TechCrunch: Google launches Chrome Enterprise subscription service for Chrome OS

TechCrunch: Google launches Chrome Enterprise subscription service for Chrome OS. “Google is launching a new enterprise service for large businesses that want to adopt Chrome OS devices. The new Chrome Enterprise subscription, which will cost $50 per device and year, is essentially a rebrand of Chromebooks for Work, but with a number of additional capabilities. Even though the name would make you think this is about the Chrome browser, this program is actually all about Chrome OS.”

Notre Dame: Theology professors archive the rise of the contemporary Latin American Catholic Church

Notre Dame: Theology professors archive the rise of the contemporary Latin American Catholic Church. “Starting in the 1950s, political upheaval began to intensify in various countries across Latin America, which sparked significant changes in the contemporary Latin American Catholic Church. Although these events have been recorded, the materials are spread throughout Latin America, which limits the capability of scholars to study these important moments. To preserve and share this history, Notre Dame researchers are collecting a variety of audio recordings, handwritten documents, and texts to develop a digital library of critical events that took place throughout Latin America over more than 60 years and ultimately changed the Catholic Church.”

PRNewswire: Newly Completed Titles Available from Accessible Archives

PRNewswire: Newly Completed Titles Available from Accessible Archives (PRESS RELEASE). “Accessible Archives, Inc.®, an electronic publisher of full-text primary source historical databases, has announced the completion of additional titles in its African American Newspapers and Women’s Suffrage collections. The five newspapers are now fully imaged, with the XML TEI Lite DTD utilized to re-key each article at the highest accuracy level, resulting in optimum search results and clean text. MARC records also are included.”

The Next Web: Your angry tweets may require libel insurance

The Next Web: Your angry tweets may require libel insurance. “Courtney Love spent almost six years in litigation, accused of libeling her former attorney in a Twitter post that was visible for less than 10 minutes. She paid a reported $780,000 in settlements as a result of two other defamation suits, both stemming from Twitter missives Love wrote about designer Dawn Simorangkir. ‘Twitter should ban my mother,’ her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, once said. Love, an actress, musician and the widow of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, inherited the band’s publishing rights. She can afford to take on defamation lawsuits. You probably can’t. Given how much of our lives is spent venting on social media, especially in the age of Trump, the more vociferous might want to consider libel insurance.”

Bloomberg: Google Goes From White House to Doghouse in Trump-Era Tech Snub

Bloomberg: Google Goes From White House to Doghouse in Trump-Era Tech Snub. “Google once had Barack Obama’s ear, served as a revolving door for White House staff and saw its political agenda advance. In Donald Trump’s Washington, some conservatives say it’s gotten so powerful it should be regulated like a public utility.”

Hindustan Times: Delhi cops google HT story, catch ‘super’ thief who targeted rich in Vasant Kunj

Hindustan Times: Delhi cops google HT story, catch ‘super’ thief who targeted rich in Vasant Kunj. “A thief who travelled to ‘work’ in a Chevrolet Cruze car and only targeted houses in the affluent south Delhi neighbourhoods, such as Vasant Kunj, was arrested on Monday after police used Google search to identify him.”

Oreo: Google announces release of the next version of Android 8 (The Guardian)

The Guardian: Oreo: Google announces release of the next version of Android 8. “The main focus of Android Oreo is on battery life, speed and security, with greater control of apps the primary feature. Following on from the changes made by first Android 6 Marshmallow and Android 7 Nougat, Google is slowly moving Android in the direction of its rival Apple’s iOS with greater restrictions on what an app can and cannot do in the background.”