By now you have likely heard that Google finally released its long-awaited social offering. First, let’s look at the basics: +Circles – These are private lists, which are needed so that you can share things with a select group of people. Obviously, things you share with your family may not be things you want to… Read More Google Plus Looks Good But Needs An Application Platform
Unless you were not reading any technology news, you heard that Google finally announced Google +1. Google’s social networking and social features have been rumored for what seems like forever. Now we finally get to see some pieces of their grand social plan. This first piece allows you to “recommend” search results and have your… Read More Google +1 Is Just The Beginning
Google launches new products and features constantly. Some of these products gain widespread adoption, like GMail, and others eventually whither and die, like Wave. In this age of the internet, the question is now whether Google expects some of these products to fail and is just releasing them to see what features people like. As… Read More Is Google Me The Merging Of GMail, Buzz and Orkut?
It is interesting how the technology news industry works. Most of the time we see a lot of reprints of press releases, but recently we saw a ton of posts due to a single Twitter update. Kevin Rose dropped a rumor, and every major tech blog has covered it. Is Google Me for real? Is… Read More What Google Me Needs To Succeed
Social media acquisitions have been a hot topic lately. I recently commented on the ridiculous $200 million price for Plaxo. Yesterday, various rumors circulated regarding the $1 billion acquisition of Bebo. So, in order to remain fair, I decided to do a value comparison again, this time including Bebo. First, let’s review the prices we… Read More Is Bebo Worth $1 Billion? (and a Plaxo Correction)