Google street view shows dead people

You can use Google Street View to see the dead
Jess Zimmerman,

Wow, is there nothing Google can’t do? Street View can take you under the ocean, to the surface of Mars, around the South Pole, inside an abandoned Fukushima town, and up some difficult hiking trails. And now, one Oregon man’s experience suggests…

Sublime Google street view photos

From spooky to sublime, these Street View pics are hard to forget
by Tim Hornyak,

Montreal artist Jon Rafman’s Nine Eyes project collects some of the craziest Google Street View images you’ve ever seen.

If you’ve never taken a ran­dom walk through Google Street View, the expe­ri­ence can feel like a dream in slow…

Calico: Google’s first leap into health enhancement

Calico: How Google’s stab at the fountain of youth could transform health care
Christina Farr,

Google is back in the health busi­ness with a mys­te­ri­ous new ini­tia­tive to com­bat death itself.

Google’s top exec­u­tives didn’t say much about the biotech ven­ture, called Cal­i­co, when they announced it on Sept. 18, except to say that i…

ReconJet creates Google glass competitor with Apple connections

Google Glass competitor ships 50K units, gets Intel investment, and hints at Apple connection
John Koetsier,

Google Glass com­peti­tor Recon Jet, which bills itself as the Google Glass for ath­letes and pro­fes­sion­als, has secured an invest­ment from Intel Cap­i­tal.

In per­haps big­ger news, the com­pa­ny announced that is has already shipped 50,000…

Google just eliminated the market research business

Google just put the market research biz on notice — Tech News and Analysis.

Gmail now allows you to designate trustee after you die

Act Now Or, When You Die, Your Secret Love Letters Will Belong To Google

Gmail’s recent policy changes that let you designate someone to control your account after you’re gone is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the confusing issues around who can access your online life once you pass away.

After you die, the…

Building a startup still means buying or selling SOMETHING

Startups | The Easiest Path to Online Riches Is Good Ol’ Buying and Selling
Marcus Wohlsen,

While Google and Facebook might be transformative internet technologies that mint their inventors money, your consumer internet startup is more likely to hit that billion-dollar mark if it’s in the business of digital transactions.

Google glass: high tech, low cool

If You Wear Google’s New Glasses You Are An Asshole
Adrian Chen,

Atlantic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates has developed a brilliantly concise definition of an asshole: “A person who demands that all social interaction happen on their terms.” He was inspired by the assholes who talk in Amtrak’s quiet car, but thi…

RT @core77: A rather vitriolic argument against Google Glass

Consumer startups and the power of paying

Big Tech: The Power of Paying: What Consumer Hotshots Can Learn From Corporate Drudges
Ryan Tate,

When choosing a platform API to build upon, paying cash up front can help you avoid paying in time and regret later.

Ryan Tate

The Power of Paying: What Consumer Hotshots Can Learn From Corporate Drudges

The Happiness Machine

Google Campus
Google Campus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Farhad Manjoo,

A few years ago, Google’s human resources department noticed a problem: A lot of women were leaving the company. Like the majority of Silicon Valley software firms, Google is staffed mostly by men, and executives have long made it a priority to…

The Happiness Machine

The Happiness Machine

Google Analytics For Real Life

Google Analytics For Real Life: Tracking Retail Customers Through Smartphones
By Neal Ungerleider,

A new technology debuting at New York’s National Retail Federation expo lets retailers track in-store customer activity through their smartphones’ MAC addresses.

A new prod­uct released at this year’s Nation­al Retail Fed­er­a­tion expo in New Y…

RT @FastCompany: Google Analytics For Real Life: Tracking Retail Customers Through Smartphones #FastFeed

Google And Berg Team Up To Create An Internet Of Things

Google And Berg Team Up To Create An Internet Of Things
By Mark Wilson,

In 2011, Berg worked with Google to imagine the service’s manifestation in real life. Here’s the remarkable, working prototype they came up with.

Google is ridicu­lous­ly pow­er­ful. The ser­vice isn’t just search. It isn’t just maps. It isn’t j…

RT @PopSci: This is what it would be like if Google wasn’t just in computers, but in the stuff all around us Via @fastcodesign