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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work