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Google controls what we buy, the news we read — and Obama's policies

Google controls what we buy, the news we read — and Obama's policies | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
It’s 2020. The New England Patriots, winners of six straight Super Bowls, are having yet another routine meeting with the Commissioner’s Office. Deputy NFL Commissioner Tom Brady and his chief of s...
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Why does Europe want to break up Google?

Why does Europe want to break up Google? | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it

The European parliament is considering a motion that would suggest Google unbundle its search engine from its other products.

 

Although the parliament doesn't have the power to split up Google (or any company for that matter), this dramatic move would put political pressure on the European Union to double-down on the antitrust investigation that it has been conducting against Google...

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Will Uber eventually replace all its drivers with self-driving cars?

Will Uber eventually replace all its drivers with self-driving cars? | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it

Uber will eventually replace the people who drive its cars with cars that drive themselves, CEO Travis Kalanick said today at the Code Conference. A day after Google unveiled the prototype for its own driverless vehicle, Kalanick was visibly excited at the prospect of developing a fleet of driverless vehicles, which he said would make car ownership rare. "The reason Uber could be expensive is because you're not just paying for the car — you're paying for the other dude in the car," Kalanick said. "When there's no other dude in the car, the cost of taking an Uber anywhere becomes cheaper than owning a vehicle. So the magic there is, you basically bring the cost below the cost of ownership for everybody, and then car ownership goes away."


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Chris Hill's curator insight, October 20, 2014 9:45 AM

Sooner than later, one hopes.

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What Does This Map Say About You and Your State? - The Most Googled Brand in Each State

What Does This Map Say About You and Your State? - The Most Googled Brand in Each State | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Like it or not, your surroundings inform the special little bubble you live in. Just when you thought you couldn't be stereotyped, well, here are some handy maps that define each state by the brands they Google the most. The results are pretty fascinating, too, from the obvious to the surprising.
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