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Articles tagged with: Controversy

Google Responds To Account Deletion Controversy

Google’s newest social networking project has recently been hit by a controversy which refers to the deletion of user and organization accounts from Google+.

Google’s senior vice president of engineering, Vic Gundotra said that there had been some mistakes while doing the first pass and that they are learning. He also said that the Google+ team is changing the way of communicating with people which means that Google will now issue warnings to people prior to deletion of their account.

Google Hires 12 Lobbying Firms Amid Antitrust Probe

Facing an antitrust investigation and ongoing congressional scrutiny, Google announced on Friday that it is hiring 12 new lobbying firms.

“We have a strong story to tell about our business and we’ve sought out the best talent we can find to help tell it,” a Google representative said in a statement.

Is Your Internet Running At Industry Standard?

A usage survey by the FCC has shown that 60 percent of high speed internet connections in the U.S. are slower than 3Mbps– less than the industry standard of “minimum bandwidth” needed to accommodate today’s “high-quality voice, data, graphics, and video.” The survey also shows growth in wired broadband connections by 1 million subscriptions. While this is considered to be relatively slow growth, wireless connections grew by 15 million or 27%.

Out of 153 million connections, 31 percent were found to be…

If You Dont Have An iPhone — You’re Screwed ???

Apple has come out with a series of ads titled “If You Don’t Have an iPhone” which plays of the notion that the iPhone has more features and is superior to other smartphones.

While I admit the iPhone was revolutionary, the ads make it seem that if you don’t have an iPhone, you are not cool enough or hip enough. The ads try to make it seem as if Apple has the best notebooks, MP3 players, and App store features, but in reality, there are great alternatives on other platforms too…

Controversial Super Bowl Commercial

In response to complaints from offended viewers about HomeAway’s Super Bowl commercial, the company quickly released a revised version, which removed most of the offending parts from the original advertisement. This follows in the steps of Groupon, which issued an apology after the game for its own commercial.


Viewer objections to HomeAway’s fake “test baby” handling in its advertisement prompted the company to post a message in its website, saying: “We’re happy to report that the animatronic baby featured in our commercial has been reassembled and is currently relaxing in a spacious vacation rental.”