Google laid the hammer down by announcing OpenSocial. For those out there that thought that Facebook was the next big thing and would lead to Google’s eventual downfall, think again. Google has done it again by strategically abstracting themselves from the social network wars.
We’ve all seen it before, a small company comes out of nowhere and takes the world by storm. Within days everyone seems to know about them. How is this possible? Many times this happens by accident, but other times, it has been carefully planned out to go viral — spreading the news like wildfire.
Google’s market capitalization makes it worth more than the rest of the Big Web combined! Here are some rough calculations and ball-park figures:
3tera provides a virtual data center solution. Just like VMWare virtualizes physical computers, 3tera’s AppLogic virtualizes entire data centers. This is incredible technology that provides huge time-savings and simplicity. They have brought utility computing to the masses. Now, administrators can manage thousands of machines in an instant. Here is an exclusive interview with Bert Armijo, […]
On August 9, 2004, NVidia stock opened at $3.23 per share (split-adjusted). Today, even with a large, one-day price drop, NVidia stock opened at $36.85. That’s over 11.4 times in a little over 4 years! To put that in perspective, it has been a better stock than Google in the same time period. (Google is […]
Today, Steve Jobs mentioned that the Apple iPhone will finally opening up for third-party application development in February 2008. Apple will provide a iPhone Software Development Kit (SDK) for developers to create applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Google is an amazing company. I have written quite extensively on the merits of their technologies and platforms. However, as with every corporation, there are improvements that can be made to their product line.
As Google bids, along with Verizon and a host of other companies, in the FCC’s 700 MHz wireless spectrum auction, AT&T has managed to bypass the fray by purchasing $2.5 Billion in 700 MHz wireless spectrum from Aloha Partners. Why is the wireless spectrum so important? And why are industry giants fighting for it?
One of the hassles of using web applications is that there must be a constant connection to the Internet. When an Internet connection is disrupted, no work can get done. Google Gears is an innovative solution to this problem. It enables offline access to programs that normally can only work online. When the Internet connection […]
Google is now in an all-out war with Microsoft for market supremacy. They invaded Microsoft’s turf when they launched Google Apps in 2006. By launching Google Apps they are able to simultaneously attack Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows.