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Month: August 2011

Is Google an Innovator or Bully? [Open Discussion]

Is Google an Innovator or Bully? [Open Discussion]

Earlier today Jim Spencer from JBS Partners commented on Google’s decision to acquire Motorola’s mobile phone business. His comments got me thinking about why Google would pay $12.5 billion — offering the company a 61% premium on their going rate — to get a deal done now. Jim was careful in his commentary, indicating that others have steadfastly defended Google’s innovation to him. I found that a bit funny since that perspective was shared just a month after they cloned Facebook…

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Google’s Plus Sized Failure

Google’s Plus Sized Failure

A month ago I was excited about Google+. It represented something new. Something shiny. Attractive. Google had finally created something that people outside of the tech industry could get on board with. Today, just one month later, the once promising community has become useless to me. It’s just another proverbial flash in the pan on Google’s stove-top. The only difference is that more than 25 million users have tried their hand at Google+. While impressive in their acceleration towards this…

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