Google CEO Eric Schmidt "fears that too much
information is shared online, and predicts that people will one day change
their name and reinvent themselves in order to escape their digital past." Not
a very surprising observation given the explosive growth of Social Media, and
proliferation of information helps and hurts trial lawyers. There were an
estimated 1.5 trillion text messages in 2009 and estimated 210 billion
emails each day... but how many in 2010 and thereafter? If people
change their identities our ability to find evidence and witnesses will change,
but finding meaningful evidence may be the greater challenge given the volume
of electronic information which continues to grow a phenomenal pace.
Google Expands its Retail Presence
Google recently acquired like.com which
increases its Products
engine to sell retail products whether its clothing, computers, or snacks.
Like.com founded in 2004 provides a "visual search engine focused on
shoes, clothes, jewelry and décor," and also owns covet.com which is a personal shopper from
hundreds of online stores. Covet.com offers Stylyzer to learn about the
shopper's preferences. Since Google retains all search engine queries for 18
months one might wonder how Google will marry retail shopping preferences into
search engine results.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt "fears that too much information is shared online, and predicts that people