Category Archives: Google

Google’s Photovoltaic System

This is kind of a follow up to my previous post on Green Computing. IT Conversations has posted a talk by Anthony Ravitz, Project Coordinator, Real Estate & Workplace Services, Google, about Google’s installation of photovoltaic cells on the roof of the Googleplex. Google’s significant size and wealth would allow them to be a leader and implement this type of project based purely environmental/ethical grounds, in the near future I hope to see many organisation around the world implementing similar projects and environmental, ethical and economic grounds.

Google celebrates Australia Day

Today is Australia Day and as is often the case on days of significances, Google (AU) has a special header for the day.

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This is the result of Doodle 4 Google My Australia a competition for school students.

ABC (au) uses Google Earth to show APEC Exclusion Zone

ABC (Australia) is using Google Earth and Maps to show the APEC Exclusion Zone. The Australian national broadcaster is offering a kmz file showing the CBD Exclusion Zone on their web site.

http://abc.net.au/kmz/apec.kmz

The same information is available using Google Map on their web site (although not in the 3D of Google Earth)

What a great use of Web 2.0 technologies.

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Thank You Cory, Thank You Google

While watching Authors@Google: Cory Doctorow I thought Thank You Cory, Thank You Google. While I had heard the majority of his thesis before, Thank You Cory for talking about these issues and fighting for our rights.

Thank You Google:

  • for inviting people like Cory Doctorow to talk to your employees, you are such a powerful part of the internet, it’s great that your employees are being exposed to ideas such as those of Doctorow’s.
  • for releasing this video on to the web for others to be exposed to.
  • for allowing and then releasing to the internet, views that are to some what critical of you.