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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Google bans essay site adverts and buys into biotech

Google Google is to ban adverts for essay-writing firms that target university students who are prepared to pay other people to do their coursework. Good for Google, and good PR, but the ban only applies to paid adverts so it will still be possible to find the sites through search, or as S. pointed out, by following the link to essaywriter.co.uk that the BBC was dumb enough to include on its page.
Yawn story. So tell me, what other ads should Google ban which would be a greater contribution to education?

And: The quest for world domination continues as Google invests in genetics firm 23andMe. According to the Financial Times, chief executive Eric Schmidt says Google believes personal information will be one of the firm's key avenues of future expansion. The algorithms will get better and we will get better at personalisation. The goal is to enable Google users to be able to ask the question such as "What shall I do tomorrow?" and "What job shall I take?"

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