Google web expansion set to rile rivals, debates face recognition technology

Google announced ambitious web expansion plans on Wednesday, involving video, an application store and cloud computing in moves likely to antagonise further its rivals.The Silicon Valley company said that its YouTube subsidiary had begun to convert its entire catalogue over to WebM, a new video standard it hoped would be adopted across the web.To read this report in The Financial Times in full, see: see:Google debates face recognition technology
Google executives are wrestling over whether to launch controversial facial recognition technology after a barrage of criticism over its privacy policies.Eric Schmidt, chief executive, said a series of public disputes over privacy issues had caused the management team to review its procedures and the launch of new technologies. According to Google executives, facial recognition is one of the key topics of internal debate.

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