Google Rejects the Time Machine

3 Things Google Wants to Kill

Published on Author Eli Fennell

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

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Video Advertisers Prefer Facebook to YouTube in 2015

Published on Author Eli Fennell

A study by Mixpo reveals that in 2015, more video advertisers plan to spend money on Facebook than YouTube. If true, this would be a huge blow to YouTube’s longstanding and, until now, seemingly insurmountable advantage in the online video market. This news coming on top of YouTube’s profitless 2014 spells possible trouble for Google’s… Continue reading Video Advertisers Prefer Facebook to YouTube in 2015

The Hitmen of Google+

Published on Author Eli Fennell

  In the event you’re living on some alien world without YouTube and don’t already know about it, YouTube comments are now powered by Google+.  Your Google+ connections and influence now affect how YouTube comments are surfaced for all users, and you have to use Google+ to comment on YouTube videos.  In addition, they’ve introduced… Continue reading The Hitmen of Google+

YouTube Comments Will No Longer Suck (Courtesy of Google+)

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Let’s be honest, when one thinks of YouTube comments, it’s rarely flattering.  Racism, sexism, bigotries of all shades and stripes, mangling of the English (and probably every other) language, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam and irrelevant nonsense have become its defining features, and to date Google has done very little to remedy this, except to… Continue reading YouTube Comments Will No Longer Suck (Courtesy of Google+)

Google+ and YouTube: The Future of Social Television is Now

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Discuss This On Google+ I have beheld the future of television, and it is not a television, it is not a bunch of competing apps, it is not a service dedicated to re-airing broadcast shows on the internet.  In fact, it is not television at all, not in the classic sense.  It is social video,… Continue reading Google+ and YouTube: The Future of Social Television is Now

Google+ & YouTube: Social Networking Meets Social Media

Published on Author Eli Fennell

The recent overhaul of the Google+ layout has been largely greeted by members, but the most controversial feature is probably the greater prominence given to videos and images. And yet, Google would have been foolish not to do this, since they already owned the perfect example of a successful social network giving greater prominence to videos than… Continue reading Google+ & YouTube: Social Networking Meets Social Media