Advertising | Wordstream | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Learn the top 20 most expensive keywords. These keyword categories have the highest costs per click (CPC) in Google AdWords advertising.
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Thankfully, I am not in the business of the top four. Trying to break into that crowded space online would not be fun.

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How Google Grades Employees, And How You Can Use The Same System At Your Company

How Google Grades Employees, And How You Can Use The Same System At Your Company | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
From the time Google was a tiny startup, it's been using an internal grading system for employees call Objectives and Key Results, or OKR. 

OKR is a simple system that helps a company organize and execute its goals. It starts at the top, and travels down the chain of command within a company. Google didn't invent the OKR system. It came from Intel. And many other companies use a similar system. 

A few years ago, Google Ventures partner Rick Klau gave a presentation on how OKR works. If you work at a startup and don't use a system like OKR, you should. Or, if you work at a big company, and your company doesn't use OKR, it should. Heck, even if management hates the idea at your company, you should use OKR for yourself!

We watched Klau's presentation, and peeled out the slides to provide a how-to on how OKRs work, and how you can use them for yourself.

Click here to see how you can implement Google's grading system »
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17 Illicit Acts Caught on Google Street View

17 moments of illegal activity, caught via Google Street View.

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You can imagine most of these. However, if #16 is correct, I have not words....

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Google Puts Money on Robots, Using the Man Behind Android

Google Puts Money on Robots, Using the Man Behind Android | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Led by Andy Rubin, who built the Android software, Google has acquired seven companies with hopes to automate manufacturing and even rival Amazon in retail delivery.
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The Man who ran Google's Android project talks about what is next.

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Google's uProxy: A Peer-to-Peer Gateway to Internet Freedom

Google's uProxy: A Peer-to-Peer Gateway to Internet Freedom | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Google launches uProxy a peer-to-peer tool to circumvent great firewalls and censorship in repressive regimes.
Ken Morrison's insight:

This will be interesting. In South Korea, I can not view the North Korean Government's webpages.

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14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed

14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
From the Ngram Viewer to Google Dart, check out some of these lesser-known Google applications.
Ken Morrison's insight:

Google me this and Google me that....who's afraid of a big black....oohh ooooh ooooh...This one is cool.

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This is How to Create Rubrics Using Google Form ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

This is How to Create Rubrics Using Google Form ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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I use Google Drive for almost all of my grading. Although I have created rubrics in Google Drive, I have never used Google Forms to automate my rubrics.  After watching this three-minute video, I will probably start soon

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Google buys Bump to share anything between your phone and laptop

Google buys Bump to share anything between your phone and laptop | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Google just bought Bump, the app for iPhone and Android that transfers files, photos, and videos between your phone and your laptop. Terms of the deal were not released. The app allows you to selec...
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Google Buys Bump.  I can think of many ways that this can change education.  "Please help me 'pass' out the 'handout' #edtech

 

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What a ban on online porn can teach us about Internet law

What a ban on online porn can teach us about Internet law | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Regulators must now decide what to do with "filtered" Internet experiences.
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This potential loophole will become interesting as Google and Facebook eventually try to give out free internet access in the US.
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Google's Schmidt Backing Hillary Clinton in 2016 - Breitbart

Google's Schmidt Backing Hillary Clinton in 2016 - Breitbart | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
It looks like it has been created by Schmidt for the express purpose of cultivating elite engineering talent to help Clinton win in 2016.
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I am aware of Breitbart's bias. This article makes me curious to learn more.
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Here’s how to see what Google’s sharing about you publicly

Here’s how to see what Google’s sharing about you publicly | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Take a few minutes to give yourself a Google privacy checkup.
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A good weekend project. Links included to clear ^some^ of your/their archive

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Will Your Site Survive the New Google Mobile-Friendly Test?

Will Your Site Survive the New Google Mobile-Friendly Test? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Starting in April, your website's Google ranking will be based on its mobile friendliness. Find out if your site passes the Google Mobile-Friendly Test!
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Create a Lab / Room Scheduler in Google Sheets

Create a Lab / Room Scheduler in Google Sheets | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Dan Kirsch
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Public Sales Of Google Glass To End Later This Month

Public Sales Of Google Glass To End Later This Month | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
In an announcement, the company said Glass is not dead, it's just going through a "transition.
Ken Morrison's insight:

"OK Glass..I want my money back."

I agree with the author.  Because Google did not advertise this well, they could not shape the public perception.  Thus people could not counter the unfounded belief that they were creepy and invasive.  

I read "In The Plex" earlier this month. Google just doesn't like advertising. They like to follow data and adjust accordingly.  They should have been more assertive when introducing this major change.

The price also kept the market too small...which lowered the motivation of people to develop apps for the device.

They are Google.  They will regroup, reflect, and deliver something better. 

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The 'Chinese Google' Is Making Big Bucks Using AI to Target Ads | WIRED

The 'Chinese Google' Is Making Big Bucks Using AI to Target Ads | WIRED | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Deep learning can do many things. Tapping the power of hundreds or even thousands of computers, this new breed of artificial intelligence can help Facebook recognize people, words, and objects that appear in digital photos. It can help Google understand what you’re saying when you bark commands into an Android phone. And it can help…
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Google Builds Robot Army for Battle With Amazon | Wired Business | Wired.com

Google Builds Robot Army for Battle With Amazon | Wired Business | Wired.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
With every passing month, Google's steps toward directly challenging Amazon in online shopping become more overt. But none have been quite so cool as the company's apparent effort to build a retail robot army.
Ken Morrison's insight:

This post is similar to the one which I posted  two days yesterday.  Google and Amazon are going to be pushing inovation in the package delivery industry.  

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Vonny~'s curator insight, December 9, 2013 9:31 AM

wow ... watch this space! :)

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Is Google building a hulking floating data center in SF Bay?

Is Google building a hulking floating data center in SF Bay? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
It looks like Google has been working on an oversize secret project on San Francisco's Treasure Island. A water-based data center? Could well be. Read this article by Daniel Terdiman on CNET News.
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Ken's note:

This seems more believable than the unfounded rumor speculating that Google and other innovation companies were considering finding a way to build offices in the sea so that they could employ programmers who did not qualify for US visas. 

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Google's Moto X innovations are leaving Apple behind, says ABI Research

Google's Moto X innovations are leaving Apple behind, says ABI Research | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Apple's latest iPhones may be selling well, but that's not because they're particularly innovative. 

 

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Is innovation over-rated?  The author says that it may be.

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Google Alters Search to Handle More Complex Queries

Google Alters Search to Handle More Complex Queries | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Google made one of the biggest-ever changes in its search engine, as part of a shift away from matching keywords on Web pages to understanding the meaning of search queries.

Via Howard Rheingold, Jim Lerman
Ken Morrison's insight:

I went to a Google Apps For Education Summit last weekend. They did not say much about these changes, but interesting ideas were shared among participants.  

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, September 29, 2013 9:02 PM

Google is always moving forward...still I will always miss the Google Wonder Wheel.

Kma Technoware's curator insight, September 30, 2013 12:56 AM

i like changes in google search eninge..........http://www.kmatechnoware.com

Deyanira Sequeira's curator insight, September 30, 2013 1:02 PM

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