People Don’t Want to Share their Location
Location-based apps are all the rage, but most people still don’t want to share their location. According to Forrester Research, only 4-percent of Americans have tried location-based technology and only 1-percent use them on a weekly basis. Will Facebook’s Places lead to a faster adoption rate of location-based services?
It’s Time For Feature Films On YouTube
Google is in talks with major movie studios to bring mainstream, full-length video rentals to YouTube later this year. While watching long form video on a computer or mobile device may not be optimal, Google is also expected to release an Android-powered set-top box, which would allow customers to rent YouTube videos directly to their televisions as well as their computers.
Man Watches Robbery in Real-Time on his iPhone
A Texas man watched his home being burglarized from his iPhone. Vince Hunter was traveling out of state when his iCam app, which he purchased for $5, notified him that the motion detectors in his home had been activated. Hunter was then able to watch live video of the burglary from his iPhone via webcams that were installed in his home, and contact the local police.
The AP & Google Reach An Agreement
After months of negotiations The Associated Press and Google have reached a new agreement to license AP news content on Google sites. Tensions between the two companies has been high since 2007, when The AP threatened to sue Google for using its news content.
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