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Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2008-03-25 17:28
Apparently, Yahoo is trying to douse itself with some "Microsoft-repellant" in joining Google's OpenSocial allance and forming a non-profit OpenSocial Foundation with Google and MySpace.
While Yahoo's OpenSocial press release never mentioned Microsoft, the impetus for this change of heart by Yahoo was clearly a way to "dis" Microsoft and make Yahoo marginally less attractive to Microsoft.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2008-03-25 11:11
Google's CEO Eric Schmidt must have an extremely dry sense of humor.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2008-03-24 13:52
New evidence exposes that Google has much more serious financial conflicts of interest and is much less of an "honest broker" of online advertising than most appreciate.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2008-03-14 16:55
Kudos to CNET's article "YouTube's expanded API not for everybody" which exposes Google's hypocrisy in pushing for everyone else BUT Google-YouTube to have open and non-discriminatory access to their networks. (Remember: Google is leading the Open Internet Coalition to mandate net neutrality for all broadband providers; Google is leading the wireless open access push for more open wireless APIs; and Google asked the court to extend Microsoft's decree and keep their API's open.)
Bottom line: What's good for Google is not good for the Gander.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2008-03-11 13:05
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2008-03-07 11:34
This is another big evidence point of a long and continued cavalier attitude to users privacy by Google (read on if you doubt this is a pattern -- these posts have most all the relevant links to all the mainstream articles on Google's cavalier attitude to Privacy):
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Wed, 2008-02-27 14:13
There were three proverbial "elephants in the room" that the media and analysts largely missed in discussing Google's stock slide and recent concern over a slow-down in paid clicks.
Elephant #1 -- Click Fraud:
I was stunned that no one connected-the-dots with the slow down in paid clicks with Google and Yahoo's "dirty little secret" of addressing raging click fraud.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2008-02-22 18:45
(Investors: don't miss the last part of this post.)
Sources indicate that the EU is poised to approve the pending Google-DoubleClick merger soon in what insiders described as a "close call."
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Thu, 2008-02-21 18:47
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2008-02-11 17:21
In reading most all the major press reports on the Microsoft-Yahoo bid, there has been plenty of reporting on the personalities, the price and the process, but precious little analysis of the core assumption whether Yahoo truly has a credible alternative strategic option -- in outsourcing its search to Google.
Would antitrust officials allow Yahoo to outsource its search function to Google? Highly unlikely.