30 Sep 2008

Don't play dumb, thats their job


Some people are dumb... We can't really do much about it...

And then there are these other people... You hear or read what they have to say, you scratch your head and you ask yourself... ARE THEY FOR REAL? ARE THEY JUST PLAIN DUMB OR JUST PRETENDING TO BE DUMB, OR WHAT??

Yesterday the stock market suffered its biggest one day drop in more than 20 years... (Not counting the Black Monday of 87, it was the worst one-day drop in 60 years... )

The bears were devouring anything in their way... Nothing and no-one stood ground.... Fundamental analysis couldn't be applied to anything but wiping ones' own ass... No sector of the economy was spared of the massacre, and tech suffered a lot...

Dan Frommer, from SAI, even posted some numbers showing how this was a MARKET meltdown (not that you needed any help to realise it of course...)

  • Akamai (AKAM) dropped $1.50, or 9.2%
  • Amazon (AMZN) dropped $7.35, or 10.4%
  • Apple (AAPL) dropped $22.98, or 17.9%, after two downgrades
  • Cisco (CSCO) dropped $2.03, or 8.5%
  • Dell (DELL) dropped $1.59, or 9.4%
  • eBay (EBAY) dropped $2.62, or 11.6%
  • Google (GOOG) dropped $50.04, or 11.6%, to $381 -- its first trip below $400 in two years
  • HP (HPQ) dropped $1.59, or 9.4%
  • IBM (IBM) dropped $4.96, or 4.2%
  • Intel (INTC) dropped $1.93, or 10.0%
  • Microsoft (MSFT) dropped $2.39, or 8.7%
  • Oracle (ORCL) dropped $1.85, or 9.0%
  • Yahoo (YHOO) dropped $2.04, or 10.8%

YET HENRY BLODGET SAT DOWN, FLIPPED-OPEN HIS LAPTOP, SCRATCHED HIS HEAD, AND TRIED TO CONVINCE THE WORLD THAT THE DROP ON GOOGLE'S STOCK HAPPENED BECAUSE OF STUFF LIKE:

  • current free cash flow...
  • valuation...
  • estimates...
  • lower-than-expected revenue growth...
  • non-sustainable upward course..

"Google's stock is finally getting to the level where there should be good downside valuation support. If the company's business really falls apart, the stock could drop below $300, but we don't see that happening. We do think the stock could drop below $350, though."

And he posted this on the day that the NASDAQ dropped almost 10%


Henry Blodget is not dumb. You can't do the stuff he does when you are dumb... no fucking way...

Why then is he acting this way? Why are his blogs trashing Google in any way he can think?


The answer is simple if you...
OPEN YOUR EYES


29 Sep 2008

Enough Said (innovation - developer community - great services)



Well, while watching the stock market crash & burn today, I decided that perhaps this isn't the best day to point to the usual anti-google-baloney stuff... Even crusaders need a day-off...

Instead, I'll point your attention to some very good articles about Android...

Up to now, in most of our previous blog posts, we have tried to highlight how Android is NOT a G-phone, but a software platform. We tried to spot all those articles and authors who totally missed the point..

The articles mentioned in this post are not about the 'how-much-is-it-gonna-sell' or 'why-doesn't-it-have-a-camera' or 'my-iPhone-is-prettier-than-your-G1' type of articles...

They examine the various ways that Android - as a software platform - will drive innovation, help expand the developer community, and provide great services for the end-user...


The first article, Visa to Bank on Google Android by Google Watch, examines Visa's announced mobile apps for Android. The most interesting part reads:

"The Visa mobile apps will also leverage Google's location-based technology to find local merchants where customers can redeem Visa offers and find ATMs that accept Visa. Visa is also developing a payment application that will let Visa consumers make mobile payments in retail stores, or on the go, over wireless networks."


The second article, Funambol Announces Open Source Mobile Sync App for Android by the AndroidGuys, shows how fast Android can (by its open-source nature) provide - through a healthy developer community - all the 'missing ingredients' that where spotted (on day-one) on the platforms first device...

"One of the bigger complaints to come out of Tuesday’s Android/G1 unveiling was the lack of desktop and PIM sync. When asked whether or not the G1 would support MS Exchange, the answer was along the lines of , “Well, no. We’re gonna leave that up to developers and third party guys.“ "

The day after the G1 was announced, Funambol issued a press release for their Google Android Push Email and PIM Client. Thinking in terms of Apple’s MobileMe, they’ve created a free, open source application that syncs and share contacts popular desktop apps such as MS Outlook and webmail such as Yahoo!, Gmail and AOL. On top of that, you can use it sync between mobile devices too.
"


The third article, Motorola Building Up 350-Person Android Team. Nokia Also Sniffing Around by Erick Schonfeld of TechCrunch, comes as an answer to all those people who STILL insist that the G1 by T-Mobile is the "Gphone"...

"Motorola already has 50 people on its Android team and is growing that to 350...That is a huge commitment that shows how big a bet Motorola is making on Android...

This same source has also seen people from Nokia and Verizon at a recent Android developer conference....

Neither Nokia nor Verizon are official members of the Open Handset Alliance.... Nokia may have an Android team sniffing around, which is smart even if it is for nothing other than to gain competitive intelligence....

...if Android takes off, Nokia could decide to hedge its bets and launch its own Android phone."


Finally, the fourth and last article, HTC Dream is the Amiga for Android, again by the AndroidGuys, will make anyone over 30 smile and think about Androids' true nature...

"I see the HTC Dream being the Amiga of mobile phones... I say this as the G1 is really geared as a platform for programmers to hack away on and to create applications for future generations of Android phones...

This open innovation is what differentiates Android from Amiga...

That’s why the G1 is really the Geek Phone for programmers to use as a breadboard to openly innovate for future generations of Android phones to become the mobile supercomputer phones for businesses and consumers in general..."


Enough said I think...












26 Sep 2008

Crusaders come in twos


Damn! They strike again... NOT!


Remember when our favourite anti-google crusader Nicholas, launched his 'nuclear strike analysis' on Google TV ads? It was the article when he so cleverly stated that:

"Last we heard from sources on Madison Avenue, Google's TV advertising business was a joke. Only 200 clients had signed up for it in almost a year. "



Are you asking yourself what happened? Why are we on to Nicholas again?

Before we get to that, let us tell you something about crusaders... The thing about them, is that they don't always come alone... Sometimes (if you are lucky enough) you can get two!!

Nicholas got a fair amount of help, when his colleague Owen Thomas decided that he too must join the anti-google-crusade... In his article - Why Google TV ads are doomed to failure - he bravely stated:

"Google's hoping to extract information from its television data, deriving some insights from channel-switching habits. But the information — do viewers care about the ads or not? — likely isn't there. Absent that, Google's systems have no way to refine themselves over time. All Google can promise, then, are cheaper rates for undesirable time slots — or, possibly, implementing technology that forces viewers to watch ads. No wonder TV executives are turning up their noses. Like the typical engineer, Google thinks it can do their job for them."


Well whatdaya know!

Google expands its television ad platform with Bloomberg TV

MG Siegler, of VentureBeat, has obviously something they don't... Patience & a brain...

"The reason Google ads are attractive to those in the television industry is that Google has developed a technology that lets advertisers know which ads are being watched at any given moment. A product that is more attractive to advertisers means a product that is more attractive to the content producers.

If something like this were to catch on, it could revolutionize the television advertising industry. The TV ads run through Google only cost money to advertisers when impressions are being made, just as Google’s online AdSense ads only charge per impressions made or click-throughs, as CNET notes.

Such a move could make television ad buys much more efficient for advertisers.

Also, as more content from the Internet makes its way to television, we could start to see
a merging of the advertising landscapes for both industries. It’s smart for Google to have its hands in both pots."


Tough days for crusaders it seems...

Trevor Fellows, head of advertising sales at Bloomberg, even described what kind of viewers are going to be watching them Google ads:

"The BLOOMBERG TELEVISION audience is the wealthiest and most powerful in cable television...

As high net worth viewers are extremely difficult to quantify using traditional methods, we believe that involvement with Google TV Ads from an early stage will help us and our advertisers learn more about our audience.”



Don't you just hate it, when your "expert" analysis is...
AS ALWAYS DEAD WRONG?


(now, what on earth was I thinking when I pasted this drawing? Any ideas??)

24 Sep 2008

Truth and Lies

While trying to uncover their true motives and show you what initial analysis by various self-proclaimed "experts" is really after, I stumbled upon some great articles related to the G1 & the Android PLATFORM.


So, I gathered and posted them for you right here:

Sascha Segan wrote this great article. This guy gets it fully... I'll just quote a small part of it, which I totally agree with:

"Android's true target isn't the 19 percent of phones running OSs, like BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Mac OS. It's the other 81 percent of phones, which aren't smartphones and run operating systems you've never heard of like Nucleus and P2K. This large part of the market we call feature phones has become more and more powerful, hardware-wise, over the past few years. But these brawny handsets are still stuck with software stacks designed for the 20th century."


Scott Loganbill, over at Webmonkey, seems to understand what Android really is:

"We expect when the open source operating system releases, Android will be the playground for smart phones. If Google is good at anything beyond search and advertising, it’s catering to development. If you look beyond the carefully guarded secrets before launch, this is the one leg up Android has over the iPhone. Where Apple keeps contributing developers on a short leash, Google gives developers free reign.

What I also expect to see with mobile phones is what has been historically happening with desktop systems. Android looks to be the developer-centric and very powerful operating system that will run on practically anything...

One thing is for sure, the line between cell phone and desktop systems are now blurry — same with the mobile web versus the desktop web."


Finally,
Olga Kharif examines the real potential of Android, over at BusinessWeek:

"G1 stands to become a more formidable competitor as it's picked up by other manufacturers as well. Motorola, LG and Samsung are expected to launch Android models worldwide in 2009. And their Android-based phones may look vastly different from each other and the G1. Europeans may get a slider with a 12-key keyboard that they favor. Japan may get a phone with built-in mobile TV. There could be special phones for doctors or for lawyers.

Big cell-phone carriers also will help determine the success of coming Android phones. "Android has the potential to be much bigger than Apple because they can have many more manufacturers making its products," says Chris Ambrosio, an analyst with consultancy Strategy Analytics."


Enjoy these great articles and...


Wake up


What did I tell you?

When SAI rushed to publish their first thrashings of the G1, I told you that they had "Apple" written on one forehead, "AAPL" on the other...

Was I wrong? Paranoid??

Not even 20 hours have passed since their G1-sucks-iPhone-rules analysis, and here comes the follow-up post by Mr. Blodget, titled: Announcing Apple's 33%-Off Sale!!!!

I'll just quote a couple of lines:


"Well, wake up, people! If you really think that Apple's going to take over the world, this is the time to love the stock, not when it claws its way back toward $200 again.

Will Apple be affected by the global economic slowdown? Almost certainly. Is Apple's margin guidance for the coming year a concern? Absolutely. Could Apple's stock really fall out of bed if we go into another Great Depression--dropping to, say, $50 a share? Of course. But so could any stock. (These are stocks, not Treasury bonds--if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen)."

Wake up! They only care about their pocket...

NOTHING ELSE...

23 Sep 2008

Android G1 is here

Android - G1 is here...

And as almost everyone thought, its pretty amazing...

Yet the usual we-know-everything-and-we-hate-Google team in SiliconAlleyInsider try to convince us that its not as amazing as we think it is...

Dan Frommers' ridiculous attempt:
  • The G1's keyboard is nice, but what are you really going to be typing on a phone?
WHAT?? ARE YOU SERIOUS? How about text messages, e-mails, blog posts, search queries, ANYTHING that we really have a hard time typing on an iPhone...
  • Apple's App Store is a year ahead of Google's. We're surprised by how many apps we've downloaded, especially professionally produced games, and how much time we spend using them. At Google's launch event today, we heard about two geeky apps for the G1, but nothing about partnerships with Electronic Arts or other big gaming shops. Google's Android App Store will be sparse at the beginning, and will take a while to fill out.
So... Wait... you KNOW that the Android App Store is still ON ITS FIRST DAY OF EXISTENCE... and you KNOW that its main advantage over the iPhone app store is that fact that its OPEN and it PAYS ALL REVENUE TO DEVELOPERS, but... yet... all you can say is a crappy joke about "two geeky apps"????
  • Syncing the iPhone to your computer is a breeze. Music comes from iTunes, photos from iPhoto, etc. Google won't have an iTunes-like desktop syncing app, and instead will sync up with Google's various Internet-based services. We still don't know how we'll be able to move music from our computer to our phone, but we're betting it won't be nearly as simple and seamless as Apple's made it.
Yet AGAIN, the fact that ANY DEVELOPER can (and WILL) create apps for all of the above, DOES NOT RING ANY BELLS?? Instead your are "betting" that something with endless possibilities won't be "nearly as simple and..." yada yada yada???
  • We're not nearly as hung up about stats as some of our blogging brethren. But Google's G1 comes with a tiny percentage of the memory -- 1 GB -- that Apple's iPhone comes with -- 8 GB. Sure, you can buy an 8-gig card for $50, but there goes any cost savings over the iPhone.
So, these 50 bucks you DON'T LIKE, but.... having to pay A BOATLOAD OF MONEY for every single accessory of the iPhone other that the actual phone IS OK WITH YOU??


And then Henry Blodget (tries to) comes to the rescue, as Dan obviously has the whole world laughing at his "neutral analysis"...

First thing he deals with? Is it the G1?? NO!!

Its as always about the lagging GOOG stock, the failing new revenue streams, and all the usual short-sighted remarks...

But then.... he goes on and includes an excellent analysis by Sandeep Aggarwal of Collins Stewart:

"About Android

Android is a collaborative efforts of 30+ technology and mobile companies to develop a complete & open source mobile platform...


First Android powered mobile device to be launched on Sep 24th

Our view is that the launch of Android will likely trigger the mobile Internet adoption globally, in turn creating an entire Android ecosystem (30+ technology & mobile co's) with Google arguably being the largest beneficiary. We think that Android will fully blossom in about 3 years and will likely see a very fast adoption of mobile Internet usage, thus triggering massive mobile initiated search/display ad opportunities for Google. A mobile phone installed base of 3bn vs. 1bn for PCs, 24/7 access to mobile devices by users, known demographic information for mobile users, and location knowledge, make mobile Internet the most lucrative new opportunity for Google since it launched its core search offerings nearly a decade back. We think that by 2011, Android can be a $5bn incremental ad revenue opportunity for Google on a global basis. We reiterate our Buy and $615PT for GOOG.

$5bn in incremental ad opportunities for Google

We think that by 11, GOOG will generate $5bn in incremental rev based on our assumptions -4bn mobile devices installed base and $1.25 in Internet ad revenue per mobile device in installed base (5 paid searches @ $0.25 per paid search/year). For context Google, made $1 in Internet ad revenue per PC in installed base in 02 and this number reached $19 in 07. Unlike desktops, all mobile phones can not access the Internet and thus we think that the trajectory of Google's Internet ad revenue curve on the mobile Internet will look less steep than PC based Internet ad revenue.
"


What else is there to say?
Bottom Line?? You got "Apple" written on one forehead, "AAPL" on the other...



21 Sep 2008

Its all about ME ME ME


Mr. Arrington (TechCrunch) wrote a post today, titled "Why the Google-Yahoo Ad Deal Is Something to Fear". The post is the usual 'fear-of-the-evil-google-monopoly' piece we have seen on lots of blogs during the last 2 weeks...


However, one point he makes is worth 'translating'...


"...if Microsoft and Yahoo lose interest, we’ll be stuck with a monopoly, and the Internet will suffer..."


Well, the Internet has not and will NOT suffer from Google Mr. Arrington... The users have always been helped by Googles various free, open and innovative products. And be sure Mr. Arrington that they know who would surely turn into a search monopoly if only they could..


So, what you should have wrote is : "MY pocket will suffer, as I will slowly lose my even-now-limited power to play them against each other for a higher payout on MY blog.."


Not the users, not the Internet, but YOU...



20 Sep 2008

Creepy Paranoia


Definition of paranoia, by www.healthline.com:

"Paranoia is a symptom in which an individual feels as if the world is "out to get" him or her. When people are paranoid, they feel as if others are always talking about them behind their backs. Paranoia causes intense feelings of distrust, and can sometimes lead to overt or covert hostility."

Example of paranoia, by Nicholas The Crusader:

"...Besides top flack Elliot Schrage, Facebook has hired at least three PR people from Google in recent months — Debbie Frost, Barry Schnitt, and Larry Yu....

Mark Zuckerberg before the Googlers came — defensive, condescending and honest
Mark Zuckerberg after getting Googled — polite, empathetic and dull"


Now seriously, we knew that Nicholas The Crusader was obsessed with proving (...) that there is an evil G-monster out there, but seeing personality changes in people just because they happen to work with ex-googlers??


Click.Clack.Click.Clack

The wind was cool,
I was shivering but
I was the only one who knew that
as I sat against that cold bench;
they swirled around me, and I felt
as if for a few moments, I was invisible-
I watched as they ran around,
chasing one another nerf guns
&& the rest just stood around talking,
his attention directed towards me,
time and time again I preferred staying
where I was though, alone.

My thoughts lingered in the air,
all waiting to slowly cascade down my face
but I shrugged it all off and told myself
that everything would be okay;
because all I do now is nothing but worry.

19 Sep 2008

The - Talk like a pirate day - Truce


Its Talk Like A Pirate Day 2008, and everybody is in a good mood it seems! Seriously, I went through all the usual Valleywag, Googling Google, etc etc and... nothing!!

Well, Valleywag does have a end-of-the-world-for-cheap-advertising-blame-it-on-google-of-course theory, which is all based on what "an anonymous Valleyway tipster" told its author...

But... its just not cruel enough.. at least based on the Nicholas-The-Crusader standards of cruelness that we are accustomed to!

So, instead, I decided to link to a really really cool vid I found on Google Blogoscoped.

Its title is "A Photo a Day for 17 Years"


Enjoy :-)


18 Sep 2008

Nicholas the Crusader

I created this blog, because while reading various tech blogs around the Net, I noticed that some people just hate Google, and they'll resort to anything trying to channel their feelings.. Its like a fantasy-crusade for them!

Well, I got tired of reading their rantings...

One of these Anti-Google crusaders is Nicholas Carlson, who writes for Valleywag....

If we believe this guy, then we must come to terms with:
  1. Our children being under attack by the evil Google monster...
  2. Infants being introduced to gay porn, courtesy of Google of course...
  3. Only five places in the world worth living in, and its the ones where Google is NOT #1 in search...
  4. Android not really being fun to play with, even though he hasn't actually EVER held one in his hands....
  5. Him not being as smart as someone who a holds professorships in three departments at Berkeley — Economics, the School of Information, and the prestigious Haas School of Business... (I think I can live with this one though...)
Oh, and last but not least, he is really angry that the Queen of England gets more attention than he does...


Seriously, Nick, I do know ONE person who likes you...


17 Sep 2008

Chrome Beep Beeps


Michael Arrington, at TechCrunch, is checking his Google Analytics stats to see how Chrome is doing, almost 2 weeks after its launch.

It seems that Chrome is... kicking some early butt!

"A couple of days after launching on September 2, 6.23% of visitors to TechCrunch were using Chrome. Today usage is up to 8.12% over the period since launch. (It may soon overtake Safari, which is at 8.84%)."

What about us then? What about the-anti-google-baloney? Well, here is the picture today, and I do apologize for the bad quality...



21.65% of our traffic comes from Chrome browsers!!! Surely this is a blog ABOUT Google, so its only natural that its viewers would be early adopters of any new product from the company, but... still!! 21.65% is a pretty large number for a new born browser!

Give it a full year... and by then we can all hope that...




15 Sep 2008

Try Googling Con-man


Googling Google hits again...

Mr. Boulton, in his latest post, examines an article published over the weekend in the New York Times on Google's search advertising practices. The article is about a classic case of ad arbitrage.

I am not going to analyse the whole article here, and I am surely NOT going to link to Mr. Boulton, who is too quick to blame - as always - "the Google Monopoly".

However, he should read the NYT article again.. Especially the part where its author, Mr. Nocera, gives us the real reason of the complaint against Google:

"So what is Google’s problem with Sourcetool? One likely possibility is that Google views Sourcetool as an example of a practice called ad arbitrage, which it frowns upon. Those are sites that bid on search terms not to provide a service, but simply to con people into clicking through the ads on its site. Though nobody at Google would say so directly, I got the distinct impression that Google thought Mr. Savage was practicing a form of ad arbitrage with his site. He did, after all, bid on search terms and make his money on advertisements on his site."

Lets examine this a bit more... Who exactly benefits from ad arbitrage?

The user??? (that would be... YOU!) I'll just refer you to Search Engine Land, and in particular Brad Geddes:

"The first argument against arbitrage pleads for the user experience. The search experience is about finding answers. If a searcher is taken from a search result to a set of ads without any meaningful content, then they really didn't find any answers. The searcher now has to click on yet another ad to get to an advertiser's page. Following the logic of these arguments, if the page full of ads wasn't in the middle between the search result and the advertiser’s page, the searcher would have found the information one click sooner and had a better experience."

The advertisers? Geddes is spot-on again:

"Caught in the middle are advertisers. Advertisers often don't have insight into where their ads are being shown on partner search sites of Google and Yahoo. Once you move past search sites into the content networks, the visibility becomes even murkier.... Most advertisers find their ads on arbitrage sites by actually clicking on an ad and seeing one of these ad pages. it's the sight of their ad displayed on a page where the only content is advertising, and then the realization that their ad dollars are funding these sites..."

Which leaves us with two more contenders:

a) Google...
b) the arbitrage sites...

Now, I plead for your sense of logic on this: By stopping this practice Google LOSES MONEY, as it stops selling AdWords to the arbitrage sites. And so do the arbitrage sites (who then kick and scream about Googles... monopoly!!!)

Yet, its the user that benefits... through a better search experience...


Its Common logic Mr. Boulton... TRY GOOGLING "CON-MAN"





Go to bed evil g-monster

And just when I honestly believed that the extent of loathing and hating of some people had reached an all-time high...

WOW! Someone managed to take that extra step!!!


Beware folks! Mr. Nicholas Carlson of Valleywag has discovered the ultimate danger! Our dear children are in danger!! Those evil people at the Googleplex, those geeky monsters, having nothing else to spend their time on (...), are probably now thinking of horrible ways to brainwash our children...

And I quote Mr. Carlson's greatest fears:

"The biggest surprise in the news that school officials in Saginaw, Mich. are hoping to sell ads inside their buses? That Google's not behind this effort to market to a captive audience....Even now, we're sure that an assistant product manager at the Googleplex is scrambling to cook up a 20-percent-time project to help them out with improved content matching and monetization."

Usually I link to articles, even though they trash Google... But this is just too much... Our children have a tough time growing up, having countless bad influences. To list Google as one of those, is just plain stupid...

DUDE, GET A FREAKING LIFE...



14 Sep 2008

One person DOES get it: its NOT a phone - its a platform


This article, (Carriers begin to believe in data revenue, as Android’s puzzle pieces come together) posted by VentureBeat, is probably THE best article I have read so far regarding Googles Android project. 

Not only does the author, Mr. Krzykowski, fully understand the economics behind Android, but he avoids doing what almost everybody else in the Tech world is doing when writing about it: compare it to the iPhone solely in terms of appearance, in terms of its 'cool looks' factor...

"Android, while sometimes compared to Apple’s iPhone software developer kit, is a lot more than that. It’s a platform that encompasses every software layer component required to create mobile operating systems and applications — and also software on other types of devices, like television set-top boxes."


People still think (mistakenly) that Android is the gPhone. Its not! Google does not want to make its own devices. Instead, it wants to free the web surfing experience of billions of people, so it can:

a) serve them as their main search engine
b) sell them relevant ads (through new, bigger cell phone screens)

The only way it can manage to do this is not through a phone, but through its Android platform...




13 Sep 2008

Best watch those cookies

It seems that besides Balmer & Gates, there is ONE more person on this planet who thinks that... M$ is good... (and...wait for it... ) Google is evil.... (or, to use his exact word, Diabolical!)

Good lord, please let him spend the rest of his life using Live Search, Outlook, Vista, the whole works...

12 Sep 2008

But I DONT want my ads to be irrelevant.. Realy...


Googling Google hits yet again!

"After 9 months, Google will take your IP address, and remove only some of the numbers after the decimal — in our case, something like 24.72.52.6xx. Unfortunately, Google continues to remember your cookie information and therefore can still identify you.
The good news is that Google hasn’t yet implemented the new anonymization process (they’ve got 9 months), so there’s still a chance to make it better if we raise enough awareness."


Yeah... Who on earth wants to be remembered (and be served helpful & relevant ads) by the search engine that he uses around 300 times per day?

Search results evolve and improve ON TOP of search results...

The more we search & the more we make choices from the results that are presented for our queries, the more these choices get analysed and improve...

Just think about it...

11 Sep 2008

M$ Steve turns Cry Baby...

Nicholas Carlson at Valleywag has posted an interesting article, shedding some light on all the heat that Google is getting from certain ad agencies, publishers, and the DOJ...

My favorite part:

"We're talking about giving (Google and Yahoo) over 90 percent market share — nobody else on the Web has a database like that. Who can compete?"

That's because it's all coming from the same source: Microsoft and its CEO Steve Ballmer, who's still bitter about Google blocking its Yahoo acquisition...


(Spot-on Nicholas...)


The shark is evil... HUNT IT DOWN!

Google recently filled a pattent application for a "Water-based Datacenter". Huh? In water? Why? What would it need such a thing for? Would it be used to...create cheap and eco-friendly energy?


Noooooo... That just not evil enough for Valleywag:


"In a recently filed patent application, Google details plans to build a "Water-based Datacenter," complete with an array of pontoons to generate electricity from the motion of the ocean. The abundant water could also be used to cool the servers, and power could be further augmented with wind energy. But the real gains aren't greentech, necessarily — in international waters, the company can more profitably invade you privacy free from evil governments and their tyrannical taxes and laws."

Seriously, GET A LIFE...


Stick to Print (and lose your shirt on the way...)


Valleywag tries telling us that: "Google's move to archive centuries of newspapers a bit like the architects of a genocide dedicating a museum to the holocaust they committed?"

Huh? So let me get this straight... Its Google's fault that newspapers haven't moved with the times, but are stuck in 'the good old ways' of reaching their readers... Its Google's that brought the "genocide" and caused the "holocaust", and... NOT... the... Internet??

Whisper: (blame it on the Google, you'll feel better..)

Spot-on Michael....

The SAI got it right this time: 

"The good news for Google is that Levin believes the DOJ is interested in the Google-Yahoo search deal alone, and doesn't have a broader antitrust beef against the search giant as it attempts to make inroads into other forms of advertising. And, as he notes, the search deal means a lot to Yahoo (YHOO) and almost nothing to Google. In fact, Google's main goal is already achieved: keeping Yahoo out of the hands of Microsoft (MSFT)."

Spot on Michael... two thumbs up...

Profit? MySpace? Thou shall not say the G word...

Nooooo!!!! A real shocker... Better sit down for this one folks:

According to an article posted today on SAI, it seems that News Corp. (NWS) has found a way to finally make some profit from its My Space advertising inventory... (remember that problem? When everybody was fighting so hard to point out how much it hurt Googles' finances through its add-monetization agreement with the My Space? And how it was all Googles' fault after all that those ads were not selling well?)

Well, guess what, huge surprise! 

Not a single word on how this possible turnaround could affect Googles' pocket in a positive way...

The G word? FORBIDEN...

10 Sep 2008

Run for the hills, the end is near... Google reaches 101% of online search market...


So here we go: every single day, someone has to come out and write some wild exaggeration about Google..

Why? I think they feel a burning need to feed an invisible hunger for Google related fear...

So, Googling Google, posted an article today about the DOJ investigation of the Google-Yahoo! ad deal.. Oh, and did ya' know that....

"Yahoo and Google entered an agreement that was designed to let Google place ads on Yahoo. That would normally be fine, except that Google owns 80% of the search advertising market already, and Yahoo was in shadows of a Microsoft takeover."

80%? Dude, what are you on? 80%??

Am I the only person currently under the belief that Google 'owns' (silly word to describe market share of course...) around 62% of that market?

Just like that, Mr. Rogers pumped up Googles' share by 20%... I bet Sergey and Larry (not to say Jerry Yang!!) would love to know how on earth he managed to pull that trick...

GET YOUR (rather simple...) FACTS STRAIGHT...