I got this email today. I’m kinda shocked my data is still around…
In October 2011 we announced Google Buzz was shutting down. On or after July 17th, 2013, Google will take the last step in the shutdown and will save a copy of your Buzz posts to your Google Drive, a service for storing files online. Google will store two (2) types of files to your Google Drive, and the newly-created files will not count against your storage limits.
The first type of file will be private, only accessible to you, containing a snapshot of the Google Buzz public and private posts you authored.
The second type of file will contain a copy of only your Google Buzz public posts. By default it will be viewable by anyone with the link, and may appear in search results and on your Google Profile (if you’ve linked to your Buzz posts). Note, any existing links to your Google Buzz content will redirect users to this file.
Any comments you made on other users’ posts will only be saved to those users’ files and not to yours. Once the change described in this email is final, only that user will be able to change the sharing settings of those files. This means that if you have commented on another author’s private post, that author could choose to make that post and its comments public. If you would like to avoid that possibility, delete all your Buzz content now.
The new Google Drive files will only contain comments from users that previously enabled Google Buzz, and the files will not contain comments that were deleted prior to moving the data to your Google Drive.
Once the files are created, they will be treated the same as any other Drive file. They are yours to do with as you please. This includes downloading them, updating who can access them, or deleting them.
Before these files are created, you can view the Google Buzz posts you have authored here. If you do not want any of your Buzz posts or comments saved to Google Drive files, you can immediately delete your Google Buzz account and data.
Thank you for using Google Buzz.
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You have received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about important changes to your Google Buzz account.
The goal of the new spherical space is to create an environment where employees can “work and socialize in a more natural, park-like setting,” according to documents released in front of tonight’s meeting. (via
Images: Amazon.com wants to build a massive biosphere in Seattle (perfect for workers and mature trees) - GeekWire)
First we got the spaceship in Cupertino. Now we might get bio-domes in Seattle. Tech companies are so awesome.
Since I don’t have cable, I don’t really know what a pain this is, but it sounds horrible. Why does everyone seem to think that Apple can solve this?
The answer is to cut the cable cord. I know. I know. Live events still need to be solved, but it’s getting better every year.
Situations like this are weird. Sure, there’s competition in the cable industry at a macro-level. However, once you personally commit to a service, they have a monopoly on you at a micro-level… with very little incentive to make it work any better.
But one of them will crack and give into a seamless experience with Apple/Google/Microsoft just like AT&T did with the iPhone. When that happens, everything will change.
1) The design of the webpage/article is pretty sweet.
2) Microsoft is really proud of the design, as they should be! They’ll have to get rid of it when they start marketing it, but for now the geeks are loving it.
3) Content is king. Bringing in live TV is key. I want to try their voice navigation in the wild. I would like to see better integration with their app store, but maybe that’ll come later?
By Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!
Photos tell the stories — stories we’re inspired to relive, share with our friends, or capture simply to express ourselves. Collecting these moments is a part of our everyday. Since 2005,
Flickr has become synonymous with inspiring imagery. Today, we’re thrilled…
I like the bigger photos. Yahoo seems to be firing on all cylinders today.
Square Cash Will Let You Send Money To Your Friends By Email | TechCrunch)
Now this will be a useful feature. Square is really starting to get on PayPal’s turf.
I’m delighted to announce that we’ve reached an agreement to acquire Tumblr!
We promise not to screw it up. Tumblr is incredibly special and has a great thing going. We will operate Tumblr ind …
“We promise not to screw it up”.