Posted tagged ‘Google’

The iTunes Advantage: Not What You Think

March 28, 2011

Apple’s enormously successful iPod/iPhone/iPad line have something in common with their iPod ancestors: you can’t even get started without a computer and iTunes.

This is given Apple a huge advantage, one that Apple’s competitors have failed to do anything about. And that advantage has nothing to do with songs, videos, apps or podcasts.

No, the real advantage of iTunes is that it ensures every iDevice user, first generation Nano to Verizon iPhone 4 to iPad, is an Apple customer.
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CEO Larry Page: Please Call Larry Ellison

January 22, 2011

Google has had extraordinary success. The king of search, created a mobile market out of thin air, spins off interesting new technologies as naturally as breathing, and generally are thought of as the apex of geek-success culture.

After ten years at the helm, Eric Schmidt is stepping aside, with co-founder Larry Page moving into the CEO seat. This will prove and interesting time for Google, no doubt.

Also interesting is Google’s current intellectual property death-match with Oracle over Android/Java issues. Feel free to read about this elsewhere.

This leads naturally to what Google really needs to do next.
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iPhone to Droid X: Lots More Good Than Bad

August 10, 2010

It’s been almost 4 weeks now since I left my iPhone behind for a launch day Droid X. I gave my quick impressions earlier; now I want to dive a little deeper.

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iPhone to Droid X: Impressions of a Data Pig

July 29, 2010

Two weeks ago I pulled the trigger. Two days prior I had stopped in my local Verizon store, said I wanted a Droid X. The next day, the rep called and said he had one for me, as long as I was in the store by 5pm the next day, launch day. After dropping my kids at camp, I hustled in at 10am sharp. By 10:40 I was out the door with my new beast. So what has it been like? (more…)

Where is Google for Kids?

June 10, 2010

Let’s face it, Google’s real business rival is Apple — Apple’s app store, Apple’s iAd (why do I have to pay for the ad bandwidth, by the way?), Apple’s controlled computing enviroment. It is interesting to look at one area that Apple has leveraged for decades and wonder why Google isn’t going there.

Where’s Google for Kids?

Seriously, it is a big missed opportunity for Google.
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The Nexus One is a Failure (Fat Chance!)

March 21, 2010

Did you see? Didja? Google’s uber-phone, the Nexus One, is a big honking failure! Really, it is! We haz the numbers to prove it!

Well. Not so fast there, pardner. I don’t think you understand what Google wanted out of this deal.
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The Great Wall of Google

March 2, 2010

I admit it, I use Gmail for my everyday mail (in spite of the fact that Gmail still can’t search). I use Google Reader like an addict, on my phone, my desktops, my laptop, across platforms, wherever.

But I am getting more and more annoyed with The Great Wall of Google.
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