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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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Advertisers want your attention, but how do they know they have it?

Advertisers want your attention, but how do they know they have it? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

our attention is the most valuable resource in the world. It powers the giant consumer corporations of our time, Google and Facebook et al, providing enough profit to let them invest in developing self-driving carsand contact lenses that check your blood sugar. Consider that for a second. The great innovations of Google X are all funded by advertising.

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Google's Artificial Intelligence Speaks, and She's a Woman

Google's Artificial Intelligence Speaks, and She's a Woman | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Stephen Hawking would say the development of artificial intelligence (AI) will end humanity, but there are those who would disagree - Google is one of them.
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Should search algorithms be moral? A conversation with Google's in-house ... - Quartz

Should search algorithms be moral? A conversation with Google's in-house ... - Quartz | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Should the Facebooks and Googles of the world put users on a healthier information diet?
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Driverless Taxis Could Already Be Cheaper Than Cabs, Department of Energy Says

Driverless Taxis Could Already Be Cheaper Than Cabs, Department of Energy Says | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Driverless cars will inevitably revolutionize the taxi industry, according to a new study by researchers at the Department of Energy.
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Open Container Project: How cloud giants are joining forces against lock-in and fragmentation | ZDNet

Open Container Project: How cloud giants are joining forces against lock-in and fragmentation | ZDNet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Announced today under the Linux Foundation banner, the Open Container Project has the backing of the major forces in cloud and containers, including Docker and appc.
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Elon Musk doesn’t want to get into genetic engineering because he doesn’t know how to avoid 'the Hitler problem'

Elon Musk doesn’t want to get into genetic engineering because he doesn’t know how to avoid 'the Hitler problem' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As the story goes, when billionaire innovator Elon Musk was deciding what he wanted to do with his life, he asked himself the question: "What will most affect the future of humanity?"

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Europe is Going After Google, Uber, and U.S. Cloud Companies

Europe is Going After Google, Uber, and U.S. Cloud Companies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The European Union's proposal for regulating American tech companies is here.
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Google Joins Its US Peers Under Europe's Scrutiny - New York Times

Google Joins Its US Peers Under Europe's Scrutiny - New York Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
American technology companies are no strangers to antitrust challenges by European regulators, but the cost has tended to be measured in money and time, not business practices.
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Google Joins Its U.S. Peers Under Europe’s Scrutiny

Google Joins Its U.S. Peers Under Europe’s Scrutiny | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
American technology companies are no strangers to antitrust challenges by European regulators, but the cost has tended to be measured in money and time, not business practices.
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Google Denies Russian Media Claims on Data Localization Move

Google Denies Russian Media Claims on Data Localization Move | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Images remixed by Kevin Rothrock. After reports in Russian media alleged that Google was bowing to Russia's demands and moving to store Russian users’ data on servers inside the country, Google representatives denied these claims and told Global...
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Google’s Plan to Keep You Online All the Time

Google’s Plan to Keep You Online All the Time | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

GOOGLE’S BUSINESS ONLY works when people are online. It doesn’t care how you get there. But Google has every incentive to make connecting to the internet as easy as possible. And now it’s looking at a few new ways to make access easier than ever.

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Google Maps can now tell you if it’s worth installing solar panels on your roof

Google wants to help you harness the power of the sun. A new service called Project Sunroof aims to provide a "treasure map" of solar energy with the help of Google Maps. Sunroof gives homeowners...
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Google to restructure into new holding company called Alphabet

Google to restructure into new holding company called Alphabet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
‘Slimmed down’ Google will be largest subsidiary of parent company, whose structure is said to be similar to that of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway
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Google: The Wider The Discount Of C-Shares The More I Prefer Them - Seeking Alpha

Google: The Wider The Discount Of C-Shares The More I Prefer Them - Seeking Alpha | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The popular theory that the gap between Google A shares and C shares will widen does not make sense.
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How Google Grew from 40 to 40,000 Employees | BetterWorks

How Google Grew from 40 to 40,000 Employees | BetterWorks | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Since John Doerr introduced goal setting to Google and its staff of 40 in 1999, the company has publicly shared its views on the value of setting Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). As I watched last spring’s Google Ventures StartUp Lab workshop again about “How Google sets goals: OKRs,” I was reminded how far we’ve come, yet how much we still have to do to move businesses forward into goal science.

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Revealed: The Secret Gear Connecting Google's Online Empire | WIRED

Revealed: The Secret Gear Connecting Google's Online Empire | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For a decade, Google has been building the networking equipment that runs its online empire in secret. Today, it's raising the curtain.
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Google’s Monastic Vision for the Future of Work - The New Yorker

Google’s Monastic Vision for the Future of Work - The New Yorker | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The design of the future Googleplex looks a lot like the vacuum-packed present, an effort to make a whole world out of office life.
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Google Works To Improve Spam Detection Systems On Google Maps After Obscene Edits

Google Works To Improve Spam Detection Systems On Google Maps After Obscene Edits | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 Google says it’s working to improve its spam-detection systems in its Google Maps platform after yet another prank allowed a user to upload an inappropriate image to Google Maps.
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Google Opens Cloud Dataflow To All Developers, Launches European Zone For BigQuery

Google Opens Cloud Dataflow To All Developers, Launches European Zone For BigQuery | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 Google is launching a couple of updates to its cloud-based big data products at the Hadoop Summit in Brussels today.
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Google Expected to Face Antitrust Charges in Europe

Google Expected to Face Antitrust Charges in Europe | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Europe’s antitrust chief is expected to accuse the search giant of using its dominant position to favor its own services, a case that could force a change in its practices.
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EU Reportedly Set to Announce Antitrust Charges Against Google

EU Reportedly Set to Announce Antitrust Charges Against Google | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Google will be charged with diverting traffic from rivals to favor its own services, according to published reports.
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Google finally remembers it acquired Snapseed, releases first major update in two years

Google finally remembers it acquired Snapseed, releases first major update in two years | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Google's long-neglected photo editing app, Snapseed, has finally received some much-needed attention. It's gaining great new tools on Android and iOS. The photo editing app is now more full-featured and offers non-destructive edits.
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How Google Pulled Off Its Ingenious Pac-Man Maps

How Google Pulled Off Its Ingenious Pac-Man Maps | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Here's how Google's amazing April Fools' Day easter egg came to be, and why it's not sticking around.
The post How Google Pulled Off Its Ingenious Pac-Man Maps appeared first on WIRED.
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