Google announced a lot of fascinating stuff at its annual I/O developers' conference but two things really jumped out: it's serious about VR and it's leveraging its natural language and search data.
Fifteen years after the Internet disrupted journalism, the spotlight is now falling in the wrong place. The web is hardly an upstart, though many newspapers act like the threat was born yesterday.
We are nearing the end of 2015. And, most days, after decades of innovation, our technology balances on a knife-edge between magical and maddening.
Last week the Internet lost its shit over Peeple. And, last week Peeple was, according to the two Calgary-based women who came up with idea, a "Yelp for people." That all changed over the weekend.
Cloud-based services, inexpensive hardware and a vastly improved Microsoft OS are all making it harder to justify the Apple tax you pay for elegance and ease-of-use.
What if the next billion Internet users don't own a computer? Those are the kind of questions that Google asked at its I/O conference keynote last week.