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Rick Santorum visits Google at CPAC.
President Obama’s just hangin’ out, chattin’ up the Internet.
Google VP Marissa Mayer, who is awesome, on the day she accidentally broke Google. (Oops.)
If Think Quarterly is a free, niched magazine—but it’s bankrolled by one of the largest companies on Earth—is it still considered “alternative press”?
It will be fascinating to see how this evolves. The mag is currently aimed just at Google’s partners and advertisers—but, let’s be honest, how long do we really think that’ll be the case? Here’s how managing director Matt Brittin introduced the publication: “At Google, we often think that speed is the forgotten ‘killer application’ - the ingredient that can differentiate winners from the rest. But in a world of accelerating change, we all need time to reflect. Think Quarterly is a breathing space in a busy world. It’s a place to take time out and consider what’s happening and why it matters.”
The article of the moment on HuffPo: Personally, we prefer to Bing Google on Bing. What an obvious grab for SEO! The article says Google 103 times (by our count)! But seriously, folks, we Lycos this article and think it’s pretty Cuil. source
We prefer the “Heidi Montag” SEO model. Also: PORN PORN PORN PORN.
The most telling thing to me was Google’s tone toward Apple at the event. Instead of pretending to still be an Apple ally, Google today basically threw down the gantlet and admitted that it’s engaged in total war with Apple.
And unlike other Apple rivals, like Adobe, Google execs weren’t huffing and puffing and wringing their hands about Apple’s bad behavior. No, instead, Google was mocking Apple. Making fun of it. Laughing at it.
The Android OS is already outselling iPhone OS in the United States. Now it’s blowing past Apple in terms of the technology it’s delivering.
Yes, Apple still has a larger installed base. I was a little shocked recently when an Apple spokesbot responded to the news of Android’s outselling iPhone OS by reciting the old chestnut about Apple’s having more phones out there.
I was shocked because it’s a familiar line, one that I’ve heard countless times in my 20-plus years covering technology. But I’ve only ever heard it from companies that are doomed, and in total denial about it.
Lyons, on why he’s switching to Android