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Today the Washington Post reported that, according to documents provided by Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency had broken into the communication links between data centers belonging to Google and Yahoo. Over a 30 day period, the NSA allegedly gathered 181,280,466 records including email metadata, text, audio, and video. Based on statements given to the Post by Google and Yahoo, it does not appear that either company was aware that this was taking place.
What makes a business successful? Put that question to every Fortune 500 CEO in the country, and I can almost guarantee you won’t hear “analytics.”
Some CEOs will talk about putting the customer first. Some will stress the importance of awesome product design or service delivery. Others will say that having a great team trumps anything else. No one will tell you that analytics makes a business successful.
A few days ago, a set of leaked images pointed to some pretty drastic changes to the Google Hangouts Android app, the biggest of which was that users would be able to send SMS messages without having to switch into another messaging application. Well, Vic Gundotra trotted onstage at a Google+ event in San Francisco (after a power outage caused a half hour stream delay, no less) today to…
Social media has changed our lives in many ways, reuniting with old friends, letting the world know what you do or what you want them to think that you do. Photos of cats, rants about politics, religion, the disabled etc, websites like Facebook and Twitter allow and endorse this. Facebook was founded in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates, and now it is a global phenomenon that has taken the world almost when it comes to social media.