Google Earth’s updates, and Dell’s eye-catching usage

July 27th, 2007

The Utility Belt: Google Earth's updates, and Dell's eye-catching usage

" Google (GOOG) on Thursday announced upgrades to Google Earth, its 3D mapping tool. The improvements include land and buildings in every inhabited continent. Below is a list of Google's hints about what's changed – a clever way to get people to open up the app and fly around.

Small Change: Microsoft Wants Googles Analytics Audience

July 26th, 2007

Small Change: Microsoft Wants Googles Analytics Audience

"Microsoft (MSFT) is setting up to fight it out with Google (GOOG) in the web analytics space, according to a post by web marketer David Naylor on his blog. Aside from being "KICK ARSE AWESOME" (his words), the product, called Gatineau, will offer features that Google Analytics doesn't, like breakdowns of the audience into age and gender and advanced funneling, by leveraging data that Microsoft keeps on its customers.

John Battelle’s Searchblog: Google Funds Gadgets

June 28th, 2007

John Battelle's Searchblog: Google Funds Gadgets

This could be the beginnings of a new cottage industry, like search engine optimization was when it emerged a few years ago:

"Today, Google announced a new pilot initiative called Google Gadget Ventures aimed at bootstrapping an economic ecosystem around gadgets.

CNET News.com | Google to offer free Web service

November 14th, 2005

Google to offer free Web service | CNET News.com: "Google is set to launch on Monday a free Web analytics service that will let companies see exactly how visitors interact with their Web site and how their advertising campaigns are faring.

The free hosted service, which will be available in English and 16 other languages, is based on technology from San Diego-based Urchin, which Google acquired in March.

CNET News | Microsoft’s ad pitch underpins Net moves

November 14th, 2005

Microsoft's ad pitch underpins Net moves | CNET News.com: "Microsoft's grand ambitions for free services rest on one thing: its ability to get to know you better.

The company has outlined a whole host of things it would like to offer as part of its 'Live' services effort.

CNET News | Google builds an empire to rival Microsoft

September 22nd, 2005

Google builds an empire to rival Microsoft | CNET News.com: "'Google is setting itself up to be an application delivery system for any type of device,' said Arnold, who has been a technology and financial analyst for 30 years. He has helped build the technology management practice at Booz Allen & Hamilton, served as a technology strategy officer at Ziff Communications, and worked on US West's electronic yellow pages and personalization tools used by @Home.

Google mapping enters the third di…

June 29th, 2005

Google mapping enters the third dimension | CNET News.com: "'Google Earth utilizes broadband streaming technology and 3D graphics, much like a videogame, enabling users to interactively explore the world--either their own neighborhood or the far corners of the globe,' John Hanke, Keyhole at Google general manager, said in a statement.

Google Outage Dims OS X Tiger Debut: “Much of the …

May 9th, 2005

Google Outage Dims OS X Tiger Debut: "Much of the hoopla over Apple's OS X centers on its Spotlight feature, integrating search on multiple attributes of data objects into a readily accessible and minimally complex user interface. Perhaps the next generation of users will fully appreciate it: Having grown up with hierarchical data organization, I may never really get the most from the ability not to do that anymore.

Forbes.com | “Google and Wal-Mart…”

February 27th, 2005

Forbes.com - Magazine Article: "Google and Wal-Mart have become huge successes in vastly different ways. But the yin and yang have this in common:

� Each company has a simple mission. Wal-Mart's is 'always low prices.' Google's is 'to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.

Silicon Valley Watcher: Scoop! Google to provide A…

January 22nd, 2005

Silicon Valley Watcher: Scoop! Google to provide AdWords API to Advertisers: "Google is about to announce technology that will allow its advertisers unprecedented levels of control over when, where, and who can view their advertising on Google search pages and those of Google partner web sites.