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[edited by: martinibuster at 7:47 am (utc) on Jan 26, 2012]
[edit reason] Split from another discussion [/edit]
So how do you set up one for your biz? They've already got a GMail address for me (which they also required AdSense publishers have BTW), what more do they want?
Husky Pup may want to avoid all the social stuff but it's all closing in now and it looks inevitable.
I'm excited about Google's new required security feature. Each time you want to log in to your Google accounts, you'll need to prick your finger on a small device that plugs into your computer's USB port. Google will match the sequence of the DNA found in your blood to that which they have on record (recorded when you create your account starting the 1st of May), if there is a match you are granted access.
Now, if I can just submit a phony birthday, all will be well, and I will finally sign-up, without fear that my REAL birthday will be broadcast to identity thieves.
Insofar as business is concerned it really wouldn't make one jot of difference to our companies if Google never existed, after 170+ years we're pretty well known and we also know all the major players in our industry:-)
Your username is HuskyPup and you're in a 170-year-old industry? Aha! Fur trading! Now, supply your DOB and I'll really have your number. Just give me 10 minutes, a broadband connection, and a dog sled.
Those of us who run businesses require real names (unless cash only) for transactions, or the law requires that (certain kinds of transactions). Wouldn't be a bit surprised should G eventually (or governments, too) will require real names to access their net-based properties...including search.
I've already deleted every Google account I have except for AdSense and I have only one tablet PC running Android.
Currently, there are no state or federal limits on what information can be collected or with whom it can be shared, according to John M. Simpson, director of Consumer Watchdog’s Privacy Project, a California-based non-profit organization.
Join or be excluded and exclusion will have significant consequences.
Google required this of you?
[edited by: Sgt_Kickaxe at 4:24 pm (utc) on Jan 27, 2012]
Nov 2005 I believe was when they announced the change with a Jan 15th 2006 deadline after which all non-gmail logins were blocked.
Unfortunately, there is no way to unlink your AdSense from your Gmail.
[edited by: Sgt_Kickaxe at 4:56 pm (utc) on Jan 27, 2012]
You're currently signed in to your info [ at ] @ example.com Google Account.
If you complete this form, you'll be adding Gmail to this account and your Gmail address will become your primary account username.
If you would prefer, you can create a separate Google Account for Gmail. You'll be logged out of info [ at ] @ example.com and then be able to create your new account.
We don't display common domain names such as yahoo.com, hotmail.com, or gmail.com on profiles.
I wonder if Google might someday soon require all Adsense publishers to establish and maintain a Google+ account