Early this morning, I woke up from a vivid dream with a full narrative that saw someone visit a rural home, and fell in love with the idea of raising chickens and converted an abandoned barn into a chicken coop. It had sensors, and soft morning light (Casper Glow Light maybe?) to wake up the … Continue reading Weird dreams are made of Chicken?
In the end, it is all about trust. Once that is lost, it is hard to regain it. It is especially difficult on social media and the Internet. Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook have all lost my trust, as they have done very little to protect the veracity of the information on their platforms. Whether it … Continue reading Can you trust anything on Instagram?
My friend Matt asked me what was I giving up for Lent*. I am not religious, but I support my friends. So, I decided to give up Instagram for the Lent, which means that I won’t be sharing any photos on IG or communicating with people via stories or direct messages on Instagram. Lent, this … Continue reading Daily photo blogging
From Wall Streeters to members of the media, it is not uncommon to hear people wax eloquent about Facebook’s high-profile acquisition of Instagram and WhatsApp as prescient moves toward future-proofing the business. But Google’s success with perhaps innocuous-seeming acquisitions often gets overlooked.
The jury is still out on Looker, the data analytics company Google bought to add muscle to its fledgling cloud business for $2.6 billion. Whether or not it turns out to be the next YouTube or next Motorola, it is an interesting bet. In its history, Google has bought over 200 companies, spending quite a substantial chunk of change on them. Many of them were well-known and, in some cases, established businesses — Doubleclick, for example.
However, I want to focus on strategic deals that have helped Google evolve and have kept it a dominant player in the ever-changing Internet ecosystem. Here is my list of their top acquisitions based on the best return on investment for the company and the potential for future-proofing it effectively. Continue reading “Why these are Google’s 7 best acquisitions”
Over the past few months, I have been trying to wean myself off Instagram and social media in general. There are many aspects of Instagram. I love dearly: my photography community and ability to connect and chat with others about the art, craft, and technicals of photography. And right in the middle of this rumination, … Continue reading Flickr Fabulous