Meet Google: Search Giant, Monopolist Extraordinaire

January 9th, 2008

Google Watch | Google vs. Microsoft | Meet Google: Search Giant, Monopolist Extraordinaire

"Microsoft also articulated (Word doc) how the combination of Google's vast ad networks with DoubleClick's publishing tools will give the company overwhelming chunks of the market.

Google Profiles: making new friends (not)

December 16th, 2007

Google Profiles

Hmm, I think the folks at Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn are going to be having some rather somber meetings this Monday morning:

"Until now, you could create profiles in Blogger, orkut, Google Groups, Google Co-op and all of them could contain different information.

Google Has Even Bigger Plans for Mobile Phones – WSJ.com

December 2nd, 2007

Google Has Even Bigger Plans for Mobile Phones - WSJ.com

"The company is gearing up to make a serious run at buying wireless spectrum, a chunk of the airwaves that can be used to provide mobile phone and Internet services, in a Federal Communications Commission auction in January.

Could Google’s Android Be the Cell Phone Savior?

November 8th, 2007

Could Google's Android Be the Cell Phone Savior?

And now for a completely different opinion:

"The U.S. mobile market today gives companies two less-than-ideal alternatives when trying to create mobile functionality. It can either go the app approach or the browser approach.

Google Customers = “Programmed Drones?”

November 7th, 2007

Google Customers = "Programmed Drones?"

This may turn into a nice flame war between Google and Ziff Davis, publishers of CIO Insight:

"Android is more evidence of the Google attitude and mimicking of Microsoft of 15 years ago. For Android is an empty promise—the worst kind of vaporware.

Microsoft’s “Me Too” Strategy: Can the Tortoise Beat the Hare?

October 19th, 2007

Microsoft's "Me Too" Strategy: Can the Tortoise Beat the Hare?

It's always good fun to bet on the tech races, and this blog post is a great look at one of the hottest contests. I love Google's wide-open innovation, and the creative, integrated applications issuing forth from the GoogleBeast, but have the sneaking suspiscion that Microsoft is stumbling along on purpose, a couple of steps behind-- ready to lap Google's first 'beta' releases.

Now Playing: YouTube videos in Google Earth

October 11th, 2007

Google LatLong: Now Playing: YouTube videos in Google Earth

Another great way to use Google Earth for fun and games. Use your imagination and consider the business potential for this type of geo-coding and mashup application where you work, as it continues to mature and go mainstream:

"I love watching videos on YouTube.

5 Steps to Next-Generation Web Applications

August 30th, 2007

5 Steps to Next-Generation Web Applications

Good overview from Jim Rapoza at eWeek on all the converging technnologies of the Web:

"The next generation of the Web is marked by dynamic, interactive, open and highly flexible applications that not only go beyond the capabilities of classic Web applications but also exceed the features of desktop applications.

Google LatLong: YouTube-style Embeddable Maps

August 21st, 2007

Google LatLong: YouTube-style Embeddable Maps

This is a very nice tweak of the venerable Google Maps site:

"Today we're excited to announce a new feature on Google Maps that allows you to add maps to your blog or website just by copying and pasting a snippet of HTML. And once you embed the map, it has all the same functionality of the Google Maps you know and love; it's clickable, draggable, and zoomable.