8 Reasons Why Google+ Could Beat Facebook in the Long Term

googleplus It has now been a little over a month since Google's brand new social networking website - Google+ was launched in a limited field trial.  During this time, over 25 million+ people have already joined Google+ making it  the fastest growing social

Why iPads, Google Plus, and the Next Big Thing Escape Market Research

googleplus1The initial reaction to Google+ has been extremely positive.  Not even three weeks old, and it already has 10 million+ users - making it the fastest growing social network in history - beating even Facebook, Twitter and MySpace in terms of growth r

Circles – Google’s Big Idea (and Mine too)!

googleplusGoogle's Big Idea: Google  launched their brand new Social Network  Google+ a couple of  weeks back.  I was lucky enough to get an early invite on the very first day it launched. I immediately  signed in with my Google (gmail) account.   As

The Evolution of Paid Search and Why Google Won & Yahoo/Microsoft Lost

google-smallGoogle's exponential growth and emergence as a technology juggernaut has been driven by one simple but incredibly successful business model : paid search or pay per click (PPC) advertising.  Google  appears invincible today because it dominates on

15 Facts You May Not Know About the Google China Incident

After reviewing articles from many sources in the media, I have compiled a list of certain  facts and figures regarding   the recent cyber attacks  from China and the subsequent stunning announcement from Google.   Some  of these are surprisingl

Google’s Stance Is Also a Warning about China

Google's bombshell  announcement yesterday about its "new approach" to China is still reverberating across the media and the blogosphere.    Everyone is trying  to put this in perspective, assessing its impact and figuring out  Google's true  m

Google’s Brave New Stand Against China After Unprecedented Chinese Cyber Attack

In what will surely be remembered as a pivotal and defining moment in Internet history, Google today took a brave stand against China which has so  far dictated how Google  conducts business in that country. In a post on their blog titled "A Ne

Microsoft, Google sparring over Twitter !

Microsoft, Google sparring over Twitter? Should be interesting... http://bit.ly/9JbJb The explosive growth of Twitter has evoked great interest among both Google and Microsoft to acquire the company. For Google this would immediately fill the gap

Google Uses Twitter to Sell Ad…

Google Uses Twitter to Sell Ads http://bit.ly/SpzY

Google Uses Twitter to Sell Ad…

Google Uses Twitter to Sell Ads http://bit.ly/SpzY

Google to possibly acquire Twi…

Google to possibly acquire Twitter : Apparently talks are still fairly early stage as per TechCrunch update http://bit.ly/17KrTl

Google to possibly acquire Twi…

Google to possibly acquire Twitter : Apparently talks are still fairly early stage as per TechCrunch update http://bit.ly/17KrTl

This is huge — Google in ‘Lat…

This is huge -- Google in 'Late Stage' Talks to Acquire Twitter - http://bit.ly/13eJF

This is huge — Google in ‘Lat…

This is huge -- Google in 'Late Stage' Talks to Acquire Twitter - http://bit.ly/13eJF

Google Ready To Put Up $100M F…

Google Ready To Put Up $100M For VC Arm's First Year http://bit.ly/TcM1t

Google’s top execs keep $1 sal…

Google's top execs keep $1 salaries, forgo bonuses - Way to go Larry, Sergey, Eric ! http://bit.ly/8377s

Report: Google testing one-sto…

Report: Google testing one-stop shop for video ads http://bit.ly/1mosN

Want to see the ‘Google’ da…

Want to see the 'Google' dance ? Try this http://bit.ly/UfHq Also try on news.google.com - It rocks!

Who controls the world economy?

Who controls the world economy? Short answer: A shockingly  small number of individuals and companies. In the fascinating TED Talk below, James Glattfelder uses complexity   theory to study how control  flows through the interconnected globa

Purple Cows and Free Prizes – Seth Godin’s Marketing Insights

seth-godin-free-prize-inside-bookA few years back I stumbled across a wonderful little book called Free Prize Inside by Seth Godin.   The book introduced me to Seth Godin and his unique insights into the art and science of marketing and of spreading ideas.    That in turn lead m

MindRank: Are You in the Top Ten Results in the Minds of Your Customers?

pagerank-picToday everyone knows that to be found online you have to be in the top ten search results in Google - the venerable first page  -  for any search terms related to your product or service.  Why?  A very small fraction of users go past the first pa

Is Facebook Unstoppable?

facebook-smallThere is an aticle today on TechCrunch that asks the 35  billion-dollar question : "Can Anything Stop The Facebook Juggernaut?" The statistics about Facebook's dominance are staggering indeed : 500 Million users, $35 billion in valuation, $836 m

From The Network Computer to Cloud Computing – The Long and Winding Road

Cloud Computing"Everything old is new again", is a popular expression that usually applies to trends and fashion. Surprisingly, it can also be an apt way to describe many current trends in computing. In particular, the emergence of cloud computing, is a classic e

Left Brain vs Right Brain: The Kindle vs the iPad

brainThe Apple iPad vs the Amazon Kindle debate rages on in the media and the blogosphere - with no end in sight.   The iPad fans proclaim that the Kindle is dead : it is no match for the rich, interactive, tactile interface of the iPad  - a superior, a

Could this be iPad’s Killer Application ?

ipad-medIn an earlier post earlier post I countered the view held by many  that the iPad will kill the Kindle. I believe these two devices target different and  overlapping market segments and can coexist. However, I also believe that the iPad is  a so