I finished The Search, and can’t recommend it highly enough. Battelle manages to combine an entertaining history of search, complete with Stanford anecdotes about the nascence of Yahoo and Google, with insightful analysis of the possibilities and perils facing users and developers of search technologies. All of it is written at a level that won’t overwhelm [...]
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February 6th, 2006 · No Comments
January 26th, 2006 · No Comments
A New York Times article following up on the DOJ requests for search records to bolster its defense of COPA quotes Google attorney Ashok Ramani, who gets at the heart of the matter for users: “Google’s acceding to the request would suggest that it is willing to reveal information about those who use its services,” [...]
January 20th, 2006 · No Comments
Every headline I’ve seen regarding the requests by the DOJ for information on search terms from Google, MSN, AOL and Yahoo has focused on Google’s defiance. None have emphasized the far more significant fact of the other three parties’ compliance. Frankly, we expect this kind of behavior from MSN. Opacity and user-unfriendliness are Microsoft’s hallmarks, [...]