Tag Archive: Google

Satya Nadella and Microsoft just hit one of the all-time corporate pivot moments

Remember back in about 1996, when there were all sorts of pre-Internet memes about how, if Bill Gates stumbled across a $20 on the street, it actually wasn’t worth his time to bend over… Continue reading

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Larry Page wasn’t necessarily wrong on the “people shouldn’t have to work full-time” thing

There has been heat in the press for some of Larry Page’s comments at this Khosla Ventures “Fireside Chat” recently. You can read all about it here, but essentially, here’s what the Google… Continue reading

The world got impatient; one second of slower load time can cost Amazon $1.6 billion across a year

There are some statistics you run across in the course of consuming information that just straight up blow your mind. Here’s one example: The most staggering statistic in @VaclavSmil’s new book: b-gat.es/1oYsC7G http://t.co/QPcBscSLXj—… Continue reading

Here comes Google Fit — and maybe because Google AdWords isn’t as healthy as we all think

Next week at Google I/O, it looks like we’ll see some iteration of Google Fit, which is essentially a health data aggregation service. This is relevant to a lot of people because Google… Continue reading

Google Trends Newsroom is here for the World Cup; could that model essentially become the future of journalism?

Check this out: Google Trends Newsroom, with 20 or so employees, keeping track of search trends around World Cup games and really helping you tap into the mood and spirit of different countries… Continue reading

Could Google Glass change the fundamental way we work?

Google Glass isn’t really even that widely available yet, and it’s already a divisive issue. Heck, Alamo Drafthouse is already banning it! But perhaps the issue here is context: we’re all thinking about this in terms… Continue reading

What is Alibaba? It’s kind of like if you combined Amazon, Hulu, JCPenney, PayPal, Google Maps, Twitter, Spotify, Orbitz…

Lot of news recently about Alibaba, since it’s going public in the United States. A common refrain is: what is it? There are many ways to answer that — do your own Google search… Continue reading

Social media pretty much killed the marketing funnel and the relationship between “advocacy” and “customer”

One central component of marketing is the idea of “the funnel.” You can look at it in different ways, but essentially it teaches you how customers move through their interactions with a brand:… Continue reading