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Google Employees Literally Dish It Out; Gavin Newsom to Visit Microsoft on Tuesday

In this week's tech news roundup we bring you the latest developments of Mountain View companies.

Every week, Mountain View makes news with technology developments, discoveries and sometimes controversies.

Every week, Mountain View Patch brings you a “Bits and Bytes” column where we’ll relay the past week’s news highlights from our backyard giants, start-ups and small businesses alike.

Google employees value productivity. This is especially true of a Google dishwasher who on Wednesday spewed profanities and hurled a six-inch metal container at a fellow employee because he wasn’t working fast enough. An employee who overheard the argument called police, but the victim–who was hit in the arm with the flying cooking utensil–declined to press charges.

Today Google acquired PostRank, a service which measures how far content like tweets and Facebook updates spread across the web. Google has yet to announced specifics of the project, but in the meantime the PostRank folks will relocate from Waterloo, Ontario to Mountain View.

The Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) announced today that California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will kick-off Launch: Silicon Valley 2011 on Tuesday, June 7 at Microsoft's Mountain View campus. The event will round-up and showcase various emerging technology companies from around the area.

Today Quova, which specializes in IP geolocation, announced a feature called “user type,” which allows users its clients to know whether users are logging in from a home or office address. Knowing general user behavior, such as if one most often logs in from home, will help the company predict if something is off, and better pinpoint fraud.

High schools in Sweden are now using Google’s cloud login technology to securely access their applications. As online identity theft is a growing problem around the world, online identity provider Svensk e-identitet and strong authentication company Yubico are are working with Google to provide solutions. In lieu of a regular username and password login, students use two-factor identification.

Grant MacDonald June 10, 2011 at 08:08 PM
Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom: Perhaps you could suggest to Gordon Getty; that he should pay the overdue $6,440,000 at MACDONALD BANK … after MACDONALD BANK earned the GETTY OIL COMPANY shareholders … $4,000,000,000. MACDONALD BANK is filing a $22,000,000,000; war crimes lawsuit in Washington based on Getty’s support for Hitler. J. Paul Getty; FBI File 100.1202, June 26, 1940: Espionage. MACDONALD BANK ON BEHALF OF WWII VETERANS - v. - J. PAUL GETTY TRUST; GORDON GETTY; RONALD GETTY; J. PAUL GETTY JR. ESTATE; MARK GETTY; ANNE GETTY EARHART; CLAIRE GETTY PERRY; CAROLINE GETTY; CALIFORNIA LT. GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM & LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART.
Grant MacDonald June 10, 2011 at 08:08 PM
An employee at the Getty owned Pierre Hotel in New York City wondered why there were so many Germans being hired and staying at The Pierre during World War II. He called the FBI and the FBI charged J.P. Getty with Espionage, FBI File 100.1202, June 26, 1940. 43,000 people were killed in the UK while J. Paul Getty was in Berlin still shipping oil to Hitler five months before Pearl Harbor; December 7, 1941. The mother of J.P. Getty was German. 2003 documents declassified by UK Warfare Ministry reveal that in Oct. 1941 the pro-Nazi Jean Paul Getty employed and lodged Nazis at his Pierre Hotel in New York City; Nazis who were involved in spying on and sabotaging Allied Forces’ war production plants. As aristocrats with treasures of art were executed -- beginning in 1933 -- with the outbreak of war; Getty assiduously added to his vast collection with the Nazis. The Rembrandt of Marten Looten hangs in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Gainsborough of Christie purchased in 1938 is at The Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

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