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Google I/O: 10 Big Developments

Google skipped the skydivers at Google I/O 2013, but broke interesting ground in maps, music, social and search. Take our tour.
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Speaking in soft, whispery tones brought on by his ongoing battle with vocal cord paralysis, Google CEO Larry Page ended Google's three-hour keynote with several interesting -- and often provocative -- remarks, such as wondering why people are so keen on keeping their medical records private. (Just a day earlier, Page had gone public with details of his voice affliction.) He also suggested that technologists should have a safe place -- the Free Nation of Google, perhaps? -- where they can "try out some new things" without being encumbered by governmental rules and regulations. Whether or not that ever happens, it's a great concept for a sci-fi action thriller.

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5/20/2013 | 1:52:42 PM
re: Google I/O: 10 Big Developments
I think Google is spot on with the maps upgrades. When going to a particular area of the city or wherever I am traveling, I often wonder whether there are good restaurants nearby. Integrating this with Google+ to get recommendations from your friends is also useful G«Ų both personally and from a business standpoint.
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