Google to take on Facebook?

Google’s rumoured attempt at a challenger to the Facebook throne may have come a step closer, with the search engine’s acquisition of social networking start-up Angstro.

Angstro’s founder, Rohit Khare is now reportedly working on the mysterious Google Me.

Google has built an extensive shopping list in the past year, purchasing start-ups that range from video broadcaster Episodic to Jambool, which ‘makes’ virtual currency for online games.

This article appears in issue 250 of Media Digest.

(Source: Wall Blog)




“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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