Phillip Lenssen at Blogoscoped points to this excellent interview of Eric Schmidt, Google CEO, by John Battelle.
Of particular note, at the tail-end of the interview, is the unequivocal assurance by Schmidt that Google will “never trap user data.”
Score one for user-centric silo busting. And another point for Google, when they actually deliver on this promise.Â I already have a use for analyzing my Google search history, which currently only Google has access to. Schmidt mentions this obliquely, promising future access.Â I look forward to seeing the API and using the service.Â If it actually works, it would be a huge step forward in opening up the Google silo for third party applications.