How One Man Owned Google for One Minute

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If you don’t already have reason enough to pay attention to security risks associated with your online presence, the fact that Google, one of the largest websites in the world, was briefly owned by someone for the sum of $12 should really drive the point home. While ownership was barely transferred for more than a minute, it is proof that just about everyone is fair game on the internet.

Former Google employee Sanmay Ved purchased Google.com for $12 on September 29th of last ...

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Google Acquires Mobile App Development Tool, Pixate

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Google has added yet another tool to its list of services available to web designers. Pixate, a mobile application development platform, allows app developers to create visual prototypes. A basic version of their Studio tool will be free, with a paid version at $5 a month or $50 a year for designers who want the option to collaborate with others.

Pixate is a service that enables designers to create mobile interactions and visual prototypes without having to use code. So far, ...

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Google Caught Spying Without Consent: Eavesdropping Tool May Be Installed On Your Device

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It has recently been exposed that Google’s Chrome has been remotely installing a component via the Chromium browser which allows your computer to perform as an “open microphone,” and largely without users’ permission. Though Google claims it is a tool meant to support its new “OK, Google” hotword detection, privacy advocates claim the component is involuntarily activated without users’ knowledge. Once installed, some have noticed their webcams or microphone indicator lights turn off and on randomly, during which time the ...

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Sidewalk Labs Set Their Sights on City Living

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If you haven’t figured it out yet, Google is taking over the world. Just kidding – but, kind of, not really. Their presence has vastly expanded past the digital realm and into reality. Now they are setting up to tackle their biggest real world issue – city living. Sidewalk Labs is Google’s newest startup company, focused on improving problems that arise for residents of large cities such as transportation, energy usage, pollution problems, and the high cost of living, among ...

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Google App Search

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There has been a new development in the app-hunting game, and it may be a boon for app developers. Google has just announced that they will begin to implement app searches as a standard part of web searches, on Android devices.

What it basically means is that Google will now highlight apps that are relevant to a web search. For example, if someone uses Google to search for a workout regiment to do at home, Google (up until now) would give ...

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Google, Froogle, News… Snozberries… Sound Search?

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We at Liberty Fox love to tell our clients about apps they may not have heard of.  This induces creativity in both our clients and ourselves, as we use the best part of these applications for our own creations.  With the wealth of applications being released on a daily basis, it is also highly important that we all stay on top of what is out there.  This helps us all stay competitive in this new and thriving market.

Some of the ...

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