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Google's Sergey Brin wears some scary lookin ish.
  • Lawmakers questioned Google about privacy concerns with it's Google Glass technology. I'm no Luddite, but this thing is a bit ummm...unsettling:
    Google followed all its privacy and data collection policies with Glass, he said, and built social cues into the device to help prevent certain privacy violations. For instance, users have to press a button or speak to Glass to take a photograph or record video, and look directly at whatever they are shooting.

    Still, one developer said he had already built an app for Glass that enables users to take a photograph with a wink.

    Don't be evil.
  • President Obama's new Energy Secretary, MIT Professor Ernest Moniz, was confirmed unanimously this week. The fracking and coal fan isn't expected to change the administration's hands off policy towards fossil fuels and promotion of renewables.
  • It has been one year since the notorious Facebook IPO. The stock is up off its all time low, but at $26 it is little better than it was at the starting point.
  • Online advertising broke another record this year recording over $10 billion in revenue for Q4.
  • Entrepreneur? Starting a website is so 90's. Don't even bother. These days, if you want success you need an app. Like our own Jed Lewison's SnapStill. Inspired by Jed, I'm building my own app for something. Your website merely needs to be a place to download the app. Future is moving fast folks.
  • Speaking of apps, it is interesting for me to speculate how the move towards apps will affect the HTML based websites, including this one. And how it will affect the advertising business. I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on this topic. I used to always browse the ESPN and SBNation websites for my sports news. Now I just use the app. Interesting times.

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