19 Feb '13, 6am

Boot up: Google unPlayful, 19 degrees of web separation, iWatch v Glass and more: Plus Singapore's webcam extort...

Boot up: Google unPlayful, 19 degrees of web separation, iWatch v Glass and more: Plus Singapore's webcam extort...

Advertising is not merely built upon data collection. It also requires interruption – what I call the "intrusive business model". I think the most potentially intractable problem that Google faces in its quest to create connected, personal hardware devices, one that Apple is liberated from, is the fundamentally intrusive nature of its business model. We may all "search" for information, but that does not necessarily mean we want to be bombarded with ads. Ads are already everywhere, it seems; within our (free) apps and games, on Google maps, scattered across web pages, inside YouTube videos, and more and more on the Google search page. Where does this end? I don't want my Google Glasses, for example, to pop up ads right in my eye, nor have a commercial play some catchy jingle into the sensor I keep in my ear. I don't want my iWatch clone, for example, to vibrate every time ...

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Apple iWatch, Google Glasses to lead wearable computing surge

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