Happy, happy Friday, readers dear!
- Big on privacy? (I’d say “privacy freak,” but I don’t want EPIC freaking out on me.) A new book asks “How Much Does Google Know About You?” Anyone dare to find out?
- Google continues to improve its mobile offerings, now adding voice search to its iPhone software.
- Using Facebook’s self-serve advertising system? They’ve upgraded their self-serve ads’ reporting—now with more lovely data!
- The king has died; long live the king! Microsoft, leader of the packaged software world, has opened an online software download store for US shoppers. But is it, as TechCrunch says, the death of packaged software—and would that be a bad thing?