The internet is alive with rumors that Google is in talks to acquire Twitter. This is not overly surprising as Google tends to make a run at many hot properties. The concern with this is that Google does not have a great record of integrating new purchases and having them flourish. They already bought and… Read More If Twitter Is For Sale, Who Should By It?
Recently, we have seen the public release of Google FriendConnect and Facebook Connect. As a result of this, there is a massive land grab on all blogs. Which widget are you installing? Some people say you should install the Facebook widget because it basically opens things up to the whole social network. Others say that… Read More Blog Community Widgets Need to Work Together
Over the past week, there have been two Yahoo takeover rumors written in major newspapers. These were presented as news or even deals in progress. First, there was the $20 billion Microsoft search deal that Kara Swisher debunked. Now, we received news that the Jonathon Miller buyout was also a false rumor. These stories were… Read More Newspapers Report Rumors, No Outcry From Blogosphere
Well, at least we know what the topic of conversation will be on many major sites today. Kara Swisher reported that Twitter and Facebook have had acquisition talks, but they have failed. The price is said to be $500 million in Facebook stock, with no cash changing hands. Personally, I was surprised at this price… Read More What is The Right Price For Twitter?
I have written several posts here and at Mashable regarding what Yahoo has been doing lately on the development side. Today, I want to look at Yahoo as a whole. I do this because Yahoo is taking a beating from many blogs and media outlets. They also do not seem to be responding to anything… Read More Yahoo Needs Focus And Someone To Tell Us We Are Wrong
People who know me know that I am not a Microsoft lover. I am more on the “hater” side of that argument, but I have always felt that they do some things very well. They always targeted developers and tried to get adoption of their platform. This gave them the monopoly on the desktop operating… Read More Who Woke The Sleeping Giant?
What did I miss? Is today the standard day to announce “big news”? The reason this is so interesting is because it is all related to social media and social networks. First, Comcast announces its new service fancast.com. They are partnering with IBMD, CBS, Hulu.com and others. The Comcast offering is a video “hub” where… Read More Big Companies, Big Social News