I'm excited to join my friend Gina Trapani as a guest on This Week in Google on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. ET. The show has Google in the name, but it's really about all things cloud-related -- Google, Facebook, Twitter, and more.
It's a busy week for cloud news. Twitter updated its policy on removing copyright-infringing tweets to make the process more transparent, and it launched its page for Election Day 2012. I'm going to resist checking that page, and avoid election news until Wednesday, when --
Oh, who am I kidding? I'm going to be glued to Internet election news all night like a dog watching someone eat a messy cheeseburger.
In Google news, Android turned five years old. A federal judge threw out a lawsuit by Apple charging that Google is seeking unreasonably high licensing fees for patents.
Google, Facebook, and other firms are helping American citizens get out and vote. A top Android executive admitted Google bought Motorola for the patents. Google put its Maps to work for the Sandy relief effort.
Facebook updated its iOS app. Facebook-owned subsidiary Instagram had a big Web update with online profiles that look a lot like the parent company's Timeline.
I don't know which, if any, of those stories we'll be talking about, but it's sure to be fun and informative. Tune in to the live video or audio, join the chatroom, or do as I often do and just listen to the podcast while taking a constitutional around Lake Murray. (Well, it might be inconvenient for you to get to Lake Murray, but I'm sure you can find somewhere else to listen.)
My only regrets are that Leo Laporte, the genial regular host, and regular co-host Jeff Jarvis, author of What Would Google Do? and Gutenberg the Geek, are off this week, so I won't get to talk with them.
Hope to see you there!
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ó Mitch Wagner , Editor in Chief, Internet Evolution