Google called for new international standards on the collection and use of consumer data. According to Google fragmentary international privacy laws burden companies and don't protect consumers.
Judging upon the Boston Globe article and Om Malik's five facts "from a reliable source", it seems like the Google Phone is very likely to be more then just a rumour.
Sources say the Google Phone will be Linux-based and will run Java apps.
Google Web Toolkit 1.4 or GWT 1.4 is an open source Java software development framework that makes writing AJAX applications easy for developers.
The latest version comes with many enhancements among which is a revamped Mail example that shows a three-paned email client written in GWT.
Google is about to ship a public beta of the Google Analytics Reporting suite. The Google Analytics AIR suite is and Adobe AIR application that brings Google Analytics to the desktop.
Users can sign up for a personal download URL. The beta will start as soon as there are enough signups.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Google has developed a prototype cellphone that might be launched within a year. The company plans to offer free subscriptions to consumers by bundling advertisements with its search engine, e-mail, and Web browser software applications.
Google is under fire in Washington by an unlikely combination of onetime antitrust defendants like Microsoft and AT&T and liberal consumer groups that have been their traditional antagonists because of the takeover deal with DoubleClick.
David Evans, a consultant with the firm LECG hired by Microsoft, calculates
that Google currently has a 27 percent share of the market for
"publisher tools." But if combined with DoubleClick, Evans says, the
company would command 78 percent of the publisher tools market.