Steve Jobs' Biography: World Changing or Sugared Water?


Word is that Steve Jobs has hired a writer to do his biography. 

Typically, this is something someone does towards the end of their life and can take one of several forms.

Google adds real-time translation capabilities to Chrome browser

Google has introduced a new beta feature that allows Chrome users to navigate the multilingual web in real-time without installing browser extensions or plug-ins. 



Toto, I don't think we're in Topeka any more

In an extraordinary example of optimistic brown-nosing, Topeka, Kansas has changed its name to Google.

Google buys cloud-based photo editing site

Google's shopping spree continues: it's now acquired Picnik, an online photo-editing site.

Microsoft whines about Google's "growing power"

One search engine to rule them all and in the darkness bind them!

All Android devices to be upgradeable to 2.1

Hoping to quash concerns that the Android platform has been getting pulled apart and lacking consistency, Google is reportedly going to bring the next major update to all Android devices. The move will hopefully add uniformity to the operating system that is now available on nearly 20 handsets.

EU warns Google over Street View privacy... again

Nobody likes to be photographed when they're not looking their best. So it's got to be good news for everybody that EU data privacy regulators want Google to warn people before sending its Street View vans out on the roads.

Google explains how it ranks search results

As the European Commission opens an anti-trust enquiry into Google, the company has revealed details of how it ranks its search results.

Italy could break the Internet

Italy could shoot itself in the foot and seriously harm freedom of speech and the Internet according to Google, which recently saw three top execs convicted in absentee for content hosted briefly on YouTube which had nothing to do them.

Microsoft DCMA slapdown backfires

Redmond has reared its ugly head and roared, slamming government document tipster site Cryptome with a DMCA notice and getting the site taken down by its hosting provider, Network Solutions, all because it dared to post Microsoft’s boring and standard surveillance compliance policy.

Google responsible for video content, court rules

Three senior Google execs have been convicted by an Italian court of invading privacy, after a video of a schoolboy with Down's Syndrome was posted online.

Google's latest antitrust complaint results in Europe probe

Three European-based Web sites have filed formal complaints to the European Commission, alleging antitrust concerns. The claims include assertions that Google systematically lowers search index values of companies with competing interests to Google.

US investigators track enigmatic Chinese hacker

US investigators are hot on the trail of an enigmatic Chinese hacker who allegedly developed the "critical" programming code used to attack Google and other western companies.

Google doesn't make you dumb, say experts

It would be pretty evil to make your customers stupid. So Google must be relieved that the latest expert survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project has found that, in this at least, it seems to be living up to its mission statement.

Sprint preps enigmatic 4G handset for 2010 launch

Sprint Nextel is reportedly preparing to launch its first 4G handset during the first half of 2010.

Google: All your electricity belongs to us

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved Google's request to buy and sell electricity.

Google attacks linked to Chinese schools

The recent online attacks on Google and other companies have been traced back to a school and university in China.

Facebook now second most popular site on the Web

Facebook has managed to replace Yahoo as the second most popular site on the Web.

FTC urged to investigate Google over Buzz snafu

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over Google's controversial Buzz launch.

Google mobs Mobile World Congress

Google "hearts mobile" was the message delivered by the firm’s CEO at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.