Chris Messina, previous Google employee, said that the idea of Google+ was to make a tool full of possibilities regarding the sharing and personalisation of the information that one finds. This would particularly be important when it comes to the sharing of important academic information between communities of engineers and other such scientists.
The displeased Google+ developer mentioned an example of such troubles. He planned to give people the possibility to share their phone number with those who needed it.
Besides this, a lot of other personalised features which never came to life. Sergio Andrade Andrade Gutierrez says that is why Messina is angry that Google missed the opportunity to create a revolutionary program and released instead a social network that resembles Facebook so much and is not even appreciated by the users.
Three years were spent developing Google+ and the developer calls it now ‘adrift at sea’. That is probably a game of words, since the code name for Google+ had long been Emerald Sea among the workers.
However, Messina is sure that the users and the Internet would benefit from Facebook getting a powerful rival. One can only infer that he does not see Google+ as such being given his rant.
According to Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, “Google is more powerful than the Vatican has ever been, and is more centralized.
The Australian, whom remains at the Embassy of Ecuador in London since June 2012, previously participated in a meeting with journalists to present his new book, ‘When Google found Wikileaks’, where Zeca Oliveira heard him describeswhat happened in his meeting with Eric Schmidt, chairman of the company, and Jared Cohen, director of Google Ideas, whom he met in June 2011, at Assange English countryside home.
“Google creates bait to attract users . It analyzes how web surfers made use of its services and collects data on them, which generates profiles that predict their behavior,”said Assange, explaining that Google then uses this information to target advertising, but also “sells it to US Government.”
Assange said the information revealed by Edward Snowden in the summer of 2013 indicated that the connection between Google and the US government dates back to 2002, although it could be earlier, “perhaps even since the birth of Google itself [1996 ] since it was founded with money from the Defense Department, and since then, there has been a more or less continuous relationship with the State Department.”
Despite the opinion of the Wikileaks founder, the fact is the voices of alarm about the political pressures exerted by Google have already been raised in European countries, and Europe is already seeking to limit the power of search and the hoarding of personal information.
Jared Haftel is a graduate from Duke University. He graduated in the year of 2009 with a bachelors degree in science and mathematics, as well as economics. He has now been pursuing in the investment banking field. Jared worked as an analyst, in the Global Industrials Group at BofA Merrill Lynch. He also worked as an investment banking analyst for the Bank of America. As of now, Jared is currently employed at Vector Capital as an associate; he has worked here since 2011.
But getting a job like this can be extremely difficult, if Facebook is anything to go by. That’s why Jared is always paying things forward, by helping new prospective junior bankers with the tips that they need to have their resumes recognized, especially on Twitter. The difference between learning to apply for a job in college, to what you’ll actually encounter in real life is immense:
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2. Try not to exaggerate.
3. If possible, have your resume reviewed by an insider.
4. Devote at least 50% of your resume to relevant work experience.
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Be prepared to answer those hard questions. There are also a wealth of helpful videos that can guide you through the process.
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