John Paczkowski

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Google’s SMS Search Takes a Dirt Nap

Another Google product bites the dust. The company last week shuttered its SMS search service, which allowed users to search Google by sending a text message query to the number 466453 (GOOGLE). Seems Google’s second “Spring Cleaning” product purge, which began in late March, continues still. “Closing products always involves tough choices, but we do think very hard about each decision and its implications for our users,” a Google spokesperson told AllThingsD in a message confirming SMS Search’s fate. “Streamlining our services enables us to focus on creating beautiful technology that will improve people’s lives.”


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik