Google takes over the Internet

by Mathew on November 17, 2005

Robert X. Cringely has an interesting theory about why Google has been buying all that dark fibre everyone says it has been acquiring: to take over the Internet -- but in a good way. "The probable answer lies in one of Google's underground parking garages in Mountain View," he says. "There, in a secret area…

The new kid vs. the veteran

by Mathew on November 17, 2005

One of the things causing a lot of buzz in the blogosphere lately -- apart from the rumours spreading like wildfire that facial-recognition startup Riya, profiled recently by TechCrunch, may be acquired by Google for as much as $60-million -- is the debate over the incredible growth of Digg.com, which according to Alexa is getting…