Posts Tagged google

Google at $1000/share

In August of 2004, during the Google IPO, I predicted that Google would surpass Microsoft in market capitalization in 5 years. At that time Google stock was $85/share giving it a market capitalization of $26 Billion, while Microsoft had a market capitalization north of $300 Billion. Since that time, Microsoft’s stock has actually taken a […]

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What Happens When a Social Graph is Compromised?

Credit: Visual Complexity. Ever had your MySpace or e-mail account hijacked? Recently, Gmail experienced a cross-scripting vulnerability. Luckily, Google was able to patch it quickly, and so far there are no reported cases of people losing information. Getting your e-mail hacked is becoming a major issue. Hackers do not usually care to just read your […]

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Google’s Acquisition Strategy

It seems everyday we hear that Google has acquired another company. Occasionally, we hear about a massive buyout, such as YouTube and DoubleClick, or partnership, such as with AOL and MySpace. Google executives mingle with other industry leaders and insiders. This helps to keep them well-informed of their competition as well as potential purchases. Yet, […]

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Brittle Machines

by Lauren Nicole Computers are brittle machines. If a single CPU or hard drive dies the entire system dies and productivity grinds to a halt. This can be caused by anything from an electrical surge, a mechanical failure, a virus attack, or any number of issues. This is especially true for many home computers. While […]

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Google’s Trading Floor

Google dominates the online space. Google is often our homepage and the first place we go to when we open a web browser. We use Google Web Search when we’re looking for something on the Web. We use GMail to read and write email. We use Google Maps to get directions or find the nearest […]

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What is a Social Graph?

by GustavoG Facebook is about to launch personal ads. Google already targets advertising to personal, search queries and a website’s content. Both approaches are in the early stages of utilizing a social graph. A social graph takes into account how people are interconnected. Similar in concept of how Google’s PageRank algorithm takes into account how […]

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lonelygirl15 Marketing Strategy

In June 2006, Bree, a 16-year old teenager also known as lonelygirl15, took the world by storm by broadcasting herself on YouTube. Bree, talked about her life via videoblogs (vlogs) and quickly became an online celebrity. So many people viewed her show that it soon eclipsed the popularity of many television shows — as well […]

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Steve Jobs’ Master Plan

“Digital convergence” is a word that has been thrown around since the early-90’s. It seems every company has tried its hand at it, but none have really succeeded. Now, however, digital convergence is starting to become a reality in the mobile space and the living room. There is no company better positioned to dominate this […]

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Virtualization

[Update 8/15/2007: Citrix is in the process of buying XenSource for $500m]. Virtualization is an amazing technology that has been with computing since its infancy. However, in recent years it has reached the mainstream on servers and desktops. Virtualization provides an abstraction of physical computing resources – such as cpu, network, and storage. Hence the […]

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What’s a good name?

You have this great idea for a business or organization. Now what are you going to call it? Here are 5 suggestions:

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