Google’s Innovations at Risk Due to EU Sanctions?

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google logoGoogle undoubtedly revolutionized the search landscape when it first came out, but now it is the big corporation, and while far from being a dinosaur, is often criticized for the way the present results as well as for their info gathering methods.

However, with the EU set to place still undefined sanctions that will restrict Google one way or the other in the near future, Google senior vice president Amit Singhal is already saying that “it would really hurt innovation”.

According to reports, he says that Google should be allowed to use all the information they get despite user privacy and security concerns because “If we aren’t allowed to use all the information that is stored in Google, some of the products can’t get built.” And obviously those are the products that Google feels will bring much needed innovation to web search, to which naysayers would disagree probably seeing innovation defined in a completely different light or plain disagreeing that innovation trumps privacy.

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Meebo

One of the great innovations for the web was the Instant Messengers. There are quite a lot of IM clients out there but it was limited to what you are currently using. With meebo, you can chat with people using other IM clients and it had no downloads required.

Meebo is an instant messaging software that runs inside a Web browser, as AIM Express, which supports multiple IM services, including Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, AIM, ICQ, Jabber and Google Talk. Meebo makes instant messaging services more accessible to users who are unable or unwilling to download the software necessary to implement them.

So Meebo is the one for you if you think that downloading another program to your hard disk drive and still want to chat with your friends.

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