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

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

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

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

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

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