Posts Tagged "Google"

File Under: Why Apple Built iOS Maps, and Why Google Should Have Played Nice

Statistics from EE show that Apple’s iOS maps dominate usage on their network: Traffic on the new Apple Maps now represents 70% of mapping traffic on the 4G network, from 60% in the second half of 2013, taking market share

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Experience vs. Cloud

Fred Wilson posits that Apple vs. Google is effectively “Devices vs. Cloud” – and if he were to bet on who is going to be around in 20 years, he’d be betting on Google’s strength in cloud services and machine

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Google+ Blues

Well, since Vic Gundotra left Google, there’s been lots of speculation about the fate of Google+ from people who have much better sources than I do.  But, I can’t help but offer a few thoughts from the peanut gallery. First,

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Congratulations to Adometry

A local Austin firm, Adometry, was recently acquired by Google.  This is a good pickup for Google, and I hope the terms of the deal make it good news for our friends who currently and previously worked to build Adometry

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Apple’s Focus on the Details

A new round of Apple rumors is circulating.  This time the focus is on iOS 6 and replacing Google Maps with Apple’s own implementation of maps: More interesting to me is the implication of this switch. Let’s assume that alongside

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I Guess I'm not the Only One

I guess I’m not the only one who thinks Google is making too many enemies at once. John Gruber of Daring Fireball, riffing off of an MG Siegler post on the Serach+ announcement: It also occurs to me that there’s

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With Competitors Like These…

So John Gruber of Daring Fireball fame picks up on Seth Weintraub’s report that two-thirds of Google’s mobile search revenue comes from iOS devices.  John’s analysis echoes our own thoughts on the subject: I’ve speculated for years that by making

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Staying off-topic: More Google-Moto-Apple

So no sooner had I written about Google’s unnecessary surfeit of enemies than Google goes out and acquires Moto, likely creating a few more difficulties in the marketplace.  On the surface it seems to: confirm how weak Android’s patent position

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It's Also About What You Don't Do

This article in TechCrunch hit a chord with me – because I have picked up on some of the same issues with Google: But why? Why is Google now a villain to many in the industry? I don’t believe it’s

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The "Just Google It" Process is Broken

There have been a lot of posts about Google’s “broken” search function lately.  Oh, if only I had a business as broken as Google’s!  But, quite seriously, there has been an erosion of the value proposition.  Not because the information

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Profitshare and Marketshare

There’s a real interesting battle for mobile phone supremacy or “smartphone” supremacy right now. As the NYT notes, In the six months ending August 10, Android phones accounted for 32 percent of the smartphones sold, Nielsen said. By comparison, iPhones

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What Does Google Wave Mean to ACM and BPM?

The Death of Google Wave is interesting.  We’ve written about Wave before, several times, but in particular when SAP put out its “Gravity” demonstration. The official Google Blog blames the closure of Wave on a lack of user adoption: But

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Interesting articles on Apple and Google

Really interesting take on the Apple-Google conflict on Daring Fireball (John Gruber’s blog), as well as in the New York Times. It at least seems that the competition and animosity between these two companies runs deeper than perhaps anyone on

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A Crack in the GooglePlex Facade

I’m a big fan of Google.  And of the products that Google produces that I use (Gmail, Google Apps, Gtalk, Google search itself).  But lately some of the products from Google are reminding me more and more of Microsoft, which

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Hard to Spin This (#apple)

It looks like Nexus One may not be the iPhone killer after all (despite all the Google ads running on TechCrunch these days)… The first quote: Flurry is estimating the Nexus One only sold 20,000 handsets in its first week.

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Google Nexus One is Out. I Still Like Apple's Chances.

I’ve been reading the latest flurry of iPhone / NexusOne articles and blog posts making the rounds, and I just can’t resist commenting.  Walt Mossberg gives both products a thumbs up, and Michael Arrington says the Nexus One is better

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Apple's Strategy Pays Off

Apple’s net profit from iPhone’s exceeded Nokia’s by approximately 50% ($1.6B in net for Apple, $1.1B in net for Nokia). Its the first time Apple’s net profit in phones exceeded Nokia’s, and it is a dramatic reversal. Just 7.4 million

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Should I Stay or Should I "Go"

So, when twitter turned up mentions of a new language from Google called Go, I was sure it was a prank.  I even looked at the calendar to see if it was some kind of day worthy of pranking the

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