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  • Google's (GOOG) new privacy policy (going into effect today) has been found to be in breach of EU law according to data protection agencies from across the continent, says EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding in a radio interview.  [View news story]
    I decided to stop using Google on principle as a result of this new privacy policy. Only trouble is, although there are plenty of alternatives, none of them work as well. I have Mozilla in lieu of Chrome, and tried Yahoo instead of Google. And I know Linux, Ubuntu and a slew of alternative browsers exist. But I'm just a user, and have become so used to the Google intuitive processes that I really struggled with the alternatives. I'm back on the bandwagon for better or worse. I'd love to support any of the others, but unless they give me a comparable experience, I'll grudgingly stick to Big Brother.
    Mar 1 10:21 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Overstock.com (OSTK) finished last in a survey conducted by research firm ForSee regarding customer satisfaction among online shoppers during the holiday season. Gap (GPS) had the second-lowest score, while Netflix (NFLX) posted the largest Y/Y decline. Amazon (AMZN) topped the leaderboard with a score of 88/100, up slightly from last year's 86/100.  [View news story]
    I have to agree with Amazon's rating, it could even be higher in my opinion. Bought a Kindle a few months ago. Through my own fault it got damaged. I merely phoned Amazon's customer service to find out where I could get it fixed. Instead, they sent me a replacement which arrived in 2 days. I can't remember the last time I had customer service that good. If good service makes them a juggernaut, I say let them them dominate. Competition is not solely reliant on price.
    Dec 28 11:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Europe Is Doomed: The Euro Crucifix [View article]
    Is that why the 'Familia Segrada' in Spain never gets finished? Ground breaking in 1882, projected finish 2026 - 2028? Perhaps Europe's financial woes run deeper than expected.
    Oct 22 12:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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