Virtual Tour: Google Data Centers

Google Data Center

Google has always been secretive about its data centers to protect the security of user data and it proprietary systems.  That changed a few days ago when the official Google blog unveiled a virtual tour of the inside of its data centers, including a “Street View” tour of their facilities.

Here are some other Google related posts.

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Fall Foliage Photography Tips

After seeings the fall landscapes during the “golden hour” yesterday and this morning, I was reminded of some sites with great information about photographing the fall color colors.  And a site and an app that will help you find the perfect time of day to take these shots no matter where you are located. Continue reading “Fall Foliage Photography Tips”

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Facebook Privacy Concerns

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There has been a great deal of discussion about privacy concerns related to social media sites recently, especially regarding Facebook. Below are some recent articles about Facebook privacy issues and to Facebook’s privacy and data use policy. There is some eye-opening information about privacy contained in these links of which everyone should be aware.

For a list of these links click here.

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6 Ways to Generate Leads with Google+

Hubspot has published this manual for marketing with Google+.  It is for marketing their own software, but there is some useful information in it for everyone.

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Golden Hour Website and iOS App

golden-hour.com heard

Golden-Hour.com is a website that provides photographers with the calculation for the Golden Hour (often called the Magic Hour) based on their location. When you hit the site for the first time, the site takes a guess at where you are located. You can then navigate on a map. The site provides your GPS coordinates and a setting to change your time zone offset. Continue reading “Golden Hour Website and iOS App”

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NBC News – Facebook security hole to blame for spam attack

NBC News – Facebook security hole to blame for spam attack

http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/facebook-security-hole-blame-spam-attack-985104

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WAPO: Apple expecting ‘iPad mini’ to sell big, report says

iPad

The number of iPad minis reportedly ordered by Apple in the WSJ yesterday is twice the number of Kindle FIres ordered by Amazon for the same quarter.

Source.

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WSJ: Buzz Building for Smaller Apple Tablet

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple ordered 10 millions 7.8″ish screen for a new smaller iPad.

Source.

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Facebook's First Billion Users

Bloomberg Businessweek cover

Here are a series of stories on Facebook breaking 1 billion user mark.

Bloomberg article here.

Reuters article here.

All Facebook post here.

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