Marissa’s routine is to listen in the car, memorize a snippet of a song, then going back and searching for it. But that’s not easy. So, “why can’t Google make music more intuitive and easy to find online?” So excited about the new service today (HEY, READ OUR ARTICLE UP THERE IN THE FIRST PARAGRAPH FOR MORE ON THAT). Only service that lets you play an entire song. And Gracenote allows them to do full lyric search [don’t ask about all those sites listing lyrics illegally in some cases in Google’s regular results]. … [Read more...] about Live Blogging From The Google Discover Music Launch Event
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Amazon has drones to deliver merchandise. Figuring out a way to cater to the “I want it and I want it now” crowd is very smart. It’s still in the experimental stage and no telling if Amazon will really be allowed to fly drones directly to customers’ doors. If those drones do start flying, Amazon’s customer base is destined to explode—and give Amazon even more data on shopping and buying behavior and more ad targeting data. Google has Project Wing, but Google isn’t a “shopping destination” like Amazon is. … [Read more...] about Why Amazon and Facebook Are Gaining on Google
Let me use myself as an example. I pay for a subscription to my local newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, at a cost of about $250 per year. I have a Wall Street Journal subscription at a great rate of $100 for six months right now. When that expires, the WSJ will want around $350 per year, at least. I’m overdue to buy a New York Times subscription just so I feel I’m supporting it more. That’ll be $200, but it won’t include my tablet. Or I can pay for that but not get my phone. Or I can try to figure out the crazy pricing they have with a spreadsheet. Because yes, New York Times subscription costs are that insane. … [Read more...] about Is It Time For Google To Rank News Content Behind Paywalls Better?
Why does it matter? Again, I would start to look back at our last post on the social graph. Sure, this kind of scoring method would be important to be mindful of in spaces such as ecommerce, local and brand/authority building, but if they manage to align it with other algorithmic elements such as the social graph, it could play a large roll in your search visibility on a personalized scale as well. … [Read more...] about Sentiment and Google; more than a feeling –
Will Google I/O 2011 see an update on Google Music 3.0? I’d say that’s a leading expectation. There have been rumors it’s coming soon, and an Android-based app for it was even spotted in the wild. One report last month has Google buying Spotify to help make it all happen. Another report last month from AllThingsD is that negotiations with music label are “going backwards.” … [Read more...] about Where Are They Now? Products Announced During Past Google I/O Keynotes