1. sorinv's Avatar
    Alphabet - owner of Google - takes top spot from Apple - BBC News

    Even though you might think your data is worthless to you, it is worth more than all the iphones, ipads, ipods and Macs in the world...?!

    And this article below reminds us how we got here...

    Last edited by sorinv; 02-01-16 at 06:54 PM.
    02-01-16 06:43 PM
  2. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    That's so true.

    This data-hogging monster practically owns the internet now. Is there a website that does NOT display Google Ads, or apply doubleclick.net / Google Analytics tracking?

    This in the hands of a fascist government (global or not), and all the data we're leaving in the cloud, should give us an at least slightly concerned feeling about our democracy, sovereignty and self-governance. And who knows "what, when, why" about us.

    I do not mean to derail the thread into the political, but this company's power concentration has more widespread implications than meets the eye or than we first might or like to admit.



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    02-01-16 07:01 PM
  3. TgeekB's Avatar
    Yup. We are living in a data-centric world. A lot of good can be done with data also, it doesn't have to be all bad. I give credit to them for being forward thinking.
    02-01-16 07:03 PM
  4. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    The article mentions a new search engine possibly taking over the dominant position.

    I don't think so. All we know it's about the ecosystem (we've been told enough times here on CB!), and people are now deeply entrenched. After all, once you're with Gmail, you don't want to change your primary address that all your friends and partners have.... right?



    So could anyone challenge Google's dominance?
    Brian Wieser thinks yes: "It's not that hard to build a search engine and there are plenty of them out there."
    He says consumers could switch relatively easily to a new search engine if a better one came along.
    "These things aren't that hard to do any more. If there's a chink in the armour it can be attacked."
    But Mark Bergen thinks in ten or 20 years time Google will still be a big player, if only because they are being so ambitious now.

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    02-01-16 07:08 PM
  5. TgeekB's Avatar
    I actually switched to outlook and it was pretty easy, but for others they may not want to. Why should they if they are happy? Googles timing was perfect, and it has paid off.
    02-01-16 07:12 PM
  6. Ment's Avatar
    Facebook is about the only other company that has that depth of knowledge of aggregate tastes and opinions. Guess what they are making beaucoup advertising dollars off of it too and Google is worried.
    02-01-16 07:32 PM
  7. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    Facebook is about the only other company that has that depth of knowledge of aggregate tastes and opinions.
    Ever heard of Amazon? eBay? PayPal? Your bank(s) and credit card company(s)? Use a loyalty card anywhere, or give out your phone number when you buy things?

    I think you'd be surprised to know how much a whole lot of companies know about you.
    02-01-16 08:53 PM
  8. anon(9607753)'s Avatar
    Is there such thing as a Googleberry?

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    02-01-16 08:55 PM
  9. Ecm's Avatar
    This seems to be a continuation of this discussion: http://forums.crackberry.com/general...-want-1059659/

    Please continue there.
    Last edited by Elessar.cm; 02-01-16 at 09:52 PM.
    02-01-16 09:07 PM

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