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Google-Apple No-Poach Antitrust Lawsuit Expands

You remember a few years back when Apple and Google were exposed as having an agreement not to poach each other’s employees? Well it seems there are some new companies which also took part in this handshake agreement not to...

Tech Bubble Talk from Eric Schmidt

Are we in a bubble or not? Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt thinks the idea is worth paying attention to. He isn't declaring we are in one but he says either the revenue growth of these new tech companies is...

Appliances Should Become Easy to Use Before Smart

Devices are getting smarter - the smart home of the future will consist of gadgets which speak with one another, the electric company, the cloud and all your computers - from desktops to the ones you keep in your pocket....

Delicious: A Mess Yahoo Doesn't Need

While Google, Yahoo and Twitter are looking to expand their services into every conceivable area imaginable, Yahoo is going in the other direction as rumors swirl regarding the company shutting down social sharing site Delicious. It is fascinating really and...

Cuil is Dead

For whatever reason - someone mentioned competing with Google I believe, I wondered what Cuil is doing these days. So I visited the site only to find it was gone. A quick search showed this Google competitor which launched with...

Wesabe: Failure from a Founder's Perspective

TechCrunch has a great post describing how financial management website Wesabe lost to Mint and points to a blog post from founder Marc Hedlund who is up front and honest on why he believes his company failed and Mint won.Whenever...

Google Instant a Hit, But Not Why You Think

There has been much back and forth over the release of Google Instant, a new service which shows search results based on what you type and before you are finished. Common wisdom tells us this improvement will allow Google to...

Google and Yelp Seem to Settle on Places

I've opined that Google is far more feared than Microsoft ever was as it can use your own content to compete with you and there is little if anything you can do about it. As an example I mentioned Yelp...

Google: Privacy Died Long Ago

This past weekend the Wall Street Journal interviewed Google CEO Eric Schmidt and there were some interesting comments about how Google knows so much about you and moreover knows your location and as such the company can remind you to...

Lycos Sold for $36M to Ybrant

In May of 2000, Lycos was acquired by Terra Networks, the internet arm of Spanish telecom giant Telefónica for $5.4 billion. Do you remember how this company used to be one of the top sites online? It really was one...

Google Far More Feared than Microsoft

"What happens if Google chooses to come into your space with your own content?" I grew up at a time when companies were afraid of Microsoft because whenever they came up with a good idea, Redmond would copy it and...

Yahoo and Nokia Sync on Maps and More

Yahoo is a web powerhouse in terms of page views - ranked number four in the world by Alexa.com. While the company seems to get a fraction of the press that Google gets - and more recently less than Twitter...

Apple: Which is Worse, Flash or Poor Voice Service?

 People who think the iPhone is a great device but terrible phone are common - in fact just about everyone I know who has an iPhone tells me the call quality and dropped calls are a major problem. Now there...

Help Save ManageTwitter

It's the weekend and as I get ready to head to Interop, I stumbled across a really useful service called ManageTwitter which allows you to - as the name says, manage your Twitter account. In a flash it allows you...

Google Employee Enforces Cell Phone Ban in Cars

Absolutely hilarious - A Google employee decided he would take a stand against drivers who talk on their cell phone in their cars by well - standing in front of a car where the driver was talking on the phone....

Google's Very Cool TTS Service

Search leader seemingly giving everything away for free now offers cloud-based text-to-speech as well In what has to be one of the most interesting "simple" services, Google translate allows you to send the company a simple text string and have...

Skype Steals Show at ITEXPO in Los Angeles

The 20th ITEXPO which began on September 1, 2009 was nothing if not full of buzz and industry news thanks to Skype has been a news-generating machine. Video clip of the ITEXPO Keynotes I have rarely seen any company in...

AT&T Wireless Service Improves

As many of you know I carried two devices, a Verizon-based HTC XV6800 and an iPhone. I felt I needed both as the HTC phone was great for making calls and had a keyboard which was handy for long e-mails...

The Browser is the Computer

Years ago Sun CEO Scott McNealy said the Network is the Computer - Google hopes he's right Apple can do no wrong - they never could. The company has always had zealous fans who considered Apple products to be like...

No iPhone Google Voice

There are undeniable benefits of using Google voice such as free SMS, a single phone number for life and easy to use call control features. It is obvious Google in general is looking to displace carriers as the important part...

Prezi May be the Future of Presentations

I came across a new presentation solution which has the potential to change the way presentations are created. PowerPoint has served us well for years and while many have complained about how this Microsoft software is responsible for putting more...

Michael Arrington Takes Leave

TechCrunch has become one of the most influential tech sites on the web getting many scoops and doing a great job analyzing the tech space. But what some call an influential style has led to a string of death threats...

Cuil: Lack of Money, Not Focus?

I have mentioned in the past that Google has a tremendous advantage in search over Microsoft and Yahoo because it is able to focus better as it has less going on. If that were true, now that Google has become...

Blackberry Storm Only Category One

Few products get the pre-hype associated with the Blackberry Storm - the first touch screen smartphone from Canada's RIM. The phone is similar to the iPhone in many ways and is designed to keep customers from defecting to the competing...

Yahoo Enlists Home Page to Fight Icahn

The Yahoo takeover offer by Microsoft and the subsequent saga that has ensued is unusual in my recollection of corportate takeovers. The latest chapter in the saga is Yahoo now using its home page to fight Carl Icahn. The ad...
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