Interesting links for the week (weekly)

  • An oldie from before the Google IPO in 2004, that seems hilarious in the current scheme of things, especially with gems like:
    “Look at Google’s competition: Yahoo, Amazon, and soon Microsoft. All three know more about their customers than Google, because all three have many years of portal experience. And Microsoft owns your desktop. Can Google compete?”
    “Google has excellent brand recognition, but how much more saturation of the mass media can we expect before journalists get sick of it?” – Going by the recent hype over G+, the saturation doesn’t seem to have set in even after 8 years.

    tags: google ipo criticism

    • Yahoo is trying too hard to monetize their new search engine, but apart from this they’ve already shown that their technology is as good as Google’s.
    • Google has excellent brand recognition, but how much more saturation of the mass media can we expect before journalists get sick of it?
    • personalized search is the Next Big Thing
    • Look at Google’s competition: Yahoo, Amazon, and soon Microsoft. All three know more about their customers than Google, because all three have many years of portal experience. And Microsoft owns your desktop. Can Google compete?

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.