21 thoughts on “Google Press Day”

  1. Good call – thanks for the live feed! You’ll have to give those overworked thumbs a rest when this is done.

  2. I’ve been hearing alot of bad publicity about Google these days…hopefully it’ll all be addressed

  3. They are addressing a lot of these things. Some reason the blogging software is barfing. Hang on. Not sure about when the wifi comes back.

  4. Startups should of course be scared of Google but to assume that they dont stand a chance, is incorrect. Instead, I think Google’s spray and pray strategy is not helping them gain much traction among the mainstream consumers for their other products except for search.

    I predict once google realizes that the products are not sticking, they will adopt a Yahoo acquisition strategy – sometimes its smarter to acquire companies based on their user base rather than pure technology.

    I have written a blog post about the same:
    http://adharni.blogspot.com/2006/05/is-google-real-threat-to-startups.html

  5. i agree. the start-ups should worry but not be too concerned. i am frankly not sure why there is no mention of market share in any presentation google makes.

    still some of the features are going to get subsumed into google products or yahoo products. makes me worry about the whole stand alone part of the deal.

  6. I agree about companies trying to do stand on their own. That points back to the bigger debate – are a lot of web 2.0 companies just features or real companies? I guess thats what will separate the men from the boys, I guess :).

  7. hey om!
    i spoke with someone from ebay who said ebay and google are installing a lot of akami gear (servers/software) close to customers (on edge) to distribute customized web pages. He said companies that just broadcast news, i.e., don’t customize it don’t need to put servers everywhere.
    call me and I’ll fill you in.
    Cheers, Susan

  8. how are recommendations engines copying apple? Last i checked they just hired pierced folks to put up “iTunes becomes eclectic” lists.

  9. Still waiting for Google Maps to cover Australia properly. Theres only so much squinting you can do trying to see a street from teh satellite maps.

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