Conventional wisdom says that Google doesn’t ‘get’ social media. The implied lesson is that leaders in one market often lack the core competence to be competitive in new markets, and the Search Giant Google is one of them compared with Social Demigod Facebook. Looking over their history, it would be easy to see truth in… Continue reading For Google, A New ‘Social’ Strategy Is Emerging
Late last year, Google Photos passed the milestone of 100-million Monthly Active Users, after only 5-months as an independent product (Google Photos used to be part of Google+, and inherited at least some users from the previous Google+ Photos service), and the company shows no signs of reducing their commitment to its development. Photos straddles… Continue reading Will Google Photos Disrupt Social Media As We Know It?
Quietly, and without much fanfare, Google services are becoming more ‘open’ through the power of hyperlinks. By ‘open’, I mean substantially useful without signing up for them, in some cases without even installing them or even without being logged in to Google at all. To understand what I mean by this, let’s first take a step back,… Continue reading Google’s New ‘Secret Weapon’ is a Simple Hyperlink
Google’s CEO Larry Page has long been noted for his insistence on something called “10X Thinking”. A joke about him tells of a Googler inventing a time machine, only to be stopped before he can plug it in by Page asking why it can’t be wireless. What this joke illustrates is that ‘10X Thinking’ is… Continue reading 3 Things Google Wants to Kill
Photo Credit: Shaker Cherukuri At Google I/O in May, 2013, Google unveiled a new feature for Google+ (later integrated into Google Drive, as well): Auto Awesome Pictures. Auto Awesome harnesses the power of machine intelligence and big data to automatically enhance and apply effects to your photos. Beginning with automatic photo quality enhancements and automatic… Continue reading Google+ Auto Awesome is Vine + Instagram x Awesome