6 thoughts on “Apple, Google Had Good 2005”

  1. I did buy a mac this year (first time) and find that its not flawless (was decieved by everything apple – ads, blogs and fans, out there 🙂 )

    Apple as a company is worse than MS (in matters of what people accuse MS of). Of course they have their strengths (design, package, fanbase). What’s interesting to me is how close Apple will come to being MS this year (if they hope to be popular). Popular as in a lot of marketshare coz that was the basis of Om’s analysis here 🙂

  2. I think Apple will always be hip because of it’s product design and ease of use. Every product they come up with is an innovation.

    But I think Google has seriously lost it’s plot. I see Yahoo! adapting to the new world of www use, feeds, APIs and so on. Google hasn’t. I’ve started using Wink more often now, and I think sites like these (Wink, Zniff, etc) would be the future of search. E.g. Here are some search results from Google and Wink, which one has more interesting links? I searched for “coke”.

    From Google: http://sixco.ws/1w
    (I shortened the link)

    From Wink: http://www.wink.com/coke

    Which would you use for new site discovery?

  3. 2005 proved that google algorithms are not so smart as you think they are getting beaten left right and center. As a last resort google seems to be using “Surf Monkeys” to undo work of “Link Monkeys”!!!!

    It’s humans Vs. humans baby…. Do you understand what this means?

  4. Google actually went from 48ish to 58ish. You didn’t include Google UK and Canada. (I know there are other google national sites as well. When I was in sydney, hitting google.com redirected me to google.com.au. I suspect a large chunk of the ‘other’ category are various google sites as well.

    (no, I don’t work for them, just can’t believe their share is that low. I don’t know anyone who uses anything else, from co-workers, to grandparents)

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