Success Doesn’t Come From Copying Are we really going to have a copython to decide who copies whom the most? I’ve watched people in the search space copy ideas from each other over and over again. Sometimes the copying goes on so much that a “victim” yelling about something that a competitor “stole” doesn’t even realize how they themselves might have stolen it from someone else. … [Read more...] about The Growing Portrait Of Google As A Big, Scary, Expanding Everywhere Copy Monster
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From my desk chair, I realize all this is much easier to say than do. It’s much easier to be a movie critic than make a movie. But if Bing doesn’t execute effectively across multiple fronts it will find itself, five years hence, owning perhaps 20 percent (or so) of the search market. That would be an accomplishment to be sure, but probably not fully qualify as “success.” … [Read more...] about How Long Is “Long Term”?
In an interview, Reback likened the misdirection to Microsoft’s posture with software developers in the past. He said that Microsoft had years ago told software developers that the company wouldn’t take advantage of its own applications on its Windows Operating System platform over theirs–but later backtracked. “They changed their position and had an economic consequence to the industry that became one of the main animating effects of the lawsuit,” Reback said, referring to the Justice Department case that Microsoft settled. … [Read more...] about Is The Open Book Alliance Trying To Get Something For Nothing?
The buzz is on with this acquisition that Google is going to take on Microsoft, and that company’s hold on desktop publishing applications. Except that this isn’t just a desktop publishing application. The program allows you to organize documents by tags, which makes it a web 2.0 styled application, and it provides offline storage and backups. It can also be used to create blog posts for a blog, and allows for rollbacks to previous versions. … [Read more...] about Google Acquisitions – SEO by the Sea