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Google’s goal to organise your daily life
Guess Google wants more information!
trinorthlighting

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Msg#: 3347032 posted 2:01 am on May 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

Eric Schmidt, Google’s chief executive, said gathering more personal data was a key way for Google to expand and the company believes that is the logical extension of its stated mission to organise the world’s information.

[ft.com...]

 

trimmer80

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Msg#: 3347032 posted 2:12 am on May 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

Information is the only way forward for the major players online. Getting data to identify a user is the most critical information to sustaining a competitive advantage.

It is now all about serving the most relevant information to a user in the fastest way. 90% of this is discovered by basic attribute of a visitor and there prefences.

wheel

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Msg#: 3347032 posted 11:01 am on May 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

Soooooooo why don't they just ask? Give users the choice. Collecting data on the sly is not the way to do this. I think that approach is going to bite back at them one of these days.

trinorthlighting

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Msg#: 3347032 posted 1:25 pm on May 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

They are already asking. Its called signing into google account.

potentialgeek

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Msg#: 3347032 posted 1:32 pm on May 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

I was just wondering how long Google, the great pro-privacy icon, could hold out while its main competitors forged ahead with extreme data gathering and analysis.

p/g

trinorthlighting

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Msg#: 3347032 posted 7:13 pm on May 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

Well, at least they are admitting it now. Its funny, who would have ever thought google would try to tell us what to do today.

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