Friday, October 09, 2015

Google Virtual Reality Gets Real with Share Economies

Stop Googling. Let’s Talk. New York Times ...

The promises—and pitfalls—of the emerging technology

Virtual Reality Gets Real

Using Google’s new domain buying service, Sanmay Ved purchased world’s most popular website for $12 before transaction was cancelled
Sanmay Ved’s ownership of lasted a mere minute. The company quickly emailed to say it had cancelled the order and Ved was refunded
OMG Google

MacLean’s – Vanishing Canada: Why we’re all losers in Ottawa’s war on data – Records deleted, burned, tossed in Dumpsters. A Maclean’s investigation on the crisis in government data, by Anne Kingston, September 18, 2015.
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The sharing economy is now a playground for Wall Street Gillian Tett, Financial Times

Government outlines ‘smartphone state’, via Uber and blockchain Wired

Jason Ward, known for his landmark report on Australian corporate tax avoidance last year, said the strong association of Uber with Netherlands “raises immediate suspicion” of tax evasion by the company Experts suspect tax avoidance by Uber Australia  

It’s not checkmate yet: Beijing to counter US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact South China Morning Post