Google Takes Some Heat

June 14, 2010 – Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment:

Google Takes Some Heat: As public criticism continues, Google said that it did not break the law when its Google Street View Vans inadvertently collected data from unsecured WiFi networks. However, Google did apologize for the mistake. Public officials have been all over this. Don’t be surprised if you see new legislation about network security.

Google News About Google News: Look for a new feature on Google News. In the Editors Picks section, Google will display top links from Newsday, Reuters, The Washington Post, BBC News, The Atlantic, US magazine and other trusted news brands, and rotate them into the top spot for free. How long with this last? Like every new Google feature, this one is marked “Beta.”

Cirque De Natal: Were you at the Project Natal, Xbox, Cirque De Soleil party? Microsoft showed off its new remote-sensor gaming technology and unveiled the first Project Natal games, including Obstacle Course, which lets users run through simulated courses. Volley Ball is my personal favorite.

Today’s Video — Shelly Palmer Interviews Rob Norman, CEO of GroupM North American Operations

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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