Google was granted a patent this week on the use of personas or pseudonyms in social networks today, with the patent originally filed a little less than a year ago. The patent explicitly points at Google Plus as an example of a social network that processes in the patent could be applied to. The patent … Read more Google Patent for Pseudonyms in Social Networks
A newly published patent application from Google describes how a combination of different types of Google-generated profiles associated with a searcher might influence the results that they see. The description in the patent filing is substantially the same as some I’ve written about in the past involving personalization from Google, in my 2006 post Google … Read more Google’s User Profile Personalization and Google Plus
A series of Google patent applications describe the use of an electronic textbook reader application that makes using an electronic textbook a much better experience than just reading a book on a screen. I remember lugging around a lot of books while traveling to classes on foot or my bicycle, or even while driving to … Read more Google, Electronic Textbooks, and Collaborative Schooling?