Category: Google

  • The case for Twitter’s independence (unless Google or management buys)

    This was posted on 7 October 2016 at TechCrunch Original Here Keith Teare CRUNCH NETWORK CONTRIBUTOR Keith Teare is the co-founder of TechCrunch and today runs Palo Alto incubator Archimedes Labs. The problems associated with the widespread rumors of Twitters “for sale” status and that the management team is divided on whether or not to sell the company were compounded…

  • The impact of mobile growth on web advertising. Is Android bad for Google?

    Google and Facebook can’t turn off the mobile deluge I just posted on TechCrunch. The article focuses on the Facebook S1 filing and in particular on the risks section that covers the growth of the mobile internet and its potential impact on the web business model. Facebook itself has been very clear that its advertising revenues…

  • Google and the newspapers

    Over the long labor day weekend Google announced a serious change in the way Google News will relate to the various wire services and the newspaper industry. The change could have a dramatic impact on the traffic Google News sends to newspaper web sites. There have been several commentaries on the developments and Techmeme has…

  • Google Acquired YouTube – Here’s the Call

    When Google acquired YouTube in a $1.65bn deal, made the call available via podcast. Here it is:

  • Google Q4 2005 Earnings – Stock slumps 15% in after market

    Google had a great quarter (earnings up 82% year over year and revenues up more than 22% quarter over quarter). But they missed Wall Street expectations by more than 15%. The stock took a 15% hit in the aftermarket. It is now down almost $100 from its previous high. My personal opinion – huge buying…

  • Google launched Dbase, circa 1985, but with less functionality.

    Google launched GoogleBase last night. What a disappointment. Whilst Google Reader clearly points to somebody at Google “getting” the importance of edge published content and real-time indexing, GoogleBase is a throw back. Basically a dumb flat-file database system for the world to throw content into. It’s actually embarrasing for the whole of Silicon Valley. I…

  • Google adds RSS to Personalized homepage

    This is a screen dump of my Google personalized home page. Note the Techcrunch and Earningscast modules on the top right. These are the result of adding their respective RSS feeds to Google. Cool!

  • Google passes $300 Mark

    Wow! Here is the minute it happened: