Category Archives: Google

Google I/O : Quick Hits : Keynote

Google I/O kicked off in San Francisco yesterday, here’s a quick summary of what happened, for those of your who missed it… Android One Google announced a new mobile hardware platform for emerging markets (although one could argue that there is no such thing anymore) and beyond, Android One will enable phone manufacturers to create cost-efficient… Read More »

I Have The Need For SPEED

I’ve been using Gmail for a while, having chucked Yahoo! Mail for it as I was getting a little sick and tired of the tons of ads and slower speed (I may actually go back and take another look at Yahoo! Mail as I heard that its getting better) – my main reason for switching… Read More »

We Need To Bring The Long Tail Back To The Front

If Google being down for 5 minutes, shuts down 40% of the internet, there is something wrong with this picture. If I can paraphrase Bruce Sterling’s statement below – not only has the concept of the internet shrunk for most people to those 5 sites (Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft), I’ll venture to say that… Read More »

Predictive Analysis? May The Best Data Win!

Back when I worked at Yahoo! in ’07, we had some ideas like this, but we didn’t have the data to make it happen. This app seems to closely mimic the functionality in Google Now, which can and does predict things like when I need to leave for appointments, where I’m going next etc.. and give me… Read More »

Google AKA Microsoft 1999 AKA Apple With Jobs

Seeing Keep launched from Google yesterday reminded me of Microsoft circa 1999 – they’d already crushed everyone in the big app space – O/S, Desktop Apps (Office), Email (Outlook) and seemed to me were starting to think about picking off smaller players in niches – for example, launching Money to compete with Quicken, etc. Of course, we… Read More »